Sleeping in Airports

Ouagadougou Airport Guide

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

2 large air conditioning machines spewing cold air which most people stayed away from sitting near. I chose to sit close to them with a thick jacket on as there were mosquitos everywhere. – a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Ouagadougou Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal airport with very basic shopping and dining options, mostly located landside.
  • There’s nothing to do at this airport, so bring a book or a few magazines for entertainment!
  • Delayed flight arrivals and departures are very common at this airport.
  • Language barriers and slow service!
  • Airport procedures are inefficient, so expect long lines!

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door. 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!

Airport Hotels

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

  • Hotel Yibi – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle
  • Splendid Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle
  • Hotel Palm Beach – (6 minutes from the airport) Free airport drop-off service

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Ouagadougou Airport inside the lounge. At the time of this update, we did not have information about WiFi elsewhere in the terminal. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

Children’s Play Areas – Not available.

Information Desk – Not available.

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 – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

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 and we will update this airport guide.


As of February 2018, Ouagadougou airport is served by the following airlines: Air Burkina • Tunisair • Ethiopian Air • Royal Air Maroc • Air Algerie • Air France • Brussels Airlines.


Car Rentals

National offers car rental services onsite.


Minibus shuttles set up by hotels run between the airport and the city center as well as towards Bobo-Dioulasso. If you are staying at a hotel, ask your hotel if there is a shuttle available. Otherwise, for more information visit the Ouagadougou Airport website.


Taxis are available for each scheduled flight arrival or departure at Ouagadougou airport. Taxis are green and do not have a meter. The fare must be negotiated according to the time and the destination; however, a fare cannot exceed 5000FCFA (7,5 €).

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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.