Sleeping in Airports

Skopje Airport Guide

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

While I never actually slept in the airport it was not for lack of trying.
– Crystal

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 Skopje Alexander the Great Airport.

What to Expect

  • A modern single-terminal international airport, with a limited variety of shops and restaurants, including some 24-hour options!
  • 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

  • Although no specific sleeping spot was mentioned, reviewers described their overnight stays as quiet and hassle-free. Armrest-free benches are available, but hard and uncomfortable, so have a sleeping bag or travel mat handy for added comfort!
  • There are massage chairs located in the departures and arrivals areas.
  • 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 are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). 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  Primeclass Business Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, After Customs and Passport Control. Hours: Open 24 Hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Primeclass Business Lounge (Arrivals) – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Arrivals, after Passport Control. Hours: Open 24 Hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Motel Livija – (6 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Le Village – (14 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Russia – (18 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Skopje Airport for 30 minutes. Connect to the “Telekom HotSpot” network. You can log-in as many times as you like.

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: unknown.

Banking Services – There is branch of the Halkbank available. Location: Unknown. Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM.

Currency Exchange – International Currency Exchange provides services. Location: Arrivals Hall. Hours: 24 hours a day.

Duty Free & Shopping – Two Duty Free shops are available Airside. Hours: open during all flight hours.

Food & Drinks – All three food concessions are open 24-hours.
» Landside: Cakes and Bakes
» Airside: Cafe Inn • Burger King

Information Desk – Location: Landside, ground floor, in front of the escalators that lead to the Departures section. Hours: open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – First aid services available. Location: Ground floor, airside, near gate 1.

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]

Post Office – Mail your last-minute postcards from the post-office. Location: unknown. Hours: 6:00AM – 10:30PM.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

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, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.


As of February 2018, Skopje airport is served by the following airlines: Wizz Air • Croatia Airlines • Adria Airlines • Austrian Airlines • Air Serbia • Turkish Airlines • Qatar Airways • Swiss • Pegasus Airlines • FlyDubai • Corendon Airlines • Sunexpress Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Vardar Ekspres offers a convenient scheduled coach service between the airport and Skopje city center, with several stops along the way. At the time of this January 2018 update, a one-way ticket costs 180 denars and are sold at the Vardar Ekspres office travel agency in the airport.

Car Rentals

Skopje Airport is served by these 14 car rental agencies: Alfa Rent • Avis • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Interrent • Interways Rent a Car • Mara • Mida Rent a Car • Sharr Express • Sixt • Star Car • Toto • VIP Service Rent a Car


Fixed-rate taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. Prices are prominently posted in each taxi and also at the airport exit. Official airport taxis are white in color, and are available for hire 24 hours a day at the airport exit. At the time of this January 2018 update, the one-way fare for a trip between the airport and Skopje is 1220 denars (about € 20).

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.