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

brasilia airport guideTo 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.

Sleeping in Brasilia Airport

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 guide below or read traveller 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. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Brasilia 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

The airport is open 24 hours.

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 learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

International Terminal
  • Aeroportos VIP Club – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Ground Floor. International flights only. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
Domestic Terminal
  • Aeroportos VIP Club – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 2nd floor. Domestic flights only. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • 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.
  • BRB VIP lounge – Location: 2nd floor, T2. Access: BRB card holders.

Related Pages: Brasilia Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Brasilia airport sounds like a nightmare, there are sleep cabins inside the terminal and 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 it, you must have a BOARDING PASS in hand. » Check Rates
  • Ibis Styles Brasilia Aeroporto Hotel – 2-minute walk to the airport. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Brasilia Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Drinking Water

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

Food & Drinks

Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. Vending machines are also available. These options are open 24 hours:

  • Arrivals (landside): Casa do Pão de Queijo
  • Arrivals (airside): Casa do Pão de Queijo
  • Central Concourse (airside): Casa do Pão de Queijo • Viena Cafe (open 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM Saturdays)
  • Food Court: Subway
  • North and South Piers: Casa do Pão de Queijo • McDonald’s • Mine pie • Subway • Viena Express (open 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM Saturdays)
  • Parking area: Parking area: Pizza Dom Bosco

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Malex do Brasil offers temporary luggage storage and other services. Location: Arrivals, landside. Hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Outside these hours, ask for assistance at Grão Café 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.

Mobile Charging

At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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.

Showers

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

WiFi/Internet

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

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24 hours a day. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and 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 on-site. Location: Food Court Hours: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Baby Care – There are 26 baby changing facilities throughout the airport if you are travelling with an infant. 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) • 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM (other locations).

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.

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 in the Departures Hall – Hours: Open 24 hours.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having them wrapped in plastic. 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.

Pharmacy – Drogasil – Locations: Main Lobby (landside).Hours: Open 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

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

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

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Brasilia and need local arrangements or help planning a 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).

Airlines
BSB Airport is served by the following airlines:  Aerolineas Argentinas • Azul • Copa Airlines • GOL • LATAM • TAP.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

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 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, and payment can be made on the bus in cash only.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service on-site: Atua • Localiza • Movida • Unidas.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, we could not find a hotel with an airport shuttle. See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

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

Last updated: 2024-01-30

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.