Sleeping in Airports

Reunion Airport Guide

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

Airport Overview

Reunion airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Reunion Airport.

What to Expect

Reunion Airport has a small terminal that handles both regional and longer-haul flights. Facilities include a couple eateries, a few shops, and vending machines. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

This airport seems to close nightly, after the day’s last flight, so overnight stays aren’t possible. Thanks to mild weather, adventurous travellers can try camping under the stars outside the terminal. 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.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport. A reader tells us that there is a lounge, but it is only for first class passengers.  All other passengers will be denied.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Roland Garros Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Tulip Inn Sainte Clotilde La Reunion – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Mercure Creolia Saint – Denis La Reunion – (16 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available daily from 9:00AM – 5:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Select Ocean Indien – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels deals on Reunion Island on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available in the airport. Connect to the “WIFI_PUBLIC_AEROPORT” network.

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. Location: Landside, outside of the terminal.

Currency Exchange – International Currency Exchange (ICE) is located outside of the terminal, near the travel agency offices.

Duty Free & Shopping – Aélia Duty Free Store is available, along with a small variety of shops including a Relay Store (Landside).

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate from the 1st flight of the day until the last flight of the day. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Recharge stations are available airside in the boarding area.

Prayer Room – There is an interfaith prayer room on the underground level (Floor 0). Stop at the Welcome and Information Desk for the access code.

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.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Reunion Airport and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Outside of the terminal where you will find the Currency Exchange/ATMs there are also travel agencies available to assist.

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.

Airlines

As of July 2019, Reunion airport is served by the following airlines: Air Austral • Air France • Air Madagascar • Air Mauritius • Corsair • Frenchbee.

Transportation

Bus

A few local bus lines serve the airport. For more information, visit the Aeroport de la Reunion Roland Garros website.

Car Rental

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: ADA Reunion • Avis • Budget • Car Go • Dacia Easy Rent • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • ITC Tropicar • Jumbo Car • MultiAuto • Sixt.

Taxis

Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

Last updated: 2019-07-23

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.