Sleeping in Airports

San Juan Airport Guide

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

At one point I sensed someone near me and woke up to an AA employee putting a blanket over me! How cool is that??? – Nicole

SJU 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 San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.

What to Expect

San Juan Airport (Code: SJU) consists of four interconnected, modern terminals (A, B, C and D). There are plenty of shops and restaurants on the airside of Terminals A, B and C, but options are currently limited in Terminal D. Most eateries and shops close down for the night, so plan accordingly. WiFi is available and charging stations and outlets can be found in various spots. For comfort, there are fee-based lounges that you can use. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Sleeping in San Juan Airport

san juan airport guideAfter security checkpoints close for the night, all passengers are restricted to the landside areas, and must re-clear security the next day when the checkpoints open. Terminals A and B are cited as having good sleeping spots. Terminal C has undergone the most recent renovations of the 3 terminals. One reviewer suggested the walkway between Terminals A and B due to its relative quiet. Bright lights, noise and cold temperatures are often cited as sleep hindrances at SJU, so consider bringing eyeshade, ear plugs and warm layers and/or a travel blanket. Explore our guide to sleeping in San Juan Airport or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.   For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel at the airport and others nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations.

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.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our San Juan 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.

San Juan Airport Hotels

Quick Facts

Nearest Hotel:  At the Airport
Sleep Cabins or Pods: No
Day Rooms: No
Nearby Hotels with Free Shuttles: Yes

When the prospect of sleeping on the floor or in a chair isn’t really doing it for you, there is good news for those of you who are looking to sleep at San Juan Airport in comfort.   If you are on a layover, you will have to pass through immigration/security as there is no transit hotel or accommodation on the airside.  There is a hotel conveniently located at the airport, outside the terminal and a few nearby hotels within a 10 minute drive, but they do not offer an airport shuttle.

  • San Juan Airport Hotel – Direct access to the airport terminal. » Check Rates
  • Fairmont El San Juan Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
  • Tryp By Wyndham Isla Verde – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near San Juan 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 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!

Aeropuertos VIP Club – Location: Airside, in front of Boarding Area. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Passes The Lounge  – Location: Terminal A, Airside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes The Lounge – Location: Terminal C, Airside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Avianca Lounge operated by Global Lounge – Location: Terminal C, Airside, 3rd Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.

Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at San Juan Airport for a fee.   Oreader sent us a screenshot in January 2020 showing the rates as US$4.99 (3 hours) • US$6.99 (6 hours) • US$9.99 (Full day), while another tells us it is working only with a Paypal account.

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


Food & Drinks

  • Food & Drinks – There are restaurants and coffee shop available in all terminals (except Terminal E), both landside and airside. According to a review submitted in March 2016, there was a 24-hour Subway in front of the Delta check-in. Unfortunately, we do not have any current information and cannot confirm if this still exists. If you can confirm this, click here to update this airport guide


  • Information Desk – Staffed information booths are available, you may also spot ambassadors in the blue polo shirts throughout the airport.
  • Traveler’s Aid – Traveler’s Aid is a non-profit organization that assists stranded and distressed passengers. Volunteers assist passengers with general airport and destination queries to assisting with situations such as transportation assistance, lost or stolen money, wiring money, emergency housing, etc. Location: Terminal E, 1st Floor, Office #8, 4 doors from the police station. Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon – Fri).


  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – There is Luggage Storage Room in Terminal D, 2nd Level, rates are not known.
  • Luggage Wrapping – Available through Secure Wrap. Location: Terminal A, 2nd Level • Terminal B, 2nd Level (2 locations) • Terminal C, 2nd Level. Global Baggage Protection provides services in Terminal D, 2nd Level.

Mobile Charging

  • Mobile Charging – Yes. Locations are unknown.


  • 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: Terminal A, B, C and in the parking facilities.
  • Currency Exchange – You can exchange money at the Banco Popular. Additionally, there is an ATM that will allow you to withdraw Euros in Terminal D.


  • Chapel – Locations: Terminal C, in the hallway near Gate 20 and in Terminal D, Gate D3. Hours: unknown.

Rest & Relaxation


  • Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available in all Terminals. Additionally there is a good variety of shops available including a Convenience Store 24 which is open 24 hours a day.

Showers, Salon & Spa

  • Showers – Not available.


  • Smoking – Smoking is only allowed in designated areas.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.


San Juan airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Air Century • Air Sunshine • Air Flamenco • Air Europe • Allegiant Air • American AirlinesAvianca • Cape Air • Condor • Copa AirlinesDelta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • Iberia • InterCaribbean Airways • JetBlue • LIAT • Seaborne Airlines • Spirit Airlines • Southwest Airlines • Sun Country • Tradewind Aviation • United Airlines • Vieques Air Link • WestJet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus routes 40 and 50 access the airport at bus stops located on the Departures Level (2nd Level) of Terminals A and D. Switch between routes 40/50 and 5/53 for travel to/from Isla Verde, Condado or Old San Juan. Please note: While this mode of transportation is the cheapest, it is not convenient for most travelers, as luggage is not allowed on any AMA bus.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located onsite: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Sixt • Thrifty • U Save and more.


Taxis pick up and drop off passengers on the Arrivals Level of Terminals A, and B, outside of the Baggage Claim area. The following fixed rates were current at the time of this update: $12 to Zone 2 (Isla Verde and hotels); $17 to Zone 3 (Ocean Park Condado Miramar); $21 to Zone 4 (Old San Juan Piers) and $17 to Zone 5 (Convention Center, Isla Grande Airport and Sheraton Convention Center). A $3 surcharge applies to all fares leaving the airport, as well as extra fees for luggage, night travel or parties of more than 5 passengers.

Last updated: 2020-10-20

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.