Flight Information

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!

PDG Airport Sumatra

Mingangkabau International Airport, Padang

Routes & Carriers

From Kuala Lumpur (KUL): Fly direct to PDG with Air Asia

From Jakarta (CGK): Fly to PDG with Garuda Indonesia or Citilink (Garuda low cost partner). * Lion Air is often delayed.

From Batam (BTH) 45 min ferry ride from Singapore: Fly to PDG with Garuda Indonesia or Citilink . * Lion Air is often delayed.

From Bali (DPS): Fly via Jakarta to PDG with Garuda Indonesia

Arrival & Departure Requirements

Latest Flight Arrival to PDG: Recommended 4.00 pm with 5.45 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 provide assurance in case of any delays, and to allow time for airport transfer, arriving 2 hrs before 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 on these airlines, 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: klc_agass@yahoo.com 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.

Within Asia:

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

We recommend the 4 star Mercure Hotel, our contracted rate is AU $85.00 per room twin share with early morning breakfast buffet included. An extra bed costs AU $35.00. Mercure is Padang’s best hotel with modern spacious rooms providing a great night’s rest after travel. The hotel has a swimming spool, gym, bar and lounge with good Wifi. Please let our friendly sales staff know if you would like the Mercure Hotel added to your booking.

All guests travelling aboard Mentawai Fast should stay at the Mercure Hotel on arrival to Padang so everybody can be transferred together to the ferry terminal at 5.45 am the next morning, with departure at 6.30 am.