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Arequipa Airport Guide

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

AQP Airport Overview

arequipa airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Arequipa Rodríguez Ballón International Airport.

What to Expect

Arequipa Airport (code: AQP) has a single terminal that connects to three Peruvian destinations. Facilities are limited to a few food concessions and shops, but the free WiFi (if you are able to connect) may help pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and access information.

Sleeping in Arequipa Airport

The airport closes nightly, so it is not possible to spend the night here.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info 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.

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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 Arequipa Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel La Cuesta de Cayma – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel ($). » Check Rates
  • La Maison d’Elise – (17 minutes from the airport) Hotel will arrange taxi pick-up upon request, S/.35.00, paid to the hotel. » Check Rates
  • Hotel San Agustin Posada del Monasterio – (23 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel ($). » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door or purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Andes Salon VIP – Location: Domestic Departures Hall, Airside, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Arequipa Airport. According to a reader in a January 2017 review, the WiFi doesn’t work.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by BCP Bank and dispense local currency and US dollars. 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: Landside, next to the Entrance • Airside, next to the Magazine Store.

Currency Exchange – Banco Continental – Location: Landside, next to the Entrance • Airside, next to the Magazine Store.

Duty Free & Shopping – Although duty-free shopping is not available in this airport, a small variety of retail and gift shops is available.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Altomayo • Jirón Perú Sangucheria • Carrito DeliExpress

Information Desk – A general information counter is available. Location: Landside, next to Arrivals.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable.

Medical Services – There is a First Aid station available.

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.

Pharmacy – Botica Drugstore. Location: 1st Floor.

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 lounge is open 6:00AM – the last flight of the day (Daily).


Arequipa airport is served by the following airlines: Aero Cardal • LAN Perú • TACA Perú • Sky Airline.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Hertz offers car rental service onsite.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from AQP airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.


Taxis are available for hire from the Arequipa Authorized Taxi kiosk in the Arrivals Hall. At the time of this update, a ride between the airport and the city center is around 20 Soles (5,00€).

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.