Sleeping in Airports

Bariloche Airport Guide

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

BRC 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 San Carlos de Bariloche Airport.

What to Expect

Bariloche Airport (code: BRC) has a single terminal that serves domestic destinations and some international routes. Amenities include a few cafes and shops, though none are open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and access information.

Sleeping in Bariloche Airport

bariloche airport guideThe airport closes nightly from 10:00PM until 7:00AM. It may be possible to stay overnight in a designated area.  Speak with the security guards first and have a backup plan if you are unable to stay the night. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is nearby. 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.

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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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, you will need to return to town to find a hotel. Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Bariloche, search deals and read traveller reviews.

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 through a lounge membership program. 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!

Related Pages: Bariloche Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bariloche Airport. Connect to the “AA2000” Network.

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

Duty Free and Shopping – Duty Free is available in the International Departure Hall, Top Floor. You’ll also find a small selection of clothing, souvenir and newspaper shops for any last minute needs. Hours: unknown.

Food and Drinks – There are a few cafes and a restaurant located in the Departure Hall, Top Floor. The hours are unknown, but there are no 24 hour options.

Information Desk – Have any questions? There is an information desk to answer all of your inquiries. Location: Landside, Top Floor.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Location: Top floor, Check-In Area. Rates: unknown.

Mobile Charging – Dean tells us “there is a charging station in the Departures hall, before security”. (updated March 2022)

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 – Not available.

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

The airport is open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible.

Airlines

Bariloche airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • Andes • FlyBondi •.LATAM • Norwegian.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses and Colectivos

Public bus 72 runs between BRC airport and city center. The pick-up for the bus stop is located in the airport parking lot. Fare: approx. $1.50USD.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Alamo • Avis • Europcar • Hertz • Localiza.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Metered taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area, just outside of the terminal on the ground floor. At the time of the last update, the average fare between the airport and city center is AR$140. Unfortunately, we do not have the current rate.

Last updated: 2022-02-10

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.