Sleeping in Airports

Brasilia Airport Guide

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

[The airport] is divided into 3 very wide open floors (like a huge gymnasium), which makes very windy inside. – Dave C.

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 about their time at Brasilia Kupitschek International Airport.

What to Expect

Brasilia Kupitschek International Airport consists of two interconnected terminals (1 and 2) with more than 40 departure gates, and dozens of eateries and shops throughout the airside on both sides of security, with some offering 24-hour service. WiFi is available and you can find outlets to charge mobile devices. For additional comfort, economy class passengers can pay to access one of the airport’s private lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

A lack of comfortable, armrest-free seating is one hindrance to sleeping in this airport. That said, some travellers have reported that they were able to push some benches together to make a more comfortable resting spot. Airside is described as a better option for sleeping, as the landside section is open to the elements and thus colder. At least one traveller reported finding a sleeping nook on the third floor. For uninterrupted sleep, there is an onsite hotel at the airport, and other hotels nearby. 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.

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 purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

International Terminal

Passes  Aeroportos VIP Club – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Ground Floor. International flights only. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Domestic Terminal

Passes  Aeroportos VIP Club – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor. Domestic flights only. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

VIP Express Club Pier Norte – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, Upper Level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

VIP Express Club Pier Sul – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, Upper Level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

If sleeping in Brasilia Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Base Concept Hotel – (7 minutes from the airport) Located just 380m from the airport. Free airport shuttle service is available 24 hours a day, every 20 minutes. See the airport Information Desk to arrange your transfer. » Check Rates
  • Candango Aero Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Quality Hotel & Suites Brasilia – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Singular – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Free WiFi is available at Brasilia Airport. Connect to the “INFRAERO wi-fi grátis” Network.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24-hours a day. 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. Locations Landside, in the Domestic and International Arrivals halls.

Banking Services – Banco do Brasil, Bradesco and Caixa Bank are available onsite. Location: Food Court Hours: 11:00AM – 4:00PM.

Currency Exchange – Global Exchange. Locations: North and South Piers • Arrivals Hall (landside and airside) • International Departures and Arrivals (airside). Hours: Open 24 hours.

Duty Free & Shopping – Dufry Duty Free offers duty-free shopping 24 hours a day in the airside areas of International Departures and Arrivals. A small variety of shops selling souvenirs, cosmetics and other items are located throughout the airport.

Food/Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours:
» Arrivals (landside): Casa do Pão de Queijo • Grão Café
» Arrivals (airside): Casa do Pão de Queijo
» Central Concourse (airside): Casa do Pão de Queijo • Viena Cafe
» Food Court: Fran’s Cafe • Pizza Hut • Subway
» North and South Piers: Casa do Pão de Queijo • McDonald’s • Subway

Information Desk – Look for the Air Phones (13 stations in the airport) to be connected with customer service agents, 24 hours a day. Additionally, an Information Desk is located in the Departures Hall – Hours: Open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Malex do Brasil offers temporary luggage storage and other services. Location: Arrivals, landside. Hours: 8:00AM – 8:00PM. Outside of these hours, ask for assistance at Grão Café located on the same floor. Rates: start at R$ 25.00 for a medium locker and R$ 50.00 for a large locker. Storage for larger items is also available with rates up to R$ 100.00 per item.

Luggage Wrapping – TrueStar SecureBag luggage wrapping service is available in the Main Lobby (landside). Hours: Open 24 hours.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at the Posto Médico. Location: Arrivals Level. Hours: Open 24 hours.

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.

Pharmacy – Drogasil has two locations: Main Lobby (landside) • Central Concourse (airside). Hours: Open 7:00AM – 11:00PM.

Post Office – Correios. Location: Food Court. Hours: 8:00AM – 9:00PM (Mon-Fri) and 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Sat, Sun & Holidays).

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Showers are available in the Aeroportos VIP Club, Domestic Departures [ see Airport Lounges above ].

Salon & Spa – Aerospa offers massage and other services Location: South Pier (Mezzanine) Hours: 7:00AM -10:00PM (Mon-Fri), 8:00AM – 9:00PM (Sat,Sun).

Shoe Shine – Bonnelle offers services in the Departure Hall. Hours: 7:00AM – 7:00PM (daily).

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Brasilia and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a few travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. BB Turismo (Food Court) • SLC Viagens (Arrivals Hall) • Voetur Turismo (Arrivals Hall).

The airport is open 24 hours.

As of April 2019, Brasilia airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Avianca • Azul • Copa Airlines • GOL • LATAM • Passaredo • TAP.

Bus

If your load is light and you need to travel cheaply (R$3-R$4 as of this April 2019 update), city buses are an option. There are at least 20 buses that serve the airport. Buses 102 or 102.1 run between the airport and the main subway station at Rodoviária.

If you can spring for the comfort and convenience, Executive Buses offer a pleasant way to travel between the airport and the hotel zone or central region (Lines 113, 113.1 and 113.2. At the time of this April 2019 update, a one-way ticket is R$12.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Hertz • Localiza • Movida • Unidas.

Taxis

Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

Last updated: 2019-04-29

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.