Sleeping in Airports

Montevideo Airport Guide

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

Montevideo’s new, immaculately clean facility is an easy 40 min (33 peso) bus ride from the center of town. It was a great place to sleep. – MuchosViejos

MVD Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Montevideo Airport (code: MVD) consists of a modern, small terminal with a few shops, eateries and other services. Travellers report that the airport and staff are highly efficient. WiFi and plenty of power outlets are available throughout the airport. Additional services and comforts—including showers—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 and rates.

Sleeping in Montevideo Airport

Travellers report good experiences sleeping in this airport, with accommodating staff, comfortable padded benches and limited noise. A third-floor terrace area has been cited for its seclusion and quiet, though travellers should bring insect repellent as the potted plants reportedly attract mosquitos. The terminal can also get cold, so consider bringing extra layers or a travel blanket if you intend to spend the night. There are hotels near the airport for uninterrupted sleep. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Montevideo Airport Guide.

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 Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Carrasco Airport:

  • Hampton by Hilton Montevideo Carrasco – Airport shuttle is not available. The hotel can arrange taxi pick-up upon request.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Montevideo, search for 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 or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Aeropuertos VIP Club Partidas – Location: Airside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
  • Aeropuertos VIP Club (Arrivals) – Location: Landside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 45).

Related Pages: Montevideo Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs operated by BROU and HSBC are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: landside, near the main entrance.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby change facilities are located throughout the airport.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available throughout the airport.

Banking Services – HSBC has a full-service branch.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Note: for children under seven years of age only. Location: Airside, East Wing.

Currency Exchange -A Global Exchange kiosk is open 24 hours daily in the Arrivals Hall (landside). In addition, there are Cambio Exchange kiosks in Departures and the Baggage Claim area. Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Mon-Sat) and 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Sun).

Duty-Free & Shopping – The airport offers duty-free shopping and a variety of retail shops, including a Britt convenience market.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: McCafe (1st Floor, landside) • Patria Cafe (1st Floor, landside).

Information Desk – Location: Landside, near Main Entrance – Hours: 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage storage is available for a fee of $U 270 per item/bag per 24-hour period. Items must be presented to the Information Desk for storage. Location: The information desk is in the center of the public arrivals hall on the ground floor.

Luggage Wrapping – TrueStar SecureBag luggage wrapping is available in the Departures Hall (landside). Fee is unknown.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know,  click here to update this airport guide.

Showers – Showers are available in the Aeropuertos VIP Lounge [ see Airport Lounges above ]

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Spa and Salon Services – Freshen up your look with hair and beauty services at the unisex salon Peluqueria Aeropuerto in the Arrivals Hall (landside). Hours: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM (Tues – Sat).

Terrace – The terrace level provides a green space for relaxation.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Montevideo and need local arrangements or help planning a last-minute trip abroad, there are several travel agencies with offices that can probably be of assistance. Abtour offers services (location unknown) as well as Jorge Martinez, which can be found in the Departure Hall.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Montevideo Airport. Connect to the “Antel-Wi-fi” network.

Montevideo Airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • Air Europa • Amaszonas Uruguay • American Airlines • Avianca • Azul Brazilian Airlines • Copa Airlines • FlyBondi • GOL • Iberia • LATAM • Paranair.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


MVD Airport is well connected to the bus system. Whether you need a bus to the city centre or a long-distance coach, the airport has an option for you. For more information, visit the Montevideo Airport website.

Car Rentals

Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz offer car rental services onsite. Location: Arrivals Hall.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.