San Pedro Sula airport: San Pedro Sula Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP)

San Pedro Sula Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport

San Pedro Sula Airport is Honduras' busiest airport, busier than Toncontin Airport near the capital Tegucigalpa. Finding your way in the terminal is easy: the Arrivals and Departure Halls as well as all facilities are on the ground floor. However, a new terminal is being built (expected to be ready in 2015) to handle the growing number of passengers.

The airport is also known as La Mesa Airport, after its location. The airport is called after Ramón Villeda Morales, president of Honduras between 1957 and 1963.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SAP
ICAO airport code: MHLM


Local transport


There's no train connection with the airport.

Car and bus

The airport is situated 13 kilometers southeast of San Pedro Sula's center. The airport is easily accessible from the city by rental car via freeway 765. The way and the exit to the airport are clearly signposted.

Car rental San Pedro Sula Airport

You can find a counter of car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall. Some international and various local rental companies are present at San Pedro Sula Airport. You can also book a rental car in advance using the service provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


You'll find taxis outside the Arrivals Hall. A taxi ride to the center of San Pedro Sula costs US$ 10-14. (Honduras' currency is the lempira, but taxi drivers also accept US$).

There are no regular bus services from the airport to San Pedro Sula. Buses do cross the nearby viaduct, but it's too far to walk, especially when you have baggage. There's however a shuttle bus of the company Hedman Alas to the Hedman bus station in San Pedro Sula. You can buy tickets at a kiosk in the Arrivals Hall.

Airport Parking

There's a parking lot outside the terminal. We advise against leaving your car here at night.




There are no hotels at this airport. Hotels nearby San Pedro Sula Airport include Hilton Princess San Pedro Sula Hotel‎ (Tel. +504(0)2 556 9600), InterContinental Hotel Real San Pedro Sula‎ (Tel. +504(0)2 545 2500) and Gran Hotel Sula‎ (Tel. +504(0)2 552 9999). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

The terminal of San Pedro Sula Airport is relatively small and there are a limited number of restaurants, (snack) bars and shops. This is likely to improve once the new terminal will open in 2015.


You cannot store your baggage at this airport. You can inquire about lost objects at the information desk or with the airport police.


There's an information kiosk in the central hall. Here you can not only get information about the airport, but also tourist information.


San Pedro Sula Airport doesn't offer business facilities. This is probably also going to change when the new terminal will be ready. Extensive business facilities are available in the business hotels in the city (see Hotels).

Disabled facilities

San Pedro Sula Airport has good accessibility for the disabled. The Departure and Arrivals Halls as well as all other services are located on the ground floor. There are adapted toilets.

Other services

The terminal only offers basic services: a bank, some exchange offices and ATM's, and a post office. Again, once the new terminal will be opened in 2015 the level of services will be expanded.




Aeropuerto Internacional Ramón Villeda Morales
La Mesa

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +504(0)2 668 3260
Fax: +504(0)2 668 3191
Email: via contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SAP
ICAO airport code: MHLM