Sleeping in Airports

Mazatlan Airport Guide

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

MZT Airport Overview

mazatlan airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Mazatlán International Airport, also known as General Rafael Buelna International Airport.

What to expect

Mazatlan Airport (code: MZT) consists of a small terminal with two concourses. The airport features several eateries and shops, though most are located on the landside. WiFi is available to help pass the time.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related reviews from travellers who have passed through this airport. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below 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 Hotels

If sleeping in Mazatlan Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back towards the city center, as there are no hotels near the airport. Here are some hotel suggestions based

  • Best Western Posada Freeman – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Maria Coral Hotel – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Casa de Leyendas – (30 minutes from the airport). A taxi is approx. US$ 37. The hotel can arrange transfers through a shuttle company (US$ 20 one way or US$ 30 roundtrip per person). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Mazatlan Airport on Tripadvisor 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 is a lounge that you can enter by 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!

Oma Premier Lounge – Location: Landside, near Gates 6-10. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Mazatlan Airport. Connect to the “FreeWifi by Sitwifi” network to start your session.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by HSBC and Banamex, 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: on the Lower Level.

Currency Exchange – International Currency Exchange (ICE) is available on the Lower Level daily from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free shopping is available at Dufry located near the boarding gates. Additionally, there is a number of shops landside in the terminal selling souvenirs, jewelry, art, clothing and accessories.

Food & Drink – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules, with some open as early as 5:00AM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Café Punta del Cielo • Carl’s Jr • Flap’s • Medas Beer • Santiago’s • Yogen Früz.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic by Secure Wrap. Hours: 5:00AM – 9:00PM. Location and Rates: 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.

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

The airport is open 24 hours.


Mazatlan airport is served by the following airlines: AeromarAeroméxico • Aeroméxico Connect • Alaska AirlinesAmerican Airlines • American Eagle • Delta Air Lines • Interjet • Magnicharter • Sunwing • Swoop • TAR • VivaAerobus • Volaris • Westjet.


Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available at MZT airport through the following companies: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar/Thrifty • Europcar • Hertz • National/Enterprise.


The airport partners with Atamsa taxis. They operate 24 hours a day and accept only cash. There is a designated taxi pick up point in front of the terminal.

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.