Sleeping in Airports

Baku Airport Guide

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

there’s nowhere suitable that I could find to kip when arriving on a 4am flight.
– a traveller

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 Baku Airport.

What to Expect

Baku Airport has two separate terminal buildings: the brand new Terminal 1, for international destinations, and Terminal 2, for domestic flights. Your experience will vary based on your terminal, as T1 has a unique, modern vibe, but T2 is older, with basic facilities.

Amenities include a few restaurants, cafes, and shops, which are reportedly pricey, but they do stay open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For an upgraded layover, economy class travellers can pay to enter several airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

For overnight stays, the airside seems more comfortable than the landside. On the airside of T1, you can find carpeted floors and quieter corners for some rest. In the landside areas, seating is limited to metal benches, so bring an extra layer or blanket for warmth. Avoid the arrivals level, where taxi drivers may hassle you. For uninterrupted sleep, sleep pods are located airside in Terminal 1, and nearby hotels offer free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

Terminal 1

Passes  Salam Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Landside, Ground Floor, Zone B. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Absheron Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, 3rd Level. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Baku Club – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Arrivals. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Terminal 2

Buta VIP Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, 3rd Level. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Mugam Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, 2nd Floor, near Gate 8. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Baku Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel at the airport:

  • Sleep Pods – A reader let us know that there are airside sleep pods. We are currently investigating rates and will update this page as soon as the information becomes available.
  • Sheraton Baku Airport – (3 minutes from the airport) Located within 5-minute walk from the airport terminal, but a shuttle is available upon request (advance notice required for pickup or drop-off). The pickup location is at the Sheraton Sign Light Box, located to the right of the South Terminal exit. Day rates are available starting at 117 AZN for use from 8:00AM – 6:00PM, 149 AZN for 6:00PM – 12:00AM and 109 AZN for 12:00AM – 8:00AM. » Check Rates
  • Royal Hotel – A 24-hour airport shuttle is available on request. » Check Rates
  • Days Hotel Baku – Free airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Baku Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Baku Airport. Connect to the ‘Baku Airport Free WiFi’ network.

Four free internet terminals are available in Terminal 1, departures area.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMS can be found at sevel locations throughout the airport. 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.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby care rooms including diaper changing tables, hot water, sofas, etc can be found Airside (2 locations). Diaper changing stations can be found throughout the airport in the multipurpose toilets. Baby chairs can be found Landside and Airside in all restaurants and cafes.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge at various points in the airport.

Baggage Wrapping – Available for a fee in the Check-In area.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to one of the children’s play areas. A soft, comfortable, and colorful play area is available in Terminal 1. A game room is located on the 3rd floor of Terminal 1.

Currency Exchange – Silk Way Bank and International Bank of Azerbaijan offer full-service banking, including currency exchange. Four locations can be found Landside, Airside and in Arrivals. Hours: 24 hours.

Duty Free & Shoping – Duty-free shopping is available 24 hours a day on the 1st floor. A variety of retail shops is available on the 3rd and 4th floors.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Ay Qonşu • 150 Bar & Grill • illy • Ləzzət • McDonald’s • Room Cafe • SkyCoffee • Xurcun.

Information Desk – Four Information Desks can be found Landside while Airside offers one Information Desk. “How Can I Help You” staff can also be found throughout the airport, look for their blue uniforms.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical services are available at the airport medical center. Location: T1, 3rd Floor, “A” zone.

Mobile Charging – A reader let us know that mobile charging is available. There are free charging stations available with USB ports, European and UK/GCC plugs.

Pharmacy – Location: T2, south wing.

Prayer Room – “Qibla” sign, prayer rugs, and ablution facilities are available in the Muslim prayer room. Location: unknown.

Rest Zones – While there are no rest zones with recliners for sleeping, there are a few comfortable waiting areas and Go Sleep pods. A reader sent us this message “it’s true that there isn’t any free reclined seats but there are waiting seats at each gate as well as comfortable couches around the “cocoons” that if you sit without buying anything no one bothers you at.” (July 2018)

Showers – Not available.

Spa – Visit the Spa & Beauty Lounge for a variety of services. Location: Terminal 1, 3rd Floor, Airside. Hours: Unknown.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of October 2018, Baku airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Air Arabia • Air Astana • Air Baltic • Al Naser Wings Airlines • Arkia Airlines • ATA Airlines • Azerbaijan Airlines • Belavia • China Southern Airlines • Ethiad • Fly Dubai • IrAero • Iran Air • Iraqi Airways • Israir • Jazeera Airways • Kish Air • Lufthansa • Mahan Air • Nordwind Airlines • PegasFly • Qatar Airways • S7 Airlines • Scat • Turkish Airlines • UIA • Ural Airlines • Utair • Uzbekistan Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Aznur Car Rental is open 24 hours. Location: Located at Terminal 1, landside, on the first floor.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service for their guests. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details:

Days Hotel BakuDivan Express BakuHotel Astoria BakuPalace Hotel BakuPremier Expo HotelPremier HotelRamada Hotel & Suites BakuRiva HotelRoyal HotelSheraton Baku Airport HotelSmith Hotel.

Public Transportation

Aero Express Line provides 24 hour connections to and from the airport, every 30 minutes. For fares, routes and schedule information,visit the Aero Express website.

Taxis

Taxis are available at the “official taxi stand” outside of Terminal 1, 2nd Lane.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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,  write a review or send an email to [email protected]