Sleeping in Airports

Belgrade Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Belgrade 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 was woken up by a security guard asking if I was sick since i was sleeping there. I said “no, I’m just tired” and he ordered me to stand up and move away from the area. -elsebeth

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport.

What to Expect

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport consists of two terminals that are connected by a walkway. The terminals contain a few 24-hour food concessions, several bars and almost a dozen shops. WiFi and mobile charging stations are available. For additional comfort, economy class passengers can pay to access to one of the airport’s private lounges, one of which offers showers. Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

Travellers report that airport staff and security are accommodating to overnight sleepers and that there are plenty of spots conducive to sleeping, especially on the airside. The facilities are fully carpeted and there are numerous armrest-free chairs and benches that provide comfortable sleeping space. A few reviewers mentioned cold temperatures and noise, particularly in the landside area. You may want to pack a warm sweater/blanket and earplugs or noise cancelling headphones. Otherwise, the airport is described as clean, safe and very quiet at night. For uninterrupted sleep, there are several hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

Along with showers in one of the private lounges, the airport reportedly has new public showers that can be accessed by asking personnel in the office near Gate C2 for the key.

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.

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 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!

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounge listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

Air Serbia Premium Lounge – accessible to Business class travellers only. Location: Airside, near gates A5 and A6. Hours: open 24 hours.

If sleeping in Belgrade Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Zeder – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available upon request. Cost is approx. 10,00€ each way. » Check Rates
  • B Hotels – (12 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Villa Forest – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request. Cost is approx. 10,00€ each way. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Zlatnik – (16 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Belgrade – (13 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. However, the hotel is located close to public transport. » Check Rates

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

Free WiFi is available at the airport for 60 minutes. Connect to the “Airport Belgrade Free” network and then choose the Free Trial option.

Communications

  • Post Office – Pošta Srbije Location: T2, landside, 1st Floor Hours: 8:00AM – 7:00PM Mon-Fri (closed at 2:00PM on Sat).
  • WiFi – see “Airport WiFi/Internet” above.

Family Services

  • Baby Care Facilities – Kitchen, changing tables, washbasin, restroom, play area and more are available in the airport’s Babycare rooms. Locations: T1, landside, 1st Floor • T2, airside, opposite Air Side Restaurant (this location includes a resting area for parents). Hours: 24 hours.
  • Children’s Area – Four playrooms are available. Locations: landside, across from Galeb 2 restaurant • airside, between Gates A4-5 and A6 • the other two playrooms are located in the Babycare rooms at T1 and T2.

Food & Drinks

  • Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: Landside Restaurant (T2) • Airside Restaurant (in front of Gate A4) • Pamaro (T2, International Arrivals).

Information

  • Information Desk – Location: T2, landside, Ground Floor. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Transfer Counter – If you are in transit and need to re-check-in for your connecting flight, you should contact the transfer check-in counter located between gates A1 and C 1/2.
  • Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Belgrade and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, the Fly Fly Travel travel agency (connecting area between terminal 1 and 2) can probably be of assistance.

Luggage

  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
  • Luggage Trolleys – Available for free in designated areas of the airport.
  • Luggage Wrapping – Available at a rate of RSD 380 per piece. Location: T1 and T2, near the Check-In area.

Medical Services

  • Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at the Airport First Aid Station. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Pharmacy – Lilly Drogerie Location: T2, airside, across Gate C1/2. Hours: 6:00AM – 11:00PM.

Mobile Charging

  • Mobile Charging – Mobile charging stations are available in the transit area and gated areas.

Money

  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are 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. Locations: T2. International Arrivals Area • Baggage Claim Area • Transit Area.
  • Banking Services – Komercijalna Bank offers full-service banking in the airport. Location: T2, Ground Floor Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Mon-Fri).
  • Currency Exchange – Exclusive Change is open 24 hours in International Arrivals. Foreign currency exchange machines are available 24 hours a day in these locations: T1, landside, Ground Floor • T2, airside, near Gate A2 • International Arrivals, landside, near the Baggage Reclaim carousels.

Rest & Relaxation

  • Hotels – see “Airport Hotels” above.
  • Lounges – see “Airport Lounges” above.
  • Rest Zones – Big comfy chairs, benches and footstools are available in the Transit Area, next to gates A2-A3, A4-A5 and C2-C3. Mobile chargers are also available. In Terminal 1 (Upper level), comfy couches and large stools are available along with fresh greenery.

Shopping

  • Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside 24 hours a day in T2. In addition, a variety of retail shops are also available throughout the terminal including two locations of Hudson News which are open 24 hours.

Showers, Salon & Spa

  • Salon – unknown
  • Showers – Available in the Air Serbia Premium Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]
  • Spa – unknown

The airport is open 24 hours. Operational hours are 5:00AM – 11:00PM.

As of March 2018, Belgrade airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Aeroflot • Air Cairo • Air Serbia • Alitalia • Arkia Israeli Airlines • Atlas Global Airlines • Austrian Airlines • Belavia • easyJet • Etihad Airways • FlyDubai • Hainan Airlines • Iranair • Israir Airlines • LOT • Lufthansa • Montenegro Airlines • Norwegian • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Qeshm Airlines • Swiss • TAROM • Transavia • Tunisair • Turkish Airlines • Wizz Air.

The airport is connected to the bus system via 3 different lines. PTC Belgrade bus line 72 travels between the airport and Zeleni Venac Square in downtown Belgrade. PTC Belgrade bus line 607 connects to Surčin – Novi Beograd. And Minibus A1 offers scheduled service between the airport and Slavija Square in a 30-minute journey (one way). For routes, fares and schedules, Nikola Tesla Airport website.

Car rental services are available in Terminal 1 and 2, International Arrivals area. There at least 20 car rental agencies onsite including: Avis • Budget • Dollar • Europcar • Hertz • National / Alamo • Sixt • Thrifty and more.

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Centar Guesthouse   •   City Code Spa   •   City Code Vizura Garni Hotel   •   Euro Garni Hotel   •   Hotel Zeder   •   Tulip Inn Putnik Belgrade   •   Villa Forest.

Airport taxis charge for their services according to a six-zone fare map. To hire a taxi from the airport, go to the “Taxi Info” desk in the baggage claim area, where a representative will locate your destination on the zoned map and hand you a receipt, displaying both your destination and the price for your trip. Present this receipt to your driver before the journey begins.

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.