Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Caracas 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.
A few tables with bench seating. Once you get that spot, don’t leave, someone else will come by and get it. The rest of the seating was chairs at tables. Not comfortable, but seemed perfectly safe. – HRies
CCS 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 Caracas Simon Bolivar International Airport.
What to Expect
Caracas Airport (code: CCS) consists of two terminals (International and Domestic) that are connected by a short walkway. The Domestic Terminal contains over 30 eateries and the International offers over 40, though almost all close by 10:00PM at the latest, so plan accordingly if you are staying overnight. WiFi is available, but outlets for charging mobile devices are reportedly hard to find. Additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.
Where to Sleep
We have not received any sleep-related airport reviews since 2013. At the time, decent seating was spotted in the landslide departures area in the International terminal; however, sleeping in the public area is not recommended for safety reasons. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller reviews for more tips.
Good to Know
Even before the country’s recent economic troubles, this airport had a reputation for crime, corruption, unsanitary conditions, horrible service, and for just being dangerous.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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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.
If sleeping in Caracas Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Eurobuilding Express Maiquetia – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available, 24 hours a day, every 30 minutes. From the International Terminal, go to Lower Level central doors (if you require help go to Quo Vadis American Express Travel Services). From the Domestic Terminal go to doors 9 and 10 (if you require help go to the Amigo’s Car Rental office). » Check Rates
- Marriott Hotel Playa Grande – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available for free from 3:00AM – 1:00PM and outside of these hours for a charge. » Check Rates
- Hotel Miramar Suites – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers ($) can be arranged. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Caracas Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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. 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!
- Executive Lounge – Location: Airside, after Immigration, opposite Gates 12 and 13. Lounge Access: Lounge Membership Program.
- Italviajes Salon VIP – Location: Airside, after Immigration, across from Gate 24. Lounge Access: Lounge Membership Program.
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.
Admiral Club – Location: Transit Area, Gate 25. Lounge accessible by certain passengers flying with American Airlines • Air Canada • Air France • Varig • Lufthansa • TAP Portugal.
Premier Lounge – Location: Transit Area, Gate 12. Lounge accessible by passengers flying with Air Europa • Aerolíneas Argentinas • Continental • Cubana de Aviación • Delta • Lufthansa • TAM.
Free WiFi is available at Caracas Airport. Connect to the “WIFIAEROPUERTO” network and enter the same name “WIFIAEROPUERTO”. For more information go to the Passenger Service Modules, located in the International Terminal, transit area, gate 22.
Jet Coffee House offers internet in the International Terminal (airside, near Gate 14) Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM. Aeroconet Internet Cafe is also located in the International Terminal (landside, Level 3 Arrivals) Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM. ADV Internet provides internet in the Domestic Terminal (airside, near Gate 10) Hours: 6:00AM – 9:00PM.
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: Landside, Level 3, in both terminals. Airside ATMs can be found in the Domestic Terminal, Level 2, near Gate 10 • International Terminal, near Gate 22 (opposite Digitel).
Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are family bathrooms equipped with diaper-changing facilities.
Banking Services – Several banks are located in the Domestic Terminal (landside, Levels 2 and 3, east and west sides) and International Terminal (landside, Level 3, east and west sides). Hours: 8:00AM – 3:30PM.
Chapel – Location: Landside, Level 3, West Wing. Hours: open 24 hours
Currency Exchange – Italcambio has six locations: Domestic, landside, Level 1 east, opposite the Aserca Airlines counters • International, landside, Arrivals Hall • International, landside, Level 2, central corridors east and west • International, airside, opposite Gate 24 • International, Customs near Duty Free. Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in the International Terminal, airside, near Gate 16. Hours: 5:00AM – 11:00PM. A wide variety of book stores, souvenir shops, a mini-market and other shops are available in landside and airside areas of both terminals.
Food & Drinks – Most food concessions in the airport are open from 5:00AM – 9:00PM or 10:00PM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options.
Information Desk – If you have any questions, there are airport information desks available to provide assistance. Three locations: International Terminal, landside, Arrivals Hall • International Terminal, airside, near Gate 22 • Domestic Terminal, landside, Arrivals Hall.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Massages – Prana Massage Location: International Terminal, airside, Gate 25 Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM.
Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at two airport medical units. Locations: International Terminal, airside, Gate 22, next to the Passenger Information and Assistance kiosk • Domestic Terminal, airside, Gate 3. Hours: Open 24 hours.
Mobile Charging – Location: International Terminal, Airside, gate 22 • Domestic Terminal, Airside, Gate 4.
Pharmacy – Farmacia Saas Location: International Terminal, airside, Gate 22 (Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM) • Domestic Terminal, airside, Gate 2 (Hours: 6:00AM – 9:00PM)
Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from the airport’s post office/mail boxes. iPostel Location: International, landside, west side opposite the escalators • Domestic, landside, west side opposite Laser. Hours: 8:00AM – 12:00PM & 1:00PM – 4:30PM.
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.
Spa & Salon Services – Privilegs Beauty Salon – Location: Public area (west side). Hours: 6:00AM – 9:00PM.
Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Caracas and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Venatur and Inatur each have offices in both Terminals.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Caracas airport is served by the following airlines: Aeropostal • Air Europa • Air France • Albatross Airlines • Avior Airlines • Caribbean Airlines • Conviasa • Copa Airlines • Cuba de Aviación • Estelar Latinoamerica • Iberia • LASER Airlines • Mahan Air • Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas • RUTACA Airlines • TAP • Turkish Airlines • Venezolana • Wingo.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The following car rental companies have desks at the airport: Aco • Amigo Car Rental • Avis • Budget • Europcar • Flinch Rental Car • Friend Car Rental • Hertz • Margarita Rental Car • Unirent.
Safety may be an issue with this one, so you want to do some more research before committing. If your load is light (or non-existant), you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking one of the local red SITSSA buses. Purchase a rechargeable card ticket from the kiosk inside the airport terminal before boarding the bus.
See Airport Hotels above.
Taxis are readily available for hire in the departures and arrivals are of both terminals. Evening rates apply between 6:00PM – 6:00AM. For safety reasons, do not accept rides from taxis that already have passengers and taxis which are not registered as airport service providers.
Last updated: 2020-10-19
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.