6 Ways to Kill Time Before Your Flight at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

Are you facing a delay or halt at the Soekarno-Hatta airport? Or you came way too early for your flight?

Maybe you missed your flight, or it got canceled, or you’re waiting for a long layover. No matter the reason, being stuck in an airport can really suck. But save your worries – while we can’t change nor accelerate time, Bob can certainly give you tips on what to do during your time waiting for your next flight!

At Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, or Soetta in short, there’s a lot of things that you can explore to fill your time, especially in the colossal Terminal 3. Let’s explore Bob’s recommendations on activities that you can do while you’re in Terminal 3! 

1. Grab Something to Eat

When you find yourself being grumpy, take a closer look; maybe this grumpiness has a reason. Maybe…you’re just hangry?

If you need a quick snack or something more fulfilling, there’s a lot of options for your grub around the check-in area. 

Marugame Udon 

Andi Z Mabbiritta via Google Review

When you walk in the area of the international Departure, a delicious aroma will greet you as you walk by. This aroma comes from Marugame Udon! 

Serving a range of udon & tempura, Marugame is a good option for you who wants something on the heavier side. 

Price: Rp 65.000 – 90.000 

Location: International Departure

Djournal Coffee Bar 

Ferri Ramlie via Google Review

“Coffee will fix everything,” a wise man once said.

While you wait for your next flight, maybe the best thing you can do is to sit down and relax. Djournal Coffee is a popular coffee joint with branches all over the big cities in Indonesia. Pastries, sweet delights, quality coffee and all day breakfast. Djournal is best if you just want to chill with a coffee in hand! 

Price: Rp 35.000- 120.000

Location: Boarding Lounge Area, International Departure

Also Read: 10 Must-Try Indonesian Desserts Delights in Jakarta


Ragman Fachrie via Google Review

A franchise that is globally loved, but still the new kid on the block at Soetta Airport. When you think of sandwiches, you’ll think of Subway. Something hearty can be consumed as you go. Get one of the classics and signatures or make your own sub filled with all of your favourites. You can even choose something vegetarian if that’s your preference. 

Price: Rp 25.000-100.000

Location: Boarding Lounge Domestic

2. Go Digital at the Airport Digital Lounge

Fernando Thene via Google Review

The Airport Digital Lounge is a tech-savvy space that provides charging stations, free Wi-Fi, and comfortable seating. Whether you need to catch up on work, connect with loved ones, or simply scroll through your favorite social media feeds, this lounge has you covered! Oh, did Bob mention that it’s also entirely free to use?

What’s unique about this digital lounge is that it also provides a vending machine for you to pay bills! Here you can easily pay for electricity, water, internet, or even to recharge your e-money.

3. Release Stress with Some Games

As a new added feature to the airport, the Game Station is there for all of you gaming enthusiasts!

Located at Gate 18 for domestic flight, challenge fellow travelers to a round of your favorite video games and make new connections. Surely a fantastic way to unwind and add an element of fun to your airport experience!

Also Read: 10+ Interesting Places in Jakarta That are Well Worth the Visit

4. Get A Haircut

@marcoschopshop on Instagram

While waiting for your flight, might as well get a new look!

Marco’s Chop Shop makes it easier than ever to fit a grooming session into your busy schedule. Whether you’re catching a flight or arriving at the airport, treat yourself to a premium grooming experience that is just a few steps away!

5. Reading Corner by Periplus

If you’re a bookworm, the Reading Corner by Periplus is a haven for literary enthusiasts. Grab a book, find a cozy spot, and lose yourself in the world of words. Best of all, it’s a free retreat for those seeking a quieter airport experience.

6. Kidzone for Your Little One

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Traveling with children? The Kidzone is a dedicated area where your little ones can play and have fun. It’s equipped with child-friendly activities to keep them entertained and ensure a smooth travel experience for the whole family

Turn your waiting time at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport into a memorable experience by exploring these engaging destinations. Whether you’re a foodie, a gamer, or someone seeking relaxation, there’s something for everyone at Terminal 3.

Take A Break, Get Some Rest with Bobopod

Sometimes, all we need is just a good nap. Maybe for a few hours, or a day. And for those looking for a comfortable rest, consider booking a stay at Bobopod Airport CBC.

Bobopod has the comfiest bed to aid your fatigue. Travelling alone or with a partner, they have pods suited to your needs. There’s also a communal area for you to talk with your travel buddies or even make connections with other travelers at Bobopod.

Do you have a lot of belongings to carry? No worries! They have lockers for your guaranteed safety. What’s cool about the pods is that you can adjust the lighting in the room to fit to your mood, and connect your music through Bluetooth to ensure the coziest atmosphere for your rest.

Located just 18 minutes away from the airport in Cengkareng Business City, it’s the perfect alternative for a restful stay during layovers, delays, or early morning flights. Because when it comes to waiting, why not do it in style and comfort with Bobopod?

Book your stay via Bobobox App and turn your time waiting into a good quality sleep!


Writer: Dyani Patricia

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