Sleeping in Airports

Fortaleza Airport Guide

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

The airport gives you the sense of total emptiness – Filipe

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 Fortaleza International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A clean, quiet and modern airport
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • 24-Hour dining options are available
  • Free mobile charging stations are readily available throughout the airport
  • Economy class passengers can pay to use one of the first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • The third floor viewing platform offers views of the runway and a secure, quiet place to sleep.
  • All of the seats have armrests, so have a sleeping mat or sleeping bag handy for those cold tile floors!
  • 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

Sala VIP Casablanca Turismo Fortaleza – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, in front of Gate H.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Fortaleza Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Montese Star Hotel – (12 minutes from the airport) Airport transfer service is available upon request ($). » Check Rates
  • Assahi Motel – (13 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Amuarama Hotel – (14 minutes from the airport) Free airport pick-up is available upon request ($). » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Fortaleza Airport. Connect to the “INFRAERO wi-fi Gratis” network.

If you are not travelling with a mobile device, visit IB Cybercafé – Location: Airside, Observation Area. Hours: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. 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: 1st Floor.

Baby Care Facilities – Travelling with an infant? Baby care facilities are available on the Ground Floor.

Chapel – A chapel can be found in the Observatory. Hours: 9:00AM – 10:00PM.

Currency Exchange – Banco Safra offers currency exchange in the airport. Hours: 10:00AM – 11:00PM.

Duty Free & Shopping – The Dufry Duty Free on the 1st Floor is open 24 hours. In addition, you will find a variety of shops, a few of which are also open 24 hours.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours:
» Ground Floor – Casa Café • Casa de Frios
» Domestic Departures – Cachaçaria Ilha das Amêndoas • Casa do Pão de Queijo • Delta Cafe
» Food Court, 1st Floor – Bebelu • Casa do Pão de Queijo • Sushi de Sertao • Subway
» International Departures – Paneria
» Vending machines are also available.

Information Desk – Location: Landside, Ground Floor, next to check-in counters. Hours: open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protec Bag luggage wrapping service is available 24 hours a day in the Check-In area. Fee: unknown.

Medical Services – If you require medical attention, medical services can be found on the Ground Floor. 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 – AirFarma – Location: Landside, First Floor. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Post Office – Location: 1st Floor. Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon-Fri).

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 February 2018, Fortaleza airport is served by the following airlines: Azul • GOL • LATAM • Avianca • TAP Portugal • Air Canada • American Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


If you’re traveling light, city buses offer an economical way to travel to and from the airport. Bus 404 “Aeroporto/Benfica” links the airport to the city center and Fortaleza main bus station. Bus 027 and Bus 066 offer additional route options to neighbouring areas.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Avis • Hertz • Localiza • Movida • Shop Rent a Car • Thrifty • Unidas.


Two types of taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. “Regular” taxis run on a meter, while “airport” taxis offer a pricier fixed rate.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.