Sleeping in Airports

Nürnberg Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Nürnberg 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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Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Nürnberg Airport has a single, modern terminal that handles regional and seasonal flights. Amenities include several eateries and shops, a hair salon, and free WiFi. A McDonald’s is open 23 hours, closing for a shift change from 5:00AM-6:00AM. Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of two airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Overnight campers report safe, pleasant nighttime stays, but do be prepared to show your boarding pass. Metal, armrest-free seating is abundant, particularly in the arrivals area. Bring a blanket or sleeping bag to take advantage of floorspace. Eye masks and earplugs help combat bright overhead lights and pesky announcements. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel on airport premises offers day and overnight rooms. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

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 (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

Dürer Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, departure gates, ground floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airline Lounges

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

Lufthansa Business Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Opposite Gates A16 and A17. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Movenpick Hotel – Located 50m from the Terminal. Day rooms, based on availability, can be used from 9:00AM to 5:00PM.  » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free, unlimited (24 hours) WiFi is available. Connect to the “Telekom” network to start surfing.

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. Locations: Landside near the information desk • Arrivals Area • Airside, departures.

Baggage Trolleys  – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available in the car parks and in key areas at the terminal building. Rate: Refundable 1€, $0.25 USD, a Swiss franc or a coin chip. If you do not have the correct coin available, there is a change machine in the baggage claim area.

Beauty Salon – Want a hair cut or new style visit the Hair and Beauty Gallerie. Location: Unknown. Hours: 10:00AM – 8:00PM (Tues – Fri) • 9:00AM – 1:00PM (Sat) • closed Sundays.

Currency Exchange – Reisebank provides services. Location: Landside, Arrivals. Hours: 5:45AM – 8:00PM (Mon – Fri) and 7:45AM – 4:00PM (Sat – Sun).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available along with a small selection of stores including an Airport Shop for convenience type items.

Family Services – Travelling with children? These services are available to help you get through the airport easier:

  • Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are baby changing facilities available next to bathrooms airside and landside.
  • Stroller Rental – Strollers are available to rent from the Bulky Luggage Counter to help children get around the airport.
  • Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Locations: Airside, Departure Zone, First floor.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour food and beverage concessions available. McDonald’s is open from 6:00AM to 5:00AM. There are many other restaurants and bars available both landside and airside.

Information Desk – In addition to general airport questions, they offer a variety of services including: photocopies, faxes, key deposit and more. Location: Landside, Ground Level. Hours: 6:00AM – 11:00PM.

Late Night Check-In – Lufthansa offers late-night check-in allowing you to check-in from 6:00PM – 7:45PM for next day flights which depart up until 7:30PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Baggage lockers are located on the P1 Car Park. Rates are:

  • Small – 12 hours – 3,00€ / 24 hours – 4,00€ / each additional 24 hours – 3,00€
  • Medium – 12 hours – 4,00€ / 24 hours – 6,00€ / each additional 24 hours – 4,00€
  • Large – 12 hours – 5,00€ / 24 hours – 7,00€ / each additional 24 hours – 5,00€
  • X Large – 12 hours – 7,00€ / 24 hours – 10,00€ / each additional 24 hours – 7,00€

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.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: unknown. Hours: open 24 hours. Rate: Free.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s mailbox. Location: Landside, Ground Floor, near Check-In Counter 2.

Prayer Room – A multi-denominational quiet room is available for prayer. Location: 1st Floor, Airside.

Rest Zones – Location: Landside, Departure 2.

Take precaution even when sleeping in the rest zones.  In December 2019, a traveller at another airport reported that money and credit cards had been stolen from their bag even though the bag was right beside them.  Protect and lock your bags as you would sleeping elsewhere in public.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – There are designated smoking areas throughout the airport.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of January 2019, Nürnberg airport is served by the following airlines: Air France • Corendon Airlines • Brussels Airlines • Eurowings • KLM • Lufthansa • Ryanair • Swiss • Turkish Airlines • TUIFly • SunExpress • Vueling • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Postbus intercity buses offer 6x daily direct bus service to Munich city center, 3x daily service to northwest Germany (via Frankfurt and Würzburg) and twice daily service to Leipzig and Berlin. Tickets are sold on board or online, starting at €10 one way. Buses stop in front of Departure Terminal 1.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental services are offered by Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • Sixt. Location: Car Rental Service Centre across from the main terminal.

Shuttle

Several companies offer door-to-door shared-ride and private shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your service provider of choice for details.

Subway

The U2 subway line links the airport to Nuremberg central station in a 12-minute journey.

Taxi

Taxis are available outside of the airport terminal, 24 hours a day. At the time of this June 2019 update, a one-way trip to/from Nuremberg city center or railway station takes 15 – 20 minutes, and costs about €19,50.

Last updated: 2019-07-10

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.