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. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can upgrade their airport experience and pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and access information.

Where to Sleep

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.

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 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 Bern Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Airport Hotel Bern-Belp – Located at the airport, 100 meter walk to check-in. » Check Rates
  • Q.C.M. Campus – Located near the airport runway. No airport shuttle provided. This is not your typical hotel, it is training centre with guest rooms. However, reviews are very good. You can still “check-in” if you arrive late (they will email you a code to unlock your door) and there is a bus stop 300m from the door with a route to the airport. » Check Rates
  • Linde Belp Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers upon request. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bern 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 is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program. 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!

Skylounge – Location: Airside, Main Departure Hall, 1st Floor. Schengen flights only. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport’s operating hours for scheduled flights is 6:00AM – 11:00PM.


Bern airport is served by the following airlines: British Airways • Helvetic Airways • Lufthansa • People’s • United Airlines.

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.


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

Last updated: 2020-10-23

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 or  write a review.