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

OXB Airport Overview

bissau airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bissau Osvaldo Vieira International Airport.

What to Expect

Bissau Airport (code: OXB) consists of a tiny terminal with just three gates. Security queues are slow and outdated, so arrive early for peace of mind. Facilities are lacking, with few modern conveniences – there aren’t even digital flight displays. Mosquitoes are common, so pack repellant. It seems there is a small cafe/bar, open until the last flight. Otherwise, there are no shops, WiFi, or airport lounges.

Sleeping in Bissau Airport

The terminal seems to have a few rows of bucket seats, which aren’t exactly comfortable for sleeping. Overnight campers may have better luck on the floor or even outside – just remember the mosquitoes. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

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.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Bissau 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 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.

Airport Hotels

There seem to be a few small hotels near Bissau Airport, but we cannot find official hotel web sites to confirm hotel locations and details.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Bissau, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, pay-per-use lounges were not available.  If this information is not correct, click here to update this airport guide.


WiFi is not available at Bissau Airport.

Food & Drinks

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).

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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

Mobile Charging

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

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Children’s Play Areas – Not available.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Bissau airport is served by the following airlines: Atlantic Airways • TAP Portugal • Royal Air Maroc.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

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

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Shared-ride taxis and minibuses are readily available in the ground transportation area. 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: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.