Sleeping in Airports

Ljubljana Airport Guide

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

This would’ve been closer to a 5-star airport sleeping experience had I been more prepared and brought a pillow/blanket. -corib

LJU 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 Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport.

What to Expect

Ljubljana Airport (code: LJU) has a single terminal that handles European flights, but an expansion is planned to begin in 2019. Amenities include free WiFi, a few shops, and several eateries, but everything closes by 11:00PM, so plan ahead for snacks.  For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Ljubljana Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of Cori / 16Aug2010)

Sleeping in Ljubljana Airport

Though the airport closes at night, it seems if you are inside before closing time, you’re able to stay landside. Look for the padded benches in the check-in area and upstairs, or bring a sleeping bag to spread out on the floor. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations 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 Ljubljana 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 closes for a few hours in the middle of the night. As of our last overnight review in September 2015, passengers inside the terminal are not kicked out. If you arrive at the time the airport is closed, you won’t be allowed in until the terminal opens. As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

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!

  • Business Lounge – Location: Departures Hall, Airside. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Ljubljana Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Ljubljana Airport, but there are a few small hotels nearby.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Ljubljana Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Art in the Airport – Displays and exhibits can be seen throughout the passenger terminal.

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: Landside.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange services are available. Location: Landside, near Departures Hall entrance.

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 – Duty-free shopping is available, along with a general store, jewelry / fashion boutique, and a souvenir shop. The duty-free store is open 24 hours, or according to the day’s flight schedule.

Family Services – If you are travelling with small children, these services are available and might be of interest to you:

  • Baby Change Facilities – Available in the ladies washrooms.
  • Children’s Play Area – Treat yourself to a snack while the kids play! Location: Avionček Terrace and Observation Deck. Hours: Vary.
  • Strollers – Since your child’s stroller will need to be checked, the airport has made push strollers available. Location: 1st Floor of the terminal.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. You will find options that open as early as 5:00AM and close 11:00PM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options.

Information Desk – Have any questions? There are information desks to provide assistance. Locations: Landside, Check-in Area • Airside, Departure Hall. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reader mentioned that outlets are available behind a padded row of seats and in other random areas. If you know of more locations, click here to update this airport guide.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: Airside, 2nd Floor.

Post Office – end your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s post office. Location: Departures, landside. Hours: 8:30AM – 10:30AM & 2:30PM – 5:00PM (Mon – Fri) • 9:00AM – 11:00AM (Sat). Closed on Sundays.

Shower – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader tells us SIM cards can be purchased at the post office, on the landside.

Smoking – Smokers are welcome at the Terrace Bar. Location: Departures lounge. Hours: Morning to evening, weather permitting. Closed during winter months. In addition, there are designated smoking areas on the 1st Floor.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Ljubljana and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. ETI Potovanja, Kompas turistično podjetj, Intelekta M. Sobota, Palma, Turistična agencija Sonč and Relax Turizem.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available in the main passenger terminal and the General Aviation Centre.

Ljubljana airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Air France • Air Serbia • Brussels Airlines • British Airways • EasyJet • Finnair •Fly Dubai • Israel Airlines • Lufthansa • LOT • Montenegro Airlines •Swiss • Transavia • Turkish Airlines • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Arriva provides a bus that connects the airport to the city of Ljubljana. As of this update, the bus fare is €4,10. For information about other bus routes and their schedules, visit the Arriva Bus Schedule website.

There is also a bus route provided by AlpeAdria Line which links the airport to the city center. For more information regarding fares, bus routes, and schedules, visit the AlpeAdria Line website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Adria Car • Alamo • Auto Union • Agio Rent a Car • Atet Rent a Car • Avant Car Rental Slovenia • Avis • Budget • Dollar/Thrifty • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Inter Rent • National • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Shared-ride airport shuttle service is offered by these companies: GoOpti • NOMAGO • Zup Prevozi Airport Shuttle. For contact information, routes and more, visit the Ljubljana Airport website.


Taxis are readily available at the taxi rank in front of the airport terminal.

A September 2019 review  suggests to avoid the taxi ranks at the airport who are charging €80 – €90 for a ride to the city. If you pre-book your taxi (transfer services, or perhaps through your hotel) the suggested rate is €30.

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.