Sleeping in Airports

Lome Airport Guide

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

Everything is rush but tolerable and people are civil but dont expect duty free to be open even at night when 3 or 4 international flights are leaving, but its an OK, safe airport – a traveller

LFW Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Lomé–Tokoin International Airport.

What to Expect

Lome Airport (code: LFW) has a small, new terminal that opened in 2016. Some travellers report chaotic security procedures and airport staff who seek bribes or “fees” for items like pre-purchased alcohol or water bottles, but this may be changing more recently. It seems there are eateries and shops, but we are unable to confirm any details. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Lome Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a guest traveller)

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but this airport seems to close sporadically at night.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.   For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 Lounges

  • Salon Koromsa – Location: Arrival Hall, Landside. Hours: open 24 hours.
  • Salon Plus – Location: Arrival Hall, Landside. Hours: open 24 hours.
  • Salon Solidarite – Location: Arrival Hall, Landside. Hours: open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Hotel Napoleon Lagune – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Residence Hoteliere Ocean – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available upon request. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Lome Airport.

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

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us there are charging stations on the departures area, once you have cleared security.   (September 2019)

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

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

It appears that the airport has very sporadic hours and in fact, may be closed on the weekends. As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation.  If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Lome airport is served by the following airlines: Air Burkina • Air Côte d’Ivoire • Air France • Asky • Brussels Airlines • Ceiba Intercontinental • Ethiopian Airlines • Kenya Airways • Overland Airways • Royal Air Maroc • TAP Portugal.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Taxis are available outside the terminal. At the time of the last update, rates to the city center start at 4,000 CFA franc. Destinations beyond the city start at 20,000 CFA franc. Unfortunately at the time of this update, we are not able to verify the rates.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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 or  write a review.