Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Saarbrücken 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.
SCN 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 Saarbrücken Airport.
What to Expect
Saarbrücken Airport (code: SCN) has a small terminal that offers commuter flights and seasonal routes to leisure destinations. Amenities are limited to a landside bistro, an airside snack bar, a small duty-free shop, and a newsstand. In summer, a beer garden opens on the observation deck. WiFi is available for a fee. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
This airport closes nightly, one hour after the day’s last flight, so overnight stays are not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations 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 Saarbrücken Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel Restaurant La Fontana Costanzo – Less than 3 miles to the airport. Airport transfers are available. (must be pre-arranged). » Check Rates
- Ibis Budget Saarbrucken Ost – (7.5 miles from the airport) No airport shuttles. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Saarbrücken Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge 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 to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Passes SCN Business Lounge – Location: Airside, opposite the Take-Off Bar. Hours: First scheduled flight departure (approx 4:20AM) – after the last scheduled flight departure (approx. 9:15PM). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
WiFi is available at Saarbrücken Airport for a fee. Internet is provided through Telekom in the terminal waiting areas, at the Bistro and in the gate area. You will need to create a Telekom account if you do not already have one.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Airport Tours – Find out what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour. Individual and group tours of the airport available for people over 6 years of age.
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Sparkasse, 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, next to the information desk.
Baby Care Facilities – To warm up baby food, ask the Take Off Bar or Bistro staff.
Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge on each level of the car park, inside and in front of the terminal building.
Children’s Lounge – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the Children’s Lounge located in front of the security checkpoint, airside.
Conference Facilities – Numerous conferences rooms are available for rent. Additional information unavailable.
Disabled Services – Services include restrooms for people with reduced mobility, public telephones, wheelchair accessible elevators, handicap parking and medical lifts for boarding the aircraft. Service requests must be indicated in advance.
Duty Free & Shopping – Fine Time Duty Free sells standard duty free goods during all international flights. The Airportshop sells magazines, newspapers, small gifts and snacks.
Food & Drink – At the time of writing, no 24-hour options are available. There is one first floor landside option (the Finetime Bistro) and one airside option (Take-Off Bar). The Panoramic Café with Beer Garden is open during the summer on the observation deck.
Information Desk – If you have any questions, there is an airport information desk available to provide assistance. Location: unknown.
Late Night Check-in – If you wish to do a late night check in (between 6:00PM and 8:00PM) you will need to pay a fee. Airberlin group passengers will pay 8 Euro, and SUN Express passengers will pay 5 Euro. The fee is to be paid in cash at the check-in counter.
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 – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: unknown.
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 Saarbrücken 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, Hetrich Reisen, L’Tur, Reise Outlet and TUI.
The airport terminal and information desk are open 2 hours before the first flight departure until 10:30PM. Sleeping in the airport overnight is not permitted.
Saarbrücken airport is served by the following airlines: Avantiair • Eurowings • Luxair • Sun Express • TUIFly.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Car rentals are available through the following companies: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.
Bus: Regional Bus line R10 travels between Saarbrucken – Airport – Assweiler and Blieskastel. The first and last stop on the line are at train stations, and the stop in Assweiler connects on with numerous other bus lines.
Shuttles: The following companies operate a shuttle service: R & R Limousinenservice • TourService Kellner GmbH • Mein Flughafentransfer • myDriver.
Taxis are available in front of the terminal during departure and arrival times. Outside standard operating hours, you can call a taxi at the information desk.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
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.