Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Lima Airport

sleeping in Lima Airport
(photo courtesy of a guest reviewer / January 2020)

If you’re dealing with a long layover or an early morning flight departure at Lima airport, you might wonder if sleeping in the airport is possible. Our guide to sleeping in Lima airport provides essential information for seasoned airport sleepers and newbies to help travellers arrive prepared for the experience.

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Sleeping in Lima Airport

Locations & Seating

Thanks to the timing of many flights in and out of Lima, it’s common for many travellers to spend long layovers here, especially during the night. Seating is plentiful, though the areas inside security are more comfortable. (Depending on your destination, the security checkpoints often don’t open until just a couple hours before a flight, so you may have to wait in landside areas.) Downstairs in the airside area are many rows of benches, so grab a spot and put on your earplugs and eyemask, and you should get some decent sleep. If you opt for the floor, extra layers and a sleep mat or sleeping bag make it much more comfortable – and you won’t be the only one looking for a private corner.

Here are good sleep spots that travellers have reported:

  • Landside, most travellers sleep on the floor around the food court areas. (It’s hard to use seats for sleeping as eateries are open 24 hours.)
  • The Starbucks in the landside food court may allow travellers to stay on their couches all night.

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Rest Zones

At the time of this update, there are no designated rest zones within the airport.


Lima airport hotelsWould you prefer the privacy and comfort of a hotel room? A hotel is located directly across from the terminal if you want a good, solid sleep between flights or before an early morning flight. The Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport is a quick stroll from the main terminal, offering day rooms between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and spa packages for non-guests. There are several nearby hotels:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to find hotel deals at Lima Airport.


Lima airport loungesLima Airport has a few lounges, but none have designated sleep rooms or rest areas. If you want to relax in a comfortable seat, check out this list of lounges in our Lima Airport Guide that you can pay to access.

More Airport Services & Facilities

For information about drinking water, 24-hour food & drink options, luggage storage, showers, mobile charging and WiFi, visit our Lima Airport Guide.

Airport Conditions

If you plan to spend the night at the airport, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Temperature – At the time of this update, we have not received reports from travellers about terminal temperature. Still, you can likely expect the airport to cool down at night. Arrive prepared with a blanket or even a sleeping bag. A hoodie provides extra warmth if the terminal gets even colder.  
  • Lighting – Lights stay on throughout much of the terminal overnight, though they may be dimmer at unused gates or hidden corners. Come prepared with eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.
  • Noise – Because this airport is busy 24 hours a day, expect noise around the clock. General announcements and boarding calls occur day and night, and there’s always ambient noise, especially near the 24-hour food court or any used gates. Come prepared with earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones.

Cleaning Crew

Cleaning crews do come through in the middle of the night. Depending on where you’re sleeping, cleaning noise may only wake you for a few minutes. If you’re resting on a bench that’s not permanently fixed, they may move the benches around for quicker cleaning – in which case you’ll need to relocate temporarily.

Security & Safety

Overnight sleepers are generally tolerated quite well by airport staff and security.

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Lima Airport. However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:

  • Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
  • Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who woke up without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
  • Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay awake, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.

Pro-tip: If you sleep in the public zone, don’t be surprised if you receive an early morning wake-up call. Security is known to make the rounds, waking people up as travellers arrive for morning flights.

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