LEARN INDONESIAN GETTING AROUND

Learn Indonesian getting around will be useful when traveling in Indonesia, as it can be a slow process, so plan well and allow plenty of time. Departure times aren’t always adhered to, but you should always be on time.

Public transport can be overcrowded, and it sometimes can be possible to bargain the price, if it is not listed, this usually is the case for small local transport, such as Bemos and Buses.

So read on and learn Indonesian getting around!

Finding Your Way

Where is the….?
Dimana….?
city bus station
terminal bis kota
city bus stop
halte bis kota
train station
stasiun kereta api
airport
bandara
What time does the….leave?
Jam berapa….berangkat?
city bus
bis kota
train
kereta api
plane
pesawat terbang

Directions

how can I get to….?
bagimana saya pergi ke….?
is it far?
jauh?
is it near?
dekat?
is it near here?
dekat dari sini?
go straight ahead
jalan terus
turn left….
belok kiri….
turn right….
belok kanan….
….at the T-junction
….di pertigaan
….at the traffic lights
….di lampu lalu lintas
….in front of
….didepan
….next to
….disamping
….behind
….dibelakang
….opposite
….berhadapan dengan
north
utara
south
selatan
east
timur
west
barat
north-west
barat laut
north east
timur laut
south-west
barat daya
south-east
tenggara

Airplane

Indonesia now has many Airlines that fly to many destinations throughout the country, as well as several that provide international destinations. There can be quite a difference in price from the different airlines to the same destination, so it can pay to shop around. Learn Indonesian getting around will help you get to fly to the correct location.

How much is a….from Jakarta to Medan?
Berapa harganya satu….dari Jakarta ke Medan?
….one-way ticket
….tiket sekali jalan
….return tiket
….tiket pulang pergi

The correct word for ‘ticket’ is karcis, but most Indonesian’s will recognize the word tiket, so you should be ok if you use it

I would like to buy a return ticket
saya mau beli satu tiket pulang pergi
what time do I have to be at the airport?
jam berapa saya harus ada di bandara?

Bus

If you plan on traveling long distances overland, an air conditioned express bus is a good way to travel. They usually stop for meals and toilet breaks, and most stop and stop at city bus terminals. Local buses usually can be stopped anywhere along the side of the road, and you pay for the distance traveled. Learn Indonesian getting around will help you get a bus to the correct location.

where can I buy a bus ticket?
dimana saya bisa beli tiket bis?
is there any bus to….?
apakah ada bis ke….?
what time does the bus arrive at….?
jam berapa bisnya sampai di….?
will the bus stop at a restaurant?
apakah bisnya akan berhenti di restoran?
I would like to book a seat for Wednesday
saya mau pesan satu tiket untuk hari Rabu
two tickets to….?
dua tiket ke….?
does this bus go to….?
apakah bis ini pergi ke….?
which bus goes to….?
bis yang mana yang ke….?
what time is the….bus?
jam berapa bis yang….?
….next
….berikutnya
….last
….terakhir
could you let me know when we arrive at….?
tolong beritahu saya kalau sudah sampai di….?
I want to get off
saya mau turun

Train

Express and inter-city train tickets usually need to be purchased in advance, local train tickets can be bought just before departure

please give me one….ticket
minta satu tiket….
….1st class
….kelas satu
….economy class
….kelas ekonomi
I want to go by express train to….
saya mau naik kereta ekspres ke….
which platform does the train leave from?
dari peron berapa keretanya berangkat?
where do I need to change trains?
dimana saya harus ganti kereta?
is this seat empty?
kursi ini kosong?
what is this station called?
apa nama stasiun ini?
what is the next station?
apa stasiun yang berikutnya?

Taxi

There are official and un-official taxis in Indonesia. Official taxis always have a sign and usually a taxi meter, unofficial taxis are private cars without meters, and illegally used as taxis. If there is no taxi meter, you will need to bargain the price before using the taxi. Learn Indonesian getting around will help you to pay the correct price.

please take me to….
tolong antar saya ke….
….this address
….alamat ini
….the airport
….bandara
how much does it cost to go to….?
berapa ongkosnya ke….?
does that include the luggage?
itu termasuk ongkos bagasi?
that’s too much
terlalu mahal

Instructions
here is fine, thanks
berhenti disini
the next street, please
jalan berikutnya
continue
terus
please slow down
pelan-pelan saja
please hurry
tolong cepat sedikit
please wait here
tunggu disini
I’ll be right back
saya akan segera kembali

Car

Here's where learn Indonesian getting around can be useful....

where can I rent a car?
dimana saya bisa sewa mobil?
how much is it daily / weekly?
berapa sewanya per hari / minggu?
does that include insurance?
apa itu termasuk asuransi?
where is the next petrol station?
dimana pompa bensin yang berikutnya?
is this the road to….?
apa ini jalan yang ke….?
I want….litres of petrol
minta….liter bensin
please fill up the tank
tolong isi penuh

Problems
the battery is flat
baterainya habis
the radiator is leaking
radiatornya bocor
I have a flat tyre
ban saya kempes
it’s not working
tidak bisa hidup
the engine is dead
mesinnya mati

Useful words for Cars
battery
baterai
brakes
rem
car
mobil
clutch
kopling
engine
mesin
lights
lampu
tyre
ban
radiator
radiator
drivers licence
SIM (Surat Ijin Mengemudi)

Signs
No Entry
Dilarang Masuk
No Parking
Dilarang Parkir
One Way
Satu Arah

Some Useful Phrases

the (bus) is….
(bis) nya….
delayed (intentional)
ditunda
delayed (unexpected)
tertunda
cancelled
dibatalkan
on time
tepat
how long will it be delayed?
berapa lama ditundanya / tertundanya?
how long does the trip take?
berapa lama perjalanannya?
I am lost
saya kesasar
where are we now?
dimana kita sekarang?
where is the toilet?
dimana kamar kecil?

Some Useful Words

address
alamat
airport
bandara
station
stasiun, terminal bis
cabin
ruang
corner
sudut
confirmation
penegasan
early
lebih awal
emergency
darurat
empty
kosong
full
penuh
fast
cepat
slow
pelan
intersection
persimpangan
late
terlambat
waiting room
ruang tunggu
port
pelabuhan
river
sungai
sail
layar
sea
laut
street
jalan
depart
berangkat
timetable
daftar waktu
ticket
karcis / tiket
ticket window
loket
reservation office
kantor pemesanan
danger
berbahaya
careful
hati-hati
wait
tunggu
stop
berhenti / stop


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