Sleeping in Airports

Lajes Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Lajes 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 of what to expect during your time at Lajes Airport.

What to Expect

  • This airport is home to commercial flights, as well as Air Force presence from Portugal and the United States. The public terminal is small, with flights connected North America, the Azores, and mainland Europe.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • 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

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Airport Hotels

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

  • Hotel Branco – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Espirito Santo Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Praia Marina – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Varandas do Atlantico – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited Free WiFi is available at Lajes Airport. Connect to the “”Aerogare.Azores.Gov”” 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: Levels 1 and 3. Hours: 7:00AM – 9:00PM.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available on the 2nd Floor. Shopping is otherwise limited to 3 other shops including a convenience style shop.

Food & Drinks – The airport has three small cafes. Locations: Check-in, landside, 3rd floor • Departures, landside, 2nd floor • Departures, airside, 2nd floor.

Information Desk – A SATA information desk is located landside in the Check-In area (level 3). An Azores tourist information desk is located landside in the Arrivals area (level 1).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Available. Location and rates are unknown.

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]

Postal Service – CTT. Location: landside, 2nd floor. Hours: 9:00AM – 12:30PM and 2:00PM – 5:30PM (Mon-Fri). Closed on weekends.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

In August 2018, a reader let us know that the airport is closed between 1:00AM and 5:00AM. This has not been confirmed by the airport but you should have a backup plan if you plan to spend the night.


As of February 2018, Lajes airport is served by the following airlines: TAP Air Portugal • Lufthansa • Turkish Airlines • SATA flights.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is connected to the local bus system. For routes, fares and schedules, visit the EVT website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Angrauto • Autatlantis • Auto Ramalhense • Ilha 3 Rent-A-Car • Ilha 9 Rent-A-Car • Ilha Verde Rent-A-Car • Rent Angra • 296 Rent-A-Car.


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

Last updated: 2018-10-29

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.