Sleeping in Airports

Las Palmas Airport Guide

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

The worst thing, I wasn’t prepered for the low temperature due to de air-conditioning, so I get a cold some days later. – lili_heins

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Gran Canaria Airport.

What to Expect

  • A modern single-terminal airport with clean facilities and an interesting variety of shops and restaurants, including 24 hour options!
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • There are plenty of power outlets for mobile charging!
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • Although no specific sleeping spot was mentioned, reviewers describe a safe and pleasant overnight experience. There are plenty of padded, armrest-free seating, and the airport staff is very accommodating. Lights are dimmed and overhead announcements lowered at night. Have a travel blanket handy, as the terminal can get chilly inside!
  • 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 by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or 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!

Passes  Sala Galdos Lounge – Location: Departures Terminal, Airside, Zone A, 2nd Level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Elba Vecindario Aeropuerto Business & Convention Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available upon request.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Avenida de Canarias – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. A taxi costs approx. 20,00€.  » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Las Palmas Airport. Connect to the “kubiwireless” network. (SSID: Airport_Free_Wifi_AENA).

Additionally, there are internet terminals with paid access.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Banca March, Banco Popular, Caixa Bank, and Euronet. 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: Floor 0 (Arrivals Hall) • Floor 1 (Departures Hall, landside • Airside, near Gates A7-A9 • Airside, A19-A21 • Airside, Gates B5-B6).

Chapel – A non-denominal Christian chapel is available airside in the Departures area on Floor 2.

Children’s Play Area – Two locations: Floor 1, airside, in the “A” gates boarding area • Floor 1, airside, in the “C” gates boarding area.

Currency Exchange – Exact Change currency exchange kiosks are located on Floor 0 (Arrivals Hall) and Floor 1 (Boarding Area, airside). Hours: 8:00AM – 10:30PM (Arrivals Hall location) • 5:30AM – 8:00PM (Boarding Area location).

Duty Free & Shopping – Canariensis offers duty-free shopping to both departing and arriving passengers, with two airside locations on Floor 1 (Departures) and one airside location on Floor 0 (Arrivals). In addition, a variety of retail and gift shops can be found throughout the airport.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: Caffé Ritazza (Departures, landside, Floor 1).

Grocery Store – Spar offers a wide variety of hot and cold sandwiches, take-away meals and general groceries in a location accessible to both transit passengers and arriving passengers. Location: Arrivals Hall, airside, Floor 0. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk can be found on Floor 1, in the Departures Hall.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Luggage wrapping machines are available in the Check-in area on Floor 1. Fee: unknown.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day at the First Aid station, located on Floor 0 in the Departures Hall.

Mobile Charging –  A reader (August 2018) tells us that power charging stations are available at a few of the gate areas.

Pharmacy – Location: Floor 1, Landside. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM.

Post Office – Location: Departures Hall, Floor 0. Hours: 8:30AM – 2:30PM (Mon-Fri).

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2018, Las Palmas airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • Air Baltic • Air Europa • Air Nostrum • Alba Star • ASL Airlines France • Atlantic • Airways • Austrian Airlines • Azur Air • Binter Canarias • Blue Air • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Canaryfly • Condor • Corendon Airlines • easyJet • Edelweiss • Enter Air • Eurowings • Evelop • Finnair • Germania • Iberia Express • Iberia • Icelandair • Jet Time • Jet2 • Lufthansa • Luxair • Mauritania Airlines • Naysa • Neos • Norwegian • Novair • Primera Air • Royal Air Maroc • Ryanair • SAS • SATA • Serair Transworld Press • Small Planet • SmartLynx • SmartWings • Sundair • SunExpress • TAP Air Portugal • Thomas Cook Airlines • Transavia • Travel Service • TUIfly • Volotea • Vueling • Wow Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is served by eight different intercity bus routes. Whether you are staying in the capital city, heading to Maspalomas or Playa del Inglés there are a variety of options to get you around the island. For fares, routes and schedule information, visit the Las Palmas Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following rental agencies are located in the Arrivals Hall of the passenger terminal: Autoreisen, Avis/Budget, Cicar, Europcar, Goldcar, Hertz/Thrifty, Sixt and Top Car.


Taxi ranks are located outside of the Arrivals Hall exits. For safety and reliability, refuse offers of a ride from taxis that are not waiting in the airport’s taxi ranks. For fares and additional information, visit the Las Palmas Airport website.

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.