Sleeping in Airports

Haugesund Airport Guide

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

Haugesund town itself is unremarkable – their tourist web staff sent me an email with their link saying “see if you can find anything to do” – they weren’t kidding! – Shan

HAU 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 Haugesund Airport (code: HAU).

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport with separate departures halls for domestic and international flights, and basic amenities. There’s not much to do at this airport, or even in town!
  • Weather in western Norway can be unpredictable and rapidly changing, which may affect flights.
  • Free WiFi is is available to help pass the time.

Where to Sleep

We have not yet received any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

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.

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 Haugesund Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Park Inn – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel suggests a taxi. » Check Rates
  • Scandic Maritim – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Thon Hotel Saga – (17 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Haugesund Airport for two hours. Connect to the “AIRPORT” network. You can re-connect for free right after your session expires or you can purchase faster service.

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. Locations: inside of the main entrance, near Check-In and Airside, near the Upper Crust cafe.

Duty Free & Shopping – There is a Duty Free store available as well as a Point Kiosk selling convenience items.

Food & Drinks – The airport’s only dining option is Upper Crust cafe, located airside.

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, click here to update this airport guide.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 5:00AM – 12:00AM.


Haugesund airport is served by the following airlines: SAS • Norwegian Air • KLM.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Airport Express Coach (operated by Flybussen) and Kystbussen offer frequent service between the airport and Haugesund city center, coordinated with Ryanair flight arrival and departure times. For route maps, schedules and fares, visit Flybussen or Kystbussen websites.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.


Taxis are available at the ground transportation area, during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. At the time of this update, estimated one way fare between the airport and the city center is NOK 350 – 450, and total trip time is about 15 – 20 minutes.

Last updated: 2020-03-05

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.