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

SKP 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 Skopje International Airport.

What to Expect

skopje airport guideThe small, recently built terminal at Skopje Airport (code: SKP) handles a variety of European flights, many through low-cost carriers. Amenities are limited to three eateries, which are open 24 hours, two duty-free shops, and massage chairs. WiFi is free in 30-minute sessions, but you can log in repeatedly. Economy class passengers can pay to enter two airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Overnight campers describe a quiet, problem-free experience. Some benches are armrest-free but are hard metal. Whether a floor or bench, a sleeping bag or travel mat provides extra comfort. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

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.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Skopje 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 Skopje Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Mirror – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates
  • 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

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 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  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!

Primeclass Business Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, After Customs and Passport Control. Hours: Open 24 Hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door •  Lounge membership programs.

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

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.

A reader sent us this tip: “There’s a WiFi network called “city of Skopje” that you can connect to for free and infinite time. (Pontus / December 2019)

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: Landside, Ground Floor.

Banking Services – There is branch of the Halkbank available. Location:Landside, Ground Floor, near Airport Entrance/Exit. 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 – Have any questions? There is an airport information desk to provide assistance. 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 – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available.. Location: Ground floor, airside, near gate 1.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us there are electrical outlets located landside in the restaurant and near some seats all the way down to the right from the entrance. (Pontus / December 2019)

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

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Skopje airport is served by the following airlines: Air Serbia • Austrian Airlines • Corendon Airlines • Croatia Airlines • Edelweiss • flydubai • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Sunexpress Airlines • Swiss • Turkish Airlines • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Vardar Ekspres offers a convenient scheduled coach service between SKP airport and Skopje city center, with several stops along the way. At the time of this 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 15 car rental agencies: Alfa Rent • Avis • Elite Co • 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. 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 update, the one-way fare for a trip between the airport and Skopje is 1220 denars (about € 20).

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.