Sleeping in Airports

Bern Airport Guide

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

BRN 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 Bern-Belp Regional Airport.

What to Expect

bern airport guideBern Airport (code: BRN) has a small terminal that serves a few year-round and seasonal destinations. Facilities are limited to one in-terminal cafe, a restaurant adjacent to the terminal, and a few shops. The free WiFi helps pass the time.

Sleeping in Bern Airport

The airport closes nightly, generally by 8:00PM or 10:00PM depending on the day, so it is not possible to stay overnight. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Bern 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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel near Bern Airport:

  • Airport Hotel Bern – Located at the airport, 100 meter walk to check-in.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Bern Airport, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update there were no airport lounges.  If this is not accurate, update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free Wi-Fi is available at Bern Airport.

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

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available.

Disabled Services – Assistance should be requested a minimum of two days before travel.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a small selection of stores.

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.

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.

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

Airport Hours

The airport’s operating hours for scheduled flights is from one hour before the first flight.


Bern airport is served by the following airlines: Helvetic Airways • Lubeck Air • Swiss Flight Services

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Route No 160 runs between BRN airport and Bern-Belp Station, where connections are available to the S-Bahn rail network. Buses run daily, every 30 minutes, from 5:48AM – 10:48PM, and total trip time is 10 minutes. Buses will always depart on time from Belp Station, but will delay departure from the airport if a scheduled flight is delayed. You can purchase tickets from the bus driver (ticket automat inside, coins and credit cards) from ticket machines at bus stops along the route, over the counter at Bern Airport, and at all Libero ticket shops.

Seasonal bus service is available from the airport to many ski resorts and hotels in the area.

For rates, schedules and route information about the buses, visit the Bern Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rentals are available at Bern Airport: Avis • Europcar • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available 24-hours a day in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2023-03-21

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.