Sleeping in Airports

Ivato Airport Guide

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

This is an international airport where the immigration officials asks for gifts and threaten to pending you if you will not give money or ‘gifts’ to them – francis

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 during their time at Ivato International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A single-terminal airport with limited shopping and dining options
  • Multiple security checkpoints during the departure process.
  • Reviewers report rampant and open extortion attempts at almost every turn in this airport, from check-in to restrooms.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted in this airport.
  • 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

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Hotel Au Bois Vert – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel ($). Day room rates are available. » Check Rates
  • Le Relais des Plateaux – (7 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available upon request. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

information not available

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

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange is available in the international terminal, near the end of the parking lot.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, we don’t know if there are any 24-hour food and beverage concessions available at this airport. The international and domestic terminals each have a cafe and a restaurant. Hours of operation are unknown.

Layover Sightseeing – If you are looking for something to do before or after arrival, there is a nearby crocodile farm called Croc Farm Ivato. it is approx. 8 minute drive from the airport.

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]

Post Office – The post office is located close to the end of the parking lot.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Ivato airport is served by the following airlines: Turkish Airlines • Air France • Ethiopian Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttle

ADEMA Navettes offers a convenient and economical shuttle service between the airport and several key points in Antananarivo, including door-to-door service to your hotel. At the time of this update, we are told that this service has been temporarily halted as a new management company takes over. If the shuttles aren’t back up and running, taxis are a convenient alternative.

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.

Minibus

Travel like the locals do! If your load is light and you’re not pressed for time, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking a white-colored Taxi-Brousse shared-ride minibus (known locally as ‘Taxi-Be’). These minibuses tend to get crowded and make many stops along their specific route. Be sure to confirm that your minibus is going to your stop before you board.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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.