Sleeping in Airports

Ekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport Guide

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

If you do not have a plane leaving soon, do not even think using the airport as an overnight base. -Mudheno

SVX 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 Ekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport.

What to Expect

ekaterinburg airport guideEkaterinburg Airport (code: SVX) has two connected terminals, A and B, which were both built within the last 15 years. Terminal A handles domestic routes and Terminal B serves international routes. A third VIP business terminal offers upgraded amenities for a fee.

Amenities include a range of shops and eateries, and they all stay open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter a few airport lounges, one of which has shower facilities. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby, including one on airport grounds. See the 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.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Ekaterinburg 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 Hotels

If sleeping in Koltsovo Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Angelo Airport Hotel – (2 minute walk to airport terminal) This hotel is connected to Terminal 3 via covered walkway. » Check Rates
  • Liner Airport Hotel –  (3 minute walk to the airport) No airport shuttle.  The hotel offers 6 and 12 hour packages for transit passengers. Rates starting at 1900 RUB (6 hours with WiFi) or 2800 RUB (breakfast buffet and WiFi (as of November 2019). » Check Rates
  • Chernika Hotel –  (7 minutes to the airport) No airport shuttle.  The hotel offers 12 hour packages for transit passengers. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotel deals in Ekaterinburg on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use & Single Visit Passes

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!

Emerald Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal A, Airside, Floor 2. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.

Passes  Topaz Business Lounge – Location: International Departures, Airside, 2nd Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Opal Business Lounge – Location: Domestic Departures, Airside, 2nd Floor. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available in all passenger areas. Connect to the “Free_SVX” network for access.

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: Terminals A and B, on the 1st floor.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Domestic Terminal A, 2nd Floor.

Currency Exchange – Sberbank offers full-service banking, including foreign currency exchange. Location: Terminal B, 1st Floor, right hand-side. Global Exchange has an office in each of the Arrival Halls (Domestic and International terminals), open 24 hours a day.

Duty Free & Shopping – Heinemann provides Duty Free shopping in Domestic Terminal B, Floor 1. A small variety of shops are also available to pass your time in the airport.

Food & Drinks – The airport has restaurants and coffee shops both Landside and Airside. The following dining options are open 24 hours: Shokoladnitsa • Mamulya • GrenkiPub • Charter’s Pub • Grizzly Diner • Balkan Grill • Kroshka Kartoshka • Black & White Coffee

Information Desk – Have any questions? There is a help desk to provide assistance. Location: Domestic Terminal B, 1st Floor.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Storage is available in the Domestic Terminal A, lower Level. Rates start at 100 RUB/piece for the 1st hour to a maximum of 350 RUB for the 1st 24 hours. Each additional day thereafter costs 100 RUB. Winter clothing (coats, hats, footwear, etc) can also be stored for 100 RUB per day.

Luggage Wrapping – Services are available in Domestic Terminal A, Floor 1. Prices start at 500 RUB per piece.

Massage Chairs – Visit the US Medica store to relax in massage chairs.Location: Domestic Terminal A, Floor 2.

Medical Services – Free first aid is available at the medical station. Location: Ground Floor, Terminal A, Domestic, Right wing. Hours: 24 a day.

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.

Nursery Room – If you are travelling with a child under 7 years old, you can make use of the Nursery Room, which includes everything you need to care for your child. Facilities include children’s and adult’s beds, fully-equipped kitchen, a game room, washing machine, a sofa with TV in the lounge area and more. Overnight accommodation permitted (with your children, of course). Medical clearance certificate, issued by the airport medical station, is required in order to gain access. Location: Terminal A, Domestic, Floor 1.

Pharmacy – There is a Pharmacy located in Terminal 2B, International, Ground Floor, near customs. Hours: 24 hours.

Post Office – Drop off your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s mailbox. Location: International Terminal B, 1st Floor.

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 a few of the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Smoking – There are designated smoking rooms within the airport.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Ekaterinburg airport is served by the following airlines: AeroflotAir Astana • Avia Traffic • Azur Air • Corendon Airlines • Finnairflydubai • Globus • iFly • Nordstart • Pegas Fly • Pobeda • Red Wings • Royal Flight Airlines • Rusline • S7 Airlines • Somon Air • Tajik Air • Turkish Airlines • Ural Airlines • Utair • Uzbekistan Airways.


Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Shuttle Bus 1 links the airport to Koltsovo Railway Station in a 45-minute journey. Buses run from 5:30AM – 11:30PM. A single-ride ticket is 100 RUB plus 20 RUB for luggage. A longer, but much more affordable option is with the regular bus Line 1, which takes approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes. The bus runs from 6:08AM – 11:41PM and costs 28 RUB for a single ticket

There are also several intercity buses that can connect you from the airport to the surrounding areas. To see all the bus routes, visit the Ekaterinburg Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies have offices located in the Arrivals Hall of the Domestic Terminal: Avis • Rental Cars • Rent Motors.


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area 24-hours a day. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. Total trip time between the airport and city center is 30 minutes.


The Koltsovo Express No.6038 and No.6040 link the airport to Ekaterinburg-Passazhirsky railway station in a 40-minute journey. As of this update, tickets are 22 – 50 RUB.

Last updated: 2020-01-10

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.