Sleeping in Airports

Mexicali Airport Guide

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

MXL Airport Overview

mexicali airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Mexicali General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboado International Airport.

What to expect

Mexicali Airport (code: MXL) consists of a small, relatively modern terminal with several eateries and shops. WiFi is available. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any reviews from travellers who have passed through this airport. For uninterrupted sleep, the nearest hotel is 5km from 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

There are no hotels at Mexicali airport, so you will need to stay at a hotel in the city (a 15-30 minute drive).   Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Mexicali, search deals and read traveller reviews.

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, 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!

Passes VIP Lounge Mexicali – Location: Airside, near Gate 4.  Lounge Access: Pay at the Door ($620 MXN) • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Mexicali airport. Connect to “GAP FREE” network.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24 hours a day. 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.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions in the airport operate on varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. The airport offers three snack bars and one full service restaurant.

Information Desk – Not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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.

Airlines

Mexicali airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroméxico • Aeroméxico Connect • Volaris.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies are available onsite: Alamo • Budget • Dollar • Hertz.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxis are available from the airport to several urban, suburban, and urban zones. Fares are based on zones. As of this update, fares range from $315 – $675 depending on the zones. For more zone information, visit the Mexicali Airport website.

Last updated: 2022-03-11

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.