Sleeping in Airports

Davao Airport Guide

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

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DVO Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Davao Airport (code: DVO) has a single, recently built terminal that connects to several regional destinations. Facilities include a few casual eateries and souvenir shops. Despite the high volume of travellers, airport procedures are said to be organized and efficient.  WiFi is available in two airport lounges, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Overnight sleepers seem to have no problem staying the night here. Seating is plentiful but most of it is equipped with armrests. Come prepared with a travel mat or sleeping bag to make the best of sleeping on the floor. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 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. 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.

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 in Davao Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • DusitD2 Davao – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Waterfront Insular Hotel – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. for a fee. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Tropika – (9 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available upon request (supply them with your flight # so they can monitor ypour flight arrival). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Davao 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 is a lounge that you can enter 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!

Related Pages: Davao Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Davao Airport inside the lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

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

Food & Drinks – There are two food kiosks

Information Desk – Not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Davao airport is served by the following airlines: Cathay Dragon • Cebu Pacific • Cebgo • Philippine Airlines • PAL • Qatar Airways • SilkAir • Xiamen Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Several car rental agencies serve Davao Airport. Contact your service provider of choice for rates and reservations.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service for their guests. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details:  Be-ing Suites • Crown Regency Residences Davao • Green Windows Dormitel • Hotel Tropika Davao • Mamay Inn & Resort • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Davao • Park Inn by Radisson Davao Seda Abreeza Davao • Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao.


Travel like the locals do! If you’re traveling light and want to save a little money, you can catch a jeepney along the highway, about a 5 – 10 minute walk from the airport terminal. Jeepneys run 24 hours a day. Before you hop in, make sure the jeepney you catch is going to your destination! The trip between the airport and downtown is approximately 30 – 60 mins. At the time of this update, a typical fare will cost around Php 10-15 to and from the city centre.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. Few taxis accept credit or debit cards, so have cash ready if possible. At the time of this update, a typical fare will cost around Php 150 to and from the city centre.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.