Sleeping in Airports

Teesside Airport Guide

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

Last week priority baggage took 45 minutes to make the baggage carousel, it was the only plane in the airport and they lost the bags! – a guest reviewer

MME 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 Teesside Airport.

What to Expect

durham tees valley airport guideTeesside Airport (code: MME) has a small terminal that offers service to a few European destinations. Facilities include a landside cafe, an airside cafe/bar, and a couple newsstands. Free WiFi is available to help pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

The airport closes nightly from 10:00PM until 6:00AM so it is not possible to stay the night. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info 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 Teesside 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

There are no hotels at the airport.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Teesside Airport 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 is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge 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!

Premium Lounge – Location: Airside, near Gate 4.

Related Pages: Teesside Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Teesside Airport for 30 minutes. Additional time can be purchased at the following rates: £3 for 1 hour, £5 for 3 hours, £9 for the next 24 hours. Extended increments are available. Connect to the “AirportWiFi” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Disabled Services – Wheelchairs available, lifts and ramps operate between floors, handicap toilets located throughout. Additional support services are available and can be organized with your airline, tour operator or at the airport directly.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour food options available. Landside there is an Xpress Cafe and Airside you will find the Xpress Cafe and Bar.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available

Mobile Charging – There are charging points located throughout the departure waiting area.

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

Shopping – WHSmith offers newspapers, magazines, snacks, drinks, and travel essentials at the airside location in Departures. A limited variety of groceries is also available for purchase from the WHSmith at a second location in the Arrivals concourse.

Showers – Not available.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Teesside Valley and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a Fairs Lloyds Travel Agent at the airport that can probably be of assistance.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:00AM – 10:00PM.


Teesside airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • British Airways • Emirates • KLM.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Arriva North East Bus 12 offers hourly service between the airport, Hurworth/Neasham and Darlington. For route map, timetables and fare information, visit the Arriva Bus website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz.


Taxis are available on a 24-hour basis at a taxi rank located outside of Arrivals. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. 1AB Taxis has a 24-hour booking desk in main terminal.


The nearest train station (6 miles away) is Darlington Railway Station, with service available to and from Durham, York and Newcastle.

Last updated: 2022-02-22

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.