Sleeping in Airports

Erfurt Airport Guide

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

The gate area had bucket seats and poor ventiliation (take plenty of water in the summer!) – Shan

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 Erfurt–Weimar Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small two terminal international airport with only one terminal currently in use (Terminal B). Erfurt is served mainly by seasonal flights. Shopping and dining options are limited.

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

There are currently no pay-per-use lounges at Erfurt airport.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Airport Hotel Erfurt – (4 minute walk to the airport terminal) This hotel is located at the airport. No airport shuttle.
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To see more options there is a list of hotels near Erfurt Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available in Erfurt Airport for 30 minutes.

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

Airport Tours – Find out what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour. Tours must be arranged in advance. Rate: 8,00 € (adults) / 6,00 € (child)

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. Location: Terminal B, Ground Floor.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby Change facilities are available on the First Floor only.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – A duty-free shop is located airside. Newspapers, magazines, snacks, souvenirs, and more can be purchased from The Air Shop, which also features a small cafe, located landside.

Food & Drinks – Two dining options are available: Bistro (Location: Landside, Upper Floor) • KaffeeBar (Location: Airside.) Hours: 10:00AM – 5:00PM, and 2 hours before flight departure.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk is located on the Ground Floor, near the main entrance. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Lockers are available in the Parking Garage. Rates are 2,00€/bag/day. Only coins are accepted.

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]

Night Before Check-In – You can check-in your bags between 6:00PM – 9:00PM (Sun Express & Tunis Air) or 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Air Berlin) if you have a morning flight.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: First Floor. Hours: open 24 hours a day.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available

Visitor’s Terrace – Location: Airside. Access from Terminals A and B. Rate: free

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2018, Erfurt airport is served by the following airlines: Lufthansa • United Airlines • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Erfurt Airport is served by RVG Gotha bus routes 891, 894 and 895. For route maps, timetables and fare information, visit the RVG Gotha website.

Car Rentals

Car rental services are offered in the pavilion between Terminals A and B. Onsite car rental agencies include Avis, Hertz and Sixt.


City Tram 4 travels between Wiesenhügel and Bindersleben, stopping along the way at Erfurt Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) and Erfurt Airport. Connections to numerous local and long-distance trains are available from Erfurt train station including the new high speed connection between Berlin and Münich. The airport tram stop is about 3 minutes walking distance from the front of Terminal B. Trams run every 10 minutes, and take about 25 minutes to reach Erfurt railway station. For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the SWE EVAG website.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.