Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Milan Linate Airport

sleeping in milan linate airport

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

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Sleeping in Milan Linate Airport

Locations & Seating

Unfortunately, we haven’t received an updated review since renovations finished in October 2019. Based on past info, Linate airport has 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, so bring extra layers for some cushion and warmth.

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Rest Zones

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


Milan Linate airport hotelsAre you willing to pay for a hotel room? Are privacy and comfort calling your name? You’ll have to leave the airport altogether to check into a hotel. Several hotels are within a 9-minute drive or a short walk, and a few offer complimentary airport shuttle service. Here are a few:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Linate Airport, search for deals and read traveller reviews.


Milan Linate airport loungesWhile Milan Linate Airport has a few lounges, none have designated sleep rooms or rest areas. If you 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.

More Airport Services & Facilities

For information about drinking water, 24-hour food & drink options, luggage storage, showers, mobile charging and WiFi, visit our Linate 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 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, eyeshades, or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.

Security & Safety

Airport staff seems to tolerate travellers sleeping here. Security guards may relocate overnight sleepers to the landside check-in areas at night. They may lock the terminal doors around midnight, so you must 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 landside areas, but more recent reviews said general feelings of safety.

Sleeping in any airport can include a certain risk level, 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 sharp, 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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