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Barranquilla Airport Guide

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

This is a farely not modern airport. It still has old customs, check in and secuity machines. The waiting area is also uncomfortable. – arigont

BAQ 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 Barranquilla Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport.

What to Expect

barranquilla airport guideBarranquilla Airport (code: BAQ) has a single terminal that’s divided into international and domestic departure areas. Facilities include eateries and shops, though none are open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For an upgraded layover, economy class passengers can pay to enter two airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 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. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Barranquilla 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 Barranquilla Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back into Barranquilla city center, as there are no hotels in or near the airport. Here are some suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • Hotel las Olas Malambo Centro – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Barranquilla Plaza – (30 minutes from the airport) Hotel will arrange airport shuttle upon request, $14.00 USD to the hotel and $12.00 USD to the airport. » Check Rates
  • Crowne Plaza Barranquilla – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Barranquilla Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or 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!

  • Avianca Sala VIP (International) – Location: International Departures, Airside, 2nd Floor, Gate 5. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.
  • Cumbia Lounge – Location: International Departures, Airside, Gate 4.  Hours: 5:00AM – 4:00PM.  Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
  • Avianca Sala VIP (National) – Location: Domestic Departures, Airside, 2nd Floor, Gate 7. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
  • Macondo Lounge – Location: Domestic Departures, Airside, Gate 9.  Hours: open 24 hours.  Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Barranquilla Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Barranquilla Airport.

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. Location: Landside.

Currency Exchange – Global Change and Gold Gloves over services. Location: Landside, First Floor. Hours: unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available. In addition, a small selection of shops selling crafts, convenience items, etc. is available.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour food and beverage concessions available at this 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.

Information Desk – Location: Landside, First Floor.

Pharmacy – Available on the 2nd Floor. Hours are not known.

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.

Spa Services – L’image De Luxe Peluqueria & Spa offers spa and salon services. Location: Floor 2. Hours: unknown.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Barranquilla and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Aviatur, BCD Travel, Expreso Viajes, Recio Turismo, Viajar Ltda. and Vianorte.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. Airside is open according to the flight schedule.


Barranquilla airport is served by the following airlines: American AirlinesAviancaCopa Airlines • Easy Fly • LATAM • Wingo.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


If you are traveling light, city buses offer an economical option for traveling between BAQ airport and city center. For local bus schedules and fares, seek the assistance of an Information Desk staff member at the airport.

Car Rentals

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


Metered taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2022-01-25

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.