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

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Johor Bahru Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Johor Bahru Airport, 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.

Where to Sleep

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.

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

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.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Le Grandeur Johor Palm Resort – (3 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request, RM6.40 from 7:00AM – 11:00PM and RM21.20 during hours of 11:00PM – 7:00AM. » Check Rates
  • Hotel U & Me – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Castello Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

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 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: 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 News.com offer last minute convenience items. Most stores are open from 7:00AM – 10:00PM.

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.

Information Desk – Yes. Location: Public Concourse Area.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

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.

Airport Hours

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

Airlines

As of December 2018, 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

Bus

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

Some local hotels offer transfers to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.

Taxis

Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. 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: 2019-04-14

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.