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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.

JPA Airport Overview

joao pessoa airport guideTo 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.

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 or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 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.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Villa Rica – 7.8 km from the airport. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Guarany Hotel – 8.1 km from the airport. No airport shuttle. » 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 Lounges

There are no airport lounges at the time of this update. If you know of any lounges, click here to update the guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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.

Airport Hours

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.


Taxis are located outside the airport entrance. They are available for hire 24 hours hours.

Car Rentals

Companies offer car rental services onsite, including: Eurocar • Localiza • Movida • Unidas.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.