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

LIM 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 Jorge Chavez International Airport (Code: LIM).

What to Expect

Lima 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 reported that security did not let them pass into the Airside area until their departure time was closer. Most eateries are open 24-hours in the terminal. Free unlimited WiFi is available to help pass the time. Economy class travellers can buy entry to three airport lounges, all of which are equipped with shower facilities. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Lima Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a Guest Traveller / January 2020)

Sleeping in Lima Airport

Staff and security at Lima Airport are generally tolerant of overnight airport sleepers, as it is common for passengers arriving on late international flights to wait at the terminal to board early morning flights to Cusco. The airside downstairs area seems to have the best options, with many rows of benches. Travellers in the public area should opt for the food court, where some passengers successfully managed to spend the night in Starbucks. The lights and announcements go on all night so bring earplugs and a sleep mask or eyeshades. Explore our guide to sleeping in Lima Airport or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips. For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel connected to the terminal and several nearby hotels with airport shuttle service. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Lima Airport Guide.

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 Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are several hotels near Lima Airport including one across from the terminal:

  • Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport – Located across from the airport terminal. No airport shuttle is necessary.  » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Lima Airport – Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Lima Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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. 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!

  • El Salon by Newrest – Location: Domestic Concourse, Airside, turn right towards the Boarding Gates, opposite Gate 13. Showers are available. Lounge Access:  Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
  • 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.
  • Sumaq VIP Lounge – Location: International Concourse. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs. Hours: 24 hours.

Related Pages: Lima Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does Lima Airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

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…the vast majority of the airport’s restaurants and bars are open 24 hours!

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Luggage storage can be found outside the International Arrivals. You’ll need to show official ID to leave your belongings. Baggage must be claimed within a maximum period of one month. They only accept cash (dollars or soles), no credit cards. Hours: open 24 hours.

Mobile Charging

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

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers

Freshen up (and loosen those stiff muscles) with a shower before your flight. Locations: the pay-to-use Caral VIP and Hanaq VIP Lounges, and the Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport Hotel, just outside and across from the main terminal. See the Hotels and Lounges sections above.

WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Lima Airport.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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.

Banking Services – Interbank offers full-service banking on the landside. Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon – Sat).

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 on the 1st floor, and landside on the 2nd floor. Hours: Open 24 hours. Several World Xchange are available on the 1st floor. 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 terminal.

Information Desk – There is an Information Deck on the 1st floor near the International Arrivals with English speaking agents. Go to them if you have any questions. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Wrapping – Luggage wrapping is available landside, near the International Arrivals. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Massage – Professional chair massage used to be available at the Express Massage station, located on the 2nd Floor, landside.

Pharmacy – The Travel Market, located Landside on the 2nd floor, serves as a mini market and drug store.

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

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

SIM Cards – Sim cards can be purchased at PeruSIM. Hours: open 24 hours.

Spa & Salon Services – Manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and other express services used to be available at Spa Express, located on the 1st Floor, Landside. We were unable to confirm this at the time of our November 2023 Update.

Airlines
Lima airport is served by the following airlines: Aero Transporte • Aerolíneas Argentinas • Aeroméxico • Air Canada • Air Europa Líneas Aéreas • Air France • American Airlines • Arajet • ATSA • Avianca • Copa Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Iberia • JetBlue • JetSmart • KLM • Korean Air • LAN • LATAM • Plus Ultra Lineas Aereas • Sky Airline Peru • Spirit Airlines • Star Peru • United • Volaris • Wingo.
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.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were able to find only one area hotel that provides an airport shuttle: Holiday Inn Lima Airport.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Ride App

Uber is available throughout the city. A ride to the city centre cost approximately PEN 43.

Shuttle Bus

Airport Express Lima provides a safe and affordable way to arrive at LIM airport. There are 15 departures per day between Miraflores. At the time of this update, the one-way fare is $4 USD or return for $6 USD. For more information, visit the Airport Express Lima website.

Taxi

Several 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. The other taxi companies offering services at Lima Airport include Taxi 365, Taxi Directo, and Trip.

Layover Sightseeing

Do you want to make the most of your stopover or long layover by getting out of the airport to do some sightseeing?  Check out our Lima Airport Layover Sightseeing guide or explore Things to do in Lima on Tripadvisor.

Airport Photo Gallery

Related Pages: Lima Airport Photos

Last updated: 2024-02-06

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.