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Olympic Dam Airport Guide

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

You may find the local wildlife interesting bed-fellows though. – a traveller

OLP Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Olympic Dam Airport (code: OLP) is more airstrip than terminal, offering commuter service to state capital Adelaide. Bring your own snacks and entertainment, as concessions and WiFi are not available.

Where to Sleep

The airport closes nightly, by 7:00PM, and does not permit overnight sleeping (we’ve even received a serious email from an airport employee about it!). For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is 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 Sleeper Policy

An airport employee tells us ” NO SLEEPING ALLOWED – SLEEPERS WILL BE ESCORTED FROM THE AIRPORT.” We think the capital letters mean they are serious folks, so you better look for alternative arrangements.  See Airport Hotels below.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Roxby Downs Motor Inn – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

information not available

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

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

The airport opens 1 Hour prior to arrival of 1st fight to 1/2 hour after departure of last flight (6:00AM – 7:00PM).

Airlines

Olympic Dam airport is served by the following airlines: Alliance Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

Local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.

Taxis

There are no taxis or public transportation in this area, so you will need to make arrangements for pickup, prior to arrival.

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.