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 9:00 PM. Free WiFi helps pass the time. A few lounges are available. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Pekanbaru Airport

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.

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. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Pekanbaru 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 appears to be open 24 hours; however, at the time of this update, we cannot confirm this. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Pekanbaru Airport:

  • BATIQA Hotel Pekanbaru – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • PRIME PARK Hotel Pekanbaru – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Baliview Luxury Villas  & Resto – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Pekanbaru, 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!

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

Related Pages: Pekanbaru Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

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

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Luggage storage is available on the ground floor. Hours: 4:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Rate: Unknown.

Mobile Charging

Free mobile charging stations are available throughout the terminal.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

A dedicated rest zone with reclining chairs is available free of charge. Location: Domestic Terminal.

Take precautions 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

Available in the Lembayung Executive Lounge.  [ see Airport Lounges above ]

WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at the airport. Connect to the “pku-airport@wifi.id” network. Free internet terminals can also be found Airside, Domestic Departures.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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 are on the ground and 1st Floor. Accessible from 4:30 AM -12:00 AM.

Luggage Wrapping – Two service providers are available to wrap your luggage.

Money

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

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

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 a mini-market style. All shops are open from 4:30 AM – 9:00 PM.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Spa – Reflexology services are available.   [ see Airport Lounges above ]

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

Airlines
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

Buses

Two bus lines serve the airport. At the time of this update:

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

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

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

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

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.