Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Port Harcourt 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.
A British engineer in line ahead of me was meanwhile taking bottle after bottle of liquor our of bag for each airline employee. – unknown
PHC 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 Harcourt Airport.
What to Expect
Port Harcourt Airport (code: PHC) has two small terminals: the older Domestic Terminal and the brand new International Terminal, which opened in fall 2018. Unfortunately, this airport has a long history of problems: a “terminal” that seems half-building, half-tented area, dirty bathrooms, broken air conditioning, and airport staff reportedly seeking bribes or intentionally delaying security processes. Facilities are basically non-existent, with a single eatery, so come prepared with your own snacks and entertainment. Perhaps some of these rampant problems are improving with the new terminal.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but it not recommended based on the general reviews submitted to the site. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info 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. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.
For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Port Harcourt 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 Port Harcourt Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Habitat Hotel and Resort – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Novotel Port Harcourt – (25 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Port Harcourt Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.
- Air France Lounge – Location: Main Terminal, Airside.
As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
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 – 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.
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.
Port Harcourt airport is served by the following airlines: Aero Contractors • Air France • Air Peace • Arik Air • Cronos Airlines • Dana Air • Discovery Air Nigeria • Lufthansa • Turkish Airlines.
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Last updated: 2020-10-21
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.