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Port-au-Prince Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Port-au-Prince 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.

Port au Prince Toussaint Louverture Airport is called an airport because, if not, Haiti would not have any airport. – martin

PAP 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 Port-au-Prince Toussaint Louverture International Airport.

What to Expect

Port-au-Prince Airport (code: PAP) consists of a recently re-built two-level international terminal described as chaotic and noisy, and a renovated domestic terminal (Guy Malary Terminal). We have limited information about both terminals and cannot confirm whether either has any first class or business lounges, though WiFi is reportedly available.

Where to Sleep

port au prince airport guideWe do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller reviews for more tips.

Good to Know

  • Travellers have reported instances of theft, price gouging and bribery while transiting this airport, so be on your guard.
  • The domestic terminal is approximately one mile away. Taxis routinely charges $20 U.S. for this trip. Walking is not recommended.
  • For most American Airlines flights you have to go through security twice, once after ticketing, and again when you enter the upstairs American Airlines area. Make sure you give yourself enough time. The first line can take up to an hour, the second one is usually closer to 15 minutes.

Covid-19 Update

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 Port-au-Prince 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.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Port-au-Prince Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Servotel – (1 minute from the airport) Located across from the airport. Free airport shuttle service is available upon request. » Check Rates
  • La Maison Hotel – (1 minute from the airport) Located across from the airport. Free airport shuttle is available from the airport. » Check Rates
  • Palm Inn – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers are available upon request. Must be booked 24 hours in advance. » Check Rates
  • Visa Lodge – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Habitation Hatt – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available for a fee ($). » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no first-class lounges at the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Port-au-Prince 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 Banque Populaire, 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: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services are available at Haitian People’s Bank. Location: unknown.

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

Food & Drinks – There are several food options located at the airport, exact location and opening hours are 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.

Pharmacy – Aero Drug Store – Location: unknown.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:00AM until the last flight.  The airport is closed at night and sleeping is not permitted allowed on the premises.


Port-au-Prince airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolineas MAS • Air Caraibes • Air Transat • Air Transit • American Airlines • Amerijet • Copa AirlinesDelta Air Lines • JetBlue • Mission Aviation Fellowship • Spirit Airlines • Sunrise Airways • Tortug’Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Budget • Capital Car Rental • Comet Rent a Car • Dollar • Europcar • Experience Rent a Car • Hertz • Multicar • Secom • Sepef Car Rental • Sourire • Treasure Rent a Car.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from PAP airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.


Travel like the locals do! If your load is light, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking a “tap tap” (shared-ride minibus taxi) to and from the airport.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.   A reader tells us a taxi between the international and domestic terminals is approx. US$ 20.

Last updated: 2022-01-25

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.