Sleeping in Airports

Nadi Airport Guide

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

I climbed on to the domestic incoming luggage belt , put my handbag under my head and sleep like a baby for 5 hours. – Shirley

NAN Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Nadi Airport (code: NAN) has a small, recently renovated, single terminal with about a dozen eateries and shops and a duty free store. WiFi is available to help pass the time. Additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Nadi Airport

Past reviewers suggested that sleeping options may be better landside than airside, and mentioned that there are some couches at the airport, but noted that they are outdated. We have had no traveller reports since the renovations were completed, so if you have recently been to this airport, please help fellow travellers by writing a review. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller reviews for more tips.

Good to Know

We have received reports of duty free items being confiscated without reason or otherwise stolen out of checked bags.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. 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.

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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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Nadi Airport that provide free airport shuttles:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Fiji Gateway Hotel – Located within walking distance of the airport. Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Tokatoka Resort Hotel – Located opposite the airport. Free airport shuttle is available.  Reservations are required. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Nadi Airport 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!

  • Air New Zealand Lounge – Location: Airside, International Departures. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
  • Fiji Airways Premier Lounge – Location: Airside, International Departures, Ground Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Nadi Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available for 2 hours or 1 gb. You may purchase a wifi voucher for additional time from Secure Bag . Rates: 30 minutes or 200MB for FD$7.

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

Duty Free and Shopping – Prouds and Tappoo offer Duty Free at the airport (both for departing and arriving passengers) as well as a small variety of other shops.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update we do not know if there are any 24-hour food or beverage concessions available at the airport. Food options can be found in: Domestic Terminal, Arrivals Concourse • International Terminal, both Landside and Airside.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Storage is available for up to 2 months in the Luggage Storage facility. All-inclusive daily rates are as follows: FJD7.10 per carry-on/handheld item, FJD9.50 per suitcase or backpack, and FJD14.20 per oversized item. Location: Arrival Concourse, 1st floor. Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM

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 – A reader tells us: “There are large daybed type lounges throughout the international airside. Go through the Prouds duty free store to find a smaller, slightly hidden, lounge where you can sleep on the daybeds uninterrupted. ” (July 2019)

Take precaution even when sleeping in the rest zones.  In December 2019, a traveller at another airport reported that money and credit cards had been stolen from their bag even though the bag was right beside them.  Protect and lock your bags as you would sleeping elsewhere in public.

Showers – Shower facilities can be found in the Fiji Aiways Premier Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

SIM Cards – Emma S tells us “SIM cards can be purchased immediately after exiting the arrivals baggage collection area. A free traveller SIM currently exists, providing 2-3GB of data for 24 hours (note you will need to show your passport to receive the SIM card)”

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

Nadi airport is served by the following airlines: Air Calin • Air New Zealand • Air Niugini • Air Vanuatu • Fiji Airways • Fiji Link • Jetstar • Nauru Airlines • Northern Air • Pacific Island Air • Qantas • Solomon Airlines • Turtle Airways • Virgin Australia.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses

Travel like the locals do! If your load is light and you’re on a tight budget, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking one of the many local buses that access the airport. Open window buses allow you to take in the sights along the way. The airport also offers air conditioned coach buses. Passengers who wish to travel via public buses must purchase e-ticketing disposable cards that are available at Vodafone outlet in the arrivals area.

Car Rentals

Several car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis, Budget, Hertz and Satellite..

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Fiji Gateway Hotel   •   Mercure Nadi   •   Nadi Bay Resort Hotel   •   Novotel Nadi   •   Tanoa Skylodge Hotel.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey. An flag-drop of FJD$5.00 applies when you leave the airport.

Last updated: 2022-10-31

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.