Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Maceio 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 just slept on the floor of the 2nd storey which is the panoramic viewspot of the airport – Alessandro
MCZ 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 Maceio Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport.
What to Expect
The modern terminal at Maceio Airport (code: MCZ) primarily handles domestic flights. Amenities are surprising for a terminal of this size. You’ll find a few shops and eateries, including the LaSelva Bookstore and three eateries that are open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but an older review says that locals suggested waiting until morning to head into the city center for safety reasons. If you do not have pre-arranged airport pick-up, this airport can be a safe place to stay until morning. Head upstairs for some peace and quiet. For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are 50 minutes away. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
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.
If sleeping in Maceio Airport does not appeal to you, there are limited options near the airport, it is best to head back to the city center. Here are some suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:
- Pousada Olimpia – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.Budget hotel with mixed reviews but it is the closest to the airport. » Check Rates
- Jardins Motel – (40 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Ritz Suites – (45 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Maceio Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Free WiFi is available at Maceió Airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Banco24Horas, Banco do Brasil, Bradesco, Itaú and Santander. 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. Location: Landside, Departures Terminal.
Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are baby care rooms diaper-changing. Location: Ground Passenger Terminal.
Chapel – Location: Landside, Departures Terminal. Hours: open 24 hours. Religion: Catholic.
Currency Exchange – Confidence Câmbio – Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall – Hours: 9:00AM – 7:00PM (Monday – Friday) and 9:00AM – 4:00PM (Saturday).
Duty Free & Shopping – Information on Duty Free is not available. There are several shops available to pass the time. The LaSelva Bookstore (Main Lobby) is open 24 hours.
Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: Bob’s • Casa do Pão de Queijo • Subway
Information Desk – Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall. Hours: open 24 hours.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Malex has luggage lockers for rent. Fee: unknown. Hours: Open 24 hours.
Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center can be found. Location: Ground Floor. Hours: 24 hours.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s post office. Location: 1st Floor. Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM.
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.
Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Maceio and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a few travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance: Aerotourism – Hours: 24 hours (Mon -Fri), 9:00AM – 12:00AM (Sat), 6:00AM – 6:00PM (Sun) • CVC Travel Agency – Hours: 10:00AM – 10:00PM.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Maceio airport is served by the following airlines: Avianca • Azul • GOL • LATAM.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
If you are traveling light and sticking to a very tight budget, city buses are the cheapest mode of transportation between the MCZ airport and downtown.
The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Hertz • Locates • Moved • United.
Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.
Last updated: 2019-05-30
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.