Sleeping in Airports

Aarhus Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Aarhus 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 slept like a baby on the baggage conveyer belt in the check-in desk. -Christian

AAR Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Aarhus Airport (code: AAR) consists of a small, renovated terminal with a restaurant, cafe and duty free shop. WiFi is available and not much else. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Aarhus Airport

The airport’s terminal building opens 90 minutes before the first departure and closes 30 minutes after the last arrival. The airport’s website notes that “staying overnight is not possible at the airport.”  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Good to Know

The terminal includes a zen-like gardens area on the airside, which includes “a beautiful plantation, rippling water, and more cozy hooks where you can sit undisturbed and enjoy life before calling out.”

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. To help us keep this guide up-to-date as the airport reopens, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Aarhus Airport Guide.

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 Aarhus Airport sounds unappealing, the closest hotels are approx. 9 km away.

For more hotel options, visit our hotel partner at Tripadvisor to search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at Aarhus airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Aarhus Airport. Connect to the “The Cloud” network.  Sign-up is not required. 

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

This is a small airport with nothing to keep you occupied in the event of a delay. Best you bring your own book or mobile device loaded with your favourite movies or tv shows to keep yourself occupied.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Unknown

Duty Free & Shopping – FLYBUY offers tax-free shopping to passengers traveling to non-EU countries via Copenhagen. A boarding pass from Aarhus Airport, showing your final destination, is required for tax-free shopping.

Food & Drinks – There are no 24 hour restaurants available; however, these food options are available:

  • Landside – A restaurant serves a variety of sandwiches, salads, hot meals and beverages. Location: upper level, overlooking the runway.
  • Airside – A cafe serves lighter dishes such as breakfast, sandwiches, salads, pastries and a variety of coffee. Location: lower level in the departures hall.

Hours for both are: 7:00AM – 8:00PM (Mon – Thurs) • 7:00AM – 7:00PM (Fri) • 7:30AM – 3:00PM (Sat) • 7:30AM – 7:30PM (Sun).

Garden – The airport offers a garden area including benches, sculptures, flower landscaping and water features. The Garden of Mythology is located Airside and smoking (with consideration of other travellers is permitted).

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.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is not permitted.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

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. Aarhaus Airport is helpful in stamping Danish receipts for the Revenue Service, please inquire.

Travel Agencies – Information not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 1.5 hours before the first scheduled flight departure and closes 30 minutes after the last flight arrival.


Aarhus airport is served by the following airlines: Air Dolomiti • BRA • DAT • EasyJet • Lufthansa • RyanAir • SAS.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


AAR airport is connected by a bus service to/from Aarhus via the Airport Express. The bus arrives at the airport 30 minutes before scheduled departures, if you require longer be sure to take an earlier bus. Adult one-way fare is 115 DKK. Tickets are sold on the bus, and payable by cash (Danish Crowns, Swedish Crowns, British Pounds, US Dollars, Euro) or credit cards. For route maps, schedules and fares, visit the Aarhus Airport website.

Car Rentals

At the time of this update, we were unable to find information about car rental agencies at the airport.


Taxis are available 24-hours a day outside of the Arrivals area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. One way to/from Aarhus is estimated at 650 DKK (at the time of this update).

Last updated: 2021-10-18

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.