Sleeping in Airports

Novosibirsk Airport Guide

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

Good place to sleep. But be careful with some people who go there and try to cheat foreigners, to get some money. -Filipe

OVB 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 Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport.

What to Expect

Novosibirsk Airport (code: OVB) is divided into Terminal A for domestic flights and Terminal B for international destinations. The terminals are connected landside. In general, Terminal A has more dining and shopping options, including upwards of 20 eateries and cafes, a variety of duty-free and souvenir shops, free WiFi, and pay-to-use showers. Several eateries are open 24 hours, perfect for late-night snacks. Economy class passengers can pay to enter several airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

novosibirsk airport guideAn old traveller review mentions armrest-free benches that offer decent rest spots, but we don’t know their exact location. Bring earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones to combat the noise that comes with a busy international airport. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby, including two within walking distance of the main entrance. 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.

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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 Hotels

If sleeping in Novosibirsk Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Skyport Hotel – (5 minute walk from the airport) Located in front of the airport terminal. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Capsule Hotel Tolmachevo – (10 minute walk from the airport) 10 minutes from the terminal. Capsule hotel offering both capsules and standard rooms.  » Check Rates
  • SKYEXPO – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Novosibirsk Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Novosibirsk airport 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!

Passes  Business Lounge – Location: Terminal A, Airside, 2nd Floor. Showers (FOR WOMEN ONLY). Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access:  Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Movie Hour – Location: Terminal A, Airside, 2nd Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

VIP Hall – Location: Terminal A, Airside, 2nd Floor. Includes showers.

Lounge Grey Wall – Location: Terminal B, Airside, 3rd Floor.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

S7 Airlines Lounge – Location: Terminal A, Airside, 2nd Floor.

Related Pages: Novosibirsk Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Novosibirsk Airport. Connect to the Avantel, Beeline or MTS Operators and follow the instructions.

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

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. Location: Terminal A and Terminal B (only 1 machine).

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available. Location: Terminal A entrance (Domestic) and Terminal B entrance (International). Rate: In Terminal A, the fee to use the trolleys is 5 rubles. In Terminal, they are available free of charge.

Currency Exchange – Bank Levoberezhniy. Location: International terminal. Hours: Open for currency trading from 8:00AM – 12:00AM daily.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a small selection of shops including 3 locations of Khoroshie Novosti minimarket.

Food & Drinks – The airport offers a good variety of restaurants and coffee shops (20 locations) in both Terminals. At the time of this update, the hours are not known. Plan ahead.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Lockers are available. Location: Ground Floor, section B. Hours: open 24 hours. Rate: 300 RUB/luggage/day or part thereof and 100 RUB/outdoor clothing/day or part thereof.

Luggage Wrapping – Luggage wrapping services are located in the departure zone, landside, of terminals A and B. The cost per unit is 300 rubles.

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.

Mother and Child Room – A special room has been designed for mothers, with children under the age of 7 or disabled children up to 14 years old, to wait for their flights. The room is equipped with a kitchen, bedrooms (with cots and beds), playroom, and a washroom. Location: unknown. Hours: open 24 hours. Rate: free.

Pharmacy – Pharmacy chain 36.6 has an outlet at the airport. Location: Terminal A, Arrival Zone.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s post office. Location: Terminal A, Arrivals area. Hours: 8:00AM – 1:00PM; 2:00PM – 5:00PM (Mon-Fri).

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 – Location: Terminal A. Rate: 100 rubles.

Smoking – Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the terminal.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Novosibirsk airport is served by the following airlines: AeroflotAir Astana • Alrosa Airlines • Angara • Aurora • Avia Traffic Company • Azimut • Azur Air • China Southern Airlines • Globus • IFly Airlines • IrAero • NordStar Airlines • Nordwind Airlines • Pobeda • Red Wings Airlines • Rossiya Airlines • Royal Flight • S7 Airlines • Siberian Light Aviation • Somon Air • Tajik Air • Ural Airlines • UTair • Uzbekistan Airways • Yakutia Airlines • Yamal.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Route 111E is an express bus service between the airport, main bus station and Novosibirsk Glavny train station for 44 RUB one-way. Route 112 offers service between the airport and MEGA Shopping Centre for 33 RUB one-way.

Car Rentals

The following car rentals companies are available at Novosibirsk Airport (Terminal A, Arrivals Area): Avis • Hertz. Location.

Electric Train

Electric train service links the airport to the main bus station and Novosibirsk Glavny train station via “Aeroflot” train stop, located about 1 ¼ miles from the airport.

Minibus Taxi

Route 312 links the airport with Novosibirsk Glavny train station, with departures as frequent as every 5 minutes during peak times.

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.