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Sleeping in Milan Linate Airport

sleeping in milan linate airportWhether you are an experienced airport sleeper or new to the game, this sleep guide will give you the essential information to better prepare you for sleeping in Milan Linate Airport.

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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: 04 February 2020. Read the latest traveller reviews.

Sleeping in Milan Linate Airport

Locations & Seating

Unfortunately, we haven’t received an updated reviews since renovations finished in October 2019.  Based on past info, Linate airport is equipped with older seats: most are metal benches with armrests, so don’t expect too much comfort. For decent sleep, your best bet is probably sprawling out on the floor – it is cold and hard though, so bring extra layers for some cushion and warmth.

Rest Zones

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

Airport Environment

At the time of this update, we have not received reports from travellers related to the overall terminal environment, such as temperature, lighting, and noise. In general, here are some good expectations:

  • Temperature: Expect the airport to cool down at night, with air conditioning running and fewer people inside.
  • Noise: Even as overnight flights slow down or stop entirely, the airport may still run announcements and cleaning crews may make the rounds, so anticipate some noise.
  • Lighting: The airport may stay bright thanks to around-the-clock lights, but certain corners may be dimly lit.

Arrive prepared! We recommend earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones, an extra layer of warmth, and eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.


Unfortunately, there are no showers available to freshen up.

Food & Drink

With no 24-hour food concessions available, stock up on food and water before the eateries and shops for the night.


Milan Linate airport hotelsWilling to pay for a hotel room? Privacy and comfort calling your name? You’ll have to leave the airport altogether to check into a hotel. Several are located within a 9-minute drive or a short walk, and a few offer free airport shuttle service. See the hotel section of our Airport Guide for locations or visit Tripadvisor to find hotels deals at Linate Airport.


Milan Linate airport loungesWhile Milan Linate Airport has a few lounges, none 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 Milan Linate Airport Guide that you can pay to access.

Security & Safety

Airport staff seems to tolerate travellers sleeping here. During the night, security guards may relocate any overnight sleepers to the pre-Security check-in areas. It seems they may also lock the terminal doors around 12:00 AM, so aim to be inside before then.

At the time of this update, we have no recent reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Milan Linate Airport. Two outdated traveller reviews mentioned homeless people sleeping in the pre-Secure areas, but more recent reviews mentioned general feelings of safety. 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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