Sleeping in Airports

Florianópolis Airport Guide

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

FLN Airport Overview

florianapolis airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport.

What to Expect

Florianópolis Airport (code: FLN) has one terminal that is currently undergoing expansion. A second terminal is being built, with expected completion in 2019. Facilities include a duty-free shopping area, as well as several shops and eateries. For late-night eats, Bulebar is open 24 hours in the international airside area. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Florianópolis Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but an older review suggests seats are uncomfortable but the upper level observation area offers a quiet spot to camp out.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport 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. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Florianópolis 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 Hours

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

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Florianópolis airport sounds like a nightmare, there are several nearby small hotels.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Florianópolis Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. 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!

  • Business Lounge – Location:, Airside, Departure Area, next to Gate 1. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.
  • The Lounge Florianopolis – Location: Airside, Domestic Departures, 2nd Floor, opposite Gate 6. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Florianopolis Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

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

Luggage Storage & Lockers

If you want to lighten your load, store your bags at the airport. 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.

Mobile Charging

In the departures area, there are seats with outlets for charging your mobile devices. A solar-powered mobile charging station is available in the Pet Place.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


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

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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: Landside, outside the passenger terminal, to the right • Airside, 2nd Level.

Banking Services – Banco do Brasil provides full-service banking and four ATMs inside the airport. Locations: 2nd Level. Hours: 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.

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

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Rates: R$ 65 (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.

Pet Care Services – Pet Place is an area equipped with filtered water, a water cooler and pet beds for passengers traveling with four-legged friends. Hours: 24 hours. Location: Landside, front of terminal, next to parking lot. Rate: Free of charge.

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).

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

Florianópolis airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • Avianca • Azul • GOL • LATAM.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is connected to the city by both Route Sudoeste 183 and Sudoeste Semi Direto 186. The bus fare is R$ 4.40.

Car Rentals

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

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available for hire 24 hours a day 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.