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

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 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.

Sleeping in Algiers Airport

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 or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. 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.

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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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Algiers Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

At Airport Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport – Connected to the new terminal by a covered walkway.  » Check Rates

Near Airport Mercure Alger Aéroport  » Check Rates

Near Airport 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
  • VIP Lounge

Terminal 2 – Domestic Terminal

  • VIP Lounge

Related Pages: Algiers Airport Lounges

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 food 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.

Luggage Weighing – Before you get to the check-in counter, there are scales to weigh your luggage to make sure 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.

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

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.

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

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

Algiers airport is served by the following airlines: Air Algérie • Air France • ASL Airlines • Lufthansa • Qatar Airways • Royal Air Morocco • Royal Jordanian • Tassili • Transavia • Tunisair • Turkish Airlines • Vueling.

Transportation

Bus

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

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

Car Rentals

Hertz and Rapide Car have a desks at the airport.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

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

Last updated: 2022-02-08

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.