Sleeping in Airports

Frankfurt Hahn Airport Guide

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

It was far from comfortable. There were flies everywhere – both inside and outside the fastfood places. They were even all over my face all the time and this was the main reason to find sleeping here difficult. – tony_vm

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 about their time at Frankfurt-Hahn International Airport.

What to Expect

Frankfurt Hahn is a small airport that primarily serves low-cost European carriers. Despite its name, the airport is located more than 100 kilometres from the City of Frankfurt, at an equal distance between the cities of Frankfurt and Luxembourg. The airport serves primarily low-cost carriers flying to European destinations, so don’t expect much from an overnight here. There are limited shops and dining options, with most being landside. There is also 24-hour McDonald’s open on the landside that reportedly has better WiFi than the airport. The airport provides free WiFi, but charging areas/outlets are reported to be scarce.

Where to Sleep

Airport staff are generally described as friendly and accommodating to overnight sleepers, and airport security helps make overnight sleepers feel safe. Airside closes overnight, so travellers will be relocated Landside until security opens in the morning. There are armrest-free benches scattered throughout the airport in both departure and arrivals areas. Ear plugs or noise-cancelling headphones are recommended due to loud overnight cleaning services.  Explore our guide to sleeping in Frankfurt Hahn Airport or read some traveller reviews for more tips. For uninterrupted sleep, there are a couple of hotels opposite the terminal and some other nearby hotels. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below for more info.

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.

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

  • B&B Hotel Frankfurt Hahn – (3 minutes from the airport) Located opposite the airport terminal. Day rooms are offered. » Check Rates
  • Airport-Hotel Fortuna – (2 minutes from the airport) Located opposite the airport terminal. Free 24-hour airport shuttle is available upon request. Call 49 (0) 65 43 50 56 50 0 after you have collected your luggage. » Check Rates
  • Hotel MyPlace – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle upon request. » Check Rates

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

Free WiFi is available at Frankfurt Hahn Airport for one hour. Connect to the Telekom hotspots.

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: Area A.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby change facilities can be found beside the mens and ladies washrooms in one location, both Landside and Airside.

Currency Exchange – Location: Area A

Duty Free & Shopping – Heinemann Duty Free is available airside in Areas A and B. A limited variety of retail shops, including two newsstands, are available in Areas A, B and Passage.

Early Luggage Drop – If you have checked in online and your flight leaves the following day before 10:00AM you can check your bags between 5:00PM and 7:00PM the night before. € 3,00 will be charged per piece of luggage.

Fast Lane Ticket – Speed through the security line with a Fast Lane Ticket, sold at the Terminal Information desk in Hall B. Cost: €5

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. McDonald’s in Area A is the only 24-hour option.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Coin-operated lockers (bring small change, the machines do not provide change) are available at the following rates: €3,00 for a small locker, €4,00 for a medium locker and €5,00 for a large locker. All rates are per 24-hour period, and maximum storage is 28 days. Location: Parking Area P1, in front of the passenger terminal. Note: as of this May 2019 update, as per the airport website, the lockers are currently out of operation.

Luggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Trolleys are available at various points. Rates: unknown.

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.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport Visitors Terrace. Location: 1st Level. Hours: 8:30AM – 10:00PM.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Room of Silence – Collect your thoughts and find a moment of peace in the non-religious Room of Silence. Location: Upper Floor Hours: Open 24 hours.

Salon – A hair salon is available Landside near the rental car counters. Hours: unknown.

Service Center – Airport information, lost and found, copy and fax services, and storage for small items that cannot be taken on flight (keys, pocket knives, etc.) are handled at the Service Center.

Showers – Not available.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Frankfurt Hahn and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a Reisemarkt Mike Keller travel agency at the airport that can probably be of assistance.

The airport is open 24 hours.

As of May 2019, Frankfurt Hahn airport is served by the following airlines: Ryanair • Sunexpress • Wizz Air.

Car Rentals

Avis • Buchbinder • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt and Thrifty have car rental desks at Frankfurt Hahn Airport. The car rental building is located across from the main building.


Bus service to and from Frankfurt Hahn is available. For schedules, routes and fares visit the Frankfurt Hahn Airport website.


The taxi stands are in located in front of the terminal.

Coaches and Shuttles

Bohr Omnibus, Scherer-Reisen, Airport-Shuttle am Hahn provide shuttle services.

Last updated: 2019-05-16

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.