Sleeping in Airports

Ulan Ude Airport Guide

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

They have a “foreigners” lounge, probably also used by bigwigs, if any ever go there, with very comfy couches. – GS North

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 Ulan Ude Airport.

What to Expect

Ulan Ude Airport has a small, modernized terminal that handles domestic and international traffic. A new terminal may be under construction. Amenities include a few eateries and cafes and three small shops. WiFi is available for a fee.

Where to Sleep

We have no reviews from travellers who have slept at this airport. If you’ve visited recently, please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. 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 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!

  • Baikal Lounge – Location: Airside, 2nd Floor, opposite security control. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

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

  • Mergen Bator Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly with the hotel.  » Check Rates
  • Olga’s Homestay – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Geser Hotel – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

WiFi is available at Lake Baikal Airport for a fee. Free WiFi is available inside the business lounge and at the Orda Café located on airside on 1st Floor of the Departures Hall.

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.

Baby Care Services – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a baby care room for breastfeeding and diaper-changing. Hours: 7:00AM – 7:00PM. The exact location is unknown.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge in the Arrivals area.

Duty Free & Shopping – There is an Aerotrade Duty Free store, as well as a gift shop available for passengers.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, it is unknown whether there are any 24 hour dining options.There are at least 3 cafés at the airport. Locations: Airside, Departures Area, 1st Floor • Landside, Arrivals Area.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Arrivals Hall. Rates: from 150 rubles per 24 hours for a normal locker. For larger lockers, the rate is 300 rubles per 24 hours. Hours: 7:00AM – 7:00PM (closed for lunch from 12:00PM – 1:30PM).

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Available in the ticketing area. Rate: RUB 450 per piece of luggage.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center can be found. Hours: 24 hours daily. The exact location is unknown.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Ulan Ude and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a Ticket Office (Domestic Terminal) that can probably be of assistance.

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, click here to update this airport guide and we will update this airport guide.

As of October 2019, Ulan Ude airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Buryat Airlines • Hunnu Air • IrAero • Nordstar • Nordwind Airlines • Panh Airlines • Pobeda • S7 Airlines • Ural Airlines • Vladivostok Avia • Yakutia Airlines.


Local bus routes 28, 55, and 77 all connect the airport to the city center. Buses operate from 6:15AM – 7:00PM, stopping at the airport approximately every 10 minutes. As of this October 2019 update, the bus fare is RUB 20.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

Last updated: 2019-10-16

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.