Sleeping in Airports

Paderborn Airport Guide

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

Very fine time to wait in the night for the first fly in the morning at 05.00 o’clock.
– Hajo57

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 about their time at Paderborn Airport.

What to Expect

Paderborn Airport is a small, modern terminal with a couple of restaurants, a bar, duty free shop and convenience store. Eateries and shops close in the evening, so plan accordingly if you are planning to spend the night in this airport. WiFi is available to help you pass the time.

Where to Sleep

While the airport is open 24-hours, as of May 2018, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Please write a review to help future travellers! 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

At the time of this update there were no pay-per-use lounges.

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 web site.

Business Lounge – Location: Airside, Gate 5. Lounge Acess: restricted to passengers with Lufthansa Business Class tickets or holders of airberlin Gold and Silver Card.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Airport Hotel Paderborn – (4 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. There is a city bus that departs from the airport and drops you 120 Metres from the hotel.» Check Rates
  • Pension Kohlerhof – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.» Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free internet is available at Paderborn Airport for 3 hours. Connect to the “Telekom Network”, registration is required.

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, across from the Information Desk.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby change facilities are located throughout the airport, 5 in total, if you require extra diapers or a bottle heater you contact the information desk or other staff members.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-Free shopping is available airside, while Airportshop offers snacks, beverages, souvenirs, and other last-minute items for purchase. Both are located airside, and are open 2.5 hours before 1st flight departure until the last flight departure of the day.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update there were no 24-hour food and beverage concessions. Airside, you will find the Bistro Lounge and Quax fast. fine. food. Silbergras Restaurant and Bar

Information Desk – Location: unknown. Hours: open 24 hours

Late Night Check-in – The Late Night Check-in counters open every day between 6:00PM – 8:00PM. The following airlines offer Late Night Check-in: Air Via, Air Berlin, Sun Express, Tuifly, Sky Airlines, Pegasus, Tunis Air, Air Europa, Bulgarien Aircharter and Germania. Check directly with your airline as this list may change.

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, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Observation Deck – For a panoramic view of the airfield, head up to the top floor of the Quax-Hangar. The building has been designed to resemble the wing of an airplane. There is also a bistro on-site. Location: follow signs towards the “Airport Forum”. Hours: 9:00AM – 10:00PM (Sun – Thurs) and 9:00AM – 12:00AM (Fri & Sat).

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2018, Paderborn airport is served by the following airlines: NIKI • Lufthansa • Eurowings • Corendon Airlines • Pegasus Airlines • Turkish Airlines • Onur Air • Small Planet Airlines • SunExpress • FlyEgypt • Germania.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


BBH shuttle bus lines S60 and 460 connect the airport with Paderborn Hauptbahnhof (main station). Connections to IC and ICE trains are available at Paderborn main station. Shuttle bus line NE (Night Express) offers one-way trips from Paderborn Königsplatz (main bus terminal) and Paderborn Hauptbahnhof to the airport, only on Friday and Saturday nights, and nights before public holidays.

Car Rentals

Avis, Europcar and Sixt offer car rental services onsite.


Several companies offer door-to-door shared-ride and private shuttle service to and from the airport. To select a service provider, visit the Paderborn Airport website.


Taxis are available outside of the airport terminal 24 hours a day.

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.