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Easter Island Mataveri Airport Guide

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

this airport was built by nasa and has a massive runway.  – ben

IPC 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 Easter Island Airport (code: IPC).

What to Expect

Easter Island Airport has a tiny, outdated airport that has connections to Chile and Tahiti. Facilities are limited to a small cafe, so you may want to eat before arriving. Free WiFi helps pass the time. There may be a small VIP lounge, but we have no further details.

Easter Island Airport Guide
(Photo by SleepingInAirports / August 2013)

Sleeping in Easter Island Airport

The airport is only open from 10:00AM until the day’s last flight, so it is not possible to stay the night here.  Due to its size and limited seating arrangements, sleeping here during operational hours is not likely.  You would be better off sleeping outside the terminal.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  If you’ve visited this airport recently, write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller 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.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Easter Island Airport Guide.

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

Sleeping inside the airport overnight is not possible. The small town is right outside the airport entrance so all of the hotels in Hanga Roa could be considered near the airport. Here are a few hotel options based on proximity to the airport and Tripadvisor reviews:

  • Tupa Hotel – (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers are available upon prior request.  » Check Rates
  • Iorana Hotel – (3 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available upon request ($).  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Manutara – (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers upon request.  » Check Rates
  • Taha Tai – (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers upon request. You must provide your flight details no less than 72 hours before arrival.  » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

A small VIP lounge is available. Access details are unknown.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Mataveri Airport. Connect to the ”Entel” network.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Not available.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Food & Drinks – There are very small cafes located before and after security.

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 from 10:00 AM until the last flight. Sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible.


Mataveri airport is served by the following airline: LATAM.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have desks at the airport: Hertz • Autoeurope • Record Rent a Car • Sixt.


Flat-rate taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2022-01-25

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.