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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

PAD 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 Paderborn Lippstadt Airport.

What to Expect

paderborn airport guidePaderborn Airport (code: PAD) 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

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below 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.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Paderborn 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 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 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 Access: restricted to passengers with Lufthansa Business Class tickets or holders of airberlin Gold and Silver Card.

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

Airport Tours – The airport offers both daytime and nighttime tours. A minimum group size must be met. Rates start at 10,00€/person/day tour and 15,00€/person/night tour and a weekend rate of 20,00€ is also applicable.

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. Here are the options:

  • Landside: Quax Food* restaurant and outdoor terrace.  * This location closes between 8:30PM and 11:00PM only, and the airport suggests that depending on flight requirements it “sometimes it’s always open”
  • Airside: Quax Food (Gate 3) • Bistro Lounge (Gate 4)
  • Observation Deck: Panolo offers a bar, bistro and lounge. See Observation Deck below.
  • Airport Hotel Paderborn: Silbergras Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, there is an information desk to provide assistance. Location: Landside, Ground Floor, Center of Terminal. 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, Bulgarien, Eurowings and Lufthansa. Check directly with your airline as this list may change. Rate: 5,00€/person (over the age of 12).

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.

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).

Prayer Room – A room of silence is available for prayer. Aadditionally there is a muslim prayer room. Location: Ground Floor.

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.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Paderborn and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Alltours Reisecenter • DER Reisebüro • ISIK Touristik • Jupiter Reisen • L’Tur • Sonnenklar. All travel agencies are open 7 days a week with reduced hours on Sundays.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Paderborn airport is served by the following airlines: Air Via • Adrian • Bulgarian Air Charter • Corendon Airlines • Eurowings • FlyEgypt • Freebird • Lufthansa • Onur Air • Pegasus Airlines • Sundair • SunExpress • Tailwind Airlines • TUI Fly.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus routes S60, S90, SK5 and NE16 connect the airport to surrounding areas. Additionally, there is the PAD-Shuttle which can be pre-booked to travel to the city. For more information, regarding the bus routes, schedules and fares, visit the airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Avis • Europcar • Sixt.


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 24 hours a day.

Last updated: 2019-07-17

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.