Sleeping in Airports

Esquel Airport Guide

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

EQS Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Esquel Airport (code: EQS) has a small, old terminal that handles a few domestic routes. Facilities are limited to a single landside eatery. Bring your own entertainment, as WiFi is not available.

Where to Sleep

This airport is open daily from 8:00AM until the day’s last flight, so spending the night here is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. 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 Esquel Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back into Esquel city center, as there are no hotels at or near the airport. Here are some suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • Hosteria Cumbres Blancas – (17 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Sol Del Sur – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Apart Hotel Del Sur – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm details on the airport’s VIP lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

A reader tells us that WiFi is available at Esquel Airport.  (September 2019)  Unfortunately, we do not know if it is free or if there is a time limit.  If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

Food & Drinks – Fidelina is the airport’s only dining option. Location: landside.

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 8:00 AM until the last flight. Sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible.


Esquel airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • LATAM.


Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rental

Avis has a car rental service desk at the airport.


While there are no taxis available onsite, you can hire a “remis” (privately-owned taxi) on the ground floor, just outside of the terminal’s main hall.

Last updated: 2020-01-10

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.