Sleeping in Airports

Manado Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Manado 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 security guards checking tickets before you are allowed into the main hall, so I don’t think you could get in very far in advance before your flight. – BonesCPH

MDC 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 Manado Sam Ratulangi International Airport.

What to Expect

manado airport guideManado Airport (code: MDC) has a small terminal that handles domestic and international flights. You’ll find a few shops and eateries, some open from 4:00 AM until 12:00 AM. According to past reviewers, WiFi is free. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Manado Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read 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 website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Manado 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 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are a few small hotels near Manado Airport and more along the road into the city (a 30+ minute drive away):

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Manado, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

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 learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

Concordia Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 3rd Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First—or Business-Class traveller, you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

  • Garuda Indonesia Executive Lounge –  Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside.
  • Batik Air Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside.

Related Pages: Manado Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Drinking Water

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Food & Drinks

Food concessions are available throughout the airport, both landside and airside. At the time of this update, we cannot confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options. The following options are open from 4:00 AM – 12:00 AM: Roti’O (Landside) • Pappa Roti (Landside and Airside). Vending machines are also available throughout the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

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Mobile Charging

At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.


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Free WiFi is available at Manado Airport.  Connect to the “@Sam_Ratulangi_Airport” network.  (info provided by a traveller / November 2019)

The airport also offers an Internet Corner, Airside, 2nd Floor, opposite Gate 2/3.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Domestic Terminal, 2nd Floor.

Banking Services – BNI and Bank BRI offer full-service banking in the airport.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange services are available at the airport. Location: International Arrivals Area.

Duty-Free & Shopping – A small variety of shops is available to pass the time. Four mini-markets are also available, one of which (K Mart – Location: Landside) is open from 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM if you need snacks and beverages.

Family Services – If you are travelling with small children, the following services may interest you.

  • Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Airside, 2nd Floor, opposite Gate 2/3.
  • Nursery Room – Airside, 2nd Floor, opposite Gate 4.
  • Baby Stroller Rentals – Airside, 2nd Floor, central area near the Pappa Rotti Cafe.

Luggage Carts – Baggage carts are available free of charge throughout the airport. Available in the public hall.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having them wrapped in plastic. Available from 3 different providers. All operate from 4:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Prayer Room – 2 locations are available: 1st Level, Landside, beside Starbucks in the Check-in Area • 2nd Level, Airside beside the Coffee Bean smoking room.

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 Area – Available airside, in the departures area.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Manado and need local arrangements or help planning a last-minute trip abroad, there are travel agent offices at the airport (Airside, Domestic Arrivals) that can probably be of assistance.

Manado Airport is served by the following airlines: Aero Asia • Airfast Indonesia • Batik Air • Citilink Indonesia • Garuda Indonesia • Lion Air • Nam Air • Sriwijaya Airlines • Silk Air • Wings Abadi.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


MDC airport is connected to surrounding areas by two public bus routes. Bus fare ranges from RP 25,000 – 55,000.

Car Rentals

The following on-site car rental companies are available: Chellos Rent a Car • Batu Api Rentals • Makaria Rent a Car. Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area and are the only method of transportation available at the airport. Some taxis don’t have meters, so be prepared to negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

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.