Sleeping in Airports

Katowice Airport Guide

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

Had a good 5 hours of shut-eye – woke up by myself at around seven. -clint

KTW 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 Katowice Airport.

What to Expect

Katowice Airport (code: KTW) has three small terminals: Terminal A serves non-Schengen zone departures, Terminal B handles Schengen zone departures, and the recently-built Terminal C oversees all arrivals. Travellers report intense security procedures.  Facilities include a few shops and eateries in Terminals A and B, some of which may be open 24 hours. There may be free showers for freshening up. WiFi is available in two airport lounges, which economy-class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Katowice Airport

katowice airport guideSome travellers recommend sleeping in the Observation Deck, but others describe cold temperatures, metal benches, and too much light and noise for decent overnight sleeping. Others prefer Floor 1, which has quieter nooks and some armrest-free seating, and Terminal B’s Floor 2, which has long, flat seats. Wherever you land, a sleeping bag, eye mask, and noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs may be helpful. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. 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 Katowice 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 Katowice Airport:

  • Moxy Katowice Airport – Located at the airport.  Exiting the terminal, you will see the hotel on the left.  No airport shuttle.   » Check Rates
  • DeSilva Inn – A 24-hour airport shuttle is available. The shuttle is free if you park your car at the hotel; otherwise, you pay 20PLN each way. Call the hotel at +48 32 393 88 88 after collecting your luggage.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Iskra by Katowice Airport – Free 24-hour airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Katowice 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 are lounges you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a pass, or using 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!

  • Business Lounge (Non-Schengen) – Location: Terminal A, Airside, near Gate 1. Non-Schengen flights only. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
  • Business Lounge (Schengen) – Location: Terminal B, Airside, 1st Floor. International Non-Schengen and Schengen flights only. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Katowice Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. 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. Food options:

  • Terminal A, Landside: Coffee House • Bistro • SO! Coffee • Kebab • Cavarious Cafe • Travel Chef.
  • Terminal B, Landside: Cavarious Cafe
  • Terminal B, Airside: Cavarious Cafe
  • Terminal C, Landside: SO! Coffee

Luggage Storage & Lockers

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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 / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Katowice Airport for 60 minutes. (updated by a reader in August 2022)

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: Terminal B, Ground Floor, Landside • Terminal B, 1st Floor, Airside

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are baby care rooms for breastfeeding and diaper changing. Additionally, baby-changing facilities can be found in some washrooms.

Banking Services – PKO Bank provides full-service banking inside the airport. Location: Terminal B, 1st Floor.

Chapel – Location: Terminal B, Landside, 2nd Floor.

Conference Room – Location: Terminal B, Landside, 2nd Floor.

Currency Exchange – There are several currency exchange offices in Terminals A and B. Hours: unknown.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside on the Departures level of Terminals A and B. A few newsstands and gift shops are available. If you need to pick up groceries on your way home to your destination in Katowice, stop at 1 Minute Grocery Store, located landside on the ground floor of Terminal C.

Fast Track Service – As a premium service, customers with Fast Track security passes are given priority service to keep waiting to a minimum. Fee: 80 PLN, payable online or at the Business Lounge.

Information Desk – Location: landside, ground floor. Hours: open 24 hours

Kid’s Zone – Let your kids burn off energy before a flight! KidZone offers a play area for children over age three and a baby-care room. Location: Terminal B, landside, 1st floor.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center can be found. Location: Terminal A, Ground Floor. Hours: unknown.

Pharmacy – Apteka Pharmacy – Location: Terminal B, Landside, Ground Level.

Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from the airport’s post office. Location: Terminal A, Landside, Ground Floor.

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

Smoking – Location: Terminals A and B, ground floor.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Katowice and need local arrangements or help planning a last-minute trip abroad, an ITAKA Travel Agent at the airport (Terminal B, Ground Floor)  can probably be of assistance.

Katowice Airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Air Cairo • Air Contractors • Arkia • Bulgaria Air • Corendon Airlines • El Al Israel Airlines • Ellinair • Enter Air • Eurowings • Farnair Europe • FlyEgypt • Israir Airlines • LOT Polish Airlines • Lufthansa • Nouvelair • Pegasus Airlines • Ryanair • Smartwings • SprintAir • Sun d’Or International Airlines • Sunexpress • Tailwind Airlines • TNT Airways • Travel Service • TUIfly • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is well connected to the bus system offering passengers a variety of onward travel options. Whether you are trying to get to the Katowice Centre, Krakow or a the railway station, there is probably a bus available. For more details, visit the bus transportation page on the Katowice Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer services onsite: Global rent a car • Jolocar • GT cars rent • Sixt • Pnek.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available at the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

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.