Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Asmara 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.
I find asmara airport very clean. The seating area is comfortable. – John
ASM 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 Asmara International Airport.
What to Expect
Asmara Airport (code: ASM) has a single, small terminal. Facilities include a restaurant, snack bar, and some shops. There are no pay-to-use lounges.
Sleeping in Asmara Airport
Limited information is available, but a reviewer tells us there are flat benches. Staying overnight may not be possible as the airport apparently closes for about 3 hours overnight. 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.
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. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.
For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Asmara 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.
If sleeping in Asmara Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel Asmara Palace (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Lion Hotel (25 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Asmara Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.
As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available, along with a small selection of shops selling a variety of local crafts and souvenirs.
Food & Drinks – A full-service restaurant and bar is located opposite the airport terminal entrance. A snack bar is available inside the passenger waiting 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.
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.
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, click here to update this airport guide.
Asmara airport is served by the following airlines: Egypt Air • Eritrean Airlines • FlyDubai • Sudan Airways • Turkish Airlines.
Public buses serve the airport from 6:00AM – 9:00PM.
Metered taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area, during airport hours of operation. At the time of this update, a fixed rate of 400 Nakfa is charged for a one-way ride between the ASM airport and the city center.
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.