Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Essaouira 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.
ESU 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 Essaouira Airport.
What to Expect
Essaouira Airport (code: ESU) has a small terminal that handles traffic to a few destinations. Facilities are limited to a cafe with limited operating hours, a couple shops, and free WiFi.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is nearby. See our 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.
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 Essaouira Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Le Jardin de Douars – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Domaine de l’Arganeraie – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Villa Daba – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Essaouira Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Free WiFi is available at Essaouira Airport. (updated by a traveller in February 2018)
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services are available during flight operating times. Locations: Landside.
Duty Free & Shopping – Dufry Maroc offers duty-free shopping in the airport. Two retail shops are also available in the terminal.
Food & Drinks – There is a cafe located Landside in the airport which is open during flight operating times.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Luggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Luggage trolleys are available.
Medical Services – Emergency medical care is available during flight operating times.
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.
Postal Services – A post office is open during flight operating times. Location: Landside.
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.
As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.
Essaouira airport is served by the following airlines: EasyJet • Royal Air Maroc • RyanAir • Transavia • TUIFly.
Taxis are available. As of this update, approximate fare to the city center is 150 DH.
Several car rental companies have offices onsite: including Aircar • Avis • Budget • Europcar • Sixt.
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.