Sleeping in Airports

Horta Airport Guide

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

HOR 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 Horta Airport (code: HOR).

What to Expect

  • horta airport guideThe single terminal was remodelled in 2001.
  • There is one food concession, so there may not be a lot of food options.
  • WiFi is available to help pass the time.
  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Horta Airport

The airport closes at night, so it is impossible to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See locations in the  Airport Hotels section below 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. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Horta 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 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM (Daily). The airport is closed outside of these hours, and sleeping in the airport is not allowed.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Quinta das Buganvilias – Across the street from the airport. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Quinta da Meia Eira – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Horta 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 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!

  • Sata Plus Lounge – Location: Landside, Ground Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Horta 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. 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.

Disabled Services – The airport partners with MyWay to provide personalized support for passengers with reduced mobility. Services include lifts, escalators, moving walkways, signage and professional support for those who book at least 48 hours in advance.

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 landside at the Duty-Free Store from 8:30 AM – 6:30 AM.

Food & Drink – No dining is currently available.

Information Desk – Located landside in departures, open from 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Store your luggage for €4.21 per item per day. Location: Arrivals, landside. Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Mobile Charging – Not available.

Showers – Not available

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

WiFi/Internet – Unlimited free WiFi is available at Horta Airport. Connect to the “VINCI Airports wifi” network.

Horta Airport is served by the following airlines: Sata Air • Azores Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport has city buses arriving and departing on a regular basis. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Farias website.

Car Rentals

Ilha Verde Rent A Car and Auto Turistica Faialense offer on-site car rental services.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available outside of the terminal.

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.