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Santarem Airport Guide

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

I was there from 8pm til 2am, and the biggest problem was boredom! – wildchild

STM Airport Overview

santarem airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Santarém – Maestro Wilson Fonseca Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Santarem Airport (code: STM) handles domestic routes. Amenities include a few shops and eateries, some of which are open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

An old review describes a decent, quiet overnight experience and suggests heading upstairs for an out-of-the-way nap spot. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info 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.

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 Santarem Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Barrudada Tropical Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Acay – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, pay-per-use lounges were not available.  If this information is not correct, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Santarem Airport.

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. Locations: Landside, Terrace and Airside, Passenger Concourse.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge in the public areas of the airport.

Duty Free & Shopping – At the time of this update, there are no duty free shops in this airport. A few crafts and gift shops are open 24 hours.

Food & Drinks – There are a few food concessions that are open 24 hours: Bomboniere e Sorveteria • Cafeteria Mais Café • Chocolateria Cacauway • Ollivier Cafe

Information Desk – If you have any questions, there is an airport information desk available to provide assistance. 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 – 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 Santarem 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. Belatur – Turismo Particular and Casa das Milhas can both be found at the airport. Hours: 24 hours.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Santarem airport is served by the following airlines: Azul • GOL • MAP • LATAM.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


STM airport is served by a local bus between the hours of 6:00AM – 6:30 PM. As of this update, no further information is known.

Car Rentals

Localiza has a car rental counter onsite.


Taxis and moto-taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.