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Punta del Este Airport Guide

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

PDP 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 del Este International Airport.

What to Expect

punta del este airport guidePunta del Este Airport (code: PDP) has a small terminal that handles regional flights. Amenities include an eatery and a couple shops, though none are open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

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.

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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 Punta del Este Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Punta del Este Arenas Hotel & Resort – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Cabanas del Potrero – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

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 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!

  • Aeropuertos VIP Club – Location: Airside, at the end of the Pre-Boarding Area. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Punta del Este Airport. Connect to the “Antel” network.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by HSBC/BROU. 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: Landside, Main Hall.

Baby Care Facilities – Washrooms equipped with baby changing facilities can be found throughout the airport.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available.

Currency Exchange – Global Exchange provides currency in the Arrivals area, 24 hours a day. Exchange Exchange offers services 8:00AM – 8:00PM (Mon – Sat) and 9:00AM – 4:00PM (Sun).

Disabled Services – The airport provides wheelchairs, elevators, ramps and signage.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free shopping is located on the lower level, after immigration. There are 3 other shops available including a Britt Shop souvenir store.

Food & Drink – At the time of writing, no 24-hour options are available. There is a restaurant located on the second floor, and a cafeteria located landside between the arrivals and departures doors.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, make sure to visit the airportès information desk for assistance! Location: beside the check-in desks.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – True Star offers luggage wrapping services. Location: Main Hall. Rates and hours: Unknown.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Punta del Este airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • Amaszonas (Uruguay and Paraguay) • Andes • Avianca • Blue • Fly Bondi • LATAM • Paranair • Sky Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rentals companies offer services at the airport: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Europcar • Hertz • National • Sixt.

Public Transportation

Bus: Stops are located outside of arrivals and departures.


Taxis are available in the arrivals zone.

Last updated: 2020-06-17

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.