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Punta Arenas Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Punta Arenas Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

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Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Punta Arenas Airport.

What to Expect

  • A tiny single-terminal international airport with limited, but clean facilities.
  • Sleeping in this airport is common for travelers with early flight departures.
  • Many benches and power outlets available
  • A little noisy during the day, but peaceful and quiet at night
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the Airport Guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Most reviewers report having a pleasant sleeping experience at this clean and quiet airport. One reviewer mentioned the quieter first floor as a preferable place for travelers to sleep. Another reviewer mentioned the 2nd floor cafe as a preferable spot to sleep, due to its ample floor space and power outlets.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s comfortable VIP lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

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Punta Arenas Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Punta Arenas airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Salones VIP Pacific Club - Location: National Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor, Gate 2. Hours: 5:30AM - 10:30PM (Daily). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 45) • Buy a lounge pass (£25.00 - 24 hour advance purchase is required).

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available from inside the airport restaurant.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Punta Arenas Airport does not appeal to you, are hotels near the airport:

  • Hostal Ovejero - (20 minutes from the airport) An airport shuttle is available and waiting outside of arrivals. Rate is $5,000 per person.
  • Hostal Terrasur - (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.
  • Hotel Carpa Manzano - (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel suggests a taxi for approximately $15.00USD each way.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Punta Arenas Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATM’s / Cash Machines - Yes, available.
  • Car Rentals - Yes. Avis • Hertz • Emsa • Europcar • Recasur.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Local crafts, souvenirs, jewelry, and last minute items are available for purchase from a small variety of shops throughout the airport.
  • Food & Drinks - Sabor Magallanico offers full-service dining in the airport. Hours and location are not known.
  • Information Desk - Location: Landside, Main Hall. Hours: Open 24 hours.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies are available onsite: Alamo • Emsa Rent a Car • Europcar • Hertz • Recasur.

Taxis

Taxis and shared-ride transfer minibuses are available in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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Last Updated: 01 May 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us.

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