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Barranquilla Airport Guide

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

This is a farely not modern airport. It still has old customs, check in and secuity machines. The waiting area is also uncomfortable. - arigont

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 Barranquilla Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, but modern single-terminal international airport with a small variety of shops and restaurants
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of June 2016, we do not have any reviews from travellers who have spent the night at this airport.
  • 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 use one of the first class lounges. 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 Barranquilla Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Barranquilla 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 are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). 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 sleeping in Barranquilla Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back into Barranquilla city center, as there are no hotels in or near the airport. Here are some suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • Hotel Genova Centro - (28 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. Hotel suggests taking a taxi from the taxi stand at the airport, approximately COP $25,000. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Barranquilla Plaza - (30 minutes from the airport) Hotel will arrange airport shuttle upon request, $14.00 USD to the hotel and $12.00 USD to the airport. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Majestic - (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Barranquilla Airport.

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

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, Second Floor.
  • Currency Exchange - Banco Popular is open from 9:00AM - 3:00PM. Location: Landside, First Floor.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is available.
  • Food & Drinks - At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour food and beverage concessions available at this airport.
  • 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.
  • Information Desk - Location: Landside, First Floor.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. Airside is open according to the flight schedule.

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As of February 2018, Barranquilla airport is served by the following airlines: Avianca • Copa • American Airlines • Air Canada.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


If you are traveling light, city buses offer an economical option for traveling between the airport and city center. For local bus schedules and fares, seek the assistance of an Information Desk staff member at the airport.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Galauto Rent a Car • Hertz • Localiza.


Metered taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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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 .