Cheap flights to Padang Minangkabau International Airport (PDG), Indonesia
Minangkabau International Airport (PDG) is the main airport serving Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra Province of Indonesia. The name ‘Minangkabau’ refers to the ethnic group living in the city. The airport’s architecture is inspired by the style of Minangkabau traditional house rumah gadang.
There is only one terminal in Minangkabau International Airport. Serving both domestic and international flights, the single terminal has several facilities including restaurants, souvenir shops, and a children's play area.
The airport is situated in Katapiang, Batang Anai, Padang Pariaman Regency, approximately 23 kilometres northwest of the city. A taxi trip from the airport into the city takes about 45 minutes and costs around IDR100,000 (RM30). Alternatively, you can either take a shuttle bus for IDR25,000 (RM7.50) or the airport train for IDR10,000 (RM3) to Padang Station. You may also search for more exclusive, comfortable airport transfers with Skyscanner.
Airlines that fly to Padang Minangkabau International Airport (PDG)
Minangkabau International Airport is the main base for Garuda Indonesia as well as two other airlines: Lion Air and Citilink. The airport mainly serves domestic flights with several Indonesian-based airlines such as Batik Air, Susi Air, and Sriwijaya Air. Flights to Padang are currently limited to a number of airlines like AirAsia and SilkAir. You may use Skyscanner to search for more Padang flights.
Travelling to Padang
Best time to visit Padang
Like most regions in Indonesia, Padang has a tropical climate with warm weather throughout the year. But the best time to visit is from December to January when the weather is generally pleasant with a cooler temperature.
August is the warmest month while November is the wettest month with high precipitation. For that reason, you may want to avoid booking Padang flights at these times especially if your itinerary covers outdoor trips.
Things to do in Padang
Padang offers a wide array of holiday destinations that will suit any preference. If you like to bask in the sunshine, explore the city’s coastal area. You can visit the famous Bayur Bay or several beaches in the city such as Nirwana Beach, Padang Beach, and Caroline Beach.
If you wish to immerse in Padang’s history and culture, head over to the Old City of Padang. Here, you will find a number of old buildings that were originally designed in the colonial architecture style. Adityawarman Museum which is located in Diponegoro Street is also a great alternative for your historic trip.
When travelling to Padang, don’t miss the chance to taste the city’s culinary delights. Padang is known for its spicy dish, and rendang is a case in point. Featuring beef in various spices and coconut milk, it is probably the most popular cuisine in the city. Some other tasty delicacies that you should also try include gulai gajeboh, kalio hati, and pangek ikan; all of them are usually served with rice.
Padang travel budget
The currency used in Padang is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). As of 1 May 2019, IDR10,000 = RM2.90. Daily travel budget in Padang ranges between IDR150,000 and IDR200,000 (RM43-58). The average price for food is IDR20,000-30,000 (RM6-9) in mid-range restaurants or IDR50,000 (RM14) in expensive ones.
Accommodation rates in the city may vary depending on the hotel’s quality. A three-star hotel may cost you around IDR550,000 (RM160), while the rate for a four-star hotel is IDR900,000 (MYR261) or higher.
Padang, Indonesia visa information for Malaysians
Due to the Visa Exemption Rule in Southeast Asia, a visa is not required for Malaysian passport holders who take Padang flights. Do note that the visit shouldn’t be longer than 30 days.
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