Sleeping in Airports

Padang Airport Guide

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

they told me I can’t sleep IN the airport BUT there is a prayer room just next to the terminal and I could crash in there. They even promised me that a security guardian will come to check me once in a hour. – kankkarankka

PDG Airport Overview

padang airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Padang Minangkabau International Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Padang Airport (code: PDG)  handles domestic, international, and Hajj seasonal flights. Facilities include several shops and eateries, a designated rest area, and free WiFI. For added comfort while you wait, there are a few lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

It seems that this airport closes at night, so have a backup plan if you’re were planning to spend the night. Locals and intrepid travellers sleep outdoors, just beyond the terminal entrance. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info 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.

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

  • Premier Basko Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport tranfers available upon request (email), 150.000 IDR each way. » Check Rates
  • Pangeran Beach Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Ibis Padang – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are 3 airport lounges, but at the time of this update we did not have any information about whether it was possible for economy class passengers to pay to enter.

  • Anugerah Executive Lounge
  • Garuda Executive Lounge
  • Minangkabau Lounge

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Padang Minangkabau Airport. Connect to the “[email protected]” network. Note: The signal may be stronger in some areas compared to others. Paid services are also available should you require faster service.

Once you are airside, there is a free Internet Terminal near Gate 4.

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: 1st Floor in the Domestic Arrivals area.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a nursery for breastfeeding and diaper-changing. Location: International Departures Area, 2nd Floor. There are also family restrooms on the 1st and 2nd Floor.

Children’s Play Area -When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, a children’s play area is available. Location: Terminal 2, Domestic Departures Area.

Currency Exchange – Yes.

Duty Free & Shopping – It is not known if Duty Free shopping is available. There is a clothing shop and a shop selling local specialties.

Food & Drinks – There are a variety of restaurants and coffee shops; however, none are open 24 hours.

Information Desk – If you have any questions there is a Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air customer service desk which may be able to help. Location: Check-in Area. Additionally, there is an E-Kiosk which provides information about the airport, flight-schedule and tourism.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Services are provided by 2 companies. Rates: Wrapping – Rp 50.000 • Strapping – Rp 15.000. Location: check-in area.

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 – There are 4 prayer rooms available. Arrivals • Departures • Floor 3 Pavilion • In the car park.

Rest Zones – There are comfortable couches, cushioned lounge chairs with footrests, TVs, and more in the Rest Area. Location: Airside, Domestic Departures.

Take precaution even when sleeping in the rest zones.  In December 2019, a traveller at another airport reported that money and credit cards had been stolen from their bag even though the bag was right beside them.  Protect and lock your bags as you would sleeping elsewhere in public.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – There are designated smoking areas at the airport. Locations: 3rd Floor Platform • Departure Lobby, 2nd Floor • International Departures.

Airport Hours

As of this update, we have conflicting information as to whether the airport closes overnight and if sleeping in the airport is permitted. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Padang airport is served by the following airlines: AirAsia • Batik Air • Citilink • Garuda Indonesia • Lion Air • Sriwijaya Air • Susi Air • Wings Air • Xpress Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental company offers services onsite: Trans Ketaping.

Shuttle Buses

Two shuttle buses serve the airport, offering connections to a variety of destinations. The buses depart from the Arrivals area. As of this update, the rate is Rp. 23.500, one way To plan your route, visit the Padang Airport website.


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: 2019-07-17

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.