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, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Baikal International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport with a few shops and a small food court.
  • As of this update (March 2018), the airport is undergoing renovations inside the terminal.
  • 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

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • 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 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 ]

Airport Hotels

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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Lake Baikal Airport for a fee. WiFi is free inside the business lounge.

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: unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available.The airport offers a small convenience shop, a newsstand and one souvenir shop.

Luggage Trolleys – Carts are available free of charge.

Food & Drinks – There are food kiosks and a cafe.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Arrivals Hall. Rates: from 100 rubles per 24 hours for a normal locker. For larger lockers, the rate is 200 rubles per 24 hours. Hours: 7:00AM – 7:00PM (closed for lunch from 12:00PM – 1:30PM).

Luggage Wrapping – Available in the ticketing area. Rate: RUB 250 per piece of luggage.

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 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.

Airport Hours

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, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.


As of March 2018, Ulan Ude airport is served by the following airlines: S7 Airlines • Yakutia Airlines • Taimyr Air Company • Pobeda • IrAero • Saratov Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Local bus routes 28, 55, and 77 access the airport. At the time of this January 2018 update, no further information is available, enquire at the airport.


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

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.