Sleeping in Airports

Guadalajara Airport Guide

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

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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 about their time at Guadalajara International Airport.

What to expect

Guadalajara International Airport consists of a small, modern terminal with two concourses (A and C). The airport contains numerous eateries and shops on both sides of security, with some offering 24-hour service. WiFi is available and there are outlets for charging mobile devices throughout the terminal. Travelling can upgrade their airport experience by paying to access one of the airport’s first-class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and access information.

Where to Sleep

Travellers report that most terminal seating contains armrests, though one traveller found some large, comfortable couches in Concourse C. If you intend to the spend the night, make sure you bring insect repellent, as all reviewers cited mosquitos as the airport’s biggest problem. 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

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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges 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!

Aeromexico Salon Premier – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, upper level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  VIP Lounge (Gate 5) – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, before Gate 5. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  VIP Lounge (Gate 10) – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, near Gate 10. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Hotel Casa Grande Aeropuerto
    (4 minute walk from the airport) Reviews are mixed, but this is the closest hotel to the airport. » Check Rates
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Guadalajara Aeropuerto
    (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service (subject to availability). » Check Rates
  • City Express Junior Guadalajara Periferico Sur
    (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service (subject to availability). » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express Guadalajara Aeropuerto
    (11 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Guadalajara Airport to customers of the following outlets: Telmex • Burger King • Starbucks • Wings. Access available at the boarding gate at Terminal 1 for customers of Prodigy. Access is obtained with the name of “User” and “Password” in the Prodigy service.

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

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: Terminal 1, Landside and Airside in Terminal 1.

Currency Exchange – Global Exchange offers 24 hour currency services. Terminal 1 Locations: Domestic Departures, Gate 12 • Terminal Hallway to International Departures • Domestic and International Arrivals.

Duty Free & Shopping – Dufry offers duty-free shopping to both departing and arriving passengers in the International terminal. A small variety of retail stores, mini-markets, newsstands, and gift shops are also available. Most shops are open 6:00AM – 9:00PM.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours:
» T1, International Departures – Break Station (near Gate 4)
» T1, Domestic Departures – El Quijote (Gate 14) • Krispy Kreme (Gate 12)
» T1, International Arrivals – Krispy Kreme

Information Desk – Not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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 – Benavides Pharmacy is available both Landside and Airside (Gate 15). Hours: 6:00AM – 10:00PM.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Guadalajara airport is served by the following airlines: Aeromexico • American Airlines • Interjet • United Airlines • Air Canada • Alaska Airlines • Delta • WestJet • Copa.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite, 24 hours a day, in the Domestic and International Arrivals halls: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Europcar • Fox Rent a Car • Hertz • National • Sixt • Thrifty / Dollar.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service or transfers to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.

Taxis

Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. Stop at the Prepaid Taxi booth in the Arrivals hall to pay for your ride. You will receive a ticket to give to your taxi driver before boarding the taxi.

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.