Sleeping in Airports

Casablanca Airport Guide

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

Had to ask someone where the children’s play area was, he looked at me like I was stupid – and asked “you want to play?” – Si

CMN 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 Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport.

What to Expect

Casablanca Airport (code: CMN) consists of two terminals (T1 and T2). While T1 recently underwent renovations, the airport in general is reported to be difficult to navigate, crowded, and disorganized, with mixed opinions about cleanliness. Some reviewers report that bathroom facilities are scarce and in poor, possibly unsanitary, condition. A lack of adequate signage makes getting around difficult, though much of the airport staff is reportedly trilingual, with an understanding of English, French and Arabic. WiFi is available, but power outlets are inconveniently located and only accept round-pin (European) plugs. Be prepared for long-lines and manual security checks. There are more than a dozen eateries and shopping places within the terminals, but prices for everything are considered exceptionally high, and all close by 10:00PM. Additional services and comforts—including showers—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.

Sleeping in Casablanca Airport

casablanca airport guideSleeping in Terminal 2 is described as “safe” and uneventful, with airport staff and security accommodating to overnight sleepers. We have had no sleep-related reviews since T1 was renovated. Previously noted T2 sleeping spots include the first-floor check-in area, and some armrest-free seating located near Gate C-16. An extra layer and/or travel blanket/sleeping bag are recommended for floor sleeping, as are eyeshades for light, and earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones for noise. For uninterrupted sleep, there is a transit hotel inside Terminal 2 and some other hotels within a quick shuttle ride of the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Good to Know

Smoking areas are open, making it an unpleasant experience for non-smokers.

If you are travelling internationally on Royal Air Maroc and have a connecting international flight with a reservation that is not available for 24 hours, you will be provided with a hotel for the transit period. On arrival at the airport, proceed to the “Transit and Accommodation” in the Arrivals area.

Coronavirus Update

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. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.

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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.

Airport Hotels

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

In Transit Airport Hotel – A few readers have confirmed that there is a hotel inside the transit area of Terminal 2. There are approx. 30 rooms (Single, Double, Suites) with shared washrooms and showers (2 for men and 2 for women). The rate (as of April 2015) was 35 Euro for single and 44 Euro for double. In April 2016, another reader described their experience at the hotel as “a huge mistake. The hotel was absolutely filthy! The room had a bed and a television and no bathroom. The toilet facilities for the hotel were the dirtiest I had seen anywhere at this airport.” Another reader in December 2018 also described to hotel as filthy, so nothing has improved over the years. We recommend you inquire to see a room before paying.

Near Airport Onoma Hotel Casablanca – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available.» Check Rates

Near Airport Atlas Sky Airport – (8 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle runs to/from the airport every 15 minutes.» Check Rates

Near Airport Relax Airport Hotel – (8 minute drive) A airport shuttle departs every 30 minutes. Hotel also offers free shuttles to local attractions. » Check Rates

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

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, purchasing a lounge pass 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!

Passes Pearl Lounge – Location: Terminal 1 Airside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Pearl Lounge (Departures) – Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Pearl Lounge (Arrivals) – Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

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.

Royal Air Maroc Lounge (Location: Terminal 1, Airside) • Royal Air Maroc The Casablanca Lounge (Location: Terminal 2, Airside).

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Casablanca Airport for 30 minutes. Connect to the “WIFI_Aeroport_MedV” network.

Pro Tip: You can re-login after the 30 minute time limit. Another traveller says that WiFi is available with purchase at one of the cafes on the ground floor near the train station.

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

Banking Services – Several banks and money wiring services (MoneyGram, Western Union) are available in the airport. Hours: 24 hours.

Currency Exchange – Several foreign currency exchange kiosks are available both Landside and Airside. Hours: 24 hours.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in the boarding zone and the baggage delivery areas. A variety of other shops are available including a Hudson News for any last minute items.

Food & Drinks – A selection of food options are available both Landside and Airside.

Information Desks – Need help finding your way? An information desk is available in both terminals, Landside and Airside.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Care – Staffed by a doctor and nurses, emergency medical assistance is available in the airport’s UMU (Urgent Medical Unit). Hours: Open 24 hours.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we have information that only a limited amount of outlets (European plugs) are available. If you know of more locations, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – Available in Terminal 1.

Post Office – Two post offices, one each in Terminals 1 and 2. Locations: Landside, Arrivals Hall, Level 0. Hours: 9:00AM – 10:00PM

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 – Showers can be found in the Arrivals lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Casablanca airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean AirlinesAir AlgérieAir ArabiaAir Canada • Air Europa • Air France • Air Malta • Alitalia • Binter Canarias • Correndon Airlines • Egypt Air • EmiratesEtihad Airways • Eurowings • Flynas • Gulf Air • Iberia • Lybian Airlines • Lufthansa • Mauritania Airlines • Oman Air • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Royal Air Maroc • Saudi Arabian Airlines • TAP Portugal • Transavia • TUI Fly • Tunisair • Turkish Airlines • Vueling.


Car Rentals

CMN airport is served by at least 20 car rental companies, including: Africa Rent • Avis • Budget • Europe Car • First Car • Hertz • National Alamo Car • Nava Tour • Renaissance Car • Select Rent • Sixt • Thrifty Car, and more.


Taxis are available 24 hours per day. The Taxi Station is located on the Arrivals Esplanade.


The airport is connected to the rail system. A station is located in the Arrivals Zone (Level 1) and trains operate from 2:56AM – 9:56PM.

Last updated: 2020-10-21

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.