Sleeping in Airports

Libreville Airport Guide

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

What to Expect

  • This airport is the main international airport in Gabon, connecting to larger African cities and couple European destinations. This small, single-terminal airport was built in the 1950s.
  • The Toucan Bar which is found in the International Departure Area is open 24 hours.
  • Economy class travellers can pay to access two airport lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

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 within walking distance or a short drive from the airport; some provide an airport shuttle. See our Airport Hotel 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

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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program.

  • Samba Lounge – Location: first floor after screening posts. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.
  • VIP Lounge – Location: Level 1, behind the check-in desks. Lounge Access: With a plane access card and the VIP Office Access card (given by your airline), or by purchasing the annual Salon VIP Argent card, sold by ADL.
  • Koussou Lounge – Location: boardong room for domestic flights. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Access Coupon given by airline or Access card, sold by ADL.

Airport Hotels

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

  • La Residence Maisha – Located across the street from the airport. Airport shuttle with hostess is available. » Check Rates
  • Hotel L’Orchidee – Located across the street from the airport. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Onomo Libreville – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle operated from 8:00AM to 11:00PM (must pre-arrange). » Check Rates
  • Park Inn by Radisson – (5 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour airport shuttle operates every 30 minutes. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Libreville Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Libreville Airport for a fee. You can purchase the service at the information desk and at the newspaper stand. Rates are not known.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs that dispense Cfa Francs and Euros 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: in both the International and Domestic Areas.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge in both the Domestic and International areas. Alternatively, you can use the services of a porter for 1000 Cfa Francs.

Currency Exchange – BICIG Airport Foreign Exchange Office provides currency exchange as well as additional banking services. Location: Air Terminal, International departures. Hours: 7:45AM – 2:30PM (Monday – Friday only).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available, along with a few retail shops.

Food & Drinks – Restaurants are available both Landside and Airside.
» Landside: Pierre Andre Cafe (Location: Main Level. Hours: 7:00AM – 7:00PM) • Cafe Lindo (Location: Main Level. Hours: 6:00AM – 11:00PM) • The Calao Restaurant (Location: First Level, just before security. Hours: 6:30AM – 10:30PM except Saturdays when it opens at 9:00AM and Sundays at 8:00AM).
» Airside: The Bicycle Coffee Stand (Domestic Flights departure Hall. Hours: 7:00AM – 12:00PM and 4:00PM – 7:00PM) • The Toucan Bar (International Boarding. Hours: 24 hours).

Information Desk – An Information Desk can be found in the center of the Air Terminal. The desk is open 24 hours a day. Entrance passes to reserved rooms can be purchased at the desk.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Available. Rates: 3000 Cfa per piece. Hour and locations are not known.

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]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport 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 the airport hours, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.


As of February 2018, Libreville airport is served by the following airlines: Air Côte d’Ivoire • Air France • Afrijet • Asky • Ceiba Intercontinental • Ethiopian Airlines • Royal Air Maroc • Rwandair • Transair Congo • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Public buses are available, delivering you to and from the city centre and the northern part of the city. At the time of this December 2017 update, further details are not known. Inquire at the airport.

Car Rentals

Car hires are available on site and include: Avis, EGCA/Satram, Europcar/Free Travel, Gesparc and Global.


There are two types of taxis available to get you to and from the airport.

  • White taxis – generally offer more comfort (air-conditioned) and security, payment is based on metered fare.
  • Regular taxis – will be either red and white, or purple and white. There is no meter, therefore you have to negotiate the fare before getting into the car.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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,  write a review or send an email to [email protected]