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
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 Sam Ratulangi International Airport.
What to Expect
- A small single-terminal airport with a variety of shops, restaurants and services.
- Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.
Where to Sleep
- Passengers are not permitted in the airport terminal until two hours before flight departure, preventing chances of an overnight stay. 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.
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 (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!
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.
If sleeping in Manado Airport does not appeal to you, there are two hotels within walking distance or short drive. Reviews are mixed, so you may prefer to stay in one of the many budget hotels in Manado’s city center (about 30 min drive) or the Novotel Golf Resort, located on the way to Manado from the airport.
- Hotel Wisata – (10 minute walk from the airport) Reviews are mixed, but this is the closest hotel to the airport. » Check Rates
- Hotel Vina Manado – (9 minutes from the airport by taxi) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Novotel Manado Golf Resort & Convention Center Hotel – Less than 4 miles from the airport. No airport shuttle. » 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.
As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport WiFi is available for free or a fee. If you know, please click here to update this airport guide.
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. Locations: Landside.
Banking Services – BNI and Bank BRI offer full-service banking in the airport.
Currency Exchange – Prasarana Makmur Valasindo offers exchange services in the public hall. Hours: 5:00AM – 9:00PM.
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 – Available in the public hall.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Luggage Wrapping – 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 – Not available.
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.
As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please click here to update this airport guide.
As of January 2019, 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
The following car rental companies are available onsite: Chellos Rent a Car • Batu Api Rentals • Makaria Rent a Car.
Travel like the locals do! If your load is light, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking a “mikrolet” (shared-ride minibus) to the airport. Mikrolets run on a fixed-route system, so make sure your minibus is going to the airport before you hop in!
Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport, 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: 2019-01-07
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.