Sleeping in Airports

Guanajuato Airport Guide

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

BJX Airport Overview

guanajuato airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Guanajuato Airport (code: BJX).

What to Expect

Guanajuato Airport’s single passenger terminal was recently renovated, completed in the summer of 2018. Amenities include four eateries and a few shops, all of which close by 11:30PM. Free WiFI helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and rates.

Where to Sleep

It is possible to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, although more comfortable options will be available to you once you pass through security.  or uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for guests. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 Hotels

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

  • Homewood Suites By Hilton Silao Airport (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Wyndham Garden Silao Bajio Airport
    (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available daily from 6:00AM – 10:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Guanajuato Silao
    (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle available. The hotel suggests taking the Go Airport Shuttle ($25). » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Guanajuato Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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 to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Lounge Baijo – Location: Airside, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

VIP Lounge – Location: Airside, opposite Gate 3.  Hours: 4:30AM – 11:00PM.  Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.

Related Pages: Guanajuato Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Guanajuato 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 BBVA (24 hours) and BanBajio. 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: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Globo Cambio provides currency exchange services.Location: Landside. Hours: Unknown. 5:00AM – 11:00PM (unconfirmed).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available at the Duty Free store from 5:00AM – 11:00PM. The airport also offers a few shops, along with and an AeroMarket (4:30AM – 10:00PM).

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. You will find options open as early as 4:30AM and closing as late as 11:00PM.

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, click here to update this airport guide.

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

While it appears that this airport is open 24 hours, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide and we will update this airport guide.


Guanajuato airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Calafia Airlines • InterJet • Magnicharters • TAR Aerolineas • United Airlines • VivaAerobus • Volaris.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Travel like the locals do! If you are traveling light, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking a city bus to the main bus station in Silao, where bus connections are available to Guanajuato bus station. Buses run along the highway, about 200 meters or so from the airport. Although this is the cheapest way to travel to and from the city center, it’s not necessarily the safest, especially at night. Visit the UneBus website for more information about bus schedules.

Car Rental

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Alamo • Avis • Economy • Europcar • Fox Rent a Car • Hertz • National Car Rental • Sixt • Thrifty / Dollar.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area approx. 4:30AM – 11:00PM. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey. As of this update, sample suggested fares (as per the airport) are Leon Downtown – $400 / Silao Downtown – $280 / Guanajuato Downtown – $485.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.