Paramaribo airport (PBM)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport, also known as JAP and opened in 1928, is the main airport in Suriname, serving not only Paramaribo (the capital), but also the rest of the country. It operates with flights to Amsterdam, the United States, Brazil, Guyana and different destinations in the Caribbean.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 450,000 passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +597 325 200. E-mail: [email protected]. Tourist information desk in the Arrivals Hall.


The airport is located in the town of Zanderij, 45 km (28 miles) to the south of Paramaribo.

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What services does Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureau (24 hours a day), mobile phone services and free Wi-Fi access. The Sabaku Lounge is open from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm and located in the Departures area; it provides snacks, newspapers and magazines, Wi-Fi (accessible for business class passengers from Surinam Airways).

Food and Drinks
- Pizza store, café and bakery.
Shopping- Duty-free goods (liquor, tobacco, perfumes), jewellery, gifts, handicrafts.
Baggage- In case of missing luggage, head for the offices of the appropriate airline.
Other services- Travel agencies, cold storage facilities for perishable cargo.


Public and private transportation

Bus - There are private or shared services provided by Garage DA Ashruf (Tel +597 450 102 / 454 451) and Garage de Paarl (Tel +597 403 600 / 610). The vehicles run to Paramaribo and other destinations in the country.

Taxi - Ranks available outside the terminal. It is recommended to agree on a fare with the driver before departing. Travel time to downtown Paramaribo is 80-90 minutes.


Car rental agencies

There are car rental desks from the following companies:

Avis (Tel +597 551 158 / 877 5645 - 24 hours a day)
Budget (Tel +597 881 0618 / 874 8439 - 24 hours a day)
Europcar (Tel +597 424 785 - 24 hours a day)
Ross Rental Cars (Tel +597 432 200 / 856 8668 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm)


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Parking services at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM)

There are two outdoor parking lots, one in front of the Arrivals Hall and the other one in front of the Departures Hall. There is a parking garage as well. Further information: Tel +597 325 113.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

If you should require a wheelchair or special assistance, contact your airline at least 48 hours before your flight.

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Latest updates: November 06, 2019