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.
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 during their time at Calama Airport.
What to Expect
- A small, single terminal airport with basic amenities.
- A large restaurant is located in the public area on the upper level.
- Passengers do not go through security until shortly before boarding time.
- WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
- Economy class passengers can purchase entry a lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and hours.
Where to Sleep
- Cushioned benches can be found on the 2nd floor, landside
- For uninterrupted sleep, there are several hotels nearby. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide 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.
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!
If sleeping in Calama Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Park Hotel Calama – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates
- Cabañas Hara Kara – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates
- L&S Hotel – (9 minutes from the airport) No airport transfer service available. » 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.
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.
Shopping – Jewelry, handicrafts, and souvenirs are available for sale from the airport’s three shops. The airport has a newsstand as well.
Rest Zones – Not available.
Showers – Not available.
The airport is open 24 hours.
As of November 2018, Calama airport is served by the following airlines: Jet Smart • LATAM • SKY.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
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).
The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Budget • Econorent • Europcar • First • Hertz • InterRent • West Rent a Car.
These shared-ride minibuses offer economical transportation along a fixed route.
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: 2018-11-07
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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.