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Bissau Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Bissau 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!

I checked in 3 hours before flight and am at gate past security 2 hours before flight. Not a problem to get here earlier than an hour  - Ashwin

Airport Overview

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 Osvaldo Vieira International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A tiny single-terminal international airport with three gates and very limited facilities.
  • No digital displays for flight information, no real security screening, handwritten check-in and boarding passes….and mosquitoes. Lots of mosquitoes.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. A reader did send us an email to let us know "there are 5 rows of chairs and lots of floor space. But it seems like the sort of airport that will be closed if [ there were ] no flights till morning.". Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Bissau Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Bissau 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

There are no lounges available.

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Airport Hotels

If attempting to sleep in the Bissau Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Ancar- (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Azalai Hotel 24 de Setembro - (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Bissau Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

There is no WiFi.

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

  • Children's Play Areas - Not available.
  • Food & Drink - A reader tells us there is a small cafe bar at the gate that serves beer and has reasonable prices. Hours: open past 10pm (last flight at 2350).
  • Information Desk - Available in the main hall. Hours: unknown.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - A reader tells us there are a few points near the gates where you can charge your devices.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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As of February 2018, Bissau airport is served by the following airlines: TAP Portugal • Royal Air Maroc • Atlantic Airways.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Several car rental agencies are located on-site. No further information is available.


Shared-ride taxis and minibuses are readily available in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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Last Updated: 31 October 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 .