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.

padded seats are 3 to 4 persons wide with no armrests and a reclining padded backrest – Shan

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Nürnberg Airport.

What to Expect

  • A spacious and modern single-terminal international airport, with clean facilities and a wide variety of shops, restaurants and services. 24-hour dining options are available!
  • Check out the open-air observation deck, for comfortable padded seats and runways views!
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • Although no specific sleeping spot was mentioned, reviewers describe their overnight stay as quiet and safe, with plenty of armrest-free seating available. Have a sleep mask and earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones handy to block out those bright airport lights and annoying overhead announcements!
  • Proof of onward flight is required in order to spend the night at the airport, so have your ticket or boarding pass ready to show!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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 ]

Passes  Lufthansa Business Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Opposite Gates A16 and A17. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ 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

Airport Tours – Find out what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour.You can reserve a spot at the Information Desk. Days: Sundays. Rates: unknown.

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, Ground Level, at the Currency Exchange Office.

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: 1€, $0.25 USD, a Swiss franc or a coin chip.

Beauty Salon – Want a hair cut or new style visit the Hair and Beauty Gallerie. Location: Unknown. Hours: 11:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon), 09:00AM – 08:00PM (Tue – Fri), 8:00AM – 3:00 PM (Sat), closed Sundays.

Currency Exchange – Location: Landside, Ground Level. Hours: 5:45AM – 8:00PM (Mon – Fri) and 8:00AM – 4:00PM (Sat – Sun)

Children’s Play Area – There are two play areas located in the gate areas.

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

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 – The following airlines offer late-night check-in: airberlin • Air VIA • Condor • TUIfly • Lufthansa • Germania • Sky Airlines • XL Airways. Check with your airline to for times and fees. As of Jan 2011, you could check-in between 6:00PM – 9:00PM for next day flights.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Baggae lockers are located in the multistory car-park P1 and P2. Rates: € 2 (small lockers sutiable for hand luggage) and € 3 (large lockers).

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

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

Rest Zones – Location: Landside, Departure 2

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – There are designated smoking areas throughout the airport.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2018, Nürnberg airport is served by the following airlines: AirBerlin • Lufthansa • Turkish Airlines • Swiss • Air France • KLM • Vueling • Eurowings • TUIFly • SunExpress • Ryanair • Wizz Air • Corendon Airlines • Germania • Brussels Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


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 onboard 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 and Sixt. Location: Car Rental Service Centre across from the main terminal.


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.


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


Taxis are available outside of the airport terminal, 24 hours a day. At the time of this January 2018 update, a one-way trip to/from Nuremberg city center or railway station takes 15 – 20 minutes, and costs about €19,50.

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.