Sleeping in Airports

Norwich Airport Guide

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

extremely cheap to fly from and cute in size – Budgie the Helicopter would choose this place as its home. – Jemima

NWI Airport Overview

norwich airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Norwich International Airport.

What to Expect

Norwich Airport (code: NWI) has a small, modern terminal that handles regional and seasonal routes. Travellers describe frequent flight delays and question the purpose of the £10 development fee levied on departing passengers. Facilities are limited to two cafes, a pub, and duty-free and convenience shops. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge for added comfort while they wait. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Norwich Airport

This airport closes nightly, as early as 9:30 PM most days, so camping out here is impossible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are within walking distance. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read 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 website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Norwich 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 4:00 AM – 10:30 PM (Mon, Thurs, Sat) • 4:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Tues) • 4:00 AM – 10:450PM (Wed) • 4:00 AM – 10:15 (Fri, Sun).

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Norwich Airport:

  • Holiday Inn Norwich – North – Five-minute walk from the terminal.  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Premier Inn Norwich Airport – Five-minute walk from the terminal.  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Norwich, 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 is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

Related Pages: Norwich Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. British Pounds and Euros are dispensed. 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: Landside, check-in area, Airside, departure lounge.

Business Zone – A complimentary quiet space with WiFi, printer, charging points and workstations. Location: Airside, departure area.

Currency Exchange – ICE – Location: Landside. Hours: 5:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Mon – Fri) • 5:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Sat) • 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Sun).

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free is available, and you will also find WHSmith available both Landside and Airside.

Fast Track Service – As a premium service, customers with Fast Track security passes will be given priority service to keep waiting to a minimum. Cost: £3.00. Book on-line.

Food & Drinks – There are no 24-hour food/beverage concessions. The only dining option is Flour and Bean (Airside).

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk can be found near the check-in desks.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – First aid services are available if you feel unwell or injured yourself. Location: Landside, across from Check-In Desks.

Mobile Charging – Available. See Business Zone above.

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.

Smoking – There is no smoking inside the terminal. You can find a shelter in front of the terminal.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Norwich Airport. Connect to the “EE Wi-Fi” network. Internet stations are also available in the Departure Lounge (Airside).

Norwich Airport is served by the following airlines: British Airways • Blue Islands • Eastern Airways • KLM • Loganair • TUIFly.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Airport Park & Ride buses offer frequent service between the airport terminal and Park & Ride locations in the city center. For local bus services, the two nearest stops to the airport are on Cromer Road (Hellesdon (Tesco express stop)) and Denis Road, both within an 8 – 10 minute walk from the terminal. Service is not available on Sunday.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer services onsite: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Norwich Airport Taxis is the official taxi service provider for the airport, and the only taxi company authorized to pick up and drop off passengers directly outside the terminal. Taxis are available 24 hours a day and can be pre-booked online or hired at the taxi rank in front of the terminal.

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.