Sleeping in Airports

Maceio Airport Guide

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

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Maceió Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, but modern single-terminal international airport with clean facilities and a variety of shops and restaurants, some of them open 24 hours!
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • After arriving into the airport on a late flight, one reviewer was advised by locals not to travel at night into Maceió for safety reasons. If you do not have pre-arranged airport pick-up, this airport can be a safe place to stay until morning.
  • Try the 2nd floor for peace, quiet and panoramic views of the runway!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. 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

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Maceio Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back to the city center, as there are no hotels near the airport. Here are some suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • Hotel Palmanova – (50 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Best Western Premier Maceio – (1 hour from the airport) No airport shuttle. Taxis can be arranged directly through the hotel ($). » 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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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.

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 – Yes. Location: unknown.

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]

Post Office – Location: 1st Floor. Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2018, Maceio airport is served by the following airlines: Azul • GOL • LATAM • Avianca.

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 airport and downtown.

Car Rental

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 of the airport.

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 [email protected] and we will update this guide.