Sleeping in Airports

Almeria Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Almeria 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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LEI Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Almería Airport (code: LEI) is a modern two-level terminal with four gates and limited shopping and dining options. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Almería Airport

Overnight sleeping is not allowed in the airport, but there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 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. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Almería 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 Hotels

If sleeping in Almeria Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels within a 15 minute drive:

  • Hotel Los Arcos – (5 minutes from the airport) This is the closest hotel to the airport. No airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Barceló Cabo de Gata – (9 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle is available. The hotel suggests a taxi for approx. 20,00€ each way. » Check Rates
  • Cabogata Garden – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available via private transfer($). » Check Rates
  • Albergue Inturjoven Almeria – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at this time.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Almeria airport. Connect to the “AIRPORT FREE WIFI AENA” network and use your email, Facebook, LinkedIn or Aena Club account to obtain internet access.

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: Floor 0, Departures Hall.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available from 6:30AM – 9:00PM (closes at 8:00PM in the winter) in the Departures Area (airside, Floor 1). Newspapers, magazines, snacks, and travel goods are available for purchase from the convenience store in the airport lobby.

Food & Drinks – The airport has three dining options:

  • Landside: Food & Goods (Departures, Floor 0. Hours: according to flight scheduling)
  • Airside: Oasis Bar & Coffee (Departures, Boarding Area – Floor 1 Hours: according to flight scheduling) • La Jamboteca (Departures, Boarding Area – Floor 1. Hours: from 9:00AM until the last flight).

Information Desk – Location: Floor 0, Check-in Area.

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.

Observation Terrace – Location: Floor 1

Pharmacy – Farmacia. Location: Departures, landside, Floor 0. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM.

Police – The Police can be found at Floor 0, Departures Hall and the Civil Guard can be found at Floor 0, Baggage Claim.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:10AM – 9:45PM (winter hours) or 5:10AM – 8:45PM (summer hours).


Almeria airport is served by the following airlines: Air Europa • Air Nostrum • British AirwaysBrussels AirlinesEasyJet • Enter Air • Iberia • Jet2 • Luxair • RyanAir • SmartLynx • Smartwings • TAP Air Portugal • Transavia • Travel Service • TUI • Vueling.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Almeria Airport is served by bus Route 30 (Almería-Aeropuerto-Alquilán-Retamar El Toyo) which runs daily to and from Almeria city center. The trip last 35 minutes and bus fare is €1,05. Departures are available approximately every 35 minutes and bus service is available from the airport to the city:

  • Monday – Friday: 7:15AM – 11:20PM
  • Saturday: 7:15AM – 11:40PM
  • Sunday: 7:10AM – 11:00PM

Car Rentals

The following  agencies are available onsite in the Arrivals Hall: Europcar • Goldcar • Hertz.


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area, just outside of the Arrivals Hall. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. Extra fees apply for oversized luggage, trips to/from the airport are subject to a €4.64 fee, fares can be higher at certain times of the day, on holidays, etc. It is best to ask before you start your trip. For fares and route options, check out the Almeria Airport website.

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.