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Yogyakarta Airport Adisucipto International Guide

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Silk air direct flight to Adisucipto International Airport. Img: Reggie Virgionilla

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Yogyakarta’s list of attractions is impossible to explore in just one trip. For some travelers, Yogyakarta is not the first stop. Some depart from the capital Jakarta and some fly to Bali. But Jogja is always on the list. And that’s why Yogyakarta airport made to the top list of the busiest airport in the country.

Not like the other airport such as Soekarno Hatta International airport. Yogyakarta airport Adisucipto located just a few km from downtown. So heading to the airport to catch an early or late flight is quite easy. Besides the airport also provides plenty of option when it comes to public transportation.

Either finding cheap public transport to downtown or heading directly to the temple. Tourists can easily catch a public bus just outside the airport.

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Adisucipto International Airport boarding lounge. Img: Toto Agung

Yogyakarta Airport Domestic, International Terminal & Facilities

Unlike Jakarta Airport Soekarno Hatta International, Yogyakarta airport is much smaller. So transfer between the domestic to international terminal or otherwise is way faster. Depart or arrive with a lot of luggage? Find the porter service provided by the airport. The rate for porter service is Rp5.000/bag.

General facilities like charging available at every seat at the departure gate. Going with an infant or elder people, the airport provides a free shuttle car. So going from terminal A to B is way more convenient.

Adisucipto International Airport Domestic Terminal

Domestic terminal flights mostly fly tourists to the capital Jakarta. The other is to the east part of Indonesia like Bali, Lombok, NTT. From a very early flight to a late flight, there are many choices. Either using a full-service airline like Garuda Indonesia, Batik Air. Or another LCC airline like Air Asia, Sriwijaya/NAM, Lion, and Citilink.

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Domestic arrival at Adisucipto International Airport. Img: andy aryawan

Moving from one city to another is not a big deal. Especially in other popular cities and destinations like Bali and Lombok. The direct flight to Bali leaving as early as 5 AM to 8 PM. There is 7 direct flight with airlines like Nam Air, Garuda, Lion, and Air Asia.

Adisucipto International Terminal

The entrance gate for international departure is the same as the domestic departure at Adisucipto. The international flight departs from Yogyakarta airport operates by both domestic & international airlines. Silk Air and Air Asia both offer direct flights to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

While other airlines like KLM, Thai Airlines, Qantas cooperate with Garuda Indonesia. And the non-direct flight to destinations like Australia, Tokyo require transit to Jakarta or Denpasar. The domestic and international terminal has a self-check-in counter.

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Charging and smoking area Concordia Lounge. Img: Ali Sofyang

To avoid the long queue at the baggage drop-off. Be at least 2 hours before the departure time. Domestic and international passengers share the same waiting lounge. But since the airport is not that big. Passengers can have a coffee outside the boarding lounge. And enter again with less time.

Wrapping Station

The luggage wrapping section is located at the departure hall of the airport. There is only one booth wrapping station. While for luggage storage, Yogyakarta airport doesn’t have one. The booth opens from 5 AM to 8 PM.

Yogyakarta Airport Money Exchange & ATM

There is two money exchange booth at Yogyakarta Airport Adisucipto. Both the money exchange booth located at domestic arrival hall Terminal A. Intravalas booth opens from 8 AM to 6 PM. The other money exchange Prasarana Makmur Valasindo open from 6 AM to 9 PM. While for the ATM corner located next to the arrival hall.

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ATM Corner and money exchange at the arrival hall. Img: Azhar Fla

Yogyakarta Airport Adisucipto VAT Refund

Buying goods from any retailer shop with a VAT refund for tourists logo. Claim and get a tax refund in the VAT Refund booth at Terminal B Adisucipto. The claim procedure is easy with a minimum VAT payment of Rp500.000. And a maximum of Rp5.000.000 million in cash.

However, for VAT refunds of more than 5 million rupiahs, passengers would only get a partial refund. First, a maximum of Rp5.000.000 million in cash. And the rest of the amount will be transfer within a month after submitting the VAT refund form.

Restaurant & Cafe

Yogyakarta Airport Adisucipto is not a big airport. So there is only a few restaurant and cafe. Looking for a quick coffee, just head to the horizon cafe outside the terminal. Craving for some fast food, go to KFC at the lobby departure terminal A. Next to the fast-food get a quick bite of a doughnut at Dunkin’.

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Starbucks coffee between departure and arrival hall. Img: Eko Budi Utomo.

Starbucks cafe is available between the departure and arrival domestic terminal. Solaria restaurant is popular for its Indonesian and Chinese food. It always busy and packed with locals eating while waiting for their flight. Don’t miss trying one or 2 dishes, Solaria located just outside the terminal.

The option doesn’t stop there. There are more than 7 cafes and restaurants scatter all around the boarding lounge. Bakmi Naga restaurant offers a selection of noodle dishes. Looking for some snacks or coffee, try one at Beard Papa’s and Coffee Club.

Airport Lounge & Smoking Area

Yogyakarta airport has 4 different lounge facilities scatter in the domestic and international terminal. Concordia Lounge is available both in terminals A and B Adisucipto Airport. Borobudur Lounge and Garuda Indonesia Executive Lounge both located in the domestic terminal.

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The smoking area right at the arrival hall domestic terminal. Img: Andreas Elshaddai

Enjoy luxury facilities, sitting on a sofa, tasting a wide selection of buffet food. Unlimited wi-fi access, check-in assistance, and VIP Room to enjoy. A single entry pass to the lounge starts from Rp 120.000. The smoking area available outside the airport terminal. Inside the terminal, the lounge offers a smoking room facility.

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Transportation To City & Borobudur

Since Adisucipto International Airport located in the center of Yogyakarta. Getting to the tourist area or even the tourist attraction is easy. Visitors with a lot of luggage can choose a taxi. And with a self-reservation kiosk/machine, passengers can choose cheaper taxi operators.

The self reservation machine is easy to use. Just input the destination area, choose which operator offered the best price. And last, print the receipt and pay at the cashier. The taxi self reservation machine available at the lobby of arrival Terminal A.

Yogyakarta Airport Transportation Fare
Damri Bus Airport – BorobudurRp75.000
Transjogja single tripRp3.500

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Tourists going or staying near Borobudur Temple can catch Damri Bus. The earliest bus leaving from Adisucipto airport start from 7 AM to 9 PM. The bus will depart every hour.

Whilst ticket to Borobudur is IDR 75k. Tourists staying at Prawirotaman or Malioboro can also hop on the Transjogja bus.

Unlike taxis, the Transjogja bus ticket is cheap. Going to Malioboro, catch 1A line Transjogja and pay IDR 3.5k for a single trip. Passengers going to Prawirotaman will have to make a transit.

Starts from Adisucipto airport catch Transjogja line 1A, stop at Malioboro shelter. Continue to the 2A line and stop at Sugiono 1 shelter. Trans Jogja line 1A also heading to Prambanan Temple from the airport.


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