Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Barcelona Girona Airport

sleeping in girona airport

If you’re dealing with a long layover or an early morning flight departure at Barcelona Girona airport, you might be wondering if it is possible to sleep in the airport. Our guide to sleeping in Barcelona Girona airport provides essential information for seasoned airport sleepers and newbies to help travellers arrive prepared for the experience.

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Sleeping in Barcelona Girona Airport

Locations & Seating

There’s a decent supply of seats, though most are equipped with armrests. If you arrive early enough, you may be able to snag an armrest-free bench. Otherwise, you’ll likely end up sleeping on the floor with the rest of the overnight sleepers. Plan ahead by bringing a layer to soften and warm the cold tiles.

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Rest Zones

At the time of this update, there are no rest zones within the airport.


girona airport hotelsPrefer some privacy and comfort? If you want a good, solid sleep between flights, you’ll have to head out of the airport to a nearby hotel. See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations, or visit Tripadvisor to find hotel deals at Girona Airport.


girona airport loungesUnfortunately, there are no pay-to-use lounges at Barcelona Girona Airport.

More Airport Services & Facilities

For information about drinking water, 24-hour food & drink options, luggage storage, showers, mobile charging and WiFi, visit our Girona Airport Guide.

Airport Conditions

If you plan to spend the night at the airport, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Temperature – Expect the terminal to cool down at night as the air conditioning continues to run and fewer people are inside. Arrive prepared with a blanket or even a sleeping bag. A hoodie provides extra warmth if the terminal gets even colder. 
  • Lighting – A few travellers have commented on bright lights, particularly overnight. Arrive prepared with eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.  
  • Noise – This is a busy airport, so anticipate noise no matter the time of day. Expect to hear frequent airport announcements, music and TVs blaring, and the rush of other travellers. The noise level at night will depend on your location – the landside areas are likely louder and have more foot traffic than the airside. The airport is often doing construction in one or more areas, which can get noisy. As always, come prepared with earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones.

Security & Safety

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Barcelona Girona Airport. However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:

  • Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is located and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
  • Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who woke up without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
  • Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay awake, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.

Pro-tip: If you sleep in the public zone, don’t be surprised if you receive an early morning wake-up call. Security is known to make the rounds, waking people up as travellers arrive for morning flights.

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