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Makassar Sultan Hasanuddin Airport Guide

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

UPG Airport Overview

sultan makaasar airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Sultan Hasanuddin Airport.

What to Expect

The small but modern Sultan Hasanuddin Airport (code: UPG), opened in 2008, handles domestic and international traffic. Amenities include a variety of eateries and shops, all open 24 hours. WiFi is available in two airport lounges (and one has showers), which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Overnight campers recommend heading to the international baggage claim area. There are a few metal benches and a secret couch, behind the tourist information desk, that you can try to grab. Otherwise, you’ll wind up resting on the floor, which is sometimes dirty, so do bring a sleeping bag or travel mat. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby, including one in short walking distance. See our 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.

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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 Sultan Hasanuddin Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Ibis Budget Makassar Airport – (600m from the airport / 8 minute walk) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Harper Perintis – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Sultan Hasanuddin 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 by purchasing a lounge pass or 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!

T/G Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 2nd floor, near Gate 2. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Concordia Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 2nd floor, in front of Gate 1. Showers are available.  Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Sultan Hasanuddin Airport.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24 hours. 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: 12 banks offer machines both Landside and Airside.

Banking Services – Bank BRI provides full-service banking services. Locations: 1st Floor Departure Area • 2nd Floor Departure Area. Hours for both banks: 8:00AM – 3:00PM.

Currency Exchange – It is not known if a dedicated Currency Exchange office is available; however, the banks at the airport could be of assistance. See Banking Services above.

Duty Free & Shopping – The airport has a variety of shops available, all of which are open 24 hours. The Circle K and Alfa Mart may be a good place to grab a last minute snack or beverage.

Food & Drink – With almost 20 restaurants available, there is something for everyone at the airport. All food concessions are open 24 hours!

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. This service is provided on the 1st Level. Rates and hours: 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.

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 –  Showers are available in the Concordia Lounge.  [ See Airport Lounges above ]

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Makassar Sultan Hasanuddin airport is served by the following airlines: EmiratesEtihad AirwaysKLMSingapore Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Bus

For a fraction of the price of a taxi, you can take an express airport coach from the airport to your hotel. Tickets are sold in the Arrivals Hall. Buses operate from 7:00AM – 7:00PM.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

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.