Airport Tax Guide

Last updated: October 16, 2014
Domestic Airport Tax sticker for Makassar

A guide to Indonesia’s infamous and confusing passenger service charge.

Want to know how much airport tax you will pay?


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Just follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Click here.
  2. Select your departure city from the menu on the left; they are listed in alphabetical order.
  3. See the price for airport tax for that airport, either domestic or international.

NEWSFLASH

Starting 1 October 2014, Garuda Indonesia has stopped including airport tax in its ticketed price. Garuda says this is a temporary thing while other airlines (and airports) prepare to implement a new national system of including airport tax in prices. Fingers crossed…

In the meantime, Garuda’s budget airline, Citilink, is now the only airline that includes airport tax in the ticket price.

Source: Liputan 6

On 1 January 2015, domestic airport tax will increase at Medan Airport to Rp75 000 per person and at Tanjung Pinang to Rp40 000 per person.

Indonesia is one of the few countries where airport fees are NOT included in the price of the ticket. Visitors to Indonesia often call it “departure tax”, but that is not correct because domestic passengers also pay it. Its official name is PJP2U (Indonesian for passenger service charge), but its working title is airport tax.

How Much Is Airport Tax?
Airport tax is up to Rp40 000 Rp75 000 ($7 €5 £4) per person for domestic flights, and up to Rp150 000 Rp200 000 ($18 €13 £11) per person for international flights. As a general guide, smaller and more remote airports have cheaper airport tax.

When/Where/How to Pay Airport Tax?
Airport Tax Booth PontianakAt most airports, passengers at a special booth after checking in, on the way to the departure gate (right). At a few airports – e.g. Surabaya – passengers can pay at the check-in desk.

Passengers then receive a sticker on their boarding pass as a receipt/proof of payment, which is scanned at the security checkpoint near the departure gate. Some airports try harder than others with the presentation of the airport tax sticker:

Domestic Airport Tax Sticker for Bali Domestic Airport Tax sticker for Balikpapan International Airport Tax sticker for Medan
Airport Tax Across Indonesia
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Airport tax must be paid in Rupiah cash. It is recommended that visitors prepare the required amount of money in advance, and save it for later. If you are arriving in Indonesia and then transiting/connecting to a domestic flight, you will need to get some Rupiah from an ATM or moneychanger before checking in for the second flight.

What Happens If I’m Transiting?
Airport Transfer SignTransiting passengers on domestic flights do not have to pay airport tax twice. If you are flying from e.g. Medan to Denpasar (Bali) via Jakarta using the one airline and the one ticket/booking code, you only pay airport tax in Medan. The exception is budget airlines (e.g. AirAsia) that do not allow passengers to transit and do not check bags through to their final destination. If you are flying e.g. AirAsia from Medan to Denpasar (Bali) via Bandung, you will pay airport tax twice.

Similarly, passengers taking a domestic flight then an international flight do pay airport tax twice; 1 x domestic airport tax, 1 x international airport tax. For example, if you are flying from Surabaya to Perth via Denpasar on Garuda Indonesia, you will pay domestic airport tax in Surabaya, then international airport tax in Denpasar (even though your bags are checked through to Perth).

Airport Tax To “Disappear”?
According to reports, the Indonesian airport operator is going to commence incorporating airport tax into the price of domestic flights. The schedule is:

  • September 2012: Garuda Indonesia domestic flights from Jakarta
  • End 2013: All domestic flights from Jakarta
  • 2014: Domestic flights at other airports

It seems international airport tax will remain a cash payment.

Questions about airport tax or updates for a specific airport are welcome; please write it below in a comment.



119 Comments on Airport Tax Guide

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  1. avatar Chris Says:
    September 22nd, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    According to reports, the Indonesian airport operator is going to commence incorporating airport tax into the price of domestic flights. The schedule is:

    September 2012: Garuda Indonesia domestic flights from Jakarta

    It still hasn’t happened, but apparently is going to happen on 28 September:

    After weeks of delay, national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is set to include the passenger service charge (PSC), or airport tax, in the cost of airline tickets starting Sept. 28, an executive said on Friday….

    He said the execution of the system was almost a month late from its original plan on Sept. 1 because the airline had problems making its IT system compatible with the airport’s system according to International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines.

    “We have to make sure that the integration of our system with the airport’s is in line with IATA standards because we are a member of IATA and want to deliver the best service to our customers,” he said.

    The airline’s IT system adopted IATA’s Billing Settlement Plan (BSP) to include the airport tax in ticket prices.

    Source

  2. avatar Chris Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Garuda logo

    Starting 4 October 2012, all Garuda Indonesia domestic tickets have airport tax already included in the price.

    Please note that this is for Garuda tickets purchased after 4 October 2012; Garuda tickets purchased before 4 October 2012 for flights after 4 October 2012 will still need to pay.

  3. avatar bagus Perdana Says:
    October 27th, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Hi Chris,

    i have not been back home for over 5 years, and wondering if the fiscal tax is still being charge to Indonesian residents and expats with KITAS? last i heard through jakartaglobe they we charging up to Rp2.5 mill from the previous Rp1mill is this true?

  4. avatar Chris Says:
    October 27th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Hi Bagus,

    Fiskal was abolished on 1 Jan 2011. For more information, please see here:

    FISKAL TAX & NPWP

    Even if it was still there, returning Indonesian citizens didn’t have to pay fiskal if they had been in the country less than six months.

  5. avatar bagus perdana Says:
    October 27th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Hi Chris,

    thanks for the info, didn’t want family to rock up to to airport next minute get charge silly amount of money for no reason.

  6. avatar Angie Says:
    December 23rd, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Fly from malaysia
    Put s nite in bali.tmr connecting merpati fly to
    papanigini.how much airport fo I need.tpay?

  7. avatar Chris Says:
    December 24th, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Hi Angie,

    Merpati only flies to West Papua (not Papua New Guinea) so you would pay domestic airport tax of Rp40 000 per person. At the current exchange rate with Malaysian Ringgit, that is about RM 13.

  8. avatar estie Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    hello,

    My niece flew from Jakarta’s airport last November 2012 and she was required to pay fiskal. I thought fiskal was abolished ? My niece is 17 and being underage she couldn’t apply for her own tax ID card. I heard that those under 21 could use their parents tax ID but what if they travel by themselves as in my niece case?

    thanks

  9. avatar Chris Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Dear Estie,

    Sorry to say, your niece was tricked.

    Please see my earlier comment about how fiskal disappeared on 1 January 2011.

    There also shouldn’t be anywhere at the airport to pay fiskal, as the official window (operated by a bank, not immigration officers) to pay fiskal disappeared in 2011 too.

  10. avatar Husni Bin Asmuni Says:
    February 12th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Hi, to officer incharge. May I know how much the airport tax from Yogyakarta to Singapore. Tks.
    Husni.

  11. avatar Chris Says:
    February 12th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Dear Husni,

    At Yogyakarta Airport, international airport tax is Rp100 000 per person.

  12. avatar zeryn Says:
    February 13th, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Hi Officer In-charge,

    May i know how much is the airport tax from Bandung to Malaysia per person? Thanks.

  13. avatar Chris Says:
    February 13th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Dear Zeryn,

    International airport tax in Bandung is Rp75 000 per person.

  14. avatar Husni Bin Asmuni Says:
    February 14th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    How about airport tax jogyakarta to singspore?

  15. avatar Chris Says:
    February 14th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Airport tax is the same for all international flights from Yogyakarta: Rp100 000 per person

  16. avatar Husni Bin Asmuni Says:
    February 14th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Tks for your info. Need to ask you want more thing but not sure is it the correct place. Need to take train from bandung to jogyakarta may I know the schedule and price for executive class.. Weekdays.tks.
    Husni.

  17. avatar Chris Says:
    February 14th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Hi Husni,

    The schedule for trains between Bandung and Yogyakarta is here.

    The ticket price varies by days of the week, proximity to public holidays, etc.

    If you would like a quote, please fill in an enquiry form.

  18. avatar Zuraida Zaman Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I will visit bandung in April 2013, do i need to pay the airport tax during departure and return to Malaysia

  19. avatar Chris Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Yes, you will need to pay airport tax at Bandung Airport for your flight back to Malaysia.

    International airport tax in Bandung is Rp75 000 per person.

  20. avatar liyana Says:
    March 14th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Can i know from bandung to Singapopre, how much is the airport tax per pax? Where and when should i make the payment.

    Thanks

  21. avatar Chris Says:
    March 14th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Dear Liyana,

    International airport tax in Bandung is Rp75 000 per person, payable in Rupiah cash only, either at the check-in counter or soon after at a special booth.

  22. avatar Amelie Says:
    April 4th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Dear Chris,
    I am returning to Beijing from Lombok via Jakarta tomorrow. How much will I be expected to pay? Both taxes or just once from Jakarta?
    Thanks

  23. avatar Chris Says:
    April 5th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Hi Amelie,

    You will need to pay domestic airport tax in Lombok (Rp25 000 per person) and international airport tax in Jakarta (Rp150 000 per person).

    Both must be paid in Rupiah cash.

  24. avatar zeyra Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Can i know airport tax from bandung to malaysia per pax??

  25. avatar Chris Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    For the third time (see previous comments), international airport tax at Bandung Airport is Rp75 000.

  26. avatar Saravanan Says:
    June 12th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Hi Chris,

    If I am travelling with a 2-year old toddler and my wife to Bali from Singapore, do I need to pay airport tax of Rp 450,000 on arrival and Rp 450,000 again when I leave? Thanks and have a nice day !

  27. avatar Chris Says:
    June 13th, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Dear Saravanan,

    Airport tax is for departures only, not arrivals.

    In Bali, it is Rp150 000 per person (including children and infants). So yes, you would pay Rp450 000 in total when you fly from Bali to Singapore.

  28. avatar krishna Says:
    July 7th, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Please let me know the Airport tax from Surabaya to Singapore.
    Thanks.

  29. avatar Chris Says:
    July 8th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Hi Krishna,

    Airport tax for international flights from Surabaya is Rp150 000 per person.

  30. avatar Norhayati Arshad Says:
    July 15th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Starting from 25-July-2013 all flight will be landed at Kuala Namu International Airport. Is it Polonia’s Airport officially close?How much airport tax will be charge from Kuala Namu to Penang(Malaysia)?

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