Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Maracaibo 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.
the place was full of mosquitoes, and there were no seats. the only ATM didn’t work. pretty much a lousy experience -jim
MAR 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 Maracaibo La Chinita International Airport.
What to Expect
Maracaibo Airport (code: MAR) is divided into two small terminals for domestic and international flights. Facilities are limited to a few eateries and shops, but we have no further details. Luckily, free WiFi helps pass the time.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller 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. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.
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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.
If sleeping in La Chinita International Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back near to the Maracaibo city center, as there are no hotels near airport. Here are some other hotel options in Maracaibo based on Tripadvisor reviews:
- Crowne Plaza Maruma Hotel & Casino – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Hotel Aeropuerto – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Intercontinental Maracaibo – (25 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Maracaibo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
At the time of this update, pay-per-use lounges were not available. If this information is not correct, click here to update this airport guide.
Free WiFi is available at Maracaibo airport. Internet kiosks are also available.
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: unknown.
Beauty Salon – Available.
Currency Exchange – Available.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a selection of other shops. Location: unknown.
Food & Drinks – There are a variety of food options available in both terminals. Location: unknown. Vending machines are also available.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Medical Services – If you require medical attention, medical services are available 24 hours a day. Location: unknown.
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.
Pharmacy – Available.
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.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Maracaibo airport is served by the following airlines: Avior Airlines • Aruba Airlines • Conviasa • Copa Airlines • Estelar Latin America • Laser Airlines • Turpial Airlines • Venezolana.
The following companies offer car rentals at the airport: Aco • Budget • City Cars • Hertz • Unirent.
Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.
Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.
Last updated: 2020-10-20
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.