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

Airport Overview

pekanbaru airport guide</aTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Pekanbaru Airport.

What to Expect

The modern Pekanbaru Airport 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 airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

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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.

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 (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!

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 Hotels

If sleeping in Pekanbaru Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Labersa Grand Hotel & Convention Center – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Stefani City Hotel Pekanbaru – (10 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 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

Communications

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

  • 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.

Money

  • 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

  • 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.

Shopping

  • 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

  • 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 these hours. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

Airlines

As of July 2019, 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

The airport is served by two bus lines. At the time of this July 2019 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

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

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.