Sleeping in Airports

Hurghada Airport Guide

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

This airport is beautiful inside and out. Very clean and quiet too. – a guest traveller

HRG Airport Overview

hurghada airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Hurghada International Airport.

What to Expect

Hurghada Airport (code: HRG) is Egypt’s second largest airport, consisting of two terminals.  A new terminal is under construction.  WiFi is available, but if you are looking for added comfort, there were no lounge that you could pay to access (at least at the time of this update).  According to several reviews we received, bribery and scams are common. One reviewer with proper document was told he had to pay for “non-eu citizen” boarding pass.  Long lines and no crowd control upon arrival with limited officers working immigration counters.

Where to Sleep

A recent reviewer (June, 2016) attempted to spend the night in the airport while waiting for friends to arrive on a later flight. This reviewer spent the night undisturbed until his friends showed up. Airport staff told them they could not spend the night and requested a bribe in exchange for being escorted to a local hotel. No one else was observed sleeping in this airport.  There are no hotels inside or connected to the airport. For nearby hotels, see Airport Hotels 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 Hurghada Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Solymar Ivory Suites – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Hurghada Airport on Tripadvisor 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 with a lounge pass 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!

Pearl Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, International Departures, Airside, 2nd Floor.  Sleep pods are available.  Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass (£25 – 3 hours) • Lounge membership programs.

Pearl Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, International Departures, Landside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass (£25 – 3 hours) • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Hurghada airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24-hours a day. 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.

Children’s Play Areas – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Unknown.

Currency Exchange – There are several currency exchange offices available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as shops selling jewelry, perfume, newspapers, etc.

Food & Drinks – Coffee and Food vending machines can be found in the airport. There are also several cafés, bars and one restaurant.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – They have a “cloakroom” for luggage to be stored.

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.

Postal Services – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s post office.

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 24 hours.


Hurghada airport is served by the following airlines: Air Cairo • Astraeus • Brussels Airlines • Condor • Corendon Airlines • EasyJet • Edelweiss Air • Egyptair • EgyptAir Express • Fly Egypt • Lufthansa • Nile Air • Pegasus Airlines • Smartwings • SunExpress Deutschland • Transavia • TUIfly • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Hertz offers car rental services onsite, along with several local car rental agencies.

Shared-Ride Vehicles

Shared-ride minibuses offer an economical way to travel between the airport and city center. Ensure that the minibus you hop in is going to your destination and confirm the fare before you get in. Pickup and drop-off is on demand only.


Taxis are readily available for hire 24 hours a day at taxi ranks in the ground transportation area. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey. A typical ride between the airport and city center takes about 15 minutes, and to / from the coastal tourist area can take around 30 minutes.

Last updated: 2022-01-25

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.