Sleeping in Airports

Bissau Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bissau 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 checked in 3 hours before flight and am at gate past security 2 hours before flight. Not a problem to get here earlier than an hour – Ashwin

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Osvaldo Vieira International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A tiny single-terminal international airport with three gates and very limited facilities.
  • No digital displays for flight information, no real security screening, handwritten check-in and boarding passes….and mosquitoes. Lots of mosquitoes.

Where to Sleep

  • As of October 2018, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. A reader did send us an email to let us know “there are 5 rows of chairs and lots of floor space. But it seems like the sort of airport that will be closed if [ there were ] no flights till morning.” Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

There are no lounges available.

Airport Hotels

If attempting to sleep in the Bissau Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Ancar– (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Azalai Hotel 24 de Setembro – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is not available at Bissau Airport.

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

Children’s Play Areas – Not available.

Food & Drink – A reader tells us there is a small cafe bar at the gate that serves beer and has reasonable prices. Hours: open past 10:00PM (last flight at 11:50PM).

Information Desk – Available in the main hall. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us there are a few points near the gates where you can charge your devices.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

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, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.


As of October 2018, Bissau airport is served by the following airlines: Atlantic Airways • TAP Portugal • Royal Air Maroc.


Car Rentals

Several car rental agencies are located on-site. No further information is available.


Shared-ride taxis and minibuses are readily available in the ground transportation area of the airport. A reader (June 2018) suggests that the minibuses (tocatocas) are not so comfortable and more importantly, have limited space for luggage if you are not travelling light.

Last updated: 2018-10-26

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.