Sleeping in Airports

João Pessoa Airport Guide

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

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 João Pessoa Airport.

What to Expect

João Pessoa Airport has a small terminal that services regional flights. Facilities are limited to a vending machine area for snacks and a souvenir kiosk. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Spending the night here is not possible, as the airport closes nightly. Per the airport website, opening hours are Monday-Friday 5:00AM – 10:00PM, Saturday 5:00AM-8:00PM, and Sunday 9:00AM-10:00PM. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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

  • VIP Lounge – Location: airside, near departures area 2. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (36.68 € excluding VAT / hour)

Airport Hotels

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

J.R. Hotel – 7.8 km from the airport. No airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

Guarany Hotel – 8.1 km from the airport. No airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

Nord Luxxor Tambau – 14.6 km from the airport. No airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near João Pessoa Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available in João Pessoa Airport. In addition, there is a designated area in the Departures lounge for laptop users.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – There are no ATMs at the airport. The closest machines are 5 minutes away at Cora hypermarket in Rots or Carrefour Market in Bretteville sur Odon.

Baby Care Facilities – Washrooms in the departure area have baby changing facilities.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Airside, Departures lounge.

Currency Exchange – Not available in the airport.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. Shopping is limited to souvenir/local products sold in kiosks.

Food & Drinks – The airport offers 8 options (both Landside and Airside). Hours vary by location; however, you will find options which are open from 10:00AM – 5:00PM and again from 11:00AM – 6:00AM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Trolleys – A refundable deposit of € 1 is required.

Magazines – Free magazines are available for your enjoyment in the terminal.

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 – A mailbox is available at the terminal building at the opposite site of departures.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in João Pessoa and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, the Corpotravel Agency can probably be of assistance.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport is open 24 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, click here to update this airport guide.


As of January 2019, João Pessoa airport is served by the following airlines: Avianca • Azul Air • GOL • LATAM.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus company Twisto offers bus service to/from the airport and the Caen city center. The bus runs every 15 minutes Monday through Saturday (5:30AM – 12:30AM) and Sundays and bank holidays (9:00AM – 12:00AM). Bus fare is €1.50. To see specific bus stops and details on purchasing tickets, visit the airport website. For bus service to Caen-Tilly/Seulles, take Line 8 with the regional service Bus Verts.


A taxi stand is located just outside the Arrivals Hall, timed to meet all flight arrivals and departures. As of this December 2018 update, the approximate daytime fares are €24 to Caen city center and €28 to the Caen train station.

Car Rentals

Companies offer car rental services onsite, including: Avis/Dallas, Localiza, Movida and Unidas.

Last updated: 2019-02-05

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.