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, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Fortaleza Airport.

What to Expect

Fortaleza Airport has a single terminal that is currently undergoing an expansion and renovation. Facilities include a range of shops and eateries, many of which are open 24 hours. Travellers appreciate the free mobile charging stations and free WiFi. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Overnight sleepers don’t seem to have any problems here, but it’s best to come prepared. Seats are generally uncomfortable and equipped with armrests, so bring a sleeping bag to spread out on the cold floor. The observation area on Floor 3 is reportedly the best spot for peace and quiet. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. 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

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 – Labor Cambio offers currency exchange in the airport. Location: Ground Floor. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM.

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 (two locations of Super News included) are also open 24 hours.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours:
» Ground Floor – Confraria do Café
» First Floor – Aviador • Bebelu • Cachaçaria – Ilha das Amêndoas • Casa do Pão de Queijo • Delta Expresso (2 locations) • Nescafe • Paneria • Subway.
» 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 – A reader mentioned that there are plenty of outlets on the ground floor. If you know of more locations, click here to update this airport guide.

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.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Fortaleza and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are two travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Casablanca Turismo (1st Level) • Top Tur (Ground Level).

Airport Hours

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


As of November 2018, Fortaleza airport is served by the following airlines: Air France • Avianca • Azul • Condor • Copa Airlines • GOL • KLM • LATAM • TACV • TAP Portugal.

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. The bus route options include:

  • Route 917 – Airport / Beira Mar. Fare: R$ 10.00.
  • Route 064 – Airport / Papicu / Parangaba. Hours: 5:00AM – 11:00PM. Fare: R$ 3.40.
  • Route 027 – Airport / Papicu / Siqueira. Hours: 5:00AM – 11:00PM. Fare: R$ 3.40.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Avis • Localiza • Movida • Shop Rent a Car • 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: 2019-03-09

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.