Sleeping in Airports

Aswan Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Aswan 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’s a tiny airport that is closed during the night, but they let us sleep inside.
– mariayoshiko

ASW Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Aswan International Airport (code: ASW) has a small terminal that serves a couple domestic destinations as well as some seasonal routes. We are unable to confirm the presence of eateries, shops, WiFi, or airport lounges.

Sleeping in Aswan Airport

You may be able to camp out overnight, but it’s best to communicate it to security guards and airport staff, as they probably are not used to travellers spending 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.

Coronavirus 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. 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 Aswan 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 attempting to sleep in the Aswan Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back into Aswan city center, as there are no hotels near the airport. Here are some hotel suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • AnaKato Nubian Houses (11 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle can be arranged. ($) » Check Rates
  • B&B Saluga (17 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Sara Hotel (30 minutes from the airport) This B&B is located on Sehel Island, just south of Aswan city, and is only reachable by boat. Airport transfers are available, and the owner of B&B Saluga will pick you up from the airport himself. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Aswan Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know,click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

At the time of this update we did not have any additional details about whether WiFi is free and what network you need to connect to. 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 – Need cash? ATMs are available. 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.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: unknown.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules, at the time of this update it is unknown if there are any 24 hour concessions.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, there is an airport information desk available to provide assistance.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are 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.

Prayer Room – Mosques are available. Exact locations are unknown. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited in the airport, except in the designated areas.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this 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 and we will update this airport guide.


Asmara airport is served by the following airlines: Air Cairo • flydubaiEgyptair • Fly Egypt • Nile Air.



Metered taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area, during airport hours of operation. At the time of this update, the average fare between the airport and city center is 30 – 40 LE.

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.