Sleeping in Airports

Melilla Airport Guide

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

MLN Airport Overview

melilla airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Melilla Airport.

What to Expect

Melilla Airport (code: MLN) has a small terminal that connects to a few destinations across Spain. Facilities are basic, with two snack bars, a small shopping area, and vending machines. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but the airport seems to close at night.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. 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 Hotels

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

  • Parador de Melilla – (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • TRYP Melilla Airport – (9 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Melilla Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, there are no airport lounges that economy class travellers can pay to use.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Melilla Airport. Connect to the “ Airport Free Wifi AENA” network.

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

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a lactation room equipped with baby changers, rocking chairs, a microwave and small children’s play area. Location: Ground Floor, Departure Hall.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. There is a “shopping area” which sells newspapers/magazines, clothing, spices, leather goods and more. Location: Landside. Hours: 7:30AM – 6:00PM (winter) and 7:30AM – 7:00PM (summer).

Food & Drinks – 2 options are available:

  • Cafetería del aeropuerto – Location: Ground floor, Main Hall, Landside. Open 7:30AM – 6:30PM (winter) and 7:30AM – 8:30PM (summer).
  • Cafetería del aeropuerto – Location: Ground floor, Departures, Airside. Open 7:30AM – 6:45PM (winter) and 7:30AM – 8:45PM (summer).
  • Vending machines are located in the arrivals area.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information office for assistance. Location: Ground floor, Arrivals Hall.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Trolleys – Yes.

Medical Services – Yes.

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.

Police – Location: Ground floor, Boarding Zone.

Post Office – Drop off your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s mailbox. Location: Ground floor, airside.

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 Agency – If you need to make any last minute travel arrangements, the Viajes Melisur travel agency is located onsite. Location: Ground floor, Departures Hall.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 5:30AM – 6:30PM during the summer season (April – October) and 7:00AM – 5:30PM during the winter (November – March).


Melilla airport is served by the following airlines: Air Europa • Air Nostrum • Helity.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

OK Rent a Car offers car rental services onsite during airport hours of operation. Location: Ground floor of the terminal. Hours: open 8:00AM – 6:30PM (winter) and 7:45AM – 8:30PM (summer).


Metered taxis are readily available outside of the terminal during airport hours of operation.

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.