Sleeping in Airports

Sharm El Sheikh Airport Guide

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

Plenty of rest places (on the floor…). Just put a blanket and your backpack on the floor and sleep well. – Doc Roger

SSH Airport Overview

sharm el sheikh airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport.

What to Expect

Sharm El-Sheikh Airport (code: SSH) has two terminals: the recently built Terminal 1 handles most traffic and the older Terminal 2, serving domestic routes, may be undergoing an expansion. A third terminal is in the planning stages, but construction may be delayed. Amenities include several restaurants and cafes, offering local and Western cuisine, as well as duty-free and retail shops. WiFi is available, but we are unable to confirm if it’s free or paid. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge in each terminal. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Sharm El-Sheikh Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info 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.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Sharm El-Sheikh 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 Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide and we will update this airport guide.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Sharm el Sheikh Airport:

  • Hilton Sharks Bay Resort – Airport shuttle is available for a fee. » Check Rates
  • Jaz Sharks Bay – No shuttle airport.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Sharm el Sheik, 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 are lounges that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass 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!

  • Pearl Lounge (Terminal 1) – Location: Terminal 1, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
  • Pearl Lounge (Terminal 2) – Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Sharm El Sheikh Airport Lounges

Food & Drinks

The airport has several restaurants, cafes and fast food options. Both National and European dishes are available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

A cloakroom is available in the Arrivals Area to store luggage.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


WiFi is available at Sharm El Sheikh Airport. Rates and access information is currently unknown. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? 24-hour ATMs are located throughout the airport. 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.

Currency Exchange – There are currency exchange offices and bank counters in Terminal 1.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty Free & Shopping – The airport has several duty free shops and a wide range of souvenir, retail and bazaar shops.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags with luggage wrapping. Available landside, in the departure area.

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.

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

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

Sharm El Sheikh airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • AirBaltic • Air Italy Polska • Air Mediterranee • Air Serbia • AMC Airlines • Arkefly • Astraeus • Austrian Airlines • Belair • Bulgaria Air • Condor • Corsairfly • Donavia • EasyJet • Edelweiss • Egyptair • IFly • Jazeera Airways • Jetairfly • Koral Blue Airlines • Lotus Air • Luxair • Neos • NIKI • Nordwind Airlines • Orenair • Rossiya Airlines • S7 Airlines • SmartLynx • TAROM • Thomson Airways • Transavia • TUIfly • Ukraine International • VIM Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Hertz, Thrifty, and several local car rental agencies offer service onsite in the Arrivals Hall.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Shared-ride minivan taxis offer express service between the airport and city center at an affordable price. Confirm the price with the driver before hopping in. Buses usually won’t depart until full, so this is a good option if you’re not in a hurry.


Taxis are readily available 24 hours a day in the ground transportation area. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

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.