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Managua Airport Guide

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

A nap is impossible due to the noise...it seemed like people hang out at the airport for the sake of hanging out, regardless of whether or not they had a flight. - snowshoecat

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 Managua Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small and overcrowded international airport with limited seating, shopping and dining options. Some reviewers complained about the lack of proper signage around the airport and the hot and humid temperature inside the terminal.
  • The presence of lots of heavily-armed security guards may comfort you...or not.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Your only options are hard bench seats and the floor, so have a sleeping bag or travel mat handy for comfort. A travel blanket is also handy for keeping warm in the cold, overly air-conditioned terminal.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Taxi drivers at the airport are very aggressive, so be firm and prepare to haggle! One reviewer suggested hiring a taxi out by the main highway outside of the airport for a lower fare.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first 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 Managua Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Managua 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.

  • Sala VIP - Location: Airside, Second Floor. Lounge Access: Reservation required - Adults: US$ 30 + VAT - Children under 12: US$30.

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Airport Hotels

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

  • Best Western Las Mercedes Managua - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service is available upon request. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Camino Real Managua - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available, on request. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Managua 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 Managua 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. Machines are oeprated by Bancentro, BAC, and Banpro. 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.Locations: landside.
  • Banking Services - Banpro and BAC offer full-service banking at the airport.
  • Currency Exchange - Global Exchange - Location: Landside, International Arrivals / Airside, International Arrivals - Hours: 7:00AM - 11:00PM.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available is available starting at 5:00AM in both International Departures and Arrivals areas. In addition, a souvenir shop is available landside in the public hall.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions (serving local and international cuisine) operate in the food court from 6:00AM - 9:00PM.
  • 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

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of February 2018, Managua airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • United Airlines • Delta • Spirit Airlines • Copa • Avianca • Aeromexico • Nature Air • La Costeña.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies are available: Alamo • Budget • Dollar • Hertz • National • Thrifty • Payless • Toyota Rent a Car. Look for the rental counters in the terminal’s Arrivals area.

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Last Updated: 14 February 2018

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 .