Sleeping in Airports

Durham-Tees Valley Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Durham – Tees Valley 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.

Last week priority baggage took 45 minutes to make the baggage carousel, it was the only plane in the airport and they lost the bags! – a guest reviewer

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 Durham-Tees Valley Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport with a gift shop and cafe
  • 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 May 2017, 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 are hotels near the airport. 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 is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge 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!

Passes  Premium Lounge – Location: Airside, near Gate 4. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Durham-Tees Valley Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • St. George Hotel – Located at the airport. No airport shuttle is available as the hotel is a 2 minute walk away. » Check Rates
  • The Spa Hotel – Located at the airport. No airport shuttle is available. Day rooms (min 4 hours) are available from 10:00AM to 6:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Devonport Hotel – (1 mile from airport) No shuttle is available. The hotel suggests a taxi for approx. £6- £8. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Durham-Tees Valley Airport for 30 minutes. Additional time can be purchased at the following rates: £3 for 1 hour, £5 for 3 hours, £9 for the next 24 hours. Extended increments are available. Connect to the “AirportWiFi” network.

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

Disabled Services – Wheelchairs available, lifts and ramps operate between floors, handicap toilets located throughout. Additional support services are available and can be organized with your airline, tour operator or at the airport directly.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour food options available. Airside you will find the Airport Café and there is an Xpress Cafe and Bar opening soon. Landside there is an Xpress Cafe and Bar.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available

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

Rest Zones – Not available.

Shopping – WHSmith offers newspapers, magazines, snacks, drinks, and travel essentials at the airside location in Departures. A limited variety of groceries is also available for purchase from the WHSmith at a second location in the Arrivals concourse.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:00AM – 10:00PM.


As of February 2018, Durham-Tees Valley airport is served by the following airlines: KLM • British Airways • American Airlines • Emirates.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Arriva North East Bus 12 offers hourly service between the airport, Hurworth/Neasham and Darlington. For route map, timetables and fare information, visit the Arriva Bus website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar and Hertz.


Taxis are available on a 24-hour basis at a taxi rank located outside of Arrivals. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. 1AB Taxis has a 24-hour booking desk in main terminal.


The nearest train station (6 miles away) is Darlington Railway Station, with service available to and from Durham, York and Newcastle. For fares, routes and schedule information, visit the Durham-Tees Valley Airport website.

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 and we will update this guide.