Sleeping in Airports

Kuching Airport Guide

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

the was more rain inside the building than outside. – GRD

Airport Overview

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 Kuching International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A spacious and recently-renovated single-terminal international airport with clean facilities and a wide variety of shops, restaurants and services.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • Air-conditioning makes the terminal very cold! Bring a sweater.
  • Tons of mosquitoes inside and outside of the terminal. Make sure to wear mosquito repellent!
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of the airport’s first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • Padded, armrest-free seats are available in the Departures area.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

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 by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

Passes  Plaza Premium Lounge – Location: Domestic Departures, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

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

  • One Point Hotel Kuching – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Imperial Hotel Kuching – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. Pre-book your place and register at the Bell Service Desk 15 minutes before departure. Bus departs every 2 hours between 8:00AM and 6:00PM from the hotel and every 2 hours between 8:30AM and 6:30PM from the airport. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Kuching Airport in designated areas.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by SIMB Bank, 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: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services are provided by CIMB Bank

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as other shops.

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.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk is available. Location: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 Hours.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Kuching airport is served by the following airlines: AirAsia • Malaysia Airlines • Singapore Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Although not very reliable, public buses are an option if you are traveling light and on a tight budget. A list of bus routes that access the airport is available from the Tourist Information booth in Arrivals. Note – as of this December 2017 update, it seems that there may be a short walk involved to access the buses, be sure to inquire when asking at the airport.

Taxis

Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. Stop at the taxi booth outside of Arrivals to pay for your ride. You will receive a ticket to give to your taxi driver before boarding the taxi.

Pro-Tip: A reader tells us, they have a fixed price for taxis, RM 26 for the farthest, but from 12:00AM – 6:00AM they charge 50% more.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.