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.

 An unattended bag announcement, both in English and Spanish, happened about every 10-15 minutes and was very loud. Sleeping there was impossible for me, in any terminal. – a traveller

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) comprises four interconnected, modern concourses (A, B, C and D) within one terminal building. Plenty of shops and restaurants are 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 guideSan Juan Airport isn’t the most comfortable place to sleep, with travellers reporting a lack of benches and the floor being the main option for rest. One reviewer suggested the walkway between Terminals A and B was relatively quiet. Bright lights, noise and cold temperatures are often cited as sleep hindrances at SJU, so consider bringing eyeshade, ear plugs, warm layers, and/or a travel blanket. Explore our guide to sleeping in San Juan Airport or read 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.

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 website for current information.  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.

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.

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 gives you nightmares, there is good news for those who are looking to sleep at San Juan Airport in comfort. If you are on a layover, you must pass through immigration/security as there is no transit hotel or accommodation on the airside. There is a hotel conveniently located at the airport (landside) and a few nearby hotels within a 10-minute drive, but they do not offer airport shuttles.

Hotel at SJU Airport

San Juan Airport Hotel – Terminal D. Direct access to the airport terminal.» Check Rates

Nearby hotels

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in nearby Isla Verde, search for deals, and read traveller reviews.

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!

  • The Lounge by Global Lounge Network  – Location: Terminal A, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
  • Avianca Lounge – Location: Terminal C, Airside, 3rd Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: San Juan Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

A reader tells us, “They do have water fountains at terminals, and Starbucks is happy to provide iced water over at terminal c.” (June 2024)

Food & Drinks

Restaurants and coffee shops are available in terminals A, B and C, both landside and airside. There are currently no 24-hour food options.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

A reader tells us, “Luggage storage is available at the San Juan Airport Hotel for $10 a day and you do not need to be a guest at the hotel.” (June 2023)

Mobile Charging

Power outlets are located throughout the terminals.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers

Unfortunately, there are no showers available to freshen up. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

WiFi / Internet

One hour of free WiFi is available at the airport. Connect to the “SJUFreeWiFi” network.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free is available in Terminals A, B and C. Additionally, a good variety of shops are available, selling souvenirs to tech gadgets.

Information Desk – Staffed information booths are available; you may also spot ambassadors in blue polo shirts throughout the airport.

Luggage

  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – see “Luggage Storage & Lockers” above.
  • Luggage Wrapping – Available through Secure Wrap. Location: Terminal A, in front of JetBlue counters • Terminal B, in front of Copa, United and American Airlines counters. Hours: 3:30 AM – 8:30 PM.

Money

  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Terminals A, B, C and in the parking facilities.
  • Currency Exchange – You can exchange money at the Banco Popular. Location: Terminal B. Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Additionally, there is an ATM that will allow you to withdraw Euros in Terminal D.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking – Smoking is only allowed in designated areas.

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 and situations such as transportation assistance, lost or stolen money, wiring money, emergency housing, etc. Location: Old Terminal E. Hours: Unknown.

Airlines
San Juan airport is served by the following airlines: Air Antilles • Air Canada • Air Sunshine • American Airlines • Avianca • Cape Air • Copa Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • Iberia • InterCaribbean Airways • JetBlue • Silver • Southwest Airlines • Spirit Airlines • Tradewind Aviation • United Airlines • Vieques Air Link.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Bus stops are located on the Departures Level (2nd Level) of Terminals A and D. Take route T5/D53 to Isla Verde and Old San Juan, route D53 to Condado and the Convention Center, and route E40 to Avenida Piñero. Please note: While this mode of transportation is the cheapest, it is not convenient for most travellers, 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 • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Ride Apps

Uber operates at SJU airport. Book a ride via their app or website. Pick-up areas are located at Terminals B and C, columns 16-19.

Taxi

Taxis pick up and drop off passengers on the Arrivals Level of Terminals A and B, outside of the Baggage Claim areas. 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 & 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 five passengers.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

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.