Jakarta Kota Station is a terminal train station, located in the old city core of Jakarta. The station was appointed as a historical and cultural landmark in 1993. The station was first named as the Batavia Zuid (or South Batavia), the name of which was used until the end of the 19th century. The station was also popularly known as the Beos Station as an abbreviation from the Bataviasche Ooster Spoorweg Maatschapij or the Batavian Eastern Railway Company.
Jakarta Kota Station serve as one of main station to several intercity train line (Argo Train) from/to across Java Island, as well as Gambir Station, Jatinegara Station, and Pasar Senen Station. This station also serve 3 of 6 KRL Jabotabek train lines, which operated inside Jakarta metropolitan area. The station was built around 1870. It was renovated in 1926 and re-opened on August 19, 1926. It was officially inaugurated on October 8, 1929, by the Dutch Governor-General, A.C.D. de Graeff.