Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Bergamo Airport

sleeping in bergamo airportWhether your situation calls for a short nap or an overnight slumber, this sleep guide will give you the essential information needed to prepare you for sleeping in Bergamo Airport.

Our guide is updated with the help of airport sleepers who tell us about their experiences at Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport.  If you have a tip or photos to share, please take a moment to write a review to help us keep this sleep guide up-to-date!

Covid-19 Update: This sleep guide was written before Covid-19, so the information may have changed.  In October 2021, we will be starting our first guide update since March 2020.  A lot has changed, so it’s going to be a massive update.  If you are interested in helping,  click here to add or update information or write a review to add tips or share photos to help future travellers .

This guide was last updated: 27 August 2019. Read the latest traveller reviews.

Sleeping in Bergamo Airport

Locations & Seating

Bergamo Airport sleepers
(Photo courtesy of Min / 28Apr2009)

Seating in this airport is scarce, and what exists is metal and equipped with armrests. Instead, many travellers opt to sleep on the floor before their early-morning flights. If you’re trying for some shuteye, consider bringing a sleeping bag or sleep mat for some extra comfort and warmth on the cold ground.

Some travellers reported good luck in the pre-Security areas, particularly in the small passageway near the tourist information desk.

Rest Zones

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

Temperature

Overnight temperatures are definitely cold, and even more so if you’re sitting or sleeping on the floor, so bring extra layers.  Arrive prepared with a blanket or sleeping bag. A hoodie provides extra warmth if the terminal gets even colder.

Lighting

At the time of this update, we have not received reports from travellers related to terminal brightness.  Arrive prepared with eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.

Noise

Thanks to the many overnight travellers, there’s always a bit of ambient noise. Cleaning crews work in the middle of the night, adding to the noise factor. As a precaution, you should come prepared with earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones. Were you able to find a quiet spot to rest? Let us know by sending a tip.

Showers

Unfortunately, there are no showers available to freshen up.

Food & Drink

When you get the midnight munchies or give up trying to sleep and need a coffee to stay awake, 24-hour food concessions are available at a pre-Security cafeteria.

Hotels

Bergamo airport hotelsPrefer some privacy and comfort?  Before Covid, there were some sleep pods, but they seem to be closed now.  We don’t know if the closure is permanent.  There are a few nearby hotels offering a airport shuttle.  See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations or visit Tripadvisor to find hotels deals at Bergamo Airport.

Lounges

Bergamo airport loungesWhile Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport has a few lounges, neither have designated sleep rooms or rest areas. If you just want to relax in a comfortable seat, check out this list of lounges in our Bergamo Airport Guide that you can pay to access.

Security & Safety

Airport security staff have a reputation for waking up sleeping travellers, particularly to check tickets and passports. Plus, the airport’s small size means you may have to give up your sleep spot in order for overnight cleaning crews to tidy up. With multiple wake-ups in a night, it may be near impossible to get any decent rest.  You may prefer to grab a few coffees and sleep on the plane.

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport. As a precaution, here are a few tips to ensure you have a safe airport sleeping experience:

  • Know Where Security is Located. Whether you are sleeping in the airport by yourself or with friends, it is good to know where security is. Know where their office is located and look for video cameras in the spot you decide to stay the night. Ask security where it is safe to spend the night. They’ve probably seen many airport sleepers before you and they will direct you to a safe spot.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you are travelling alone we recommend that you sleep near other travellers or close to security.
  • Hide Your Valuables. Don’t leave all your mobile devices out in plain view. We have received reports from people who woke up with earphones and no ipod and a laptop bag strap and no laptop bag (or laptop). Same goes with important documents and money. Keep these secure on your body, so that no one can get them without waking you up.
  • Secure Your Bags. If you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something. If your bags have zippers turn the bag upside down (zippers to the floor) or sleep with your bag up against the wall, so that it would be hard for someone to access.
  • Choose to Stay Alert. If you don’t feel safe, drink coffee and stay awake and be alert. You can always sleep on the plane!

Pro-tip: If you are sleeping 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 begin to arrive for morning flights.

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