Sleeping in Airports

Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport Guide

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

there were several people with mats sleeping on the floor when I arrived. Sleeping was definitely acceptable at this airport. – crankytraveller

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 Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport.

What to Expect

Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport consists of three interconnected terminals (A, B and C) with 27 gates and two dozen or so eateries and shops located on both sides of security, with some open 24 hours. A new terminal is said to be under construction with a Summer 2019 opening which will see many more gates and restaurant options. WiFi is available, and outlets for charging mobile devices can be found. Additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

Travellers report that airport staff are friendly and accommodating to overnight sleepers. While there are carpeted areas in the terminals that work for floor sleeping, seating is described as uncomfortable with armrests. Noise and cold temperatures are described as the biggest irritants, so consider bringing earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones and an extra layer or travel blanket/sleeping bag. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. 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.

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 paying at the door or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass or Admirals Club). 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!

  • American Airlines Admirals Club – Location: Terminal B, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of American Airlines ticket • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Star Alliance Lounge – Location: Terminal B, Airside, 2nd Floor, opposite Gates 9 & 10. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Aeropuertos VIP Club – Location: Terminal A, 1st Floor,  Airside, to the left of security.  Showers are available.  Hours: open 24 hours.  Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 50). [ more lounge info ]
  • Aeropuertos VIP Club – Location A, Lower Level, Arrivals.  Showers are available.  Hours: open 24 hours.  Lounge Access: unknown.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

LATAM VIP Lounge – Location: Terminal A, Airside • Star Alliance Lounge – Location: Terminal A, Airside • Aerolineas Argentinas Salon Condor – Location: Terminal C, Airside.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Posada de las Aguilas – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers included in the rate. » Check Rates
  • Bernie’s Bed & Breakfast – (5 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle service (2 trips per room, max). Transfers to Jorge Newbery Airport available if booked at least 2 days in advance ($). » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn – (15 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service from 6:00AM to 2:00PM and 4:00PM to Midnight. The hotel has stands in the Arrivals Sector of Terminals A & C. » Check Rates
  • MD Inn Bed and Breakfast – (10 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour airport transfer service available. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Ezeiza Airport. Connect to the “AA_2000” Network.

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: Terminal A, Ground Floor and Terminal C, Ground Floor.

Pro-Tip: If your ATM card is going to be your main source of trip funding, you may want to arrive with some starter money.  In December 2018, a reader let us know the “ATM was out of money and the other 3 were not working. Cards cannot be used at the bank counter to withdraw money. The teller in the bank directed us to the bank across the street. Four other travelers and at least two locals were also having this issue.

Currency Exchange – Information is not available.

Duty Free and Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside in Terminal A (Pre-boarding • Arrivals) and Terminal C. A variety of retail shops and mini-markets is also available.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm which dining options are open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – According to a January 2018, luggage storage is no longer available.

Luggage Wrapping – Secure Bag offers luggage wrapping and packing in the public areas of Terminals A and C.

Massage Chairs – VML – Location: Airside, Terminal A, First Floor.

Mobile Charging –  Charge your mobile devices at power outlets near the gates.

Pharmacy – FarmaCity. Location: Terminal A, landside, Arrivals. Hours: unknown.

Post Office – Correo Argentino. Location: Terminal A, Arrivals Hall.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Showers are avilable in the Star Alliance Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of April 2019, Buenos Aires Ezeiza airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • Aeroméxico • Air Canada • Air Europa • Air France • Air New Zealand • Alitalia • American Airlines • Austral • Avianca • Azul • Boliviana de Aviación • British Airways • Copa • Cubana Airlines • Delta • Edelweiss • Emirates • Estelar Latinoamérica • Ethiopian Airlines • GOL • Iberia • KLM • LATAM • Level • Lufthansa • Norwegian Air UK • Qatar Airways • Sky Airline • Turkish Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses and Colectivos

Buenos Aires Ezeiza is served by Transporte Urbano de Pasajeros bus line 394 and Manuel Tienda Leon shuttles.

Car Rentals

Alamo/National, Avis, Hertz and Localiza offer car rental services onsite.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation areas of the airport.

Last updated: 2019-05-06

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.