Sleeping in Airports

Upington Airport Guide

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

UTN Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Upington Airport (code: UTN) has a small terminal that handles domestic routes. Facilities include two cafes. WiFi is free for four hours or 500 MB, whichever you reach first.

Where to Sleep

Due to limited operating hours, overnight stays are not possible. 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 Upington Airport does not appeal to you, there are several guest houses and hotels near the airport:

  • Airport Bed & Breakfast – (10 minutes from the airport) » Check Rates
  • Tarentaalrand Guesthouse – (10 minutes from the airport) » Check Rates
  • Protea Hotel by Marriott Upington Oasis – (10 minutes from the airport) A free airport shuttle is available upon request. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in Upington Airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Upington Airport for up to 4 hours or 500MB, whichever comes first. Connect to the “Airports Free” network. Registration requires an email address and contact number. Once you have reached the maximum (hours or data) you may purchase additional service.

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

Food & Drinks – Two cafes are available in the terminal.

Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit the airport information desk for assistance! Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM (Mon-Fri) • 8:00AM – 1:00PM (Sat) • 10:30AM – 1:00PM/3:30PM – 6:00PM (Sun).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are 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.

Observation Deck – Pass the time before your flight by watching the planes take off at the airport’s view deck.

Prayer Rooms – If you’re in need of a quiet place to pray, an airport staff member can direct you to a room for use.

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 from 6:30AM – 7:00PM (Mon-Fri) • 8:00AM – 2:00PM (Sat) • 9:30AM – 6:00PM (Sun).


Upington airport is served by the following airlines: SA Airlink.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Bidvest Car Rental • Europcar • First Car Rental • Hertz.

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.