Sleeping in Airports

Natal Airport Guide

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.

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 Natal Airport.

What to Expect

The brand new Natal Airport 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.

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

At the time of this update there were no airport lounges that economy class travellers could pay to use.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Natal Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • 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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Natal airport.

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

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 locations are open 24 hours:
» Landside – Casa Do Pao de Queijo • Salosino
» Airside – Casa Do Pao de Queijo • Espaco Arabe

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping –  TrueStar SecureBag provides luggage wrapping in Departures (landside).

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 – Not available.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of January 2019, 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.

Car Rentals

Avis, Serra Dourada, Hertz, Localiza and Movida are all open 24/7 in the Domestic Arrivals (landside). Unidas can be found in the same area but is only open from 11:00AM – 3:00AM.


Coopcon Taxis operate 24 hours daily and are available in the public area of domestic departures.

Last updated: 2019-01-16

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.