Sleeping in Airports

Alghero Airport Guide

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

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AHO Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Alghero Airport (code: AHO) has a single terminal that serves a few destinations year-round. The summer high season is busy with seasonal flights, so expect crowds. Facilities are limited to a couple cafes, a few shops, and WiFi. There are no pay-to-use lounges.

Sleeping in Alghero Airport

The airport closes after the last flight until 4:00AM, so staying overnight is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby and some offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Coronavirus Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.

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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 Alghero Airports does not appeal to you, there are a few hotels near the airport:

  • Agriturismo La Genziana – (3 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • B&B da Giovanna – (5 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport transportation, on request. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Fertilia – (10 minutes from the airport). » Check Rates
  • Agriturismo Agave Farm Stay – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Alghero Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available in Alghero Airport, but at the time of this update, we are unable to confirm if there is a fee or registration required for service.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24/7. 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. Locations: Arrivals Hall.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge at the airport entrance doors.

Currency Exchange – Service are available at the Best and Fast Exchange office. Location: Landside. Hours: Unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – Baltona Travel Retail Store offers duty-free shopping airside in the terminal. Books, gifts, travel good, traditional foods, local wines, and health aids are also available for purchase from shops located throughout the airport.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules. Locations:

  • Landside: MyChef
  • Airside: MyCafe

Information Desk – A Tourist Information Counter can be found Landside at the Arrivals Exit/Check-in. Hours: first flight – last flight.

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.

Pharmacy – A pharmacy sells over-the counter-drugs, childcare articles and cosmetics. Location: Landside, near Arrivals.

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

Smoking – Smoking is not prohibited within the terminal and must be done outside.

Showers – Unavailable.

Travel Agency – A tourist information booth is located Landside which is open every day for all incoming and outgoing flights.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 4:00AM – last scheduled flight departure.


Alghero airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • Air Alsie • Air Nostrum • Alitalia • Blue Air • Corendon • CityJet • EasyJet • Jet Time • RyanAir • Scandinavian Airlines • TUI • Smartwings • Volotea • Vueling • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


AHO airport is well connected to the Alghero town center (10 km), Sassari (33 km) and other destinations. An automated ticket machine is available in the Arrivals Hall of the airport for the purchase of ARST bus tickets. For route maps, schedules and fares, visit the ARST website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located onsite in the Arrivals Hall: Avis • Europcar • Green Motion • Hertz Italiana • InterRent • Locauto • Maggiore, • Ruvioli Rent A Car • Sardinya autonoleggio • Sicily by Car/ • Viten Group • Win Rent.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service:
Alghero City Hotel   •    B&B Casa Vacanze La Mimosa Alghero   •   Residenza Bouganvillea.


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area in front of the airport terminal on a 24-hour basis. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. Alghero town center is a 15-minute ride from the airport.

Last updated: 2020-10-23

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: update the airport guide or  write a review.