Sleeping in Airports

Apia Airport Guide

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

It was possible to sleep on benches in short snippets, and many other people did so. – Rod

Airport Overview

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 during their time at Apia Airport.

What to Expect

  • This is a small airport with a single terminal.
  • Several reviewers have reported that the bathrooms may not be the cleanest, so tissues and hand sanitizer are recommended.

Where to Sleep

  • The airport is reportedly quiet and small, but no prime sleeping spots have been mentioned by our reviewers.
  • There are no on-site airport hotels, but there are a few nearby hotels. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

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

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Apia Airport does not appeal to you, there are a few hotels near the airport:

  • Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates
  • Le Vasa Resort – (8 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

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

Currency Exchange – Yes

Food & Drinks – A small snack bar is available airside.

Luggage Wrapping – Yes.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Shopping – Souvenirs, crafts, and sundries are available for purchase at the airport.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.


As of October 2018, Apia airport is served by the following airlines: Air New Zealand.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Local buses stop on the main road outside of the airport. At the time of this November 2017 update, one-way bus fare costs about WS$5.

Hotel Shuttles

A specialized airport bus offers service to hotels in Apia for WS$12 each way. Tickets are available from the government tourist office booth in the arrivals area.


Taxis are available at the airport during airport hours of operation.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.