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Calama Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Calama Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

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 Calama Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, single terminal airport with basic amenities.
  • A large restaurant is located in the public area on the upper level.
  • Passengers do not go through security until shortly before boarding time.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Cushioned benches can be found on the 2nd floor, landside
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are several hotels nearby. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below for more info.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can purchase entry a lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and hours.

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

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Calama 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 by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass 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 Calama Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Park Hotel Calama - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($).
  • Cabañas Hara Kara - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($).
  • L&S Hotel - (9 minutes from the airport) No airport transfer service available.

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

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Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available in El Loa Airport.

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

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Two ATMs are located inside the main entrance to the airport.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, 24-hour dining is not available. Food options are: Bakery & Co. • Costa Tacora Restobar • Macchiato Express.
  • Information Desk - An Information Desk is located inside the main entrance to the airport.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Medical Services - A First Aid Station is located on the ground level. Hours: Not known.
  • 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.
  • Shopping - Jewelry, handicrafts, and souvenirs are available for sale from the airport’s three shops. The airport has a newsstand as well.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of February 2018, Calama airport is served by the following airlines: SKY • LATAM • Jet Smart.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


At the time of this December 2017 update, the airport offers 2 bus service: airport to Calama city center ($2,500 pesos) • airport to San Pedro ($8,000 pesos).

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Budget • Econorent • Europcar • First • Hertz.


These shared-ride minibuses offer economical transportation along a fixed route.


Metered taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area of the airport. At the time of this December 2017 update, the average fares are: airport to Calama city center ($7,000 pesos) • airport to San Pedro ($50,000 pesos).

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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 .