Sleeping in Airports

Ioannina Airport Guide

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

IOA 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 Ioannina Airport (code: IOA).

What to Expect

  • A tiny airport with limited service.

Where to Sleep

It is not possible to sleep in the airport overnight.  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 Ioannina Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Essence Contemporary Living Hotel – (10 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Dovitel Boutique Hotel – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at Ioannina Airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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: unknown.

Food & Drinks – A snack bar is available.

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 has very intermittent hours according to flight schedules.  The current hours are  9:30AM – 2:30PM & 7:00PM – 9:00PM (Mon & Thurs) • 9:30AM – 2:30PM (Tues, Wed, Sat, Sun) • 9:30AM – 6:00PM (Fri).


Ioannina airport is served by the following airlines: Lufthansa • Turkish Airlines • Aegean Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus route 2 connects IOA airport and the city center. The ride lasts approximately 10 minutes and at the time of this  update, a ticket costs €1,20.


Taxis are available outside the terminal. As of  this update, the approximate fare to the city center is €7.

Car Rentals

Several companies offer onsite car rental services, including Avis / Budget • Drive / Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz / Thrifty • Sixt.

Last updated: 2021-10-25

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.