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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.

Sleeping in Linz Airport

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.

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 web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Linz 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 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.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Linz Airport, but you find a few small options on the road into the city (17 minute+ drive away).  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Linz, search deals and read traveller reviews.

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 • Diners Club member.

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.


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

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Allgemeine Sparkasse ATMs are located in the Check-in Areas.

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.

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

Duty Free & Shopping – Available.

Fastlane – For €5, gain access to fastlane to get through security faster. The fee can be paid at the information desk.

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 – Charge your mobile devices at tables in the departure area.

Showers – Not available.

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

More Things to Do and See

  • 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.
  • Guided Tour – Approximately 1.5 hours and must be booking in advance.
  • Spotter Holes – A special service for airplane enthusiasts.
Linz airport is served by the following airlines: Air Dolomiti • Austrian Airlines • Corendon • Croatia Airline • Enter Air • European Charter • Eurowing • Fly Egypt • Lufthansa • Niki • Onur Air • Turking Airlines.
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 €3.40 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.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are located directly in front of the arrivals hall. At the time of this update, approximate fares are: Linz Central Station €30.00, Linz city center €35.00, and €50.00 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: 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.