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 (code: MDC) has a small terminal that handles both domestic and international flights. You’ll find a few shops and eateries, some of which are open from 4:00AM until 12:00AM. 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.
Where to Sleep
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 some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
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.
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.
If sleeping in Manado Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport.
- Novotel Manado Golf Resort & Convention Centre – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Sutanraja Resort & Convention Center – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Cocotinos Manado – (25 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers may be included in some room rates. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Manado Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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 to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Concordia Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 3rd Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
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 web site.
- Garuda Indonesia Executive Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside.
- Batik Air Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside.
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 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. 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 are available to pass the time. You will also find four mini-markets, one of which (K Mart – Location: Landside) is open from 5:00AM – 12:00AM in case you need snacks and beverages.
Family Services – If you are travelling with small children, the following services may be of interest to 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.
Food & Drink – Food concessions are available throughout the airport both landside and airside. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options. The following options are open from 4:00AM – 12:00AM: Roti’O (Landside) • Pappa Roti (Landside and Airside). Vending machines are also available throughout the airport.
Luggage Carts – Baggage carts are available free of charge throughout the airport. Available in the public hall.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Available from 3 different providers. All operate from 4:00AM – 8:00PM.
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.
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.
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 – Not available.
Smoking Area – Available airside in the departures area.
Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Manado and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a travel agent offices at the airport (Airside, Domestic Arrivals) that can probably be of assistance.
The airport is open 24 hours.
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.
The following car rental companies are available onsite: Chellos Rent a Car • Batu Api Rentals • Makaria Rent a Car.
Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area, and it is 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: 2019-05-30
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.