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Manado Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Manado Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

There are security guards checking tickets before you are allowed into the main hall, so I don't think you could get in very far in advance before your flight. - BonesCPH

Airport Overview

manado airport

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Sam Ratulangi International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal airport with a variety of shops, restaurants and services.

Where to Sleep

  • Passengers are not permitted in the airport terminal until two hours before flight departure, preventing chances of an overnight stay. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Manado Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


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Manado Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

  • Bunaken Lounge - Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor. Hours: 6:00AM - 4:30PM (Daily).

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Airport WiFi / Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport WiFi is available for free or a fee. If you know, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Manado Airport does not appeal to you, there are two hotels within walking distance or short drive. Reviews are mixed, so you may prefer to stay in one of the many budget hotels in Manado’s city center (about 30 min drive) or the Novotel Golf Resort, located on the way to Manado from the airport.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Manado Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs - Yes
  • Banking - BNI and Bank BRI offer full-service banking in the airport.
  • Children’s Play Area - Yes.
  • Currency Exchange – A moneychanger is available in the public hall.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Shopping is limited to two mini marts and a few other small curio shops.
  • Food & Drink - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of 24-hour dining.
  • Luggage Carts - Available in the public hall.
  • Smoking Area – Available airside in the departures area.

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Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Minibus

Travel like the locals do! If your load is light, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking a “mikrolet” (shared-ride minibus) to the airport. Mikrolets run on a fixed-route system, so make sure your minibus is going to the airport before you hop in!

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport, and it is the only method of transportation available at the airport. Some taxis don’t have meters, so be prepared to negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

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Last Updated: 27 February 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us.

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