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

Airport Overview

Aswan airport guide
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To 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 Airport 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.

Where to Sleep

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not 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.

Showers – Not available.

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

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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.

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As of October 2018, Asmara airport is served by the following airlines: FlyDubai • EgyptAir • Turkish Airlines • Sudan Airways • Eritrean Airlines.

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

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Last updated: 2018-10-23

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.