Sleeping in Airports

Caen-Carpiquet Airport Guide

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

CFR Airport Overview

caen-carpiquet airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Caen-Carpiquet Airport.

What to Expect

Caen-Carpiquet Airport (code: CFR) has a small terminal with limited facilities. Inside, you’ll find a few souvenir kiosks and vending machines. For more food options, a restaurant is on airport grounds and grocery stores are within a short walk. The good news is airport WiFi is free. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and rates.

Sleeping in Caen-Carpiquet Airport

Unfortunately, we do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  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 Caen-Carpiquet 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 Caen-Carpiquet Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Ibis Caen Porte de Bretagne – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Le Bellevue – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Ibis Budget Caen Porte de Bretagne – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

  • VIP Lounge – Location: airside, near departures area 2. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (36.68 € excluding VAT / hour)

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available in Caen Airport. In addition, there is a designated area in the Departures lounge for laptop users.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – There are no ATMs at the airport. The closest machines are 5 minutes away at Cora hypermarket in Rots or Carrefour Market in Bretteville sur Odon.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, washrooms in the departure area have baby changing facilities.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Airside, Departures lounge.

Currency Exchange – Not available in the airport.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. Shopping is limited to souvenir/local products sold in kiosks.

Food & Drinks – A variety of snacks, sandwiches, and hot/cold beverages are available for purchase from vending machines located both Landside and Airside. There is a restaurant located outside of the terminal on the airport grounds, Les Chauds d’hier, which is open seven days a week.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available. Locations: the Car Park • in front of Departures Hall • in front of Arrivals Hall. Rate: A refundable deposit of € 1 is required.

Magazines – Free magazines are available for your enjoyment in the terminal.

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.

Post Office – Drop off your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s mailbox. Location: Opposite from departures.

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.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Caen-Carpiquet and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, the Corpotravel Agency can probably be of assistance. Hours: 8:00AM – 6:45PM (Mon -Fri) • 9:00AM – 12:00AM & 2:15PM – 6:00PM (Sat) • 2:15PM – 6:45PM (Sun).

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 5:00AM – 10:00PM (Mon-Fri), 5:00AM – 8:00PM (Sat), and 9:00AM – 10:00PM (Sun). Hours may be extended to accommodate non-commercial flights.


Bayeux airport is served by the following airlines: Air France • Chalair Aviation • HOP! • Volotea.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus company Twisto offers bus service between CFR airport and the Caen city center. The LIANE 3 bus runs every 15 minutes between the hours of 5:30AM – 12:30AM (Mon – Sat) and 9:00AM – 12:00AM (Sun & bank holidays).

A reloadable bus card is available for purchase at the airport sales desk for €0.20. The bus fare is €1.50. Visit the Twisto Bus website for more routes, schedules and fare information.

For bus service to Caen-Tilly/Seulles, take Line 8 with the regional service Bus Verts. The bus stop is located across from the airport terminal.


A taxi stand is located just outside the Arrivals Hall. Taxis are timed to meet all flight arrivals and departures. Approximate fares for a ride to the Caen city center are €24.00 (Mon – Sat) or €30.00 (Sunday & bank holidays). For more fare estimates visit the airport website.

Car Rentals

Companies offer car rental services onsite, including Avis/Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.

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.