Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Cuenca 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.
CUE 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 Cuenca Mariscal Lamar International Airport.
What to Expect
Cuenca Airport (code: CUE) has a small terminal that serves a couple domestic destinations. Facilities include a few eateries and several shops. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
The airport is open from 6:00AM until the day’s last flight, usually 9:30PM, so it is not possible to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
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 Cuenca Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Kuna Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Hotel Los Balcones – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Casa de las Rosas – (10 min from the sairport) Airport transfer service is available upon request ($). » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Cuenca 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 is a lounge 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!
- Sala VIP Corpac – Location: Airside, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
Free WiFi is available at Cuenca 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: There is a dedicated Banking Area available in the main hall. It is here where you will find banks, most of which have ATM’s available.
Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your bags? Luggage trolleys are located on the ground floor of the airport. Fee: $2.00 (inside terminal) • $3.00 (arrival area).
Food & Drinks – At the time of this update there were no 24 hour food concessions at the airport, but you will find:
» Landside : Cafetería Santa Ana • Taz with Hunger
» Airside: Cafetería
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Medical Services – Medical services are available at the Doctor’s office. Location not known. Hours: 7:00AM – 1:00PM and 3:00PM – 8:30PM (Mon – Fri).
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
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.
The airport is open 6:00AM – 9:00PM (Saturday – Thursday) • 6:00AM – 10:00PM (Friday).
Cuenca airport is served by the following airlines: LATAM • Tame.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The following car rental companies have counters in the Arrivals Hall: Localiza • Rent a Car • Thrifty.
Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
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.