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

SZG Airport Overview

salzburg airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Salzburg Airport.

What to Expect

Salzburg Airport (code: SZG) has two terminals: Terminal 1 is used year-round and Terminal 2 is smaller but brand new, primarily handling seasonal winter flights. Amenities include several cafes and eateries and a couple shops, with most located landside. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Salzburg Airport

The airport closes nightly for a few hours. A reader recently (July 2023) asked the Information Desk about staying during the night and was advised that the “airport closes between 11pm and 3:30am, but if you show your ticket to the personnel, they’ll allow you to stay. If you leave the airport during those hours, you won’t be able to come back until 3:30am.”  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service and several are in short walking distance. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Salzburg 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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Salzburg Airport:

  • Airporthotel Salzburg – Located 500m from the Arrivals Hall. Cross parking place number 3.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Salzburg, search deals and read traveller reviews.

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!

  • Business Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Salzburg Airport Lounges

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: Outside Terminal 1 (between entrance B and C)

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 – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Locations: In the Marktrestaurant, 1st Floor • Terminal 2, departure hall.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

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. On the landside there are four options open during flight operational hours. On the airside there is a Marktcafe which is open 2 hours before the first flight – 9:00PM.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, stop by the Information Desk for assistance. Location: the Arrivals Area. Hours: 5:00AM – 11:00PM or 90 minutes before the first charter take-off.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Terminal 1, landside, walk towards Terminal 2. Rates: 8€ per item / 24 hours. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Wrapping – Location: Terminal 1, opposite the check-in counter. Rates: Regular luggage €10, Skis/bulky luggage €15.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center can be found. Location: Terminal 1, 1st Floor, Entrance A. Hours: 5:30AM – 11:00PM daily.

Mobile Charging – There are a few power outlets available to charge your mobile devices.

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking – Permitted Airside in a dedicated smoking area beside Gate 9.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Salzburg and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a Reisewelt Travel Agency with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Location: Landside. Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Mon –Tue, Thur-Fri ) and 9:00AM – 1:00PM (Wed).

Visitor’s Terrace – Relax while watching the planes take off at the airport’s observation deck. Location: Terminal 1, Landside, 2nd Floor. Rate: Free.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours; but the doors lock between 11:00PM and 3:30AM.  If you arrive between these hours you will need to wait until the terminal opens at 3:30AM.  If you are inside the terminal and leave for a smoke or some other reason you will be locked out until the terminal re-opens.


Salzburg airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • Air Baltic • Air Corsica • Air Serbia • British Airways • Corendon • Eurowings • Finnair • Israir • Icelandair • Jet2 • Lubeck Airl •Lufthansa • Luxair • Norwegian • Ryanair • SAS • Smartwings • Transavia • TUIFly • Turkish Airlines.

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 (Bus No 10) or the local train station (Bus No 2), Bavaria or Tyrol, there is probably an option for you. For more information, visit the Salzburg Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park: Alamo • Avis • Buchbinder • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Megadrive • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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: 2022-10-28

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.