Sleeping in Airports

Minsk Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Minsk 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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MSQ 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 Minsk National Airport.

What to Expect

The busy, Soviet-era terminal at Minsk Airport (code: MSQ) has been recently renovated. Travellers report draconian security procedures, dirty bathrooms, and locals who seemingly smoke everywhere. Facilities include a few eateries and shops, a pay-to-use gym and showers, and free WiFi. For 24-hour snacks, head to the Polet Bar. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter a few airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Minsk Airport

minsk airport guideFor travellers planning to spend the night, Minsk Airport offers a range of sleeping options to suit different preferences. While seating is limited, there are a few sofas in the departure areas and armrest-free benches by the duty-free shops. We recommend bringing a blanket, earplugs, or noise-cancelling headphones for a more restful sleep. For uninterrupted sleep, sleep cabins are available to rent by the hour in the transit zone and some airport lounges, which many travellers find worth the cost. Alternatively, private rooms for 1, 2, or 4 people can be rented. If these options don’t suit your needs, additional hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

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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 Minsk airport sounds like a nightmare, there are sleep cabins and day rooms inside the terminal:

  • Sleep Cabins – Sleep cabins can be found in the transit zone and a few of the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ] In the transit zone, the cabins can be rented for US$ 20 for the first three hours and US$ 7 for each subsequent hour. Inside the lounges, a 3-hour lounge + sleep cabin package costs US$ 55 per person.
  • Guest Rooms – For those seeking a more comfortable stay, there are rooms for 1/2/4 persons equipped with a TV, air-conditioning, and shared kitchen and shower facilities. These rooms are also available for the elderly, physically challenged, and other passengers, subject to availability. Location: 4th floor, left wing of sector 1-2. Hours: 24 hours. Rate: 50 BYN (Single) / 40 BYN (Double) / 30 BYN (Quad).

There are a few small hotels between the airport and Minsk city center, which is a 45-minute+ drive away.   Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Minsk, search for 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!

  • International Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Showers and sleepboxes are available ($). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Domestic Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Showers and sleepboxes are available ($). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • CIP Lounge  – offers Internet, telephone/fax, comfortable seating. Food and beverage is available for additional cost. Located at Gate 1 on the third floor. Hours: 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$190 for 3 hours). Entry permitted by application only.

Related Pages: Minsk Airport Lounges

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

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 is available. Visit the shops at the airport for items such as souvenirs, drinks, cigarettes, and food. Location: 3rd floor, arrival area, Sector 6. Hours: 24 hours a day.

Family Services

  • Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, coin-operated rides can be found throughout the airport.
  • Mother-and-Child room – There are rooms for outbound passengers travelling with children under seven years. The double room includes an equipped kitchen, lavatory and shower. Location: 4th floor, in sector 1-2. Hours: 24 hours. Rate: 25 BYN per person per day.

Food & Drinks – There are four dining options available. The Polet Bar in the departures zone is open 24 hours. Liner Restaurant is another option in the Departures zone but with reduced hours (9:00 AM – 9:00 PM).

Gym – The airport has a gym featuring an elliptical machine, bicycle, treadmill, ping pong table, and weights. Location: 3rd floor, left wing near Gate 1-2. Rates: 5.5 BYN (1 hour). Hours: 8:40 AM -8:10 PM (Daily).

Hair Salon – If you have time for a cut and colour before your flight, head to the airport hair salon. Location: 4th Floor, Left Wing, Sector 12.


  • Luggage Carts – Need a hand with your bags? Baggage carts are available free of charge.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Basement level at Gate 6. Hours: 24 hours. Rate: 4 BYN (bags under 50KG), 5 BYN (50KG-100KG bag), 6 BYN (oversized baggage).
  • Luggage Wrapping – Baggage wrapping is located landside, on the third floor of the departure area. The cost is 10 BYN per unit.

Medical Services

  • Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center can be found. Location: 1st floor, left-wing, arrival level of the passenger terminal.
  • Pharmacy – Location: Landside, in the Departure zone, to the left of the first check-in desk. Hours: 24 hours; however, the Pharmacy is closed for breaks throughout the day. Breaks range from 10 – 20 minutes long.

Mobile Charging – Free mobile charging stations can be found throughout the airport.


  • 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: 2nd floor, Gate 1-2 • Ground floor, Gate 3-4.
  • Banking – Belarusbank offers full banking services, including currency exchange. Location: 2nd Floor of the terminal (left wing). Hours: 24 hours.
  • Currency Exchange – Location: 2nd Floor Air Terminal and Ground Floor Air Terminal, Gate 5-6. Hours: Vary.

Postal Services – Drop off your last-minute postcards, send a parcel, make a payment and more at the airport’s post office. Location: Departure level of the Sector 1-2 (left wing). Hours: open 24 hours but with various breaks throughout the day.

Prayer Room – A chapel can be found on the third floor of sector 5-6. Hours: 09:00 AM – 5:15 PM (Mon-Fri), 09:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Sat), Closed (Sun)

Showers – Paid Shower Rooms are available. Ask for assistance at the Mother and Child Room administrator’s office on the 4th Floor, 1st Sector. Hours: 24 hours. Rates: 7.00 BYN for 40 minutes. In addition, male and female shower cabins are available in the gym,  Mother-and-child room, and guest rooms (see above).

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

WiFi/Internet – At Minsk Airport, free WiFi is available for three hours (every 24 hours). Connect to the “Airport Minsk” network.

Minsk Airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Air Baltic • Air China • Austrian Airlines • Belavia • Etihad Airways • Iraqi Air • Lufthansa • LOT • Motor Sich Airlines • Turkish Airlines • Turkmenistan • Finnair • Utair • Uzbekistan Airways • Vueling • Ukrainian International Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Minsk Airport is linked to the city center via bus routes 300Э (Minsk bus and railway station “Tsentralnyi”) and 173Э (Sokol mini-district), and shuttle buses 1400-TK (“Tsentralnyi”) and 1430-TK (“Tsentralnyi” via metro station).

Car Rentals

Auto-Sale Rent-A-Car offers car rental service on-site. Offices are on the ground floor to the right of Gates 3-4.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Licensed airport taxis can be hired on the ground floor, Arrivals Hall at Sector 3-4 (until 9 pm) or Sector 5-6 (24 hours a day). A boarding pass must be presented to hire a taxi. For safety reasons, do not accept ride offers from anyone in the airport terminal.


Minsk Airport is connected to Minsk-Passazhirsky and Smolevichy railway stations via five daily departures. A bus service transports passengers between the airport terminal and airport train station, with a bus stop located on the ground floor, Arrivals Hall, Sector 5-6.

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.