Sleeping in Airports

Abidjan Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Abidjan Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Though this airport terminal is a brand new and sparkling facility, the petty power freaks here manage to completely ruin the place. – unknown

ABJ Airport Overview

abidjan airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Abidjan Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport.

What to Expect

Abidjan Airport (code: ABJ) has a recently renovated medium-sized terminal, serving both domestic and international destinations. Travellers will find a few eateries and several shops. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and rates.

Sleeping in Abidjan Airport

Overnight stays are not encouraged here, and security guards may ask travellers to leave until the morning. If you do risk staying here, it seems there are only two benches, landside, near the baggage wrapping machine. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Abidjan Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Abidjan Airport:

Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Abidjan Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

  • VIP Lounge – Location: Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at Door Rate (30,000CFA/approx 53 USD).

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Abidjan Airport in designated areas including the VIP Lounge and departures lounge.  SIM Cards are sold through some airport vendors.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available Landside and Airside. 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.

Children’s Play Areas – Not available.

Currency Exchange – Banque Atlantique and Caisse d’Epargne offer currency exchange and full-service banking. Location: Landside, the Main Hall. Money transfers are available through Western Union. Location: Landside, in the Main Hall.

Duty Free & Shopping – Dufry offers duty-free shopping. Location: Airside, in the international area and Main Arrivals Hall.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. Food options include:

  • Landside: Akwabar • Awale
  • Airside: Air Lounge Cafe

Information Desk – An information desk is available in the main lobby of the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – There is a luggage wrapping service in the check-in area. Rate: 1500 FCFA (€ 2.25) per bag.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: Main Hall, Departure Area.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – There are two pharmacies. Locations: Landside, Main Hall • Airside, Boarding Area

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s post office. Location: Landside, Main Hall. Hours: 7:30AM – 4:30PM (Mon-Fri).

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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, click here to update this airport guide.


Abidjan airport is served by the following airlines: A Sky • Air France • Air Cote D ‘Ivore • Brussels Airlines • Corsair • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Kenya Airways • Middle East Airlines • Qatar Airways • Royal Air Morocco • Senegal Airlines • • Tunisair • Turkish.


Hotel Shuttles

A few area hotels provide an airport shuttle: Radisson Blu Hotel, Abidjan AirportONOMO Hotel Abidjan Airport.  See also Airport Hotels above.

Shuttle Buses

There are minibus shuttles run by Hotels. There is also a direct line bus from South Plateau Station to the Airport at the cost of 200 FCFA (€ 0.30 / $0.35).


Metered taxis are available 24 hours a day in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2023-03-21

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.