Sleeping in Airports

Algiers Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you 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.

The only place you are likely to fall asleep in Hassi Messaoud airport is in the international departures lounge, but that is assuming you find a plastic seat that is actually bolted to its base. – Gus

Airport Overview

Algiers airport guide
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 about their time at Algiers Airport.

What to Expect

Algiers Airport has two main terminals: Terminal 1 serves international flights and has recently (April 2019) been expanded to included a West Terminal while Terminal 2 handles domestic destinations. A third terminal primarily handles charter and pilgrimage flights. Most gates and amenities are in 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.

Where to Sleep

Overnight campers sometimes get lucky finding sleep spots in cafes that have closed for the night. If you opt for the floor, bring along a blanket or extra layer to soften the cold tiles. For uninterrupted sleep, a brand Hyatt hotel opened on airport grounds in 2019 at the airport, and nearby hotels offer free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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

Air Algerie Salon Premiere ClasseAccess information is currently unavailable.

Airport Hotels

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

At Airport Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport – The 326-room hotel opened in 2019 and is situated directly opposite the airport’s new terminal and is connected by a covered walkway. Free shuttle is also available. » Check Rates

Near Airport Mercure Alger Aéroport – (5 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour airport shuttle to/from domestic & international terminals departs every hour. » Check Rates

Near Airport Ibis Alger Aéroport – (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle departs daily, every hour from 7:00AM to 10:00PM. Located across from taxi stands. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

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 Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover 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. Location: unknown. Hours: unknown.

Food & Drinks – A variety of options exist. At the time of this update, we cannot confirm if any concessions are open 24 hours; however, a 24 hour restaurant/bar is available at the Hyatt Hotel on airport grounds.

Information Desk – Available in each terminal.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – While we have no official info regarding mobile charging availability, a reader tells us that he recalls there being charging ports on pillars in the terminal and in the Cafes.

Pharmacy – Yes (Terminal 2)

Prayer Room – Yes (Terminal 2)

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 – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of July 2019, Algiers airport is served by the following airlines: Air Algerie • Air Canada • Air France • Alitalia • ASL Airlines • British Airways • EgyptAir • Emirates • Iberia • Lufthansa • Nouvelair • Qatar Airways • Royal Air Maroc • Royal Jordanian • Saudia • Syrian Air • Tassili • Transavia • TUI • Tunisair • Turkish Airlines • Vueling.

Transportation

Bus

3 local buses link the airport with the city center, with the trip last approximately 30 minutes. Tickets are sold on board the bus.

Car Rentals

Hertz and Rapide Car have a desks at the airport.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire outside of Hall 2. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

Last updated: 2019-07-16

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.