Sleeping in Airports

Zadar Airport Guide

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

The seatings aren’t really soft but a trained sleeper can make the best of it.
– a traveller

ZAD 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 Zadar Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Zadar Airport (code: ZAD) handles two year-round routes and dozens of seasonal routes during the summer. Facilities are limited to two snack bars, a restaurant, and a duty-free shop. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Zadar Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a guest traveller / 26Sep2018)

Sleeping in Zadar Airport

The airport closes nightly, from 10:00 PM until 4:00 AM, but travellers can stay inside for the night if they arrive before closing time! Padded benches are in short supply, so bring a sleeping bag for stretching out on the floor. It can get cold, so bring an extra layer or blanket. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Zadar 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 Hours

The airport is open 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM. According to the website, it says the airport is open 24 hours “on request.”

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are a few small hotels/B&Bs near Zadar Airport.  The drive to the city center is only 15-20 minutes.   Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Zadar, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

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 or through a lounge membership program. 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!

  • Zadar Airport Business Lounge Temporarily Closed – Location: Airside, International Departures. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Zadar Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, to the left of the entrance and in Domestic Arrivals.

Baby Care Facilities – – If you are travelling with an infant, one baby changing facility is available. Location: Airside.

Currency Exchange – ICE offers currency exchange services at the International Arrivals Hall (Hours: 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM). The Departures Hall also provides services, but hours are not known.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free is available Airside. A snack bar also sells newspapers/magazines, phone cards, etc.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, it is not known if there are any 24-hour food concessions.
» Landside: Caffe Bar and Restaurant
» Airside: Caffe Bar

Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit the airport information desk for assistance. Location: Landside, to the left of the check-in counters.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Showers – Not available.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Zadar Airport. Connect to the “Zadar Airport Free” network.

Zadar Airport is served by the following airlines: Croatia Air • EasyJet • Eurowings • Lufthansa • LOT • Ryanair • Transavia • Vueling.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is connected to the Old Town Bus Terminal (with a stop at the Main Bus Terminal). See the schedule on the Zadar Airport website.

Car Rentals

There are 16 car rental service providers located in a separate building outside the terminal, including: Air Rent a Car • Avis • Dollar/Thrifty • Filipović Rent a Car • Fleet • Hertz • Last Minute Rent-a-Car • Lulić Rent a Car • Oryx • Sixt • Uni Rent and more.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available 24 hours daily at the taxi stand opposite the International Arrivals exit.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.