Sleeping in Airports

Abuja Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Abuja 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.

Local taxi mafia is efficient and you don’t have to start your trip in the usual Nigerian fashion with a monster argument with the driver about the fare. – a traveller

ABV Airport Overview

abuja airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Abuja Airport.

What to Expect

Abuja Airport (code: ABV) is divided into an international terminal and a domestic terminal. The international terminal is a brand new building having opened in December 2018. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of information to be found regarding the new terminal. For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to enter a few airport lounges. A few lounges have showers and sleeping areas. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Abuja Airport

We do not have any recent sleep-related airport reviews.  Past reviews describe the terminal as hot, crowded and dirty.  Sleeping here is not advised.  For uninterrupted sleep, area 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.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Abuja 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 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 and we will update this airport guide.

Airport Hotels

There are no sleep pods, day rooms or hotels at Abuja Airport.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Abuja, search deals and read traveller reviews.

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 purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. 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!

International Terminal
  • Gabfol Lounge Temporarily Closed – Location: International Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the door.
  • Pearl Lounge – Location: Airside, Module F, Level 0. Lounge Access: Prepaid Lounge Pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • SDS Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Module C Wing, opposite the International Gate. Showers and sleeper beds are available. International flights only. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
Domestic Terminal
  • Airspace Lounge –  Location: Domestic Terminal, Landside, Module D Wing, 1st Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
  • @9tysix Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor, Departure Hall. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
  • Lounge One – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, opposite the Boarding Gate, on the right hand side after Security Checks. Domestic flights only. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Abuja Airport Lounges


Showers are available in a few of the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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


A reader tells us that at Free WiFi at Abuja Airport throughout new arrival terminal. (September 2019)

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

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.

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

Abuja airport is served by the following airlines: Aero Contractors • African World Airlines • Air Côte d’Ivoire • Air France • Air Peace • Arik Air • ASKY Airlines • Azman Air • British Airways • Dana Air • Egypt Air • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Lufthansa • Overland Airways • RwandAir • Turkish Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were unable to find any hotels that provide an airport shuttle.  See also Airport Hotels above.


Green-colored official taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

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.