Sleeping in Airports

Fes-Saïss Airport Guide

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

What to Expect

Fes Airport consist of a small, newly built terminal that serves several African and European destinations. Facilities are limited to a couple cafeterias, landside and airside, as well as a few small shops, but none are open 24 hours, so bring snacks if you’re camping out.  Free WiFi is available to help pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter two airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Travellers who have spent the night here report feeling safe and unbothered by airport staff. Still, airport seating is uncomfortable, so opt for a sleeping bag or travel blanket to spread out on the floor. Bring an eye mask and earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones to combat airport lights and noise. For uninterrupted sleep, a nearby hotel offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

Passes  Pearl Lounge (Departures) – Location: Airside, Ground Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Pearl Lounge (Arrivals) – Location: Airside, Ground Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Fes Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel near the airport:

  • Diamant Vert – (10 minutes from the airport) Budget lodging and water park, close to the airport. Airport shuttle is available upon request. ($) » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Fes Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Fes Airport for 3 hours.

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

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available. Locations: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange kiosks are offered by Global Exchange, Investors Relations and BMCE Bank. Locations: both landside and airside. Hours: open during flight operation hours.

Duty Free & Shopping – Two duty-free shops are available in the pre-boarding area, along with a Hudson Newsstand and a LaCoste retail boutique.

Food & Drinks – Cafeterias are located before and after security.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available in the EMU (Emergency Medical Unit). Location: Departures Hall. Hours: Open 24 hours.

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.

Post Office – A mailbox is located in the Departures Customs Control and the Public Hall.

Prayer Rooms – There are two prayer rooms. Locations: Landside, 1st Floor and Airside, Boarding Area.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – A designated smoking area can be found Airside, in the boarding area, near the Hudson Kiosk.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of November 2018, Fes airport is served by the following airlines: Air Arabia • Jet Air Fly • Royal Air Maroc • RyanAir • TAP Portugal • Transavia (France).

Transportation

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have offices at the airport: Air Car • France Car • Marloc Europcar • Scal Avis • Starc Hertz.

Taxis

Taxis are available 24 hours per day. The taxi station is located at the Arrivals Esplanade. At the time of this November 2018 update, the cost of a taxi to the Fes city center is approx. 120 dirhams.

Last updated: 2018-11-27

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.