Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Pereira 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.
PEI 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 Pereira Matecaña International Airport.
What to Expect
Pereira Airport (code: PEI) has a small, outdated terminal that handles domestic and international traffic. A new terminal to replace the current one is currently under construction, with a planned completion in 2019. Facilities include a variety of shops and eateries as well as free WiFi. You may be able to gain access to the airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but it seems this airport closes nightly. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations 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.
For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Pereira Airport Guide.
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 Pereira Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Optimum Hotel Pereira – (3 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Hotel Comercial – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Hotel Torreon – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Pereira Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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 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!
- Avianca Sala VIP – Location: Airside, 2nd Level, near Gate 2. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
WiFi is available at Pereira Airport at designated WiFi zones.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Servibanca and Banco de Bogota, 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. Location: unknown.
Currency Exchange – Jaibana offers foreign currency exchange in the airport.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping and gift shops are available. Location and hours are not known.
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.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Medical Services – If you require medical attention, go to the Information Booth, they will arrange medical assistance.
Mobile Charging – A reader let us know that while there are no dedicated mobile charging stations, power outlets are available on the walls in the waiting area.
Prayer Room – Yes.
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.
According to the airport website, “the airport is operational from 5:00AM – 12:00AM”. At the time of this update we did not have any information about whether passengers are kicked out during the “non-operational” hours. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Pereira airport is connected to surrounding areas by several bus routes. For more information, visit the airport website.
Hertz and Rent-a-Car Autoplaza Colombia offer car rental services onsite.
Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. A one-way journey between the airport and city center takes about 10 minutes.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
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.