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Bergamo Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or 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 [the] arrival area, then in two hours to [the] departure area and in another hours they keep running around you to wake u up. Horrible. Only one working electric outlet in [the] 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 departures, the airport terminal 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 are known for waking sleeping travellers. Some travellers have found sleeping nooks on the landside, such as a small passageway near the tourist information desk at one end of the terminal. It would be best to come prepared to sleep or sit on the floor. A reader tells us, “The departures area is closed from 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM, and they will move everybody there to the arrivals zone, so if you are going for an early morning flight, don’t bother going past arrivals!” Explore our guide to sleeping in Bergamo Airport or read traveller reviews for more tips. For uninterrupted sleep, there are nine sleep pods in the terminal and hotels nearby. See Airport Hotels in the guide below.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can write a review to submit airport tips and photos. 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.

Airport Hours

BGY airport is open 24 hours.

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 is giving you nightmares, 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.

Hotel inside Bergamo Airport

ZZZleepandGo – 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: € 71 from 11:00PM to 6:00AM • €76 from 8:00PM to 6:00AM and from 11:00PM to 8:00AM • €80 from 8:00PM to 8:00AM.  » Check Rates

Hotels near the airport
  • NH Orio Al Serio – The hotel is a 15 minute walk via underground walkway from the airport or a quick shuttle ride for a fee. The shuttle operates from 4:00AM to 8:00AM and reservations are required. The cost for one trip is €5.00. » Check Rates
  • 57 ResHotel Orio – 24-hour airport shuttle is available at a rate of 10,00€ per room each way. Shuttle departure times vary.  » Check Rates
  • Winter Garden Hotel – Airport shuttle is available for a fee. Shuttles operate 4:45AM – 11:00AM and from 4:00PM to 9:45PM. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Bergamo Airport 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 find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Landside VIP Lounge – Location: Landside, opposite the ticket desk, next to the new shopping area. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (€ 23)• Prepaid lounge pass (€20).
  • HelloSky Milan Bergamo Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Showers are available. Access: Pay at the Door (€ 35) • Prepaid lounge pass (€ 32) • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Bergamo Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

A reader tells us there is a water fountain to refill your water bottles on the airside, near Gate 11. (May 2024)

Food & Drinks

Food concessions throughout both terminals operate with varying schedules. The Heineken bar and Al Volo operate 24/7.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Luggage Storage is available at Autostradale located near Parking 1. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM.

Mobile Charging

One reader tells us there is a free mobile charging between Gates A12 and A13, where there are 2 USB outlets and one iPhone wireless charging surface. (July 2023)  Another reader says that if you are looking for a USB-C adaptor charging,  you can find them in the “B gates (international flights) upstairs food court, there are two wall plugs right around the stairs under the tables.” (April 2024)

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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

Showers

Showers are available in the HelloSky Milan Bergamo Lounge, located on the Airside.  The rate is € 52 (lounge + shower access) or € 32 (shower only).

WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Bergamo Airport.

More Airport Information

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.

Banking Services – Banca Popolare di Bergamo, Credito Bergamasco, and Euronet Worldwide offer full-service banking in the airport. Location: Unknown.

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

Currency Exchange – Forexchange offers currency exchange services landside and airside. Locations: Ground Floor, Arrival Area • Ground Floor, Departure Area • First Floor.

Drinking Water – see “Drinking Water” above.

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 € 8.00 (including VAT), or directly at the airport for € 10.00 (including VAT).

Food & Drinks – see “Food & Drinks” above.

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).

Hotels – See “Airport Hotels” above.

Lounges – See “Airport Lounges” above.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – see “Luggage Storage & Lockers” above.

Luggage Wrapping – At one point there were baggage wrapping services provided by Truestar SecureBag. We were unable to confirm this at the time of our August 2023 update. If you know whether they are still there, click here to update the guide.

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

Mobile Charging – see “Mobile Charging” above.

Pharmacy – Farmacia Comunale dell’Aeroporto is available for passengers to pick up any last minute pharmaceutical/homoeopathic needs. Hours: 7:00AM – 7:00PM.

Rest Zones – see “Rest & Relaxation Zones” above.

Showers – see “Showers” above.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

WiFi / Internet – See “WiFi / Internet” above.

Airlines
Bergamo Orio al Serio airport is served by the following airlines: AeroItalia • Air Albania • Air Arabia UAE • Air Arabia Egypt • Air Arabia Marco • Albastar • Albawings • EasyJet • Eurowings • FlyDubai • Georgian Airways • HiSky • Ita Airways • Neos • Norwegian Air Shuttle • Pegasus Airlines • Ryanair • Spice Jet • Transavia •Tuifly Belgium •Turkish Airlines • Volotea • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses

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.

Car Rentals

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

Hotel Shuttles

A few nearby hotels provide airport shuttles: 57 ResHotel OrioBergHotel • NH Orio al SerioWinter Garden Hotel. See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxi ranks are located outside arrivals.

Trains

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 and ATB websites for more details and timetables.

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Last updated: 2024-02-08

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.