Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Perth Airport

sleeping in perth airport

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

We keep this guide up-to-date with the help of airport sleepers who have generously shared their experiences and airport reviews. If you have any tips or photos to contribute, please take a moment to write a review. Your feedback will help us stay informed about the latest advice for future sleepy travellers.

Can I Sleep at Perth Airport Overnight?

Perth Airport is open 24 hours, but terminals 3 and 4 sometimes close overnight. In that case, you may need to relocate to the public, landside areas of terminals 1 and 2 for some sleep. Reviews suggest plenty of suitable seating options for getting some rest, so it should be possible for you to get some sleep in this airport regardless of the time and length of your layover.

Where Are the Best Places to Sleep in Perth Airport?

According to reviews, many travellers agree that Terminal 1 is the most comfortable if you want some shut-eye. With many seating options, including arm-rest-free benches and comfy sofas with headrests, you won’t be stuck for somewhere suitable to rest.

Terminals 3 and 4, however, have minimal seating options and won’t be the best place to sleep.

Consider stretching out on the floor for a nap regardless of the terminal. If you fancy it, bring a sleeping mat, bag, or blanket to save you from getting cold!

Here are some of the best spots travellers have reported as the best places to sleep in Perth Airport:

  • Terminal 1, Landside – Head towards the gallery, where you will find a dimmer and quieter hallway than other areas.
  • Terminal 1, Landside – The Arrivals area has couches with headrests.

Are There Sleep Pods in Perth Airport?

Smarte Carte Sleeping pods are available in the public area of Terminal 1 International at Shop GC76, directly across from the International Check-in counters 21-22.

They cost $12 for one hour (with no extra extras) to $50 for 4 hours (with free pillow, blanket and earplugs).

The design of the pods is basically like a business-class seat with a privacy shield. Charging points for USB and GPO plugs are available inside the pod, so you can charge your devices while resting. Storage for hand luggage is also available.

Is There a Lounge at Perth Airport?

Perth Airport has a few lounges to choose from. Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program; however, none of the lounges have dedicated rest or sleep zones. You can learn more about the lounges available in our Perth Airport Guide.

What is Open 24 Hours at Perth Airport?

There are a few food concessions open landside in Terminal 1:

  • Maccinetta (Level 1, landside)
  • Local Food Store (Level 1, landside)

Water fountains are located throughout the airport. If you want to lighten your load and not take your luggage everywhere, there are also luggage storage lockers if you need a place to store your luggage overnight. You can find out more in our Perth Airport Guide.

Are Showers available?

If you need to freshen up after a long flight or a night sleeping on the terminal floor, you’re in luck! Showers are available at Perth Airport. You will find them on the ground floor of the International Arrivals Hall and Terminal 1 Departures on the second floor by Gate 54 (airside).

Where is the Nearest Airport Hotel?

There are no hotels directly at the airport, but there are several nearby, with some offering shuttle service:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Perth Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Is It Safe To Sleep in Perth Airport?

We’ve not been informed of any safety issues at PER. 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. 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.

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