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.

BSB 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 Brasilia Kupitschek International Airport.

What to Expect

Brasilia Airport (code: BSB) 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 guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

brasilia airport guideA 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  guide below or read some traveller 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.

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

  • Siesta Box – (Inside the Airport) – Located within the national boarding section, at the south connector (booths 11 to 14), on the south pier mezzanine, next to gate 20 (booths 01 to 10). To access, you must have BOARDING PASS in hand. » Check Rates
  • Ibis Styles Brasilia Aeroporto Hotel – (Just 380m from the airport) No shuttle service. If you are travelling light, you can walk (follow the signs), alternatively a taxi is your best option.  » Check Rates
  • Quality Hotel & Suites Brasilia – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Brasilia Park Hotel – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Blue Tree Premium Jade Brasilia – (15 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.

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 purchasing a lounge pass 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!

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.

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.

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

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Brasilia Airport. Connect to the “Brasília Airport” Network.

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

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.

Baby Care – If you are travelling with an infant, there are 26 baby changing facilities throughout the airport. The changing rooms also provide soap and hypoallergenic wet-wipes.

Currency Exchange – Global Exchange. Locations: North and South Piers • Arrivals Hall (landside and airside) • International Departures and Arrivals (airside). Hours: 24 hours (Landside locations) • 7:00AM – 2:00PM & 3:00PM – 10:00PM (other location).

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 (open 4:00AM – 11:00PM Saturdays)
  • Food Court: Fran’s Cafe • Pizza Hut • Subway
  • North and South Piers: Casa do Pão de Queijo • McDonald’s • Subway • Viena Express (open 4:00AM – 11:00PM Saturdays)

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 – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic by TrueStar SecureBag. Location: 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 6:00AM – 11:00PM.

Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from the airport’s post office. Location: Food Court. Hours: 8:00AM – 9:00PM (Mon-Fri) and 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Sat, Sun & Holidays).

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

Salon & Spa – Relax and unwind before your flight! Aerospa offers massages 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).

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


BSB airport is served by the following airlines:  Avianca • Azul • Copa Airlines • GOL • LATAM • Passaredo • TAP.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


If your load is light and you need to travel cheaply (R$3-R$4 as of this 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 update, a one-way ticket is R$12.

Car Rentals

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

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were unable to find a hotel with an airport shuttle.  See Airport Hotels above.


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

Last updated: 2020-10-19

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.