5 Best Places to Exchange Money in Jakarta

Jakarta Travel Guides / March 25, 2017
5 Best Places to Exchange Money in Jakarta Image credit: Dua Sisi

The official currency in Indonesia is called the Rupiah and currency code is IDR. Banknotes are issued in denominations of Rp100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, and 100,000. Coins are available in Rp50, 100, 500, and 1,000.

Forex shops in Jakarta are mostly located inside shopping malls in busy tourist and commercial areas. Tourists and travelers love this because it is so convenient. Just simply enjoy your wanted attractions in Merdeka Square, Selamat Datang Monument, and Taman Sari or go shopping in Grogol Petamburan or Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex and get your money changed there.

If you ask about the money changer that often offers the best rates in the market, we would recommend VIP Money Changer located near Merdeka Square. Its shop information is listed below.

Read on to know more about other recommended money changers in the above mentioned tourist and commercial areas.

See also: 10 Best Jakarta Souvenirs Your Family and Friends Will Love

1. Money Changers near Merdeka Square

Money Changers near Merdeka Square Image credit: VIP Money Changer

Merdeka Square, one of the most visited attractions in Jakarta, is surrounded by landmark buildings including Merdeka Palace, the National Museum, and the Supreme Court.

Various money exchange shops are located at the south of Merdeka Square. Most of them are open from Monday to Saturday.

Among them, VIP Money Changer is highly recommended, as its exchange rates are often better than its counterparts’.

Recommended money changers
1) VIP Money Changer

  • Offers currency exchange and remittance services
  • This shop is less than 10 minutes on foot from Merdeka Square
  • Address: 23 Jln. Menteng Raya, Central Jakarta, DKI Jakarta 10340, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 3190 7777, +62 21 390 4444
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00
  • Daily rates: https://www.vip.co.id/en/

2) Ayu Masagung

  • This shop is just 4 minutes on foot from Tugu Tani monument
  • Address: Jalan Kwitang Raya No. 38, RT.1/RW.1, Kwitang, Senen, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14310, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 3103375
  • Opening hours: Daily 08:00 – 20:00

3) Smart Deal

  • Located across Ballroom Morrissey Hotel
  • Address: Menteng, Jl. K.H. Wahid Hasyim No.43, RT.1/RW.4, Gondangdia, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Central Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta 10350, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 3918229
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00; Saturday 09:00 – 15:00

4) BMP Money Changer

  • This shop is 5 minutes on foot from Tugu Tani monument
  • Address: Jl. Kebon Sirih No.17-19, RT.15/RW.7, Kb. Sirih, Jakarta, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10340, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 39836641
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00*
  • Daily rates: http://www.bmpmoneychanger.co.id/currency

5) Inti Valutama Sukses

  • Located right in front of the Youmart Supermarket bus stop
  • Address: Gedung Pola, Lt. Dasar No. 30-31A, Jl. Kwitang Raya, RT.1/RW.4, Kwitang, Senen, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10420, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 3514231
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:30; Saturday 09:00 – 12:00

2. Money Changers near Selamat Datang Monument

Money Changers near Selamat Datang Monument Image credit: Dua Sisi

If you are going to visit Selamat Datang Monument, you can exchange money at one of the exchange shops inside the two nearby malls – Plaza Indonesia and Grand Indonesia.

Dua Sisi Money Changer, a reliable established forex company, has branches in both malls.

There are also some other recommended independent money changers, situated in Grand Indonesia mall and in the vicinity of Selamat Datang Monument.

Recommended money changers
1) Dua Sisi Money Changer – Plaza Indonesia branch

  • Located inside Plaza Indonesia mall
  • Address: Plaza Indonesia Lantai L / F52, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.28-30, RT.9/RW.5, Gondangdia, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 3107615
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

2) Dua Sisi Money Changer – Grand Indonesia branch

  • Located inside Grand Indonesia mall
  • Address: Grand Indonesia, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 23581213
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

3) Empat Delta

  • Located inside Grand Indonesia mall
  • Address: Grand Indonesia, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town East Mall 3rd#15B, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.1, RT.1/RW.5, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 23580840
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

4) Metro Jala Masino

  • This shop is 10 minutes on foot from Selamat Datang Monument
  • Address: Gedung Jakarta Theater Lantai Dasar Blok A6, Jalan M.H. Thamrin, RT.2/RW.1, Kb. Sirih, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 31925936
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:30 – 18:00

5) PT Namira Jifisa

  • This shop is less than 10 minutes on foot from Selamat Datang Monument
  • Address: Thamrin Nine ANZ Square Podium, Jalan MH Thamrin No.8-9, T.14/RW.20, Kb. Melati, Tanah Abang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10230, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 29937244
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 20:00, Saturday 09:00 – 16:00

3. Money Changers in Grogol Petamburan

Money Changers in Grogol Petamburan Image credit: Indocev Money Changer

Grogol Petamburan, a primarily residential sub-district in West Jakarta, is home to some of the biggest shopping malls in Jakarta.

Majority of the money changers in the area are located inside those malls. The well-known Dua Sisi Money Changer has one branch each at Century Park Mall and Ciputra Mall.

Recommended money changers
1) Indocev Money Changer

  • Located inside Ciputra Mall
  • Address: Mal Ciputra Lt. 1 No. 39, Jl. Arteri S. Parman, RT.11/RW.1, Tj. Duren Utara, Grogol Petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11470, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 56954865
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

2) Dua Sisi Money Changer – Ciputra Mall branch

  • Located inside Ciputra Mall
  • Address: Jl. May. Jend. Sungkono No. 87 Karet Kuningan Setiabudi Jakarta Selatan DKI Jakarta, RT.11/RW.1, Tj. Duren Utara, Grogol Petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11470, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 31 51200004
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

3) Dua Sisi Money Changer – Taman Anggrek Mall branch

  • Located inside Taman Anggrek Mall
  • Address: Jl. Letjen S. Parman Kav. 28 Tanjung Duren Selatan Grogol Petamburan Jakarta Barat DKI Jakarta, RT.12/RW.1, Tj. Duren Sel., Grogol Petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11470, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 56985641
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

4) Tritunggal Money Changer

  • Located inside Central Park Mall
  • Address: Central Park Kav.28, Lt. LG L.221, Jl. Let. Jend S. Parman, RT.12/RW.6, Tj. Duren Sel., Grogol Petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11470, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 56988888
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

5) Jakarta Currency Centre

  • Address: Apartemen Mediterania garden residences 2 Tower Edelweiss E / SH 3 / E J, Jl. Tanjung Duren Raya, RT.15/RW.5, Tj. Duren Sel., Grogol Petamburan, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11470, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 98703010
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 17:00

4. Money Changers in Taman Sari

Money Changers in Taman Sari Image credit: Dolarindo

Taman Sari where you can find various historic landmarks such as the National Archive Building, Jakarta History Museum, and Bank Indonesia Museum is another place in Jakarta offering money exchange service.

Some of the currency exchange shops in the area have their locations close to each other, so you can easily walk from one to another if you wish to compare rates.

DolarAsia near Grand Paragon Hotel is open 24 hours daily.

Recommended money changers
1) Bumi Valas Bahagia

  • Located inside Plaza Pinangsia shopping mall
  • Address: Plaza Pinangsia Computer Center Lantai 2 No.23 Jl. Pinangsia Raya No.1 Daerah Glodok Kecamatan Tamansari Kelurahan, Rt.1/Rw.6, Mangga Besar, Jakarta Barat, Dki Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 6261711
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:15 – 18:00; Saturday 10:00 – 15:00

2) Dolarindo

  • Offers currency exchange and money transfer services
  • The shop is located near Yayasan Masjid Al-Mubarakh mosque
  • Address: Jl. Gajah Mada No.156, RT.7/RW.5, Keagungan, Jakarta, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11120, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 6342204
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 18:00*

3) DolarAsia

  • Located beside Grand Paragon Hotel
  • Address: Jalan Gajah Mada No.149 C, Keagungan, Tamansari, RT.3/RW.8, Keagungan, Jakarta Barat, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11130, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 63865800
  • Opening hours: Daily 24 hours

4) DolarPlus Money Changer

  • This shop is just a minute walk from the National Archive building
  • Address: Jl. Gajah Mada No.113A, 1, Keagungan, Jakarta, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11130, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 6346919
  • Opening hours: Daily 09:00 – 23:30

5) Mekarindo Abadi Sentosa

  • Located inside Lindeteves Trade Centre
  • Address: LTC-Glodok, Jl. Hayam Wuruk Blok B21-11 No.127, RT.1/RW.6, Mangga Besar, Tamansari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11180, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 62311077
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 17:00

5. Money Changers near Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex

Money Changers near Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex Image credit: Dua Sisi

In the vicinity of Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex are several hotels and shopping malls. Each of those malls houses at least one money changer shop, so if you stay near this sport complex, you can exchange your money there.

Recommended money changers
1) Vit Money Changer

  • Located inside Plaza Semanggi mall
  • Address: The Plaza Semanggi, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 50 Karet Semanggi Setiabudi Jakarta Selatan DKI Jakarta, RT.1/RW.4, Karet Semanggi, Setia Budi, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12930, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 25536430
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

2) Dua Sisi Money Changer – Pacific Place branch

  • Located inside Pacific Place mall
  • Address: Pacific Place, Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.52-53, RT.5/RW.3, Senayan, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 56985641
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

3) Mata Uang

  • Located inside fX Sudirman mall
  • Address: fX Sudirman, fX Sudirman, FB, Unit I-05, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Gelora, Tanah Abang, RT.1/RW.3, Gelora, Tanah Abang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10270, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 25554145
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 21:00

4) Oriental Pacific

  • Located inside Pacific Place mall
  • Address: FL. B1, No. 21A, Pacific Place, JL. Jend. Sudirman, Kav. 52-53, Senayan, 12190 Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia, RT.5/RW.3, Senayan, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta 12190, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 51400567
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

5) BMP Money Changer

  • Located inside Plaza Semanggi mall
  • Address: The Plaza Semanggi, Plaza Semanggi Lantai GF No. 107, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 50, RT.1/RW.4, Karet Semanggi, Setia Budi, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12930, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 21 25536491
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00