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

HBE Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Alexandria Borg Airport (code: HBE) has a small, single terminal. Facilities are very limited, with a few eateries and shops. We are unable to confirm whether WiFi or pay-to-use lounges are available.

Sleeping in Alexandria Borg Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby airports 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 Alexandria Borg 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 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 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!

  • Pearl Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor.  Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass (£25) • Lounge membership programs.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Alexandria Airport.  Airport shuttles are not available, but the hotels can make transfer arrangements at extra cost:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Alexandria Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

One of our readers, jimp85, tells us “there’s 15 minutes free WiFi. You need to register with your SIM though to get a code. Not as easy depending on your national contract.” (December 2022)

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 – Unavailable.

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.

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 – Unavailable.

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.


Alexandria Borg airport is served by the following airlines: British Airways • Emirates • Etihad Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


For safety reasons, use only the metered taxis available for hire in the ground transportation area. At the time of this 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: 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.