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

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 Koltsovo International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A clean and modern international airport with two main passenger terminals (Terminals A and B), and a VIP “business” terminal, which offers upgraded amenities.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of the airport’s first class lounges. 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 connected to Terminal 3 and other 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

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!

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 • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

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

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 12 hour packages for transit passengers. Rates starting at 2700 RUB including breakfast and free WiFi (as of November 2018). » 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 WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available in all passenger areas. Connect to the “Free_SEX” network.  That’s right!  Seems someone at the airport has a bit of a sense of humour.  We had to double check this network name and it was published on the airport’s web site.

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.

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 offers restaurants and coffee shops both Landside and Airside. The following options are open 24 hours: Balkan Grill (Domestic Terminal A, Floor 2) • Charter’s Pub (Domestic Terminal A, Floor 2).

Information Kiosks – There are two information kiosks located in Terminal B, ground floor (landside).

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

Nursery Room – If you are traveling 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 – Location: Terminal B / International, 1st Floor.

Rest Zones – Not available.

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.

Airlines

As of November 2018, Ekaterinburg airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Air Astana • Globus • Nordstart • Rusline • S7 Airlines • Ural Airlines • Utair • Uzbekistan Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

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

Car Rentals

Avis and Rent Motors are located in the Arrivals Hall.

Minibus

Minibuses 26 and 39 offer service to the city center from 7:00AM – 10:00PM. Total trip time is 30 minutes. At the time of this December 2017 update we are unable to confirm which minibus transportation options are available at the Ekaterinburg airport.

Taxis

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

Train

The Koltsovo Express No.6038 and No.6040 link the airport to Ekaterinburg-Passazhirsky railway station in a 40-minute journey. As of this November 2018 update, tickets are 22 – 50 RUB.

Last updated: 2018-11-23

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,  write a review or send an email to [email protected]