Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Chelyabinsk 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.
After getting acquainted with an old Kazak couple, they said that they would watch over my bags while I was sleeping. It worked out well. – Joel
CEK 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 Chelyabinsk Airport.
What to Expect
Chelyabinsk Airport (code: CEK) has a single terminal that primarily serves domestic routes. Facilities include a few shops and eateries, including the 24-hour Fly Bar Restaurant, plus free showers inside the Mother and Child Room. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter a few airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and access information.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby, including a hotel at the airport. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
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.
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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.
If sleeping in Chelyabinsk Airport does not appeal to you, the only hotel in or near the airport is Aerotel Chelyabinsk. Additional hotels can be found in the outskirts and city center of Chelyabinsk (about 20 to 30 minutes from the airport).
- Aerotel Chelyabinsk – Located at the airport, rooms have flat screen TV and free WIFi. There is an on-site restaurant at this hotel. Airport shuttle is available for a fee. » Check Rates
- Sphera – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Viktoria – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Chelyabinsk Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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 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!
- Domestic Business Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
- International Business Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
Based on older information we received, there are other lounges. Unfortunately, at the time of this update, we do not have any information about lounge access. If you know, please click here to update this guide.
VIP Hall – Location: Russia sector, Airside.
Free WiFi is available at Chelyabinsk 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: Russian sector Arrivals Hall • Russian sector Departures Hall (landside and airside) • International sector main hall
Banking Services – Sberbank of Russia offers full-service banking and currency exchange. Location: International sector, landside, main hall. Hours: 11:00AM – 6:00PM (Tues-Sat), with lunch break from 2:00PM – 2:45PM.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside on the 2nd floor of the International sector, and on the 1st floor of the Russian sector. A minimarket and a couple of gift shops are also available.
Family Services – A mother and child room is equipped with bedroom and cribs, toilet rooms with the baby-changing tables, shower, play area and a kitchen. This room is accessible to departing passengers with children aged 8 and under. Entry is free, but a passport, flight ticket and birth certificate are required. Information on location and hours are not available.
Food & Drinks – There are two bars, a restaurant, a coffee shop and a juice bar available. The Fly-Bar Restaurant is open 24 hours.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage can be stored for 200 RUB per day, per piece. Luggage must be inspected before storage is allowed. Location: Russian sector, landside, in the basement. Hours: Open 24 hours.
Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available in the Health Center. Location: Russian sector, landside, ground floor, to the left of the terminal entrance. Hours: Open 24 hours.
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 – Showers are available in the airport’s Mother and Child room. See Family Services above.
The airport is open 24 hours according to an email I received from a reader on 28 September 2015.
Chelyabinsk airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Airline Victory • ATK Yamal Airlines • Nordavia • Nordwind Airlines • Red Wings • Royal Flight Airlines • Russia Airlines • Podeba • S7 Airlines • Ural Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
CEK airport is well connected to the bus system providing express transit options, local route options, train station connections, and more. For fares, routes and schedule information, visit the Chelyabinsk Airport website.
Avis has a car rental counter in the arrivals hall. At the time of this update, they are open 7 days a week from 9:00AM – 9:00PM.
Taxis are readily available at the airport. Go to the “Taxi Order” counter located in the arrivals hall of domestic airlines to order your taxi.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
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.