Sleeping in Airports

Craiova Airport Guide

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

CRA 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 Craiova International Airport.

What to Expect

Craiova Airport (code: CRA) has a small, recently built terminal that primarily handles low-cost flights. Facilities are basic and we can confirm only that duty-free shopping, WiFi, and vending machines are available. There are no pay-to-use lounges.

Where to Sleep

Overnight sleepers aren’t the norm here, but it seems you can stay with little issue. Past reviewers mentioned armrest-free benches, though we don’t know an exact location. 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.

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 Craiova Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Helin Aeroport – (3 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. ($) » Check Rates
  • Emma Est Hotel – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Sydney – (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available in Craiova Airport.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. There is at least one machine that dispenses both Euro and Ron. 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: unknown.

Baby Care Facilities – Mother and Child Rooms are available airside for diaper changing and breastfeeding, and are free to use.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available at the airport.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options, so if you are stuck in the airport overnight you should purchase water and snacks early.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags by having them covered in plastic wrap. Location: in the Check-In area.

Medical Services – Emergency medical services are available. Location: unknown.

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 – Unavailable.

Smoking Areas – Clearly-marked designated smoking rooms are available in the terminal. Location: unknown. There is also a bar with a smoker’s area located airside.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Craiova airport is served by the following airlines: Atlas Global • Lufthansa • Turkish Airlines • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus 9 connects the airport and the city center, beginning at 5:30AM and ending around 10:50PM. Timetable is available on the Craiova Airport website.


Taxis are available.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have counters in the baggage claim area: Autonom • Avis • 4C • Simbra.

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.