Sleeping in Airports

Nottingham Airport Guide

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

I began and finished the night sleeping in the prayer room under a table : it was unconfortable but safe and quite warm because of the carpet on the floor – a traveller (2015)

NQT 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 Nottingham City Airport.

What to Expect

nottingham airport guideAs a general aviation airport, the small terminal at Nottingham Airport (code: NQT) rarely handles commercial flights. Facilities are limited to a single eatery.

Where to Sleep

We have no sleep-related reviews, but this airport seems to close nightly, from 6:00PM until 9:00AM, so spending the night here is not possible. 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 Nottingham Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • The Beeches Hotel & Leisure Club – (3 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Premier Inn Nottingham Arena (London Road) Hotel – (4 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Ibis Nottingham Centre – (4.5 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle. The Skylink bus runs 24 hours a day and runs close to the hotel.  » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotel deals in Nottingham on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

Food & Drink – At the time of writing, no 24-hour options are available and there is only one restaurant (Chocks Away). It is open Mon – Sat from 9:30AM – 5:00PM, and 10:00AM – 5:00PM on Sundays.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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.

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

While it appears that this airport closes at night (open 9:00AM – 6:00PM), 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 .


Nottingham airport is served by the following airlines: Aurigny • Jet2 • Ryanair.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Information not available.

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.