Sleeping in Airports

Algiers Airport Guide

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

I was very relieved when i learned that i was allowed to sleep inside the international zone inside a transit room with couches and sofas. – a guest review (2023)

ALG Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport.

What to Expect

Algiers Airport (code: ALG) has three main terminals: Terminal 1 serves international flights, while Terminal 2 handles domestic destinations. Terminal 4 is the newest terminal and it handles Air Algerie flights. Most gates and amenities are within short walking distance.

Some travellers mentioned that security processes can be slow, so arrive early for peace of mind. Facilities include a few eateries and shops, and one or two cafes seem to stay open 24 hours. WiFi is available to help pass the time.

Sleeping in Algiers Airport

While it is possible to stay overnight in Algiers Airport, it probably won’t be the most comfortable airport to sleep in. Besides the two areas with sofas detailed below, the next best sleep spot will be the floor. If you want to set up camp here, we’d recommend bringing a sleep mat/inflatable mattress, blanket and extra layers to make it more cosy.
Here are a few good spots to check out:

  • Terminal 4 – a Segafredo cafe remains open 24/7 and there are sofas available.
  • Terminal 4 – the transit room contains sofas perfect for lying down and getting some rest.
  • Terminal 4 – a hotel is connected to the terminal by a covered walkway. See Airport Hotels in the guide below.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can write a review to submit airport tips and photos. For more airport information, scroll down to explore more in our Algiers 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

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Algiers airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel connected to the terminal and more options nearby:

  • Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport – Connected to Terminal 4 by a covered walkway.  » Check Rates
Hotels near the airport
  • Mercure Alger Aéroport  – Free airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Ibis Alger Aéroport – Free airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

Terminal 1 – International Terminal

  • First Class Lounge – Available to Business Class passengers with certain airlines. Please check eligibility with your airline in advance of your trip.
  • VIP Lounge – Paid access available to all passengers. For more details on how to purchase a lounge pass, please see the Algiers Airport website.

Terminal 2 – Domestic Terminal

  • VIP Lounge – Available to Business Class passengers and certain subscription holders. Please check eligibility with your airline in advance of your trip.

Drinking Water

At the time of this update, we did not have information about water bottle refill stations or drinking fountains. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Food & Drinks

A variety of food options are available in the terminals. The Segafredo cafe – Terminal 4, Landside – is open 24/7.


Luggage Storage & Lockers

Not available.  If this information is not correct, click here to update this airport guide.

Mobile Charging

While we have no official info regarding mobile charging availability, a reader tells us that he recalls charging ports on cafes in terminal 1.

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.


Showers are available inside the VIP Lounge in terminal 4.


WiFi is available at Algiers Airport for a fee. Vouchers can be purchased from on-site convenience shops and coffee shops. At the time of this update, prices are DA 250 for 30 minutes or DA 420 for 60 minutes.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things to do at the Airport
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. Locations: throughout all terminals.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available. Rate: unknown.

Children’s Play Areas – Not available.

Currency Exchange – Bank of Algeria ATM. Location: public halls of Terminal 1 and 2.

Duty-free & Shopping – Dufry duty-free is available in addition to some small retail and souvenir shops.

Information Desk – Available in each terminal.

Luggage Weighing – Before you get to the check-in counter, there are scales to weigh your luggage to ensure you are within your allotted baggage limit.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bag from damage and theft by having it covered in plastic. Location: Smart Bag, Terminal 1, Halls 1 and 2.

Pharmacy – Yes.  Locations: Goucem pharmacy, Terminal 1, Landside • Kermiche pharmacy, Terminal 2, Landside.

Prayer Room – Yes (Terminal 2)

SIM Cards – Djezzy, Mobilis and Ooredoo SIM Cards are available in the public area of the terminals.

Algiers Airport is served by the following airlines: Air Algérie • Air Canada • Air France • ASL Airlines • British Airways • Egyptiair • Emirates • Flynas • Iberia • ITA Airways • Lufthansa • Nouvelair • Qatar Airways • Royal Jordanian • Saudia • Syrian Air • Tassili • Transavia • TUI fly Belgium • Tunisair • Turkish Airlines • Volotea • Vueling.
Airport Transportation


Three local buses (Lines 39, 100, 178) link the airport with the city center, with approx. 30 minute journey times. Tickets are sold on board the bus. The rate depends on the length of the journey but generally ranges from 20 to 45 DA.

A direct shuttle connects the airport and city, departing every 30 minutes. Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Rate 50DA.

Car Rentals

Hertz and Rapide Car have desks at the airport.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available for hire outside both terminals. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey. A ride from the airport to the city center will cost approximately about AD1200.


Generally, the airport staff are welcoming and will allow you to sleep if you choose to do so. A recent review (2023) described the staff as ‘very kind and understanding’.

Airport Conditions

If you plan to spend the night at the airport, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Temperature – Arrive prepared, just in case. It’s better to have a blanket than to need one later on. Even a hoodie provides extra warmth if the terminal gets colder.
  • Lighting – Come prepared with eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.
  • Noise – Earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones will help if you’re trying to sleep overnight.

Safety & Security

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Algiers Airport. Sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s essential to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:

  • Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
  • Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Please don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who awoke without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
  • Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay alert, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.

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Last updated: 2024-02-07

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.