Sleeping in Airports

Ercan Airport Guide

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

ECN 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 Ercan International Airport.

What to Expect

ercan airport guideErcan Airport (code: ECN) has a small airport that services a few non-stop routes to Turkey. Due to the ongoing political situation here, flights to or from any other destinations must first stop in Turkey. Facilities include a few eateries and shops. Free WiFi is available in designated areas. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

The airport quiets down for a few hours, the staff may leave you alone, and padded benches are located on the ground floor. For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are 25-35 minutes away, and some offer shuttle service for a fee. 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 Ercan 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 Ercan Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Golden Tulip Nicosia Hotel and Casino – (25 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • The Classic Hotel – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel suggests a taxi for approx. 45,00€. Or you can take the Kapnos Shuttle Bus which brings you to the bus station in Nicosia from where you can a shorter taxi ride. » Check Rates
  • Averof Hotel – (34 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Crown Inn Hotel – (35 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

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 paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass 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!

Passes  Bosphore CIP Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Ercan Airport in cafes located airside in Departures and landside near the Arrivals hall exit.

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: unknown, but there are at least 10 different banks that provide machines.

Baby Care Facilities – Yes.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside to departing and arriving passengers, with two shops located in Departures, and one located in Arrivals. Prices are said to be lower than street prices in Ercan. There is also an airport convenience market located landside in Arrivals. Hours: according to flight schedules.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day at the Kolan British Hospital airport clinic. Ask a staff member for assistance.

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.

Prayer Room – Yes.

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 – Not available.

Airport Hours

Information not available. If you know the hours, click here to update this airport guide and we will update the guide.


Ercan airport is served by the following airlines: Anadolujet • Atlas Global • Borajet • Onur • Pegasus Airlines • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Bus

Kibhas offers bus service between ECN airport and the following cities in north Cyprus: Lefkoşa (Nicosia); Girne (Kyrenia); Mağusa (Famagusta); Güzelyurt (Morphou) and Lefke (Lefka). For fare and route information, visit the Kibhas LTD website.

Car Rentals

Cyprus Car Rentals is located in the airport terminal for onsite car rental services.


Metered taxis are readily available outside of the Arrivals terminal. Fixed-rate meet-n-greet airport transfers are also available.

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.