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) consists of 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.

Where to Sleep

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 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 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 Hotels

If sleeping in Irkutsk Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Vozdushnaya Gavan – (4 minute walk to the airport) Located 200 meters from the airport terminal. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Zvezda Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. (must be pre-arranged).  » Check Rates
  • Baikal Business Centre Hotel – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available upon request. Cost is approx. 1100 RUR.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Irkutsk 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 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!

  • 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

Airport WiFi/Internet

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 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.

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. Shop can also be found in the Domestic and International Terminals. Hours are not known.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to 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 during events of delayed flight. Location: 2nd Floor.

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

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 24 hours.


Irkutsk airport is served by the following airlines: Air China • Azur Air • Alrosa • Angara • Aero Mongolia • AeroflotChina 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

Public Transportation

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


Taxis are available.

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.