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Port Moresby Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Port Moresby Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of nearby airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

"Beware of people offering taxi rides outside of the airport. You just might get robbed and mugged!" - (Mom)

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Port Moresby Jackson International Airport.

What to Expect

Port Moresby Jackson International Airport consists of two small terminals (Domestic and International) linked by a covered walkway. There is a restaurant and some small shops in the recently renovated International Terminal, but limited amenities in the Domestic Terminal. Overall, the International Terminal is described as being much more clean and sanitary than the Domestic Terminal. One reviewer suggests only using the bathrooms in the International Terminal. WiFi is available to help pass the time. And if you don't mind paying, comfort may be found through fee-based access to one of the first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

As of May 2018, we have no reviews from travellers who have slept in this airport, and one review (2014) from a former resident who advised against sleeping at the airport due to personal security and hygiene reasons. If you have experiences with this airport please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels below.

Good to Know

Be wary of scam artists and pickpockets, and keep a close watch on your bags at all times, even when going through security. Pre-organize your ground transportation.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Port Moresby Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Port Moresby Airport Information

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

  • VIP Lounge - Location: International Terminal
  • First Class Lounge - Location: Domestic Terminal

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Port Moresby Airport does not appeal to you (and we REALLY wouldn't blame you), there are hotels near the airport:

  • Gateway Hotel & Apartments - (5 minute walk from the airport) Located across the road from the airport. A 24-hour airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Airways Hotel - (2 minute drive from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request, airport pick costs Rs 200 and drop offs are free. » Check Rates
  • Ponderosa Family Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) 24-hour airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Port Moresby - (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

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

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available in both Domestic and International terminals. For access, you must present your boarding pass and photo ID or passport to the NAC Information Desk inside the departures lounge in order to get your username and password.

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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. Locations: unknown.
  • Banking Services - Banque Socredo Location: T1/Domestic, Landside Hours: 8:00AM - 11:45AM and 1:30PM - 4:30PM (Mon-Fri).
  • Business Center - Location: T1/Domestic, Landside Hours: 7:30AM - 6:00PM (Mon-Fri), 7:30AM - 1:00PM (Sat) and 7:30AM - 12:00PM (Sun).
  • Car Rentals - Yes
  • Currency Exchange - Yes, available.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available in the International Terminal.
  • Food & Drink - Restaurant and Snack Bar are available at the airport.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Luggage storage is available landside in the International Terminal. Rate: unknown. Hours: 6:00AM - 12:00PM and 1:30PM - 10:00PM every day except Thursday when it closes at 11:00PM.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Postal Services - Postal and telecommunication services are available at OPT. Location: T1/Domestic, Landside Hours: 6:30AM - 11:00AM/12:00PM - 3:00PM (Mon-Thurs) and 6:30AM - 11:00AM/12:00PM - 2:00PM (Fri).
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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As of March 2018, Port Moresby airport is served by the following airlines: PNG Air • Air Niugini • Qantas • Virgin Australia • Philippines Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service to their guests either for a fee or as a courtesy. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Airways Hotel   •   Gateway Hotel & Apartments   •   Holiday Inn Port Moresby   •   Ponderosa Family Hotel   •   The Shady Rest Hotel.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

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Last Updated: 14 May 2018

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