Sleeping in Airports

Trieste Airport Guide

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

A desolate place and there’s only one reason to go to this airport… leave it shortly after. -Leonard

The airport closes at night. It is not possible to stay inside the terminal.

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 Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport.

What to Expect

  • A tiny single-terminal airport with very limited shopping and dining options.
  • Airport staff fluent in English and Italian
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information 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

  • According to a May 2017 message, there were “no benches or similar in sight to accommodate a tired traveler arriving early.”
  • 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 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  Sala Calligaris – Location: Airside, by Gates 8/9. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Hotel Major – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. Day use rooms are available.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Furlan – (15 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Trieste Airport, connect to the “trs-airport” network.

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 only.

Currency Exchange – There is a bank located Landside which may provide these services.

Duty Free and & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as one newsagent shop (Landside).

Food & Drinks – There are no 24-hour food and beverage concessions.Here are the choices available:
» Landside – Gusto Restaurant, 1st Floor (Hours:11:00AM – 3:00PM and 6:00PM – 9:00PM) • Moka Cafe, Viewing Terrace Upper Level (Hours: 5:30AM – last flight).
» Airside – Moka Cafe Gourmet (Hours: 5:30AM – last flight).
» Vending machine offering snacks and drinks (hot and cold) are available both landside and airside.

Information Desk – Location: Ground floor, near the entrance

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – There is a First Aid Station located on the Ground Floor, Landside.

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]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Trieste and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a IATA Air Ticket office that can probably be of assistance.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 4:30AM – 11:30PM.


As of March 2018, Trieste airport is served by the following airlines: Alitalia • Lufthansa • Primera Air • Ryanair • Voltea.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


APT Gorizia public buses 1 and 26 link the airport to Grado, Monfalcone and Gorizia. APT Gorizia public bus 51 links the airport to Monfalcone, Trieste and Udine. Tickets are sold at coach station, automated vending machines and Tourist Information centers.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available in the Arrivals Hall: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto/Enterprise, Maggiore, Sicily by Car/AutoEuropa and Win Rent.


Taxis are readily available outside of the airport terminal daily from 8:00AM – 12:00AM.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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.