Sleeping in Airports

Innsbruck Airport Guide

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

Get’s closed at night, not sure at what time. There is an upstairs outdoor level above the Departure doors. This is covered and will keep you dry unless it is really windy and raining. I slept there last night and no one bothered me. –  a traveller

INN 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 Innsbruck Airport (code: INN).

What to Expect

  • A smaller airport offering mainly regional flights as well as seasonal international flights.
  • There are a few options for food and drinks with most closing at approximately 7:00PM.
  • Economy class travellers can buy a pass and relax in one of the airport’s lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and access information.
Innsbruck Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a Guest Traveller / 30April2019)

Where to To Sleep

  • The airport closes at night, so it is not possible to stay overnight.  A traveller tells us “there is an upstairs outdoor level above the Departure doors. This is covered and will keep you dry unless it is really windy and raining.”
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations 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.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Innsbruck Airport Guide.

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

  • Penz Hotel West – (0.5 Miles from the airport) No airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates
  • Sommerhotel Karwendel – (1.2 Miles from the airport) No airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates
  • Technikerhaus – (1.5 Miles from the airport) No airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Innsbruck 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 by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass and/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!

Passes  Tyrol Lounge – Location: Airside, 1st Floor, opposite Gate 11 and 12. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Innsbruck Airport.

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: Landside, Arrivals area.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available. In addition you will find the Airport Shop selling books/magazines, cigarettes, travel items and more. The airport also offers a mini-market. The MPREIS Supermarket is open 5:30AM – 9:00PM daily.

Food & Drinks – The Ruetz Bakery offers snacks, the Fly In Restaurant offers a full service restaurant and Cafe Testarossa is the airport cafe (5:00AM opening time). Bars are also available airside in both Schengen and non-Schengen areas.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Information 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 – Showers are available at the Tyrol Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Airport Hours

A reader tells us the airport is open 5:00AM to 11:00PM. (April 2019)


Innsbruck airport is served by the following airlines: Austrian Airlines • British AirwaysEasyJet • Eurowings • Finnair • Fly Tyrol • KLM • Laudamotion • Lufthansa • S7 Airlines • SAS • Transavia • TUIFly • Tyrolean Jet Services.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


You can reach the main station from the airport with public transit in about 20 minutes. To plan your route, visit the Innsbruck Airport website.

Car Rental

The following car rental agencies have offices onsite: Alamo / Enterprise / National • Avis / Budget • Hertz • Megadrive / Buchbrinder • Sixt.


There are number of transfer/shuttle companies that provide airport to hotel/resort, etc. transfer service. To select a company that meets your requirements, visit the Innsbruck Airport website.


There are a number of taxi companies which serve the airport and are readily available in front of the terminal.

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.