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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Easter Island Airport has a tiny, outdated airport that has connections to Chile and Tahiti.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.   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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.  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 hotelsAirport 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. Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Hanga Roa, search deals and read traveller reviews.

airport loungeAirport Lounges

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

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

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

more airport infoMore 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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

airport hoursAirport 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.

transportationAirport 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.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.