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Georgetown Cheddi Jagan Airport Guide

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

GEO Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Georgetown Cheddi Jagan Airport.

What to Expect

georgetown airport guideGeorgetown’s Cheddi Jagan Airport (code: GEO) has recently upgraded its Departures area, and in 2018, it opened a new Arrivals building. The expansion project is not officially complete, but functioning escalators/elevators have been installed, making the airport more accessible for all travellers. GEO also has new seating and WiFi to enhance the airport experience. For economy class passengers looking for even more comfort, there is the option to pay to access the airport lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Cheddi Jagan Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are located about 1 hour from the airport. Most do not offer shuttle services, but if they do, there will be a fee. See the 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 website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Georgetown 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.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Cheddi Jagan Airport.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Georgetown, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

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 through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

Related Pages: Georgetown Airport Lounges

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.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Scotia Bank and Republic Bank. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Arrivals.

Currency Exchange – Information is not available.

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

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in the Departures lounge. To purchase any duty-free items, you must present your valid airline ticket and passport. We do not currently have any information regarding the availability of other shops.

Food & Drinks – You will find food and drinks available (four locations), both landside and airside; hours are unknown.

Information Desk – Customer service representatives can be found throughout the airport to assist you.

Luggage Carts – Need a hand with your bags? Luggage carts are available free of charge in the new Arrivals Terminal.

Luggage Porters – If you need a hand with your bags, in addition to luggage carts, Baggage Porters wearing red baseball caps are available to help in the Check-In and Arrivals Areas of the airport. The standard fee is GYD$ 200; an additional tip is optional and left to the passenger’s discretion.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having them wrapped in plastic. Location: Check-In Hall. Rates: starting at USD$6 / GYD$ 1200 per piece of luggage.

Medical Services – Port Health provides medical services; location and hours are unknown.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this guide.

Prayer Room – Location: Airside, Immigration Area. Religion: Muslim.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader tells us “There is currently no where to purchase SIM cards for Guyana. You must purchase a SIM Card at a local carrier”. (October 2022)

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Cheddi Jagan Airport.

Georgetown Airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Aruba Airlines • Caribbean Airlines • Copa Airlines • Surinam Airways.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Alamo, Enterprise and National are represented at the airport by local agent Massy Industry. A temporary driver’s license, obtainable at the Customs Department, is required to rent a vehicle. Location: Temporary Arrivals Terminal Building.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


An official taxi service offers rides to and from the city, with a pick-up point outside the terminal. Drivers of the CIJA Taxi Company can be identified by their uniform: an off-white button-up shirt, black pants and official badges. Inside each taxi is a list giving the flat rates to surrounding destinations.

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.