Sleeping in Airports

Johor Bahru Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Johor Bahru 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.

I could see a handful of people inside sleeping on the handful of benches available, but the doors were frustratingly locked, so I napped outside until something like 5 am, when the doors opened. – a traveller

JHB Airport Overview

johor senai airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Johor Bahru Senai International Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Johor Bahru Airport (code: JHB), which handles domestic and international flights, is modern, but poor signage makes navigation tricky. You’ll find a range of eateries offering Asian and Western fare as well as a variety of shops. All concessions close by 10:00PM, but 24 hour food stalls are located just beyond the terminal’s entrance. WiFi is free for 30 minutes.

Sleeping in Johor Bahru Airport

The airport closes nightly, from 12:00AM until 6:00AM, but it seem that if you are inside the terminal before closing, you may be able to stay the night. Long benches are located near the terminal entrance. To spread out on the floor, head to the long hallway to the parking lot, left of the atrium. A travel mat or sleeping bag make it a bit more comfortable. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Johor Bahru 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 Hours

The airport is open from 6:00AM – 12:00AM.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Johor Airport:

  • Perth Hotel Senai – 3 minute walk to the airport.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Zamsaham – 100m from the airport.» Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Johor Bahru Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

Most food concessions throughout the airport are open from 7:00AM – 10:00PM, but there are some 24-hour food outlets just a short walk from the airport terminal. Here are the current dining options inside the airport: Boost Juice • Burger King • Coffee Sandwich Revival • Don Don • Famous Amos • Gong Cha • Grab & Go • KFC • L. Bistro • Marrybrown • O’Briens • Old Town White Coffee • Polar Ice Cream • Secret Recipe • Starbucks • Subway • Tealive • TerasJati • Tumi’s. Beverage vending machines are also available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Luggage storage is available. Location: In the public concourse, next to the airport police station. See airport information counter for tokens. Rates: Small bag, RM 5/piece and a large bag is RM10/piece. A reader (2019) also mentioned that luggage delivery service (to/from the airport/hotel) is available. See the counter in between the KFC and Tumis Restaurant to make arrangements.

Mobile Charging

At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

If you want to unwind before your flight, there are massage chairs available in 2 locations. Rates: Unknown.

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


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Free WiFi is available at Senai Airport for 30 minutes. If you need extra time, internet cards can be purchased: RM8 (1 day) • RM5 ( 1 hour).

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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: Public concourse area and Ground Floor.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are baby care rooms for breastfeeding. Locations: Ground Floor, opposite KFC • Departure Hall, near Gate 1 • Departure Hall, near Gate 3.

Currency Exchange – There are two money changers, located landside in both Departures and Arrivals halls.

Duty Free & Shopping – Langkawi Duty Free store is available, along with a small selection of retail stores and gift boutiques. Hudson News and My offer last minute convenience items. Most stores are open from 7:00AM – 10:00PM.

Information Desk – Yes. Location: Public Concourse Area.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available.

Pharmacy – Guardian Pharmacy. Location: Aeromall, Lot E5.

Police – The Police Station is open 24 hours. Location: lower ground floor.

Prayer Rooms – Locations: Lower Ground Floor, AeroMall.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking – There is a smoking lounge located in the Departure Hall, on the first floor.

Spa – Tired, weary feet? Head to Classic Foot Reflexology. Hours: unknown.

Johor Bahru airport is served by the following airlines: Air Asia • Firefly • Jin Air • Malaysia Airlines • Malindo Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The Airport Shuttle Bus (Causeway Link white bus) connects the airport to JB Sentral, while Causeway Link bus line 33 links the airport to Larkin Bus Terminal. Singapore can be reached from both of these stations. Tickets are sold at the Causeway Link counter in the airport, online, or on board the bus. For routes and fare information, visit the Senai International Airport website.

Car Rental

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Dialta Travel & Tours • Hertz • Europcar • Mann Travel & Tours • Mayflower Car Rental • Paradise • Prac • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were unable to find any hotels that provided an airport shuttle.  See also Airport Hotels above.


Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. Stop at the taxi booth in the east wing of the Aeromall to pay for your ride. You will receive a coupon to give to your taxi driver before boarding the taxi.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.