Sleeping in Airports

Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport Guide

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

Airport security is loose by western standards and I was allowed in with a 1,5L bottle of water.  – AnnaOnTheRoad

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 Borg El Arab Airport.

What to Expect

  • A single-terminal international airport with three floors.
  • There is a duty-free shop and a food court, but not much in the way of entertainment. The airport is out in the middle of the desert, about an hour from the city center, with not much in between. Once you are at the airport, you are limited to what’s at the airport.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • 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

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Africana Hotel
    (10 minutes from the airport) The hotel can arrange for an airport shuttle. ($) » Check Rates
  • Radisson Blu
    (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available upon request via email. » Check Rates
  • Iberotel Borg El Arab
    (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi / Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

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

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available, along with a selection of retail shops.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of 24-hour dining options.

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.


As of February 2018, Alexandria Borg airport is served by the following airlines: British Airways • Emirates

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


For safety reasons, use only the metered taxis available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. At the time of 2016 update, the approximate fare for a one-way trip between the airport and Alexandria is around 130 – 160 LE. Unfortunately, we do not have the current rate.

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 [email protected] and we will update this guide.