Sleeping in Airports

Pontianak Airport Guide

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

PNK Airport Overview

pontianak airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Pontianak Supadio International Airport.

What to Expect

  • Pontianak Airport (code: PNK) consists of a new terminal that was completed in 2017.
  • Free WiFi is available to help pass the time
  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one airport lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

A reviewer (July 2018) reports plenty of seating and padded benches that you can lie flat on located Airside.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide an airport shuttle, though some charge a fee for use. See our Airport Hotel 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 Pontianak Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Gardenia Resort and Spa – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers are available upon request. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Harmony – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Mercure Pontianak – (15 minutes from the airport) Provide the hotel with your flight details and they will arrange taxi pick-up, IDR 150.000 each way. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Pontianak 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 are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or 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!

  • Blue Sky Premier Lounge – Location: Departure Terminal, Landside, Domestic Area, 2nd Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: 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 web site.

  • El John Executive Lounge – Location: Departure Terminal, Airside, 1st Floor.
  • Garuda Indonesia Executive Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Pontianak Airport.

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.

Currency Exchange – A foreign exchange counter is available. Location: unknown

Food & Drinks – There are a variety of restaurants and coffee shops to choose from, the hours are not known.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk can be found in the public hall.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reader (July 2018) tells us that there are charging stations available.

Prayer Room – Yes.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Shopping – There are only a few shops to choose from, one appears to be a mini-market.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Pontianak airport is served by the following airlines: AirAsia • Batik Air • Citilink • Garuda Indonesia • Lion Air • Sriwijaya Airlines • Nam Air • Wings Air • XpressAir.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.


Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. Stop at the taxi booth in the Arrivals hall to pay for your ride. You will receive a ticket to give to your taxi driver before boarding the taxi.

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.