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

GRZ 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 Graz Airport.

What to Expect

graz airport guideGraz Airport (code: GRZ) is a small, modern, single-terminal international airport. GRZ provides travellers with a limited variety of shopping and dining options, none of which are open 24-hour; so plan accordingly if you are spending the night. To help pass your time, the airport does feature an art gallery and free WiFi! For economy class passengers seeking additional comfort, there is the option to pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. For more information, see our Airport Lounges section in the guide below.

Sleeping in Graz Airport

If you are planning on spending the night at the airport, there are armrest-free benches available in the terminal. A sleeping mask and earplugs will help block out the airport’s bright lights and frequent announcements which continue throughout the night. For an uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See locations in the Airport Hotels section below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.

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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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Graz Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Amedia Airport Graz – 300m from the airport terminal.  No airport shuttle.   » Check Rates
  • Gastehaus Feldkirchen – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Kiwano Hotel & Restaurant – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Graz Airport 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 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!

  • 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.

Related Pages: Graz Airport Lounges

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: € 78,00 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).

Baggage Carts – Need assistance with your luggage? Carts are available. Rate: € 1.00, CHF 1.00 Franc or USD$ 0.25.

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 according to the flight schedule. 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: 7:30AM – 7:00PM (Mon – Sat) and 6:00AM – 8:00PM (Sun and bank holidays).

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Dining options include: Restaurant Globetrotter • Kitchen by Fräulein Fröhlic • Sorger-BOX • Marktcafé. Vending machines are also available.

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 – If you need to store your bags, temporary luggage storage is available. Inquire at the information desk. Rate: € 3,00 / bag / day.

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’s observation deck. During the summer a restaurant is open. Location: Landside, on the first floor.

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited inside the airport; however, there is a smoking lounge in Sorger-BOX and designated smoking areas in front of the terminal building.

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 and and Business travel unlimited (Main Terminal) that can probably be of assistance.

Airport Hours

According to the google popular times section, the airport is open from 5:00AM – 11:30PM.

Airlines

Graz airport is served by the following airlines: Austrian Airlines • Blue Panorama Airlines • Croatia Airlines • Corendon • European • Eurowings • Fly Egypt • KLM • Lufthansa • Luxair • Swiss • Sky Express

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 update, adult bus fare is 2,50€ (one way). For timetables and additional fare information, visit the Graz Airport 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 • E-car rent • Europcar • Hertz • Megadrive • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

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: 2022-10-28

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.