Sleeping in Airports

Graz Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Graz 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 only downfall is that PA. Bring earplugs.”
– filipilif

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 Graz Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, modern single-terminal international airport with limited shopping and dining options. Restaurants close at night, so have food and beverage handy for late-night snacking!
  • Check out the airport’s art gallery!
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • Armrest-free benches are available in the terminal, but have a sleep mask and earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones to block out the airport’s bright lights and frequent overhead announcements throughout the night.
  • 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

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 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!

  • VIP Lounge – Location: Airside, 1st Floor. If you are flying economy class you can purchase an invitation at the information desk in the departure hall, near the check-in counter. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Gasthof zum Flughafen – (5 – 10 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Gastehaus Feldkirchen – (15 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel suggests a taxi for approximately 7,00€. » Check Rates
  • Kiwano Hotel & Restaurant – (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Oekotel Kalsdorf – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Ramada Graz – (6 minute from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available from the airport to the hotel only. For your return to the airport, the hotel suggests a taxi for 15,00€. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Graz Airport. Connect to the “Freewave” network. Additionally, there are four free Internet terminals in the Departures Hall (three in the Schengen and one in the non-Schengen area). In the VIP Lounge, there are two internet terminals.

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 for groups (up to 25 people). Must be booked 14 days in advance. Rate: € 73,00 per group

Art in the Airport – The airport gallery “Galerie am Flughafen” offers exhibitions and cultural events. Location: New Departure Hall, first floor

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: Arrivals area directly outside the bank branch • Departures area next to the Supermarket.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby change facilities are available at the airport (5 locations).

Banking Services – There is a Sparkasse Bank at the airport providing day to day banking services. Hours: 10:30AM – 3:30PM.

Children’s Play Areas – A “Kiddie Air” play area is available in the departure hall. While in the Arrivals Hall, children can use iPads at “Joanneum Research”. A new playground is available outside the terminal.

Currency Exchange – There is a bank (see above) which may provide currency services.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available from 5:00AM until last flight. If you need to pick up groceries on your way home or to your destination in Graz, stop at Spar, located in Arrivals. A wide variety of hot and cold sandwiches, take-away meals and general groceries are available. Hours: 5:30AM – 9:00PM.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Vending machines are also available in the airport. Landside you will find Face Bistro Take Off open from 5:00AM – 11:00PM.

Information Desk – Location: Departure Hall. Hours: 5:00AM – 10:30PM. You can also purchase a variety of travel items here (luggage straps, first aid kits, neck cushions, etc).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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]

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. During the summer a restaurant is open. Location: Landside, on the first floor.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Graz and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a Last Minute & Co. travel agency (Main Terminal) at the airport that can probably be of assistance.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 4:30AM – 12:00AM.

Airlines

As of November 2018, Graz airport is served by the following airlines: Air Cairo • Austrian Airlines • easyJet • Eurowings • KLM • Laudamotion • Lufthansa • Small Planet Airlines • Swiss • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Graz Airport provides convenience connections to Graz main station / Jakominiplatz where you can connect to further travel if necessary. The bus stop is located outside of the Arrivals area. At the time of this November 2018 update, adult bus fare is 2,40€ (one way). For route maps, timetables and additional fare information, visit the ÖBB Postbus website.

Car Rentals

Car rental services are available on the ground floor of the parking deck, connected to the passenger terminal by a covered walkway. Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo/Enterprise/National, Avis/Budget, Ecar rent, Europcar, Hertz, Megadrive and Sixt.

Shuttles

SMS Flughafentransfer offers 24-hour door-to-door shared or private ride service between the airport and your location of choice within Graz. For shared-ride service, a wait of up to 90 minutes may be possible in order to get other passengers on the same departure. No wait is required for private individual transfers. Rides can be booked via 24-hour phone line, online or at the customer service desk in the airport.

Thermenland Steiermark shuttles offers service between the airport and six thermal resorts in the region, from 6:00AM – 10:00PM. Service must be booked through your hotel at least 4 days before your arrival. Fare is € 38 per person, one way.

Taxis

Taxis are available outside of the Arrivals area, during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Train

Flughafen Graz-Feldkirchen railway station is located within a 10-minute walk from the airport. This station is on the Spielfeld-Strass line, with hourly service to and from Graz central railway station from 6:00AM – 1:00AM. Total one-way trip time to/from Graz central station is about 12 minutes. For timetables and fares, visit the ÖBB website.

Last updated: 2018-12-03

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]