Sleeping in Airports

Paramaribo Airport Guide

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

the security guards offered me some water and managed to let me in – 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 Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small international airport with separate departure and arrival lounges and very limited shopping and dining options.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted at this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • The airport is approximately 45 minutes from the city center, by taxi.

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

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Paramaibo Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back to the city center, as there are no hotels near the airport. Here are some suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • Elegance Hotel – (1 hr from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Krasnapolsky – (1 hr from the airport) Airport transfers are available when booked in advance ($). The bus departs from Unit 32 of Ashruf Airport services. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Palacio – (1 hr from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Paramaribo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Paramaibo Airport. Connect to the ”Digicel” network.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? An ATM, operated by DSB, is 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. Location: Landside, Ground Floor.

Currency Exchange – Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall. Hours: open 24 hours.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free liquor and tobacco are sold at Kings Duty Free, and duty-free perfume can be purchased at Paris Gallery. A souvenir shop is also available in the airport.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options.

Information Desk – There is a Tourism Desk and office offering airport services that may be able to assist you.

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, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2018, Paramaribo airport is served by the following airlines: Surinam Airways • KLM • Caribbean Airlines • Insel Air • GOL • Fly All Ways • TUIFly.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Garage Ashruf operates a 24-hour airport bus service for transporting passengers between the airport and the city center. A one-way journey takes about an hour, or longer during rush hour. Arriving passengers can check in at Unit 32 in the Arrivals Hall. A reservation is required for rides back to the airport. In addition to the Garage Ashruf tourist buses, some local city buses also serve the airport, stopping at the road in front of the airport.

Car Rentals

The following companies offer onsite car rental services: Avis and Ross Rentals.


Travel like the locals do! If your load is light, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking one of the shared-ride minibuses that pass along the main road in front of the airport.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.