Sleeping in Airports

Calama Airport Guide

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

Airport Overview

Calama Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a Guest Reviewer / 08Dec2018)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Calama Airport.

What to Expect

Calama Airport has a small, brand new terminal that serves a few regional routes. Facilities include a restaurant, a couple cafes, and a few shops. WiFi is available to help pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for its location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We have no reviews from travellers who have slept at this airport, but there are cushioned benches that can be found on the 2nd floor, landside.  If you’ve visited recently, please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. 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, 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!

Passes  Salones VIP Pacific Club – Location: Airside, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Park Hotel Calama – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Cabañas Hara Kara – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available in El Loa 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: inside the main entrance to the airport.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, 24-hour dining is not available. Food options are: Bakery & Co. • Costa Tacora Restobar • Macchiato Express.

Information Desk – An Information Desk is located inside the main entrance to the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – A First Aid Station is located on the ground level. Hours: unknown.

Mobile Charging – In December 2018, a reader let us know “There are functional electrical outlets for charging in the wall pillars along the terminal. Each pair of outlets is about 50m away from the next; gate 1, for example, has four sets of two outlets in total for a huge number of people. Bring an extension cord or a splitter.”

Shopping – Jewelry, handicrafts, and souvenirs are available for sale from the airport’s three shops. The airport has a newsstand as well.

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 – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of November 2018, Calama airport is served by the following airlines: Jet Smart • LATAM • SKY.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses

At the time of this November 2018 update, the airport offers 2 bus service: airport to Calama city center ($5,700 pesos) • airport to San Pedro ($12,000 pesos).

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Budget • Econorent • Europcar • First • Hertz • InterRent • West Rent a Car.

Colectivos

These shared-ride minibuses offer economical transportation along a fixed route.

Taxis

Metered taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area of the airport. At the time of this November 2018 update, the average fares are: airport to Calama city center ($7,000 pesos) • airport to San Pedro ($50,000 pesos).

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.