Sleeping in Airports

Salzburg Airport Guide

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

Salzburg airport has been the best amongst the airports I’ve slept in. -a traveller

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 during their time at Salzburg Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, but modern international airport with one main passenger terminal (Terminal 1) and a smaller second terminal with limited amenities, used for charter flights during ski season (Terminal 2).
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted in this airport. 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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door. 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!

Airport Lounges

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

  • Airporthotel Salzburg – (2 minute walk from the airport) Located 500m from the Arrivals Hall. Cross parking place number 3.  » Check Rates
  • Star Inn Hotel – (15 minute walk or 4 minute drive from the airport) A budget hotel located 500m from the terminal. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Austria Trend Hotel Salzburg West– (5 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the airport) Free airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Himmelreich – (8 minute walk or 3 minute drive from the airport) Airport shuttle service to/from airport is free whenever possible. Otherwise it is € 7.00 per person, one way.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Salzburg – (15 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Salzburg Airport. Connect to the Freewave 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. Locations: Sparkasse Bank.

Airport Tours – Find out what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour. Tours are conducted in German only and must be pre-booked through Besucherservice..

Baby Care Facilities – Baby Change Facilities are available both Landside and Airside of the lower levels of Terminal 1 and 2.

Children’s Play Area – Locations: 1st Floor, Self-Service Restaurant “Panorama Mark Place” • Terminal 2, transit hall.

Currency Exchange – Forieng exchange services are available at the Sparkasse Bank. Location: Landside. Hours: 9:00AM – 2:00PM (Mon – Sat) and 9:00AM – 12:00PM (Sun).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a Kiosk selling newspapers, snacks, etc.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update there were no 24-hour food and beverage concessions. Landside offers five options including the Coffeeshop which is open 4:30AM – last flight. Airside offers two options including the Marktcafe which is also open 4:30AM – last flight.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Terminal 1, landside, walk towards Terminal 2. Rates: 4 Euros per item per 24 hours. Hours: unknown.

Medical Services – A First Aid Station is available. Location: Terminal 1, 1st Floor, Entrance A. Hours: 5:30AM – 11:00PM daily.

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]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Visitor’s Terrace – Location: Terminal 1, Landside, 2nd Floor. Rate: Free

Airport Hours

Operating: 6:00AM – 11:00PM (The terminals seems to be open 24 hours…this may have changed though)


As of February 2018, Salzburg airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • Air Baltic • Air Explore • Atlantic Airways • Austrian Airlines • Aviro Air • BRA • British Airways • Bulgarian Air Charter • Carpatair • Danish Air Transport • easyJet • El AL Israel Airlines • Enter Air • Eurowings • Finnair • FlyEgypt • Flybe • Germania • Israir • Jet2 • Lufthansa • Norwegian • People’s Viennaline • Primera Air • Ryanair • S7 Airlines • SAS • Small Planet Airlines • SmartLynx • Sundair • Tailwind Airlines • Transavia • TUIFly • Turkish Airlines • Ural Airlines • Wow Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is well connected to the public transportation system. Whether you are looking for a bus to the city centre, the local train station (Bus no 2), Bavaria or Tyrol, there is probably an option for you. For more information, visit the <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Salzburg Airport</a> website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park: Avis/Budget, Buchbinder, Europcar, Hertz, Megadrive Autovermietung,Sixt and Sunny Cars.


Several companies offer shared-ride door-to-door service between the airport and hotels, ski resorts or destinations beyond.


Taxi stands are available in front of the airport terminal and Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (main railway station). Journey time between the airport and railway station is about 15 – 20 minutes.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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,  write a review or send an email to [email protected]