Sleeping in Airports

Port Harcourt Airport Guide

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

port harcourt airport guideTo 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.

Sleeping in Port Harcourt Airport

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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.  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.

Airport Lounges

Airline Lounges

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.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Port Harcourt Airport:

  • Tiffany Hotels & Towers – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Charleson Luxury Hotel – Airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Port Harcourt, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

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.


Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.