Sleeping in Airports

Irkutsk Airport Guide

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

Both [terminals] resemble a Bus Terminal from about the 1960s. -a traveller

IRK 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 Irkutsk International Airport.

What to Expect

  • Irkutsk Airport (code: IRK) is a small single-terminal with limited shopping and dining options.
  • Small, dirty restrooms. Bring your own toilet paper!
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first-class lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Irkutsk Airport

irkutsk airport guideTravellers are not allowed inside the airport until 2 hours before the departure of their flight, but passengers stranded inside the airport due to cancelled or delayed flights are welcome to stay. The terminal has a few seats (with armrests), so you may feel more comfortable sleeping on the floor if you have a sleeping bag or travel mat handy.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

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 website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Irkutsk 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 Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Irkutsk Airport:

  • Sun Hotel – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Vozdushnaya Gavan – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Baikal Business Centre Hotel – No airport shuttle.   » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Irkutsk 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 through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • High Comfy Zone Lounge – Location: multiple locations – (1) in the Domestic Terminal and (1) in the International Terminal. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Irkutsk Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we cannot confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Luggage storage is available to passengers in the Domestic terminal for 300 RUB per piece of luggage. Location: 1st Floor. Storage is also offered to passengers in the International terminal, but only in the event of a delayed flight. Location: 2nd Floor.

Mobile Charging 

At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.


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WiFi is available at Irkutsk Airport inside the lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.

Chapel – An Orthodox Chapel is open 24 hours a day on the 2nd floor of the Domestic Terminal.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free shopping is available airside. A shop can also be found in the Domestic and International Terminals. Hours are not known.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day in the airport’s health post. Location: unknown.

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

Irkutsk airport is served by the following airlines: Air China • Azur Air • Alrosa • Angara • Aero Mongolia • Aeroflot • China Eastern Airlines • IrAero • Juneyao Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Korean Air • OrenAir • NordStar Airlines • Nord Wind • S7 Airlines • Tianjin Airlines • Ural Airlines • Yakutia Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Public Transportation

Various buses, trams, and “marshrutkas” (minibuses) offer economical transportation to and from the airport.


Taxis are available.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.