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Klagenfurt Airport Guide

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

KLU 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 Klagenfurt Airport.

What to Expect

The small, old terminal at Klagenfurt Airport (code: KLU) serves a few regional routes. Facilities are limited to an eatery, a couple shops, and free WiFi.

Where to Sleep

Sleeping here overnight is not permitted as the airport closes nightly, typically by 10:30PM. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info 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 Klagenfurt Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Schlosshotel St. Georgen – (5 minutes from the airport) This is the closest hotel to the airport that we were able to find. No airport shuttle available.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Sandwirth – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle available.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Palais Porcia – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle available.  » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Klagenfurt Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Airport Tours – Find out what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour. Tour Duration: 1.5-hour. Minimum two weeks advance booking is required.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play areas. Kids corners have been created with soft seating, games and more . Locations: Landside, opposite the Bistro • Airside integrated into the Buy & Fly Shop.

Conference Facilities – Skybird restaurant can be transformed into a meeting place with flip charts, slide projectors and OHP projectors.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available at the Fly & Buy Shop (5:00AM – last flight). Other than that, a newsstand is available Landside.

Food & Drink – The airport’s only dining option is Skybird Bistro & Cafe. Location: Departures, landside, opposite Check-in. Hours: 4:30AM – 7:00PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage lockers are available at the following rates: Small Locker – €3 for the 1st day • €2 for each additional day up to 28 days; or Large Locker – €4 for the 1st day • € 3 for each additional day up to 28 days (large locker). Location: Car Rentals area, near the call boxes.

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.

Visitor Terrace – Get a bird’s eye view of the airport complex on the Sun Terrace. Entry is free of charge, and only during summer months. Location: Main Building, 2nd Floor. Hours: 5:00AM – 11:00PM.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 5:00AM – 11:30PM.


Klagenfurt airport is served by the following airlines: Austrian Airlines • Eurowings.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Stadtwerke Klagenfurt Gruppe (STW) offers bus service to/from the airport. The airport bus stop is located directly in front of the terminal. For information about fares and schedules visit the STW website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include: Autovermietung Eisner Opel-Rent • Avis • Buchbinder/Global • Budget • Europcar Österreich • Hertz/Thrifty/Dollar • Megadrive • Sixt.


Kärnten Transfer offers service between the airport and popular tourists spots in the region, such as Graz, Gerlitzen, Nassfeld and Wörthersee. Service is coordinated with all Eurowings flights.


Taxis are readily available in taxi stands located outside of both Departures and Arrivals.


Klagenfurt Annabichl train station is just a five minute walk from the airport. Trains depart every 30 minutes for the 5 minute journey between the airport and Klagenfurt main railway station, which is accessed by trains on the South and Tauern Railway lines. For route maps, schedules and fares, visit the OEBB website.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.