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Oulu Airport Guide

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

OUL 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 Oulu Airport.

What to Expect

oulu airport guideOulu Airport (code: OUL) has a small, modern terminal that handles commuter flights to Helsinki and Stockholm and a few seasonal leisure routes. Facilities are limited to a few eateries and a tax-free shop. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Sleeping in Oulu Airport

It appears this airport closes nightly, so have a backup plan if you’re camping out. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some 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 Oulu 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 Hours

The airport is open from 4:00 AM – 2:00 AM.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel within a 10-minute drive of Oulu Airport:

  • Finlandia Hotel Airport Oulu – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

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 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!

  • Hailuoto Lounge – Location: gate area, airside. Lounge access: unknown.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

Wait for your flight in comfort with one of the rocking chairs at the gate area, or play a tune on the piano in the Hailuoto Lounge waiting area.

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.

Drinking Water

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Food & Drinks

Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Oulu Cafe (landside and airside) • Waffle King (airside, Gate 14).

Luggage Storage & Lockers

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Mobile Charging

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Free unlimited WiFi is available in Oulu Airport. No password or registration is necessary! Connect to the “Free WiFi for you by Fina” network.

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More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Art in the Airport – The art exhibit Liminganlahti, “Impressions of Nature,” is located in the gate area and open during terminal hours.

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. Location: in the Arrivals Hall.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Oulu Shop offers tax-free shopping in the airport. Rotuaari Pharmacy offers over-the-counter remedies for common ailments but no prescription medications. The Oulu Shop and the airport pharmacy are airside and open during flight operating times.

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

  • Baby Care Facilities – Separate rooms are available with baby change facilities, in addition to the change tables in the washrooms throughout 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. The space has a child-size flight control tower with a slide, colourful toys, a video corner, and more. Location: Airside.
  • Strollers – Strollers are available. No further details are available.

Information Desk – An Information Desk is available. You can also store keys and other small items here. Rates: 5,00€/item/day. Location: Landside. Hours: unknown.

Pharmacy – See Duty Free and Shopping above.

Postal Services – Drop off your last-minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: Landside, arrivals hall.

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 Room – Smoking is prohibited at the airport. There is, however, a smoking lounge. Location: 1st Floor, airside, near the children’s play area.

Oulu Airport is served by the following airlines: Finnair • Norwegian • SAS.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Public buses regularly connect OUL airport and the Oulu city center. Timetables and other details are available here.

Car Rentals

Several companies offer car rental services, including Avis • Budget • Europcar Enterprise • Green Motion• Hertz • Scandia Rent • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


A taxi stand is outside the terminal. Taxis are available for each flight arrival. You can also pre-book taxis.

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.