Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Bergamo Airport

sleeping in bergamo airport
(photo courtesy of a guest reviewer / October 2022)

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

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Can You Sleep at Bergamo Airport Overnight?

According to many travellers’ reviews and experiences, Bergamo Airport offers a lower quality of airport sleeping. If you’re not too fussy or only need a few hours of rest, you can rest on the airport floor for free. But expect to be surrounded by many other travellers, and don’t be shocked if you get poked awake by a cleaner with a broom.

The seating areas are few and far between. The seats you can find are metal, uncomfortable, and un-sleepable due to the armrests. But you will find plenty of fellow travellers setting up camp on the floor. If you do plan on joining them, bring a few extra layers of clothing or, even better, a sleeping mat or bag for a more comfortable rest.

Where is the best place to sleep in Bergamo Airport?

It’s reported that sleepy travellers have had the most luck in the landside/public areas, specifically in the small passageway near the tourist information desk.

Some reviews have stated that the departures area closes between 12:00 AM and 3:00 AM when there are no flights. So you should stay in the arrivals hall to guarantee some uninterrupted shut-eye.

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Bergamo Airport guide
(photo courtesy of a guest reviewer / October 2019)

What is Open 24 Hours?

The airport is open 24 hours a day, and luckily, if you can’t get some shut-eye, you can go to the 24-hour cafeteria that sells coffee and snacks in the landside area.

There are also charging stations available if your phone needs some juice. These cost €1 for 15 minutes. There are some plugs around the terminal building, but it can be tricky to find the ones that are working or not already in use.

You can also use the unlimited free wifi in the airport building. Simply connect to the “FreeLuna Social Wifi” network.

Are There Lounges at Bergamo Airport?

There are three lounges you can access at Bergamo Airport, and all will be a peaceful retreat where you have a better chance to rest on a more comfortable chair.   None of the lounges offer sleep facilities. Also, none of the lounges in Bergamo Airport are open before 5:00 AM and close at 10:00 PM.

All three lounges can be paid at the door. Find out more about lounge access and prices in our Bergamo Airport Guide.

Are There Sleeping Pods Available at Bergamo Airport?

In the terminal’s public area, nine soundproof pods are available via ZZZleepandGo. You can rent one of these pods for €9 an hour or overnight for €61, and they come equipped with WiFi, a flight status screen, and electrical outlets. These are a convenient option if you have a lot of time to kill before your flight and don’t want to risk missing your early flight if you stay at a hotel.

zzzleepandgo Bergamo Airport
(photo courtesy of zzzleepandgo)

Are There Any Hotels Within Walking Distance at Bergamo Airport?

If you’ve given up on trying to sleep on the cold floor of the airport, you can head down the underground walkway towards NH Orio Al Serio hotel, just a 15-minute walk from Bergamo Airport.

There are a couple of other nearby hotels close to the airport, some with airport shuttles.  Here are a few nearby hotels:

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Bergamo Airport sleepers
(photo courtesy of Min / April 2009)

Are There Showers Available at BGY?

There are showers available in the HelloSky Lounge at Bergamo, but they require an additional fee beyond the price of lounge access. Although, it might be worth it if you’re about to set off on a long haul or your airport nap has got you feeling rough. Free public showers are only available if you have paid for lounge access.

What Are Some Tips for Sleeping at Bergamo Airport Overnight?

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

  • Temperature – Bring plenty of extra layers if you plan to spend the night here. The common sleep zones are in the arrivals hall, so you’ll be more exposed to the elements. Pair that with sleeping on the floor, and you might catch a chill. Oversized hoodies and maybe a blanket would be a welcome addition.
  • Noise – Don’t forget a pair of earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones. It can get a bit noisy here as there will be a lot of other travellers doing the same as you. Chatter from fellow airport dwellers and rumbles from the nighttime cleaning staff won’t make for the most restful night’s sleep.
  • Lights – Keep your shades on. The terminal can be bright. We haven’t had specific complaints about the brightness, but always come prepared with something to cover your eyes, like an extra shirt or towel.

Read more of our tips for sleeping in airports.

Is it Safe to Sleep in BGY Airport?

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport. However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s essential 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 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. Please 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 awoke 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.

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