Sleeping in Airports

Florianopolis Airport Guide

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

Stay out of the secure section because it is tiny and doesn’t have a lot of seats. – Duck

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Florianópolis Airport.

What to Expect

  • A new terminal is being constructed while simultaneously upgrading the current terminal. All work is expected be completed in late 2019.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Although seats throughout the airport are uncomfortable and have armrests, one reviewer mentioned a row of seating without armrests at the end of the viewing platform on the 2nd floor. The area is quiet and offers views of the runway. To get here, take the lone set of stairs leading to the 2nd floor.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

TAM VIP Lounge – Location: Landside.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Hercilio Luz International Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back to Florianopolis city center, or the nearby city of Campeche, as there are no hotels in or around the airport. Here are some suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • Pousada Vila Tamarindo Eco Lodge – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel e Pousada Natur Campeche – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Pousada Praia Campeche – (22 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at the Florianopolis airport. Connect to the “Free WiFi Floripa Airport” network.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24 hours a day. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: 2 machines are outside the passenger terminal to the right, available 24 hours. The Banco do Brasil’s (upper level) ATM machines (x 4) are only available from 10:00AM – 4:00PM.

Baby Care Facilities – There are baby change facilities available in the main lobby area.

Currency Exchange – Cotação Casa de Câmbio – Location: Landside. Hours: 5:30AM – 11:30PM (Daily).

Duty Free & Shopping – Dufry Express offers Duty Free Shopping from 6:00AM – 10:00PM on the Ground Floor and in the Domestic Boarding Lounge. A small variety of retails shops are also available to help pass the time.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. Bulebar is open 24 hours, Airside in the International Boarding Lounge.

Information Desk – Location: Airside, Ground Floor. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers –  Rates: Regular size – R$ 30/day • large size – R$ 60/day. Note – payment is by cash only. Location: Upper level, near the Pharmacy. Hours: 6:00AM – 11:00PM.

Luggage Wrapping – Rates: R$ 65 for small – large bags, oversized bags will incur a higher fee. Location: Ground floor, across from Information Desk. Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM.

Massages – Available on the upper level and international boarding lounge. Services are available for 24 hours which probably means these are automated massage chairs.

Medical Services – If you require medical attention, a clinic can be found in the main lobby. Hours: 24 hours a day.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Pharmacy – Air Farma – Location: Landside, Mezzanine. Hours: 6:00AM – 11:00PM (Daily).

Post Office – Location: Landside, Mezzanine Level. Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Monday – Friday).

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. Airside is open according to the flight schedule.


As of November 2018, Florianopolis airport is served by the following airlines: Avianca • Azul • GOL • LATAM.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Inova • Localiza • Unidas.


Taxis are available for hire 24 hours a day in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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,  write a review or send an email to [email protected]