Sleeping in Airports

Pekanbaru Airport Guide

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

I can sleep tight in there even in the simple chair – a traveller

PKU Airport Overview

pekanbaru airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Pekanbaru Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport.

What to Expect

The modern Pekanbaru Airport (code: PKU) is divided into Domestic and International Terminals. Expect clean facilities and a variety of shops and eateries, though everything closes by 9:00PM. Free WiFi helps pass the time. A few lounges are available.  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.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  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 Pekanbaru Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • BATIQA Hotel Pekanbaru – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service is available to and from the airport. » Check Rates
  • PRIME PARK Hotel Pekanbaru – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Grand Suka Hotel – (14 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Pekanbaru 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 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!

  • Lembayung Executive Lounge – Location: Domestic Departures, Airside, 2nd Floor, near Gate 3. Showers are available.  Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs
  • Blue Sky Premier Lounge – Location: Domestic Departures, Landside, Ground Floor. Lounge Access: 5:00AM – 11:00PM. 

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 web site.

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at the airport. Connect to the “[email protected]” network.

Free internet terminals can also be found Airside, Domestic Departures.

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


Family Services

  • Children’s 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, Domestic Departures.
  • Family Services – Dedicated nursing rooms can be found on the ground and 1st Floor. Accessible from 4:30AM -12:00AM.

Food & Drinks

  • Food & Drinks – There are a variety of restaurants and coffee shops (26 in total) available both Landside and Airside. All restaurants are open from 4:30AM – 9:00PM.


  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage storage is available on the ground floor. Hours: 4:30AM – 9:00PM. Rate: Unknown.
  • Luggage Wrapping – Two service providers are available to wrap your luggage.

Mobile Charging

  • Mobile Charging – Free mobile charging stations are available throughout the airport.


  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available fopm 8 providers. 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: Ground, 1st and 2nd Floor.
  • Currency Exchange – Services are provided at 5 different locations. 2 Ground Floor locations are open 7:30AM – 3:00PM. Three additional changers can be found on the 1st and 2nd Floors which are open 8:00AM – 6:00PM.


  • Prayer Rooms – Muslim prayer rooms are available in both terminals.

Rest & Relaxation

  • Hotels – see “Airport Hotels” above.
  • Lounges – see “Airport Lounges” above.
  • Rest Zones – A dedicated rest zone with reclining chairs is available free of charge. Location: Domestic Terminal.

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.


  • Duty Free & Shopping – We do not have any information about whether Duty Free shopping is available. A small variety of shops are available, most of which are mini-market style. All shops are open 4:30AM – 9:00PM.

Showers, Salon & Spa

  • Showers – Available in the Lembayung Executive Lounge.  [ see Airport Lounges above ]
  • Spa – Reflexology services are available.   [ see Airport Lounges above ]


  • Smoking Areas – Dedicated smoking areas can be found at the airport.

Airport Hours

The airport appears to be open 24 hours; however, at the time of this update we are unable to confirm this. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Pekanbaru airport is served by the following airlines: Air Asia • Batik Air • Citilink • Garuda Indonesia • Lion Air • Malindo Air • Scoot • Wings Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is served by two bus lines. At the time of this update:

  • The Damri line operates between the hours of 7:00AM – 10:00PM, with a fare of IDR 35.000
  • The Trans Metro Pekanbaru bus departs from the airport every 15 minutes between the hours of 6:30AM – 8:00PM, with a bus fare of USD 0.27.

Both buses pick-up/drop-off outside the airport’s arrivals hall.


Taxis are readily available for hire 24 hours of the day in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.