Sleeping in Airports

Merida Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Merida 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 concrete outside was not the most comfortable place to wait for three hours, although there were security guards so it felt safe. – a traveller (Feb 2018)

MID Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Mérida Airport (code: MID) consists of a small but modern terminal with several eateries and shops. WiFi is available, and additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first-class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations.

Where to Sleep

According to a review we received in January 2019, it is not possible to sleep inside the terminal overnight.  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 Merida Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel adjacent to the airport:

  • Hotel Hacienda Inn Aeropuerto (2km from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express Merida Centro (4.5km from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Merida 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 are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door 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!

  • Caral VIP Lounge – Location: Landside, upper level, before Security Checks. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
  • Aeromexico Salon Premier – Location: Main Terminal, Landside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Aeromexico ticket • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Merida Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Merida Airport inside the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? An ATM, operated by Santander, is 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. Location: ground floor.

Currency Exchange – Globo currency exchange is located on the ground floor.

Duty Free & Shopping – There are a number of shops that sell everything from souvenirs to shoes to sunglasses and luggage. There is also a convenience store on the Ground and Upper Floor.

Food & Drink – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options, so if you are stuck in the airport overnight you should purchase water and snacks early. Dining options include: Tere Cazola (upper floor) • a Coffee Shop (Ground Floor) • 2 Snack Bars (International and Nation areas) • Mera Restaurante (Ground Floor) • Hacienda Montejo.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Secure Wrap is located on the ground floor (landside).

Mobile Charging – A reader (2019) mentioned that there are limited options for charging. The cafes have a few outlets and some can be found on the floor (Airside), which are probably intended for the cleaners but travellers are also using them. If you know of additional locations, 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

A reader wrote to us in February 2018 to let us know that the airport closed from 12:30AM – 3:30AM.


Merida airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroméxico • Aeroméxico Connect • American Airlines • Cubana • Interjet • Magnicharters • Mayair • United Airlines • VivaAerobus • Volaris.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available on the ground floor through the following companies: Europcar • Executive • Hertz • National.

Shuttle Buses

ADO Bus provides comfortable shuttle bus service. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the ADO website.


Taxis are available on the ground level 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.