Sleeping in Airports

Bergamo Airport Guide

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

The security staff will not let you sleep, they will kick you to arrival area, then in two hours to departure area and in another hours they keep running around you to wake u up. Horrible. Only one working electric outlet in whole airport. Did I mention toilets ? Horror! You will not believe this until you check it on your own. -mandela

BGY 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 Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport (Code: BGY).

What to Expect

Bergamo Airport is a mid-size, two-level terminal with 11 departure gates and a wide selection of eateries and shops on both sides of security. WiFi is available, and there are some charging stations. For additional services and comforts, economy class passengers can pay to access one of the airport’s private lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Bergamo Airport guide
(Photo courtesy of a Guest Traveller / October 2019)

Sleeping in Bergamo Airport

Due to early morning flight departure the airport is often crowded at night. In general Bergamo airport has not received stellar reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep at the airport. Seating is scarce throughout the terminal, the terminal is very cold, and airport staff have a reputation for wakening sleeping travellers. Some travellers have managed to find sleeping nooks on the landside, such as a small passageway near the tourist information desk at one end of the airport. You should come prepared to sleep or sit on the floor.  Explore our guide to sleeping in Bergamo Airport or read some traveller reviews for more tips.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are 9 sleep pods in the terminal are hotels nearby. See Airport Hotels in the guide below.

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. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, 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 Bergamo 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.

Bergamo Airport Hotels & Sleep Pods

Quick Facts
  • Nearest Hotel:  Inside the Airport
  • Sleep Cabins & Pods: Yes
  • Day Rooms: Yes
  • Nearby Hotels with Shuttles: Yes ($ – paid)

When the prospect of sleeping on the floor or in a chair isn’t really doing it for you, there is good news for those of you who are looking to sleep at Bergamo Airport in comfort.   If you are on a layover, you will need to pass through immigration/security as there is no transit hotel.  In the public area of the terminal, you will find sleep pods that can be booked for short-term or overnight stays.   Most nearby hotels provide airport shuttles for a fee.

Inside Airport  ZZZleepandGoCurrently Closed – There are 9 soundproof sleep pods located in the public area of the terminal. Pods come equipped with a bed, WiFi, a flight status screen and electrical outlets. Hours: open 24 hours. Rates: €9 for an hour or €58 for overnight.  » Check Rates

NH Orio Al Serio – (15 minute walk via underground walkway from the airport, or quick shuttle ride) Airport shuttle service operates 4:00AM – 9:00AM at a cost 5,00€ per person. Outside of these hours, the shuttles can be arranged for 10,00€ per person (prior notice required). The shuttle picks up and drops off guests outside of the hotel’s front lobby and at the Arrivals terminal of the airport.  » Check Rates

57 ResHotel Orio – (4 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available 24 hours a day upon request. Cost is approx. 10,00€ each way. » Check Rates

Winter Garden Hotel – (6 minutes from the airport) Scheduled airport shuttle runs every 45 minutes (to and from the airport) from 4:45AM to 9:45PM. Shuttle has only 8 seats and must be booked in advance.  » Check Rates

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

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 paying at the door or purchasing a lounge 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!

Passes  Landside VIP Lounge – Location: Landside, opposite the ticket desk, next to the new shopping area. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass (£22).

Passes  HelloSky Milan Bergamo Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass (£23) • Lounge membership programs.

Gate VIP Lounge SACBO – Location: Airside, 1st Floor, in the main shopping area. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.

Related Pages: Bergamo Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Bergamo Airport. Connect to the “FreeLuna Social WiFi” network.

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

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: unknown.

Chapel – Location: One level below the Arrivals Area. Hours: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Forexchange offers currency exchange services landside and airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Dufry Duty Free shop is available, along with a wide variety of retail shops.

Fast Track – Breeze through the security checkpoint with a Fast Track pass! Passes are available for purchase online for a fee of € 6.00 (including VAT), or directly at the airport for € 7.50 (including VAT).

Food & Drinks – According to a April 2018 review, there is a 24 hour cafeteria located landside. There are approximately 15 dining options that operate with reduced hours: Beerstrotheque Elav • Espressamente illy • McDonald’s • Motta • Panino Giusto • Wine Bar Santa Cristina.

Information Desk – While we do not have any information about a dedicated Information Desk, there is a Tourism Office. Location: Unknown. Hours: 8:00AM – 8:00PM (Mon – Sat) and 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Sun).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Storage is available at Autostradale located in the Arrivals area. Rates: € 5.00 per bag / per day. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. This service is provided by Truestar SecureBag. Location: landside, in the Ticketing area. Rates: unknown.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, there is a medical center, which is staffed by one nurse and one doctor. Location: unknown. Hours: Unknown.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us that mobile charging is not free. There is charging station and it will cost you 1€ for 15 minutes. (December 2019)

Pharmacy – Farmacia Comunale dell’aeroporto is available for passengers to pick up any last minute pharmaceutical/homeopathic needs.

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.

Airport Hours

BGY airport is open 24 hours.


Bergamo Orio al Serio airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolineas Argentina • Air Arabia • Air Cairo • Albastar • Alitalia • Blue Air • Blue Panorama Airlines • British Airways • Ernest Airlines • Laudamotion • Pegasus Airlines • Pobeda • Ryanair • Ukraine International Airlines • Wizz Air. Other airlines serve the airport with seasonal flights only.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies are available at Bergamo Airport: Auto Europa • Autovia • Avis • Budget • Europcar • Firefly • Hertz • Interrent • Locauto • Maggiore Rent • Sixt.


Airport Bus connects the airport with Bergamo every 20 minutes every day. For routes, fares and schedules, visit the Airport Bus website.

BGY airport is also accessible by bus from Bergamo, Milan, Brescia, Turin and Monza. The airport is also linked with Milan Fair and Malpensa Airport. For bus schedules visit the Bergamo Airport website.

Hotel Shuttles

See Airport Hotels above.


While trains do not go directly to the airport, you can use the ATB bus service between the train station and airport. The distance between the train station and the airport is 10 minutes. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Tren Italia website for more details and timetables.


Taxi ranks are located outside arrivals.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.