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Punta Arenas Airport Guide

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

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PUQ Airport Overview

punta arenas airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Punta Arenas Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport.

What to Expect

Punta Arenas Airport (code: PUQ) has a small terminal that primarily handles regional flights. Facilities are basic, including a restaurant with free WiFi and a few small shops. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Punta Arenas Airport

Due to early flight departures, overnight travellers are common, and reviews describe a pleasant and safe experience. The first floor may be quieter, but the second floor has more floor space and power outlets. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations 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. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Punta Arenas 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

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, purchasing a lounge pass 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!

  • Salones VIP Pacific Club – Location: National Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor, Gate 2. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Punta Arenas Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Punta Arenas airport sounds like a nightmare, there is one hotel halfway between the city and airport, but most of the hotels in Punta Arenas (approx. 22+ minutes away).  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Punta Arenas, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available from inside the airport restaurant.

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

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. Locations: unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – Local crafts, souvenirs, jewelry, and last minute items are available for purchase from a small variety of shops throughout the airport.

Food & Drinks – Sabor Magallanico offers full-service dining in the airport. Location: unknown.

Information Desk – Location: Landside, Main Hall. Hours: Open 24 hours.

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

The airport is open 24 hours.


Punta Arenas airport is served by the following airlines: DAP Aerovias • Jet Smart • LATAM • Sky Airline.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies are available onsite: Emsa Rent a Car • Europcar • Hertz • Recasur • Salfarent.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Transportation via mini-bus is provided by Fin Del Mundo. At the time of this update, the fare is 5,000 CLP. No further information is available.


Taxis and shared-ride transfer minibuses are available in the ground transportation area. As of this update, a taxi ride to Punta Arenas (city center) is $10,000.00 (pesos).

Last updated: 2022-10-28

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.