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Arica Airport Guide

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

ARI Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Arica Airport (code: ARI) has a tiny terminal that serves a few regional destinations. Facilities are basic, with vending machines and a single eatery that operates on a very limited schedule. There is no WiFi.

Sleeping in Arica Airport

We currently have no sleep-related reviews from travellers who have used this airport.  What we do know is that the operating hours may be limited to the flight schedule.  Armrest-free seats are located on the ground floor. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are located nearby. 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. To help us keep this guide up-to-date as the airport reopens, 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 Arica 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

There are no hotels at Arica Airport, so you will need to head into town (15-25 minute drive away).  To see a list of hotel deals in Arica visit our hotel partner Tripadvisor.

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. 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!

Pacific Club Salones VIP – Location: Airside, Level 2.  Hours: 90 minutes before each flight (Mon – Sat).  Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (CLP 34,000 / 45 USD).

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Arica Airport.  At the time of this update we do not know if payment is required.  If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Yes

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.

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 24 hours.


Arica airport is served by the following airlines: Jet Smart • Latam • Sky Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Taxis are available. At the time of this update, approximate fare to Arica city center is PEN$14,000 (or PEN$5,000 in a shared taxi) and Tacna (Peru) city center is PEN$40,000.

Car Rentals

The following companies offer onsite car rental services: Hertz • Europcar • West Rent a Car .

Last updated: 2021-11-17

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.