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
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at 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. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change.
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 web site.
- Air France Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside.
- Air Madagascar Business Class Lounge – Location: Main Terminal, Airside.
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 Chat’o Park Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available upon request. » 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.
At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
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, click here to update this airport guide.
Post Office – The post office is located close to the end of the parking lot.
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.
While it appears that this airport closes at night, 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, click here to update this airport guide.
As of December 2018, Ivato airport is served by the following airlines: Air Austral • Air France • Air Link • Air Madagascar • Air Mauritius • Comores Aviation • Corsair International • Ethiopian Airlines • Kenya Airways • Tsaradia • Turkish Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
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.
These car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.
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 are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.
Last updated: 2020-03-05
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.