Padang travel guide

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You're Going to Love Padang

With a population of 840 352, Padang is the largest city in Sumatera Barat, Indonesia by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Padang to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Padang

Padang in March
Estimated hotel price
£22
1 night at 3-star hotel
Padang in March
Estimated hotel price
£22
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Padang in January, when the average temperature is 27 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 23 °C, with an average temperature of 26 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 510 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Padang, with an average rainfall of 250 mm.

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How to Get to Padang

Plane

When flying to Padang, you’ll arrive at Padang Tabing (PDG), which is located 20 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Padang from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 27h 40m.

Plane

When flying to Padang, you’ll arrive at Padang Tabing (PDG), which is located 20 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Padang from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 27h 40m.

Airports near Padang

Airlines serving Padang

Emirates
Excellent (2,101 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (845 reviews)
Garuda Indonesia
Excellent (45 reviews)
Batik Air
Good (56 reviews)
AirAsia
Good (153 reviews)
Citilink
Okay (2 reviews)
Lion Air
Good (24 reviews)
Wings Air
Good (4 reviews)

Where to stay in Padang

Average rates range from around £18 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £10 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Padang

Most booked hotels in Padang

The Zhm Premiere Padang
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
£37+
Truntum Padang
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£25+
ibis Padang
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£26+
favehotel Olo Padang
3 stars
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
£22+

Hiring a car in Padang

Expect to pay £0.66 per litre in Padang (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £7.90 and £10.53.

Expect to pay £0.66 per litre in Padang (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £7.90 and £10.53.