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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

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 Port Bouet Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A modern international airport with clean facilities and pleasant staff. There is a nice array of restaurants, shops and airport amenities.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • The only two benches in the airport can be found near the baggage wrapping machine.
  • In addition to the lack of comfortable benches to sleep on, overnight stays are strongly discouraged. Expect to be asked by airport security to leave the premises at night. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

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

Airport Hotels

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

  • Onomo Hotel Abidjan
    Located 500m from the airport. Free airport shuttle is available upon request from 8:00AM to 6:00PM. » check rates
  • Freeman Hotel
    (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » check rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Abidjan Airport in the VIP Lounge and Departure Lounge.

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 – Atlantic Bank and Savings Bank offer currency exchange and full-service banking in the Public Hall. Money transfers are available through Western Union, also in the Public Hall.

Duty Free & Shopping – Dufry offers duty-free shopping airside in the boarding area and Arrivals Hall. A book store is available in the Public 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 – Urgent and emergency medical care is available in the Public Hall.

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 editor@sleepinginairports.com.

Pharmacy – There are two plarmacies: Pharmacy Akwaba (Landside, Public Hall) and Akwa Plus Pharmacy (Airside, Boarding Area).

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s post office. Location: Public Hall, landside. Hours: 7:30AM – 4:30PM (Mon-Fri) and 12:00PM – 7:00PM (Sat & Sun).

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

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.

Airlines

As of October 2018, Abidjan airport is served by the following airlines: Air Algeria • Air Burkina • Air France • Air Ivory Coast • Brussels Airlines • Camair Co • Ceiba Intercontinental • Corsair • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Kenya Airways • Mauritania Airlines • Middle East Airlines • Royal Air Morocco • Rwandair • South Africa Airways • TAP • Trans Air Congo • Tunisair • Turkish.

Transportation

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Factor Express, Hertz, Notice, Road Star, and Selv.

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).

Taxis

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

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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, write a review or send an email to editor@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this guide.