Your international flight should arrive at one of these airports in order to get to Padang:
1. Jakarta (or via Bali), Indonesia, Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK)
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2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
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3. Singapore, Changi International Airport (SIN)
Once you arrive to PDG airport we will pick you up and handle everything from there!
Routes & Carriers
From Kuala Lumpur (KUL): Fly direct to PDG with Air Asia
From Bali (DPS): Fly via Jakarta to PDG with Garuda Indonesia
Arrival & Departure Requirements
Latest Flight Arrival to PDG: Recommended 7.00 pm with 6.00 am departure to Mentawai Fast Ferry terminal the next morning.
Earliest Flight Departure from PDG: 11:00 am, the day after resort Check-out.
* We recommend a flight departure 11.00 am or later the day after resort check-out to allow time for your airport transfer, arriving 2 hrs before your flight departure.
Arriving Before Your Departure to Mentawai: We provide transportation from the airport no matter when you arrive or depart.
Domestic Flight Booking Assistance
You might find that domestic carriers do not accept some foreign credit cards for purchasing tickets directly through their websites. If you have any trouble booking flights with international credit cards, look for tickets on www.nusatrip.com or other online travel agent such as expedia.com or Sky Scanner
For a domestic flight booking agent, we recommend contacting Rudi Khelces at Email: [email protected] who is a reliable, English speaking travel agent in Padang.
Surfboard Bag Policies
International: We recommend Emirates coming from East Coast USA (JFK) and Europe, and Singapore Airlines coming from Los Angeles (LAX). From Australia Garuda is one of the best airlines, but there are many options. Emirates, Garuda and Singapore Airlines include Surfboards as check in baggage.
Garuda: Surfboards fly free on Garuda Airlines!
Air Asia: Sports equipment (including surfboard bags) is charged by kg and can be paid for at the time of booking. Tip: Pay extra online to account for extra weight, they charge 4x the amount at the check-in counter.
Lion Air: One surfboards is free per person as long as it is within your baggage limit. Check their website for latest conditions.
Padang Hotel Information
Due to early morning departures and arriving late in the day back to Padang aboard Mentawai Fast, your flight needs to arrive in Padang 1 day before your resort Check-in and depart 1 day after your resort Check-out date.
We recommend 4 star Mercure Hotel, which has a the most comfortable rooms and best early morning breakfast buffet (book it 3 months in advance). Otherwise, Plan B Hotel or Budget Hotel are cheaper alternatives. These can be booked online using Agoda.com or Booking.com