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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NUE 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 Nürnberg Airport.

What to Expect

nurnberg airport guideNürnberg Airport (code: NUE) 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 5:00 AM-6:00 AM. Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of two airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Nürnberg Airport

Overnight campers report safe, pleasant nighttime stays, but 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 floor space. 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 the 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 Nürnberg 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 loungeAirport 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. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain 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.

Airline Lounges

Not available.

Related Pages: Nurnberg Airport Lounges

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

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

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

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Nürnberg, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

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

more airport infoMore Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. 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, 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 key areas at the terminal building. Rate: Refundable 1€, USD 0.25, a Swiss franc or a coin chip. If you do not have the correct coin, there is a change machine in the baggage claim area.

Currency Exchange – Reisebank provides services. Location: Landside, Arrivals. Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Mon – Fri, with noontime break from 1:00-1:30) and 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Sat).

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-free is available, along with a small selection of stores, including an Airport Shop for convenience 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, baby changing facilities are 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 – Many restaurants and bars are available both landside and airside; however, only three are open 24 hours.  These are: Supermarket REWE To Go • Marché Mövenpick Sandwich Manufaktur • McDonald’s.

Information Desk – Besides answering general airport questions, the information desk offers various services, including photocopies, faxes, key deposits and more. Location: Landside, Ground Level. Hours: 6:00 AM-  11:00 PM.

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

  • Small – 24 hours – 3,00€ / each additional 24 hours – 3,00€
  • Medium – 24 hours – 5,00€ / each additional 24 hours – 5,00€
  • Large – 24 hours – 7,00€ / each additional 24 hours – 700€

Mobile Charging – Power outlets are available throughout the terminal.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: unknown. Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Rate: Free.

Postal Services – Drop off your last-minute postcards to friends and family from the 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 precautions 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.

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 are designated smoking areas throughout the airport.

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Nürnberg Airport is served by the following airlines: Air France • Corendon Airlines • Eurowings • KLM • Lufthansa • Ryanair • Swiss • Turkish Airlines • TUIFly • SunExpress • Vueling • Wizz Air.

transportationAirport 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 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.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Several companies offer door-to-door shared-ride and private shuttle service to and from Nürnberg 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 terminal, 24 hours a day. At the time of this update, a one-way trip to/from Nuremberg city center or railway station takes 15 – 20 minutes and costs about €21.00.

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.