Sleeping in Airports

Jakarta Halim Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Jakarta Halim Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

“There are chairs without armrests outside the terminal and near the gates, although I suggest you to sleep inside.” – a traveller (November 2019)

HLP Airport Overview

jakarta halim airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.

What to Expect

  • Originally a dedicated military airport, in 2014 Jakarta Halim Airport (code: HLP) started taking scheduled commercial flights to ease traffic from Jakarta’s main airport, Soekarno-Hatto.
  • A second terminal is used only for pilgrims travelling during Hajj season.
  • WiFi is available in the paid-use lounge.
  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one airport lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.   For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport; some provide airport shuttles for a fee. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Halim Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Jakarta Halim Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Best Western Premier The Hive – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are not available. » Check Rates
  • Ibis Jakarta Cawang – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is not available. » Check Rates
  • Park Hotel Jakarta – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available upon request ($). » Check Rates
  • favehotel PGC Cililitan – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Dafam Teraskita Jakarta – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Jakarta Halim Airport.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: ATM Center • Departure Hall.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are nursing rooms available. Location: Airside, Gate 6.

Baggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Location: Check-in Area.

Currency Exchange – Information not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Information on Duty Free is not available. There are a variety of shops to choose from including a Circle K and Indomart convenience stores.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options. Some of the dining options include: A&W • Dunkin’ Donuts • Rotiboy • Starbucks • Holycow! • Excelso • RotiO • Bakso Lapangan Tembak • Pizza Hut • Douwe Egberts Coffee • KFC.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, there is an information desk in the airport. However, at the time of this update, the exact location is unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us that charging ports can be found outside the terminal and near the gates.

Prayer Room – Mosques can be found in 2 locations. Locations: near information desk • waiting area.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Permitted in designated smoking rooms provided in the airport.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Jakarta Halim airport is served by the following airlines: Batik Air • Citilink • Lion Air •  Susi Air • Wings Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttle

A free airport shuttle is available. The pickup stop is located outside the Arrivals Hall, at the bus shelter. At the time of this update, further information is unavailable.

Hotel Shuttles

Many hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport for free or for a fee. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.

Rental Cars

Inkopau Rent Car can be found in the Arrivals Hall.


For an easier transition into a taxi, and to guarantee your fare, hire a prepaid taxi from the Prepaid Taxi booths just past Customs. Otherwise, taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. For a fair rate, insist on using the meter, or opt for a ride with one of the reputable “premium” taxi companies that serve the airport.

Pro-Tip: A reader tells us “It is preferable to use Grab or GoJek for taxis, normal taxi companies are also available, also applies to CGK.”

Last updated: 2020-06-17

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.