Sleeping in Airports

Monrovia Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Monrovia 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 bathrooms are pretty scary and there were enough (human) pests around to make somebody want to chase themselves. – Lee

Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

The small terminal at Monrovia Airport, which opened in late 2017, primarily handles a few African routes. Reviews of the old terminal describe outdated facilities, dirty bathrooms, and airport staff seeking handouts or bribes, some of which may have improved with the new terminal. Facilities are basic, with two eateries and a few shops, including duty-free. WiFi is available in the airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We have no sleep-related reviews, but this airport seems to close overnight. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, area hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

Airport Lounges

  • RIA Lounge – Location: Airside, in the boarding area. Lounge Access: First and Business Class passengers only.  It does not seem possible for economy class passengers to be able to pay to enter.  If this is not correct, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Palm Spring Resort – (30 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers can be arranged by the hotel. » Check Rates
  • RLJ Kendeja Resort & Villas – (40 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. upon request for $50.00 USD each way. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Monrovia Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Internet access can be purchased for less than USD $1. EIther buy a SIM card or a 3G USB stick to insert into you mobile device or computer to use the airport’s internet.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available at the airport. 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: Main Hall and Arrivals Area.

Currency Exchange – The GT Bank within the airport offers banking services including currency exchange.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available. The airport offers a few other shops selling everything from newspapers to perfume to tobacco products.

Food & Drinks – Two restaurants are available. Landside offers Wings Bar & Restaurant and Airside offers Golden Bar & Restaurant.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, there is an information desk to provide assistance. Location: Available in the Main Hall.

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.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Monrovia and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a few travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes most nights, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

Airlines

As of January 2019, Monrovia airport is served by the following airlines: Arik Air • ASKY • Brussels Airlines • Kenya Airways • KLM • Royal Air Maroc.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The airport has several car rental companies onsite (details are unknown). If you book your rental online with a company that does not have a counter onsite, arrangements can be made for an airport pick-up.

Taxis

Taxis meet all scheduled arrival flights. Look for the yellow cars. Taxis are not metered. Negotiate the price before you enter the taxi. At the time of this January 2019 update, a ride between the airport and downtown costs $10 – $20 USD.

Last updated: 2019-06-14

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.