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Guatemala City Airport Guide

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

It was already closed but they opened the door and asked me what time did my flight take-off (about 09:00am). it was enough early so I could sleep there. – AirLife

GUA 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 Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport.

What to Expect

guatemala airport guideGuatemala City Airport (code: GUA) has a main terminal and a smaller regional passenger terminal. The main terminal has two concourses — central (used for larger aircraft) and northern.  Only ticketed passengers can enter the airport, and there is a heavy police presence. Once you are inside, WiFi is available to help pass the time.  For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to use one of the first-class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and access information.

Sleeping in Guatemala City Airport

As the airport is not open 24 hours, overnight sleeping is prohibited. See the Airport Hotels section below nearby hotels (some provide airport shuttle!) or read 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.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Guatemala City 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 from 03:00 AM until the last flight.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Guatemala City Airport:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Guatemala City Airport 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 are lounges 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!

  • Copa Club – Location: Main International Terminal, Airside, next to Gate 14. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Los Añejos Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, North Wing, between Gates 6 and 7. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Guatemala City 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.

Drinking Water

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

Food & Drinks

At the time of this update, there were no 24-hour food concessions at the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

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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.


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Free WiFi is available airside at Guatemala City Airport. A reviewer tells us that WiFi is available in the gated areas of the terminal.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Citbank and Bancared. 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. Location: Landside, Third Floor / Landside, Arrivals Hall, First Floor.

Currency Exchange – Global Exchange – Location: Landside, International Departures, Third Floor / Landise, International Arrivals, First Floor – Hours: 3:00 AM – 7:30 PM (Daily).

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free is available at the airport.

SIM Cards – A reader tells us that SIM cards are available.  (July 2022)

Guatemala City Airport is served by the following airlines: Aereo Ruta • Aeroméxico • Aeroméxico Connect • American Airlines • Avianca • Copa Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Iberia • Interjet • Spirit Airlines • Transportes Aeross Guatemaltecos • United Airlines • Volaris • Wamos.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies can be found at GUA Airport: Ahorrent, Hertz, Avis, Budget, Payless Car Rental, Hertz, Thrifty y National, Dollar, and Advantage.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Flat-rate taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

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.