Sleeping in Airports

Stockholm Skavsta Airport Guide

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

Some reviewers commented that it’s not allowed to sleep in sleeping bags. It is not true. Security guy told me I can sleep anywhere I want except restricted area. – wixo

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 Stockholm Skavsta Airport.

What to Expect

The basic terminal at Stockholm Skavsta Airport primarily handles low-cost carriers. Landside facilities include a cafe and a newsstand, and an eatery and a duty-free shop comprise the airside options, though travellers warn of expensive prices. No options are open 24 hours, so plan ahead for late-night snacks. WiFi is free for only 30 minutes. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Overnight sleepers are common here, though they are restricted to the landside area once security checkpoints close for the night. The few benches fill up quickly, so arrive early or sleep on the cold floor with a sleeping bag or travel mat. Some travellers have luck resting in the children’s play area or on furniture inside the closed cafe. Bring a sweater or extra blanket to combat chilly temps. For uninterrupted sleep, a budget hotel is located just beyond the terminal. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

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, 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  Comfort Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Airport • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

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

  • Connect Hotel – Basic budget-conscious and business-class rooms in an eco-friendly hotel, located only 75m from the airport terminal.  » Check Rates

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

Free WiFi is available at Stockholm Skavsta Airport for 30 minutes. Connect to the “Skavsta free Wi-Fi” network. You can then buy additional time (1h, 3h or 24h).

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, near the front entrance • Airside (dispenses Euros, GBP and PLN).

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, baby changing facilities can be found in all washroom facilities both landside and airside.

Currency Exchange – Services are provided by FOREX Bank. Location: Arrival Hall, opposite the Security Check. Hours: 5:00AM – 9:00PM (Wed – Mon) • 5:00AM – 7:00PM (Tues).

Duty Free & Shopping – The airport has a Duty Free Shop. Location: Airside. Hours: According to flight operations. Landside has one newspaper shop.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour food and beverage concessions available at this airport. Landside you will find Pure Gusto and Airside you will find the Nordic Kitchen & Bar. Both are open 4:30AM until the last check-in desk has closed, including delayed departures.

Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit the airport information desk for assistance. Location: Landside, Main Terminal, opposite to check in desks.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Available at the Connect Hotel, 75 meters from the terminal.

Luggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your bags? Luggage carts are available throughout the airport for a fee. Rates: 10 SEK / €1 / £1.

Luggage Wrapping – It is not known if luggage wrapping is available; however, the Service Center sells plastic bags for backpacks and strollers.

Mobile Charging – Mobile chargers are available Airside by Gate 2. Nordic Kitchen and Bar also offers charging for their customers.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking Rooms – There are Smoking Booths available in the Departure Lounges.

The airport is open 24 hours.

As of February 2019, Stockholm Skavsta airport is served by the following airlines: Ryanair • Wizz Air.

Bus

Flygbussarna Airport Coaches offer nonstop service from the airport to Stockholm Cityterminalen and from the airport to Linköping. For fares, timetables and ticket options, visit the Flygbussarna website.

City bus 515 links the airport to Nyköping and Oxelösund, with connection to the SJ Swedish rail network available via Nyköping Central Railway Station. For timetables, fares and stops, visit the Sörmlandstrafiken website.

Car Rentals

Car rental services are available in an area outside of the front of the airport. Onsite car rental agencies include: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available at the airport and pre-booked taxis are permitted to pick-up at the airport. As of this February 2019 update, the following list of fares and travel are current: central Stockholm 1,500-2000 SEK (70 min); Norrköping 1,100-1,400 SEK (45 min); Nyköping 220-400 SEK (10 min).

Last updated: 2019-09-17

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.