Sleeping in Airports

Bratislava Airport Guide

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

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BTS Airport Overview

bratislava airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bratislava Letisko Airport.

What to Expect

Bratislava Airport (code: BTS) consists of a small, modern, two-level terminal with 13 departure gates, and a dozen or so eateries and shops, located primarily on the airside.  WiFi is a available and there are mobile charging outlets near the gates. For additional comforts, economy class passengers can pay to access the airport’s private lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Bratislava Airport

Travellers who have slept at this airport report feeling safe and relatively comfortable. Staff and security don’t tend to bother sleepers, and there are plenty of armrest-free, three-seat benches that may be conducive to sleeping—some reviewers liked them, while others found them too hard and small. Consider a travel mat and/or sleeping bag for enhanced comfort whether for on the bench seating or the floor. For uninterrupted sleep, there are several hotels near the airport. 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 Bratislava 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 Bratislava Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Aviator Garni Bratislava – (5 min from the Airport) 500m from the terminal. The walk is 10-15 mins or you can take a taxi for approximately 5,00€ – 7,00€. » Check Rates
  • Vienna House Easy Chopin Bratislava – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request. Approx. cost of a car is 7,00€ each way. » Check Rates
  • Hotel NH Bratislava Gate One – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bratislava 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!

  • MasterCard Lounge – Location: Terminal A, Airside, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Bratislava Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Bratislava Airport.

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: Landside, near the Information Desk, under the escalators • Airside, Arrivals Hall, near baggage claim.

Baby Care Facilities – Need a place to change or feed your baby in comfort? Mother and Child rooms offer changing tables, shower, wash basins, toilet, and bottle/food warmers in a comfortable and private setting, away from the crowds. You can find these rooms landside and airside in the Departures and Arrivals terminals.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to one of the children’s play areas. Locations: Airside, Schengen Departures and Airside, Non-Schengen Departures.

Currency Exchange – Interchange provides services at the airport. Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall. Hours: 6:00AM – 10:00PM.

Duty Free & Shopping – Heinemann Duty Free and KITA offer duty-free shopping in the Departures Terminal. A few newsstands and a gift shop are also available in the airport terminal.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules with most opening 2 hours before the first flight until the last flight of the day. At the time of this update, there are no 24 hour concessions available. Dining options include:

  • Landside: Food market Delia • eat&fly! • Airport Snack • Jet Bar
  • Schengen : eat&fly! • Coffeeshop Company • Volare
  • Non-Schengen: Coffeeshop Company (2 locations)

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk can be found in the Departures terminal, near the escalators on the left side of the terminal building.

Luggage Storage and Lockers –  Unavailable.

Luggage Trolleys – Need help with your bags? Available free of charge. Location: Departures Terminal entrance • Parking Lot • Arrivals Area.

Luggage Wrapping – Wrap Point provides services. Location: Landside, Ground Floor. Hours: 2 hours before the 1st flight until the last flight of the day. Rates:5;00€ for regular size luggage and 8,00€ for oversized bags. You can also weigh your bags before check-in for 0,50€ per bag.

Mobile Charging – Free mobile charging is available near the boarding gates in the Departures Terminal.

Pharmacy – Dr. Max Pharmacy is available Airside. Location: 3rd Floor, Schengen Area. Hours: 2 hours before the first flight until the last flight of the day.

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 – Available for use to women and children in the Mother and Child rooms.

Smoking – Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Bratislava airport is served by the following airlines: ABS Jet • Air Cairo • AirExplore • Cyprus Airways • Czech Airlines • EHC Service • Elite Jet • flydubai • Georgian • Go2Sky • JetAge • Pobeda • Ryanair • Smartwings • Tatra Jet • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bratislava Airport is served by public buses 61, N61 and 96. Bus 61 and its nighttime counterpart N61, travel between the airport and Bratislava city center, via Hlavná Železnicná Stanica (main railway station). Bus 96 travels to and from Bratislava city center via Petržalka, Prokofievova. Tickets are sold at newsstands in the Departures terminal, the City Tourist information desks in the Arrivals terminal, at automated ticket machines located in the Arrivals Terminal and at the public bus stop and onboard the bus. The bus stop is located outside in front of the Arrivals Terminal. For route maps, schedules and fares, visit the MHD Bratislava website.

For international bus service to/from Vienna, contact Slovak Lines or Blaguss Slovakia.

Car Rentals

Car rental desks are located in the public area of the Arrivals Hall. Onsite car rental agencies include: A. Klees • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Eurocar • Europcar • Hertz • Payless • Sixt.


Taxis are available, on a 24-hours basis, at taxi stands located in front of the Arrivals terminal. Prices are listed at the taxi stand. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

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.