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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.

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 has recently upgraded its Departures area, and in 2018 opened a new Arrivals building. The expansion project is not officially complete, but so far functioning escalators/elevators have been installed making the airport more accessible for all travellers. GEO has also 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.

Where to Sleep

As of February 2020, we have no sleep-related reviews. If you have spent the night at the airport,  please leave a review to help future travellers! 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 our Airport Hotels section below for more information.

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. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change.

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 (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Cheddi Jagan Airport does not appeal to you, there are no hotels near the airport. These were the closest hotels that we found:

  • Ramada Georgetown Princess – (45 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown – (1 hr from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Durban Hotel – (1 hr from the airport) An airport shuttle is available upon request and prepayment. Cost is approx. US$ 25.00 each way. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Cheddi Jagan Airport.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Scotia Bank and Republic Bank. 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: Arrivals.

Currency Exchange – Information is not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in the Departures lounge. In order 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 (4 locations) both landside and airside, hours are not known.

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 your bags 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 not known.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

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

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

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 in order to rent a vehicle. Location: Temporary Arrivals Terminal Building.

Taxis

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, there is list which flat-rates to surrounding destinations.

Last updated: 2020-02-07

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.