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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

HHN Airport Overview

Frankfurt Hahn Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor / January 2020)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Frankfurt-Hahn International Airport.

What to Expect

The small, no frills Frankfurt Hahn Airport (code: HHN) 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 guide below for more info.

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.

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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 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.

Airport Lounges

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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

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. Location: Departures, landside and airside.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are baby changing facilities located between the washrooms. Locations: one location landside, across from check-in counters • one location airside, across from Gates 1 & 2.

Currency Exchange – Exchange services are available. Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall.

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.

Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit the airport information desk for assistance! Location: Departures Hall, Landside, across from Security Checkpoints.

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 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 – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

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 are several travel agencies located inside the terminal that can probably be of assistance. Locations: Landside, Departures Hall, near Main Entrance • Landside, Arrivals Hall.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Frankfurt Hahn airport is served by the following airlines: Ryanair • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located onsite: Buchbinder • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt • Thrifty.


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


The taxi stands are located in front of the terminal.

Coaches and Shuttles

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

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.