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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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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 Punta Arenas Airport.

What to Expect

Punta Arenas Airport 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 airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

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 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.

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 (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!

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

If sleeping in Punta Arenas Airport does not appeal to you, are hotels near the airport:

  • Hostal Ovejero – (20 minutes from the airport) An airport shuttle is available and waiting outside of arrivals ($). » Check Rates
  • Hostal Terrasur – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Carpa Manzano – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel suggests a taxi for approximately $15.00USD each way. » Check Rates

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

Free WiFi is available from inside the airport restaurant.

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 – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

The airport is open 24 hours.

As of February 2019, Punta Arenas airport is served by the following airlines: DAP Aerovias • Jet Smart • LATAM • Sky Airline.

Car Rentals

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


Transportation via mini-bus is provided by Fin Del Mundo. At the time of this February 2019 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 of the airport. As of this January 2018 update, a taxi ride to Punta Arenas (city center) is $10,000.00 (pesos).

Last updated: 2019-02-06

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.