Sleeping in Airports

Asmara Airport Guide

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

asmara airport guideTo 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.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Asmara Airport sounds like a nightmare, there are a few hotels near the airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Crystal Hotel – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Asmara Palace  – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Asmara Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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, click here to update this airport guide.

Airlines

Asmara airport is served by the following airlines: Egypt Air • Eritrean Airlines • flydubai • Sudan Airways • Turkish Airlines.

Transportation

Bus

Public buses serve the airport from 6:00AM – 9:00PM.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

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: 2022-02-09

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.