Tanah Abang Station in Jakarta

Tanah Abang Station in Jakarta

Tanah Abang Station, referred to as Stasiun Tanah Abang in Bahasa Indonesia is a commuter station in Jakarta which is located in one of the busiest market areas in Jakarta.

The station about 2.5 kilometers southwest of the Monas and a similar distance northwest of some of Jakarta’s most popular malls such as Thamrin City, Plaza Indonesia and Grand Indonesia.

GPS Address: -6.185718, 106.810832

Station Address: Jl. Jati Baru Raya, Cideng, Tanah Abang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10250, Indonesia

Commuter Line(s): Green Line and Yellow Line

Train Platforms: 4 island platform

Number of Tracks: 6

Commuter Line Information: Tanah Abang Station

Tanah Abang Station is a stop on two of Jakarta’s commuter lines: the Yellow Line and the Green Line.

The Yellow Line services trains from Jatinegara Station to Bogor, Nambo and Depok which are located south of Jakarta.

Tanah Abang Station is also the first and northernmost Station on the Green Line which connects Tanah Abang with destinations to the southwest such as Serpong, Parung Panjang, Maja and Rangkasbitung.

Transfer Information: Tanah Abang Station

Tanah Abang Station is a transfer station where passengers can change between the Yellow and Green Commuter Lines.

The closest stations to Tanah Abang Station on the Yellow Line include Duri Station to the north and Karet Station to the southeast.

If you are travelling north, the distance between Tanah Abang and Duri is about 3.6 km.  The distance to Karet Station is shorter at approximately 2 km.

Since Tanah Abang Station is the first station on the Green Line in central Jakarta, it doesn’t have a station north of it, but only south.

Palmerah Station is 2 km south of Tanah Abang Station on the Green Line.

What is located around Tanah Abang Station in Jakarta?

The area around Tanah Abang Station is considered to be one of the busiest areas in central Jakarta.  This is mainly because of all the markets and shopping opportunities nearby.

Tanah Abang has more pedestrian traffic than most areas of Jakarta because of the streetside markets and wholesale shops. Within a few hundred meters of Tanah Abang Station you will find a large street market that is one of the busiest in the city.

There are also many traditional market buildings within walking distance of Tanah Abang Station.

Pasar Tanah Abang Blok M is one example.  Pasar Tanah Abang Blok M is only 700 meters south of Tanah Abang Station and it should only take you about 8 minutes to walk there.

Just a few minutes past Pasar Tanah Abang Blok M you will have the choice to visit two more affordable markets that also within walking distance of Tanah Abang Station: Tanah Abang Market Block C and Tanah Abang Textile Market.

Both of these are about a 10 minute walk from Tanah Abang Station and they are located directly across from each other. Therefore, it’s easy to check both of these out during the same visit to Tanah Abang.

Although there is a wide selection of goods to purchase in Tanah Abang, textiles would have to be the specialty in this area.  There is no shortage of warehouses selling everything from Indian inspired clothing, Middle Eastern and of course, Indonesian. This is also considered to be one of the cheapest areas in Jakarta to buy fabric, including the ever-popular Indonesian Batik.

Tanah Abang Textile Market is famous amongst locals for its excellent selection of well-priced batik.

The Textile Museum is also an interesting place to check out while you’re in the Tanah Abang area.

It has a nice, albeit small collection of historic Indonesian fabrics on display with many being batik.  

At the back of the Textile Museum you can also make your own traditional batik which is a highly recommended activity while in Jakarta. Conveniently, the Textile Museum is only 600 meters from Tanah Abang Station. You can easily walk there in under 10 minutes or drive there in about the same amount of time.

Although Tanah Abang Station is very interesting for sight-seeing you might find it too busy to stay in this area.  

Most visitors to Jakarta prefer to stay near the Monas or near the malls in Thamrin (Thamrin City, Grand Indonesia, or Plaza Indonesia) where it’s a bit quieter in comparison.

Some of the most respective places to stay not too far from Tanah Abang include the Grand Hyatt, the Keraton at The Plaza a Luxury Collection Hotel Jakarta, Kosenda Hotel, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta. All of these hotels are within a few a kilometers of Tanah Abang Station and they are positive reviewed by guests.

Before you decide to visit Tanah Abang, be prepared for lots of pedestrians in and around the station. Bring along a camera while you explore the markets.  It makes for good photography.

Driving from Tanah Abang Station to the Airports in Jakarta

Getting from Stasiun Tanah Abang to Soekarno-Hatta Airport (International Airport in Jakarta)

The driving distance from  Tanah Abang Station to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is around 29 kilometers and this should take you around 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on traffic.

Getting from Stasiun Tanah Abang to Halim Perdanakusuma

The driving distance from Tanah Abang Station to Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport is around 48 kilometers and this should take you around 1 hour and 20 minutes to 1 hour and 35 minutes depending on traffic.

10 Closest Hotels to Tanah Abang Commuter Station in Jakarta

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Name of Property Star Rating/Distance/Travel Time to Property Average Guest Review Score
Keraton at The Plaza a Luxury Collection Hotel Jakarta 5-star/ 3.1 km/ 8 minute drive 9.0/10 (369+ reviews)
Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta 4-star/ 1 km/ 13 minute walk 7.8/10 (2267+ reviews)
Hotel Mustika Tanah Abang 2-star/ 600 m/ 7 minute walk 5.0/10 (172+ reviews)
Tara Hotel 2-star/ 1.4 km/ 18 minute walk 7.9/10 (121+ reviews)
Hotel Alma 2-star/ 600 m/ 8 minute walk 6.7/10 (87+ reviews)
Hotel Kalisma 2-star/ 700 m/ 8 minute walk 7.3/10 (42+ reviews)
N1 Hotel 2-star/ 600 m/ 7 minute walk 6.0/10 (8+ reviews)
Focus Hotel 2-star/ 950 m/ 12 minute walk 7.9/10 (2+ reviews)
Karsa Utama Hotel 1-star/ 1.2 km/ 15 minute walk 7.0/10 (21+ reviews)
Wisma al iman Not Listed/ 1.1 km/ 14 minute walk 4.0/10 (1+ reviews)

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