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

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 Airport.

What to Expect

Bissau Airport 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 Security queues are slow and outdated, so arrive early for peace of mind.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.

Where to Sleep

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.

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

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.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Ledger Plaza Bissau Hotel– (10 minutes from the airport) According to reviews, free transfers are available to and from the airport. » Check Rates
  • 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).

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 – 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.

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.

Airlines

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

Transportation

Car Rentals

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

Taxis

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: 2019-02-14

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.