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 acquanted with an old Kazak couple, they said that they would watch over my bags while I was sleeping. It worked out well. – Joel

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Chelyabinsk Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, single-terminal airport with a small variety of shopping and dining options. 24-hour dining is available.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • As of November 2018, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel at the airport and other nearby hotels. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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.

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 (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

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 email us at [email protected]

VIP Hall – Location: Russia sector, Airside.

Airport Hotels

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
  • Utes Hotel – (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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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.

Currency Exchange – Available at Sberbank of Russia. See Banking for details.

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, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

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

Airport Hours

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


As of November 2018, Chelyabinsk airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Airline Victory • ATK Yamal Airlines • Nordavia • Nordwind Airlines • Red Wings • Royal Flight Airlines • Russia Airlines • S7 Airlines • Ural Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The 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

Hertz has a car rental counter onsite. You can find the counter in the arrivals hall. At the time of this November 2018 update, they are open 7 days a week from 9:00AM – 6:00PM.


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: 2018-11-07

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.