Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Natal 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.
NAT Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at the Greater Natal International Airport, also known as Rio Grande do Norte/São Gonçalo do Amarante–Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport.
What to Expect
The brand new Natal Airport (code: NAT) has a modern terminal that opened in 2014. Facilities include a few pricey eateries, some shops, and free WiFi. At least one restaurant is open 24 hours, located landside.
Where to Sleep
Overnight campers report no issues from airport staff. It seems that most seating is equipped with armrests, so bring a sleeping bag to relax on the floor and to combat the cold temperatures. For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are 30 minutes away from the airport. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
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.
If sleeping in Natal Airport does not appeal to you, you will need to travel at least 30 minutes:
- Marina Travel Praia Hotel – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Villa Park Hotel – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Natal Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
At the time of this update there were no airport lounges that economy class travellers could pay to use.
WiFi is available at Natal airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are 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. Locations: Landside, Arrivals Area.
Currency Exchange – Global Exchange currency exchange is available in the airport (Arrivals and Departures). Hours: Currency Exchange – Global Exchange currency exchange is available in the airport (Arrivals and Departures) and is open 9:00AM – 12:00AM.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available in Domestic/International Departures and International Arrivals. Hours: open 24 hours. Additionally you will find a small selection of shops including a Hudson News which is also open 24 hours a day (Landside, Domestic Arrivals).
Food & Drinks – There are food options both Landside and Airside. The following options are open 24 hours: Pizza Hut (Food Court) • Subway (Food Court, North Pier & South Pier) • Dromedarios (Landside) • Salosino (Arrivals), etc.
Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk for assistance. Location: unknown.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Lockers are available to store your baggage. Location: Arrivals Level, next to payment parking booth. Hours: 8:00AM – 8:00PM. Rates: Medium Locker (R$ 25.00) • Large Locker (R$ 50.00) / 24 hours.
Luggage Wrapping – TrueStar SecureBag provides luggage wrapping in Departures (landside).
Medical Center – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center can be found. Location: unknown.
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 Natal 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. Aerotur, Luck Receptivo and Potiguar Turismo ( Arrivals area) are all open 24 hours.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Natal airport is served by the following airlines: Avianca • Azul • GOL • LATAM • TAP Portugal.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The airport is connected to the city by public transportation. The bus is available from 4:30AM to 12:00AM and runs every 25 minutes. For fares, schedules and more information, visit the Trampolim de Vitória website.
Coopcon Taxis operate 24 hours daily and are available in the public area of domestic departures.
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.