Sleeping in Airports

Lima Airport Guide

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

We asked one of the workers about where “those crazy people that sleep in the food court” tend to congregate. They laughed and pointed straight across from them to the glass walls lining the largest section of the dining area of the food court. – a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Lima Airport.

What to Expect

  • The airport comprises one main terminal that’s small and easy to navigate.
  • The airport is on the older side, so the facilities are clean but not modern. If you can make it to Airside to sleep, your experience will probably be better.
    Some travellers report that security won’t let them pass into the Airside area until their departure time is closer.
  • All eateries are open 24-hours.
  • Free WiFi is available. Some travellers report poor connectivity. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class travellers can buy entry to three airport lounges, all are equipped with shower facilities. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • Staff and security are tolerant of overnight airport sleepers, as it is common for passengers arriving on late international flights to wait at the airport to board early morning flights to Cusco.
  • The Airside downstairs area has many rows of benches; bring earplugs and a sleep mask/eyeshades so you can get some rest – the lights and announcements go all night.
  • Travellers sleeping in the public area sleep in the food court or the floor. There are no seats to lay down on. Some travellers had success spending the night in Starbucks, and reported better WiFi there.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel connected to the terminal and several nearby hotels with airport shuttle service. 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 are lounges 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!

  • Caral VIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Concourse, Airside, 2nd Floor. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]
  • Hanaq VIP Lounge – Location: International Concourse, Airside, past Gate 17. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • VIP Club Lounge – International Concourse, Airside, past Gate 17. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Lima Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel at airport….

At Airport Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport – Located across from the airport terminal. No airport shuttle is necessary. They offer day rooms between the hours of 10:00AM – 6:00PM. They also have Spa Day Pass packages for non-guests. » Check Rates

Near Airport Pay Purix Backpackers Hostel (1.4km) – (3 minutes from the airport) Airport pick-up available at 22 PEN per car (up to 4 people) from 7:00AM to 11:59PM or 25 PEN per car from 12:00AM to 6:59AM. Airport drop-off can be arranged through the hotel as well ($). » Check Rates

Near Airport Hostal Las Fresas – (5 minutes from the airport) Both dorm style and private rooms are available. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

Near Airport Amara Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) Free airport pick-up and free drop-off at the airport for stays of 3 nights or more. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Lima Airport for 30 minutes. Connect to the ”.FreeAeropuertoLima” network. A premium service is also available. Connect to the “.PremiumAeropuertoLima” network. The rates are 5 USD (2 hours) • 10 USD (24 hours) • 12 USD (30 days).

Pro-Tip: If you are waiting late at night, you can reconnect for an additional 30 minutes at midnight.

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: Peru Plaza, the Main Hall, Domestic Terminal and International Terminal.

Banking Services – Interbank offers full-service banking in airside on the 1st floor, and landside on the 1st and 2nd floors. Hours: 9:00AM – 9:00PM.

Cell Phone Rentals – Rent or buy a mobile phone or portable modem at Claro. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Chapel – Location: 2nd level on ther International Arrivals side of the terminal.

Currency Exchange – Interbank Money Exchange is available airside on the 1st floor, and landside on the 2nd floor. Hours: Open 24 hours. World Xchange is available landside on the 1st floor, in Arrivals. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Duty Free & Shopping – Shop to your heart’s content around the clock. All of the airport’s shops are open 24 hours a day, including duty-free! Duty-free shopping is available airside in International Departures and Arrivals. In addition, a limited variety of gift shops are available throughout the airport.

Food & Drinks – From coffee to deli sandwiches, donuts, Chinese, Peruvian cuisines and more, a wide variety of restaurants are available to appeal to many different tastes. Another bonus…all of the airport’s restaurants and bars are open 24 hours!

Information Desk – There is an Information Deck on the main floor near the International Arrivals with English speaking agents. Go to them if you have any questions. Hours: unknown

Luggage Storage & Lockers – In September 2018, a reader let us know that the luggage storage office is no longer available.

Luggage Wrapping – SecureBag luggage wrapping is available landside in the Check-In area. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Massage – Feel your stress melt away with a professional chair massage at the Express Massage station. Location: 2nd Floor, landside.

Mobile Charging – Free mobile charging can be found at the Delicass restaurant on the first floor.

Pharmacy – The Travel Market is a mini market and drug store. Location: Landside, 2nd Floor. Hours: 24 hours.

Post Office – Serpost is open 24 hours on the 2nd floor (landside).

Rest Zones – Not available.

Shoe Shine – Lustra Calzado offers shoe shine service at two locations, landside on the 1st Floor.

Showers – Showers are available in the lounges and the Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport. [ see Airport Lounges and Airport Hotels above ]

Spa & Salon Services – Manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and other express services are available at Spa Express. Location: 1st Floor, landside.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of March 2018, Lima airport is served by the following airlines: LC Peru • Viva Colombia • Aeromexico • Delta • Air France • American Airlines • LATAM • British Airways • United Airlines • Copa • Interjet • Avianca • KLM • Air Canada.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Avis operates out of the International Arrivals area of the airport terminal. Budget and Hertz have rental desks in both International and Domestic Arrivals.

Shuttle Bus

Airport Express Lima provides safe and affordable way to arrive at the airport. There are 29 departures per day between Miraflores. At the time of this January 2018 update, the one-way fare is $8 USD or return for $15 USD. For more information, visit the Airport Express Lima website.

Taxi

Three companies operate out of the airport, and their desks can be found by the exits in both International and Domestic Arrivals. Taxi Green provides general airport transportation service in modern, air-conditioned vehicles. CMV Taxi provides 24-hour executive and group transportation in luxury vehicles. Mitsu Taxi Remisse provides luxury transportation for executives and high-level officials.

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 editor@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this guide.