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Cotonou Airport Guide

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

they mark all over your luggage with white chalk....they are just trying to look official I think!
- Peter K

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 Cotonou Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport with minimal shopping and dining options. A recent review describes the airport as clean and quiet, with comfortable seating and working air-conditioning but only one visible power outlet that can be used for mobile charging.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • 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 business class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

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

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Cotonou 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

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

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

  • Best Western Plus Nobila Airport Hotel - Located just 200m from the airport. Airport offers day rates starting at 45000 xof for a standard room. » Check Rates
  • Ibis Cotonou - (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Novotel Orisha Cotonou - (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

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

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Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Cotonou Airport inside the lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

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

  • Children's Play Areas - Not available.
  • Food & Drinks - Yes
  • Information Desk - Not available.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • 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, Cotonou airport is served by the following airlines: Arik Air • Brussels Airlines • RwandAir • Air France • Air Burkina • Turkish Airlines • Air Cote D'Ivoire • Kenya Airways • Ceiba Intercontinental • Ethiopian Airlines • Tunisair • Mauritania Airlines International • Royal Air Maroc.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Several car rental agencies serve the airport. Contact your rental agency of choice for rates and reservations.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. Taxis are not metered, so you must negotiate your fare before starting your journey. At the time of this December 2017 update, the typical fare between the airport and city center is around 2500 to 5000FCFA, depending on the time of day.

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Last Updated: 27 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 .