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Transit CGK airport from Terminal 2 to 3

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Transit CGK airport from Terminal 2 to 3

Dear friends,

I know this topic comes a lot, but apparently my mistake is a common one.

I arrive with Singapore airlines to terminal 2 (CGK) at 22.40h. Well..based on my airport experience I thought that getting a Garuda flight to Sorong at 00.20 (1.40h transit time) should be enough, till I found out that it leaves from another terminal and that the two are not that close.

How realistic is it to manage, given the newest facts, i.e.;

1. There is a skytrain (how often it goes?)

2. There is no more VISA issuing for European passports

3. It is a domestic flight with shorter check in times.

4. I am Star alliance gold so I should (theoretically...) be among the first to get their luggage when I arrive.

5. Minus point: ...yes, I have a luggage to drop off.

If not, my next and last option would be a Batik flight which leaves from Terminal 1 at 01.00h...so I would have 40min. more. How busy is the airport after 23.00h on a Wednesday-Thursday?

Thank you for your help and sorry if there is some repetition regarding this topic.

Yiannis

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1. Re: Transit CGK airport from Terminal 2 to 3

Hello and welcome to TA forums!

At the moment, the sky train serves and connect all terminals at Soekarno Hatta airport from 4.27 a.m. to 12.17 a.m.

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2. Re: Transit CGK airport from Terminal 2 to 3

Honestly I would go with GA option at 0:20.

Especially if you travel light.

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3. Re: Transit CGK airport from Terminal 2 to 3

Ga is much better then lion, and I don’t fly lion but honestly flying with GA in this case is risky because your flight from Singapore may be late

How to speed up your transit

1. Try to trAvel carry on only

2. Mad dash to immigration as soon as they open the door, plead with everyone in front of you on the queue to let you go first

3. Online check in for garuda

4. Prepare same idr so that you can jump on the first cab (yes they will rip you off but better then missing a flight eh)

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4. Re: Transit CGK airport from Terminal 2 to 3

Agree with Eko. If you have no checked luggage from SQ flight to wait, it will TREMENDOUSLY speed up the process.

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5. Re: Transit CGK airport from Terminal 2 to 3

Hi,

I borrow this thread.

I will be arriving with Singapore Airlines in T2 and departing with Thai Airways from T3. I have 3h between the flights. Is it enough time to transfer?

Also, would I have to clear immigration when doing this transfer?

Many thanks for the help,

Sebastian

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6. Re: Transit CGK airport from Terminal 2 to 3

hi Sebbef83

Indeed TG is already operating from Ter 3U.

Your mentioned 3 hours are enough for all arrival formalities and sky-mono is running now between ter 2 and ter 3 ( unless you arrive/ depart at night.

<<Also, would I have to clear immigration when doing this transfer?>>

Yes, you have: you enter the country, go through passport control, collect your luggage, go though the customs, then relocate to ter 3U and check-in anew from landside.

Question: SQ and TG flights are booked as single PNR or separately?

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7. Re: Transit CGK airport from Terminal 2 to 3

Thanks for the quick reply Schonefeld!

Yes, they are booked as a single PNR. I am arriving on SQ F at 4 PM and departing on TG C at 7 PM.

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8. Re: Transit CGK airport from Terminal 2 to 3

Sebbef83, you are most welcome.

Out of curiosity, why do you fly from Singapore to Bangkok via cgk when you can easily do it with direct flight sin-bkk, without a useless detour to indonesia?..

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9. Re: Transit CGK airport from Terminal 2 to 3

Star alliance award ticket =) Routing through Jakarta is one of the few possibilities to book SQ F in order to get access to the Private Room in Changi airport.

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10. Re: Transit CGK airport from Terminal 2 to 3

<<Star alliance award ticket =)>>

Got it. Thanks for answering and happy travels!

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