Sleeping in Airports

Chelyabinsk Airport Guide

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 guideChelyabinsk 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.

Sleeping in Chelyabinsk Airport

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.

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 website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Chelyabinsk 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 Hours

The airport is open 24 hours, according to an email I received from a reader on 28 September 2015.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Chelyabinsk airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel at the airport:

  • Aerotel Chelyabinsk – Rooms at this airport hotel have flat-screen TVs and free wifi. There is an on-site restaurant at this hotel. Airport shuttle is available for a fee. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Chelyabinsk, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

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 learn how to gain 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.

Other Lounges

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.

Related Pages: Chelyabinsk Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and 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: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Tues-Sat), with a lunch break from 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

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 mini market and a couple of gift shops are also available.

Family Services – A mother and child room is furnished with a bedroom and cribs, toilet rooms with baby-changing tables, a shower, a play area and a kitchen. This room is accessible to departing passengers with children aged eight 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 had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Showers are available in the airport’s Mother and Child room. See Family Services above.

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

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited inside the terminal. To smoke outside, you must be 15 meters from the terminal building.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Chelyabinsk Airport.

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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.

Car Rentals

Avis has a car rental counter in the arrivals hall. At the time of this update, they are open seven days a week from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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: 2024-01-30

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.