Sleeping in Airports

Bucaramanga Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bucaramanga 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 baggage carousel is outside, so if you need to call someone to pick you up, do it prior to hunting for your bags! – jim

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 Bucaramanga Airport.

What to Expect

Bucaramanga Airport has a small terminal that serves domestic and international flights. Facilities include a few shops, cafes, and eateries. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for its location and rates.

Where to Sleep

The airport closes nightly, from 11:30PM until 5:30AM, so spending the night here is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are in the area. 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

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door 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!

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Palonegro International Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back into Bucaramanga city center, as there are no hotels in or near the airport. Here are some suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • Hotel D’Leon – (27 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Dann Carlton Hotel & Spa Bucaramanga – (28 minutes from the airport) Airport transfer service is available upon request ($). » Check Rates
  • Hotel Chicamocha – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bucaramanga Airport.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. 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:Unknown.

Currency Exchange – Available at Aerocambios, 2nd Floor. Hours: 4:30AM – 9:00PM.

Duty Free and Shopping – Duty Free is available on the 2nd Floor in addition to a small selection of shops.

Food & Drinks – The airport offers at least 8 locations (restaurants/coffee shops) which are open during normal flight operation times. There are no 24 hour operations here.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 05:30 AM until 11:30 PM. Sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible.


As of November 2018, Bucaramanga airport is served by the following airlines: ADA • Avianca • Copa • Easy Fly • LAN • Satena • Viva Colombia.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses and Trams

The airport is well connected to the public transportation system. There are five local buses, two tram lines, and a connection to the metro system. The 783 Express Tram route may be your fastest connection to the airport. For route maps, schedules and additional fare information, visit the Bucharest Airport website.


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

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.