Sleeping in Airports

Zagreb Airport Guide

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

on the first floor, there is a space with comfortable deck chairs where you can sleep. no security came to bother me. – sasukebaka

The airport’s official comment about sleeping in the airport: “Yes, it is possible to stay overnight in the airport. Zagreb Airport is open 24 hours, 365 days/year. However, passengers can stay in the landside area, immediately before the body check. Once passengers get to the airport our employees at the Information desk will provide them with relevant information regarding conditions of overnight stay at the airport.”

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 Zagreb Airport.

What to Expect

  • A bright, modern and busy international airport with one existing passenger terminal, and another currently under construction. A small variety of shops and restaurants are available.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • The 1st floor has a section with comfortable deck chairs, but you should have a sleep mask handy to block out the bright airport lights.
  • On the 2nd floor mezzanine, there is a quiet area under some stairs where one can catch some Zzz’s.
  • 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. 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  Primeclass Lounge – Location: International Terminal Airside, opposite Gate 23. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Diner’s Club International Airport Lounge – Location: Airside, in the east wing of the Passenger Terminal Building on the first floor above the “Art Café”. Lounge Access: Diner’s Club credit card.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Guest House Ivac Inn – A free airport shuttle is available. Once you have collected your luggage call the hotel (00385915693567) and someone from the hotel will be there in 15-20 minutes.  » Check Rates
  • Rooms Pleso by Airport Zagreb – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Pleso – Free airport shuttle is available. The shuttle runs at 5:30AM, 6:30AM, 7:30AM and 9:00AM, outside of these hours call the hotel (+385 1 6253 600) for a free pick-up.  » Check Rates
  • Barba Niko – Airport transfers are available for a fee – approx. 7,00€ each way.  » Check Rates
  • Stari Jasen – Airport transfers are available ($).  » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free, unlimited Wifi is available at the Zagreb Airport, connect to the “Zagreb_Airport_Free” 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: Ground Floor.

Baby Care Facilities – There are baby changing facilities available throughout the terminal.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available in the International and Domestic Arrivals areas.

Chapel – Available on the ground floor, to the left. Hours: unknown.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to one of the children’s play areas. Locations: Airside, near Gate 12/13 and Airside, Gate 4/5.

Currency Exchange – ICE provides currency exchanges services. Locations: Departures and Arrivals Halls. Hours: according to flight schedules.

Duty Free & Shopping – Aelia offers Duty Free shopping. In addition, a few shops are available including a Tisak Convenience shop in the Arrivals area.

Food & Drinks – It is not known if there are any 24 hour food concessions available. You will find:
» Landside: Antonia • Cafe Nero • Cakes & Bakes • POM.
» Airside: Brewmark Pub • Cafe Nero • Needstop • Spread.

Information Desk – Location: Ground Floor.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the airport. Be sure to smoke before you clear security.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of March 2019, Zagreb airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Aegean • Air Canada Rouge • Air France • Air Serbia • Air Transat • Austrian Airlines • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Croatia Airlines • Czech Airlines • El Al AI Israel Airlines • Emirates • Eurowings • Iberia • KLM • Korean Air • LOT • Lufthansa • Norwegian • Qatar Airways • Sun d’Or • Swiss • Trade Air • Turkish Airlines • Vueling.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


“Pleso prijevoz” airport shuttles offer scheduled service between the airport and Zagreb Central Bus Station. A one-way journey takes about 25 minutes. ZET (Zagreb Electrical Tram) line 290 runs between Kvaternik Square and Velika Gorica, stopping at Zagreb Airport and nearly 20 other stops along the way. Buses depart every 35 minutes in either direction.

Car Rentals

There are close to twenty car rental agencies onsite including: Active • Alamo / National / Enterprise • Avis / Budget • Dollar / Thrifty • Europcar • Fleet • Hertz • Last MInute • Nova & Right Cars • Sixt • UniRent and more.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire on the ground floor, Arrivals level of the tournament.

Last updated: 2019-03-22

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.