Sleeping in Airports

Linz Airport Guide

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

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LNZ Airport Overview

linz airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Blue Danube Airport Linz.

What to Expect

The small, modern terminal at Linz Airport (code: LNZ) primarily handles seasonal flights across Europe. Amenities are limited to a shop and a restaurant. The free WiFi will be your only saving grace as you wait for your flight.

Where to Sleep

Camping out here is not possible as the airport closes nightly from 11:00PM until 5:30AM or so. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are 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 Linz Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Gasthof Mandorfer – (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. A taxi costs approx. 15,00€ each way.  » Check Rates
  • Gasthof Linimayr – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Airotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Linz 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 are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or 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!

  • Linz Airport Lounge – Location: Airside, 1st Floor.  Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • VIP Lounge – Location: Airside, in the Schengen Departures.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited internet is available at Linz Airport. Connect to the “linz airport free” network.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – See banking services below.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby changing rooms are located landside in the Departures lounge (Lower Level) and airside in the Transit Zone. Access code is required for entry, obtainable from the Information Desk.

Banking Services – Allgemeine Sparkasse offers full-service banking, ATMs and currency exchange services. Location: in the hallway between the Arrivals and Check-in Areas. Bank Hours: 8:30AM – 12:00PM (Mon-Wed).

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 area. The space comes equipped with video games, climbing apparatus, and more! Location: Airside, Transit Zone.

Duty Free & Shopping – There is a Heinemann Duty Free shop, as well as an airport gift shop.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules.

Information Desk – Have any questions? There is an information desk to provide assistance. Location: in the Transit Zone, between the Departures and Arrivals areas. Hours: 5:00AM – 11:00PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Coin-operated luggage lockers are available for rent. A € 2 coin is required. Location: Main Car Park 1, behind the car rental offices.

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.

Observation Area – Visit the observation area to watch planes take off. There is even a play area available for children. Hours: 6:00AM – 11:00PM except in Winter when it is closed. Rate: Free.

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 5:30AM – 11:00PM (Mon-Fri) and 6:00AM – 11:00PM (Sat and Sun). The departure hall and parking area is open approximately 2.5 hours before the first flight daily.


Linz airport is served by the following airlines: Austrian Airlines • Eurowing • Lufthansa • Niki • Ryanair.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Public bus no. 601 connects LNZ airport to the Linz city center in 22 minutes. At the time of this update, single fare is €3.20 with discounts for children and elderly. Visit the airport website for the schedule.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies are available: Avis • Budget • ecar-rent • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt. Offices are located in the building at Main Car Park 1.


Taxis are located directly in front of the arrivals hall. At the time of this update, approximate fares are: Linz Central Station €29.00, Linz city center €35.00, and €48.00 to Wels city center or Wels train station.


The nearby Hörsching train station serves the airport, with a free shuttle bus connecting to the airport for those with valid plane tickets, from 5am to 10pm. The journey via shuttle only takes 3 minutes. Once there trains from the station connect to Linz and Wels. Visit the airport website for the schedule.

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.