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.
JPA 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 (code: JPA) 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 guide below for location and access information.
Sleeping in João Pessoa Airport
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 or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. 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 web site for current information.
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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.
There are no hotels at João Pessoa Airport, so you will need to drive to the city to find accommodations (approx. 17+ minutes away). Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in João Pessoa, search deals and read traveller reviews.
There are no airport lounges at the time of this update. If you know of any lounges, click here to update the guide.
Free WiFi is available at Santos Dumont Airport. Connect to the ”Infraero WI-FI Gratis” network.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. 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: Ground Floor.
Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are baby care rooms diaper-changing. Locations: Passenger Terminal, 1st Floor.
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 is unavailable. There is, however, a small variety of shops which sell souvenirs, cosmetics, food and books. Location: Passenger Terminal, 1st Floor.
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 – 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.
SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
The airport is open 24 hours.
João Pessoa airport is served by the following airlines: Avianca • Azul Air • GOL • LATAM.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
A city bus runs between the airport and the city center. The bus operates along this route from 5:00AM – 9:50PM and the pickup location is outside, in front of the airport entrance. For more information, visit the Moovit website.
Companies offer car rental services onsite, including: Eurocar • Localiza • Movida • Unidas.
See also Airport Hotels above.
Last updated: 2022-10-28
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.