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Piarco Airport Guide

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

Coldest airport in the world I have ever been to. Other than that, not a bad experience. – gowest

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 Piarco Airport.

What to Expect

Piarco Airport has two small terminals, North and South.  Unless you’re flying VIP, you’ll be in the modern North Terminal, which handles all commercial traffic. Amenities include a variety of shops and eateries, with at least one eatery open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, see Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Overnight sleepers say a night here is fairly decent, but nothing to write home about. Airport staff don’t seem to mind sleepers. Try a 24 hour eatery for some decent seating or bring a sleeping bag to spread out on the floor. A sweater will help combat cold air conditioning. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. 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

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 through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). 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 Piarco Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Airport Inn – (3 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trincity Trinidad Airport – (4 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is departs every 30 mins between 4:00AM and 9:00AM and every hour thereafter until 12:00AM. The bus runs on the hour and half hour from the hotel to the airport and on the quarters from the airport to the hotel. » Check Rates
  • Piarco Village Suites – (4 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Port of Spain Airport.

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

Arcade – There are games available at Amusement Games Plus, Ground Floor.

Art in the Airport – The walls of the arrival corridor features local art, history and culture.

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. Location: Landside, 1st Floor.

Banking Services – Banco de Reservas offers full-service banking. Location: 1st Floor, landside. Hours: 9:00AM – 12:00PM and 1:00PM – 5:00PM.

Currency Exchange – The First Citizens’ Bureau de Change, located near the Customs exit, or Millennium Finance – Cambio, located to the left of the staircase at Duty Free.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a small selection of shops selling souvenir type items.

Food & Drink – Church’s Chicken is open 24 hours. Location: Landside, Ground Floor near Baggage Claim area. You will also find a good variety of restaurants landside and airside.

Family Services – There is a kid’s zone in the airport.

Information desk – Located in the main atrium and open 24 hours a day.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – According to a reader update in January 2019, luggage storage is no longer available.

Medical Services – Medical assistance is available 24 hours a day. Look for an airport customer service agent for assistance.

Mobile Charging – There is a solar mobile charger available outside the Atrium at the airport. Plug in and let the sun charge your electronics.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of February 2019, Port of Spain airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada Rouge • American Airlines • British Airways • Caribbean Airlines • Copa • JetBlue • LIAT • Rutaca • Surinam Airways • Trans Guyana Airways • Turpial Airlines • United Airlines • Venezolana • WestJet.



Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available at the airport. The following companies are available: A’s Car Rental • Allan Dickson Executive • Auto Center Limited • Avis • Budget • Econo • Europcar • Exclusive Car Rentals • Hertz • Kalloo’s Rentals • Neal & Massy • Save-a-Lot Car Rentals • Singh’s Auto Rentals • Xtra Lease.

Public Transportation

Bus – The airport is connected to the Port of Spain via a city bus. The bus runs from approximately 5:45AM – 7:00PM (to the airport) and 6:30AM – 8:15PM (from the airport). At the time of this February 2019 update, a ticket cost $4.00 and can be purchased at the airport or on board the bus.

Taxi

Taxis are available outside the arrivals area 24 hours a day.

Last updated: 2019-02-05

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.