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Iguaçu Falls Airport Guide

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

I slept peacefully on a bench (which I wiped clean with baby wipes) for about 5 hours until I was woken by a curious security guard early in the morning. – captaintevo

IGU Airport Overview

foz do iguacu airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Iguaçu Falls Airport.

What to Expect

Iguaçu Falls Airport (code: IGU) has a tiny terminal and limited amenities. There are a few shops and eateries, including a 24-hour option in the food court. Bring your own entertainment or use the WiFi. For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge and freshen up in its showers. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Iguaçu Airport

You probably won’t be the only sleeper at this airport, which is reportedly safe and quiet overnight. Come prepared with a sleeping bag or travel mat for the floor, as seating is limited to a few uncomfortable benches. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some 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 Iguaçu Falls 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 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Hotel Colonial Iguaçu – Airport transfers are available ($).  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Canzi Cataratas –  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

  • Advantage VIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Departures, Airside, 1st Floor, opposite Gate 2.  Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass (US$32 – 3 hours) • Lounge membership programs.
  • The Lounge Cataratas by Global Lounge Network – Location: Domestic Departures, Airside, 1st Floor, opposite Gate 2.  Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

GOL Smiles VIP – Location: Airside.

Drinking Water

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

Food & Drinks

Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. This option is open 24 hours in the food court: Rei do Pão de Queijo.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Malex offers lockers to store your bags. Location: Lobby. Hours: 24 hours. Rates: unknown.

Mobile Charging

A reader tells us mobile charging is available airside near the gates. (December 2023)

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.


Showers are available in the GOL Smiles VIP Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]


Free WiFi is available at Foz do Iguacu Airport for 2 hours.  (updated by a reader in December 2023)

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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: in the Main Lobby.

Baby Care Facilities – Changing facilities are available in the Departures Hall and Main Lobby.

Currency Exchange – União Alternativa de Viagens, Turismo e Câmbio offers exchange services. Location: Main Terminal. Hours: 7:00AM – 9:00PM.

Luggage Wrapping – Protec Bag luggage wrapping service is available. Fee: unknown. Location: Check-In Area. Hours: 4:00AM – 8:00AM and 10:30AM – 8:00PM.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day in the passenger terminal. Ask an airport staff member for assistance.

Shopping – A variety of jewelry and gift boutiques are 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.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Iguaçu Falls and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a few travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Falls Vision Receptivo and Teletur Tourism are both located in the lobby.

Foz do Iguaçu airport is served by the following airlines: Avianca • Azul • GOL • LAN • LATAM.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Public bus line 120 links the airport to Foz do Iguaçu and city center.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies can be found at the airport: Avis • Hertz • Localiza • Unidas • Movida.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

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.