Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Aalborg 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.
AAL 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 Aalborg Airport.
What to Expect
Aalborg Airport (code: AAL) consists of a two-level, single terminal with arrivals and check-in on the lower level, and security screening and gates on the second level. Snack food is available landside, and there are a couple of eateries and souvenir store on the airside, with open hours based upon the first and last departures of each day. Staff and security are described as pleasant and efficient, and the airport offers free WiFi to help you pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to use the airport lounge, which also offers food and beverages. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.
Sleeping in Aalborg Airport
The airport is open 24-hours and travellers report that there are plenty of soft benches and secluded nooks conducive to sleeping. or uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel at the airport and some others nearby. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
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. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.
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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.
If sleeping in Aalborg Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Buhlmann Airport Hotel Aalborg – This hotel is connected to the terminal. As a guest of the hotel, you can check-in your bag at the airport up to 23 hours prior to departure. Day rooms are available from DKK 500. » Check Rates
- Radisson Blu Limfjord Hotel, Aalborg – This hotel is 6km from the airport. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Phoenix Hotel – Aalborg – This hotel is 6km from the airport. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Aalborg Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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!
Passes Aalborg Airport Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
Free WiFi is available at Aalborg Airport. Connect to the “AALfree” network. You will have one free hour per session.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? An ATM, operated by Danske Bank, is 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. Location: Landside, Ground Floor, near the Check-In on the ground floor, to the left of Entrance 1. The machine dispenses DKK, USD, and GBP. There are no ATMs available airside.
Children’s Play Areas – Climbing frame, toys, and a TV with cartoons is available in the airport’s soft and colorful play area, located on the 1st floor, above the dining area.
Duty Free & Shopping – A duty-free shop is available airside on the ground floor. Hours: 2 hours before first scheduled flight departure – last scheduled flight departure.
Food & Drinks – There are no 24 hour restaurants available; however, these food options are available:
- Landside: Steff Houlberg Hot Dog Stand (Hours:10:30AM – 9:00/10:00PM, as needed) • vending machines.
- Airside: DELI • Heineken Gastro Pub (Hours for both: 2 hours before first scheduled flight departure – last scheduled flight departure).
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – In January 2019, a reader let us know that mobile charging can be found throughout the airport, including under the seats at the gates.
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.
Smoking – Smoking is not permitted inside the airport. You will need to smoke outside the terminal before you proceed through security.
Tax Refund – Repayment of Danish VAT (applied to Danish goods and services up to 25%) can be made only to persons residing outside the European Union, and who have travelled to a non-EU country. The amount may be paid only in Denmark if Denmark is the last EU destination before the final destination. Aalborg Airport is helpful in stamping Danish receipts for the Revenue Service, please inquire.
The terminal is open 24 hours.
Aalborg airport is served by the following airlines: Atlantic Airways • British Airways • DAT • Jet Time • KLM • Norwegian • Øvrige • Ryanair • Scandinavian Airlines • Vueling.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Public buses can be taken to/from Aalborg Airport. For route maps, schedules and fares, visit the Aalborg Airport website.
Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo • Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • National • Sixt.
Taxis are available 24-hours a day in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.
Last updated: 2020-10-23
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.