Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Palanga 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.
PLQ 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 Palanga Airport.
What to Expect
Palanga Airport (code: PLQ) has two small, separate terminals: the older South Terminal handles Schengen Zone flights and a new North Terminal which serves non-Schengen destinations. Facilities are limited to an eatery, a shop, and an airside bar. Free WiFi is available to help pass the time.
Where to Sleep
This airport closes nightly, typically by 11:30PM, so overnight stays are not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
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.
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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.
If sleeping in Palanga Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Vanagupe Hotel Conference and SPA Center – (5 minutes to the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Grand Baltic Dunes – (5 minutes to the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Prie Juros – (6 min drive to the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Palanga Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.
Free WiFi is available for up to 6 hours. Connect to the “Free WiFi Palanga Airport” network.
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. Location: Arrival 2 Hall.
Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are 2 baby care rooms for breastfeeding and diaper-changing. Location: Departures Hall.
Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge in the Arrivals Hall and Waiting Areas.
Currency Exchange – Medicinos Bankas offers full-service banking and currency exchange. Hours: 9:00AM – 7:00PM (Mon & Fri) • 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Tues, Thurs & Sat) • 9:00AM – 9:00PM (Wed & Sun).
Drinking Water – Thirsty? In response to traveller complaints about the price of water, the airport sells 0.5l bottled water for €1,00 (or less). Locations: Global Travel Supply Palanga and Café Riktė.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-Free shopping is available in both Schengen and Non-Schengen Zones.
Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24 hour concessions available. Here are the airport options:
- Landside: Mama’s Café.
- Airside: Bar – Coffee Shop • RIKTĖ Coffee Café.
Lost Luggage – Go to the Ground Handling Agency in the passenger terminal.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: Landside, next to Entrance 2 of the passenger terminal.
Medical First Aid – Report to the Airport Customer Service Office for assistance.
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.
Smoking – Smoking is prohibited inside the airport. There is a designated smoking area outside the terminal.
The airport is open from 6:00AM – 11:30PM (Sun-Fri) and 7:30AM – 9:30PM (Sat). Sleeping overnight in the airport is not possible.
Palanga airport is served by the following airlines: Air Baltic • Belavia • LOT • Norwegian • Rusline • Ryanair • SAS • Ukraine International Airlines • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
A scheduled bus service links the airport with Klaipeda, Liepaja and Palanga. For routes, maps and schedules, visit the Palanga Airport website.
The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Autocom • Autobanga • Avis • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.
A scheduled shuttle bus service connects PLQ airport to Klaipēda bus station.
Taxis are readily available in front of the terminal. Total trip times in one direction: to/from Palanga city center 10 minutes; to/from Klaipēda 30 minutes; to/from Liepāja (Latvia) is 1 hour 20 minutes.
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.