Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Perth Airport

sleeping in perth airportDo you have a long layover or an early morning flight departing from Perth Airport? If you’re wondering if there is anywhere in the terminal where you can sneak some snooze time you’ve landed on the right page. Whether you’re an experienced airport sleeper or new to the game, this sleep guide will tell you everything you need to know about sleeping in Perth Airport.

If we’re missing anything, or you have your own real-life Perth Airport sleeping experience to share, write a review. For more information, be sure to check out our Perth Airport Guide.

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, pre-security areas of terminals 1 and 2 for some sleep.  Reviews suaggest 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 comfortable sofas with headrests, you hopefully won’t be stuck for somewhere suitable to rest.

Terminals 3 and 4, however, have very limited seating options and won’t be the best place to try and snooze.

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 hallway that’s dimmer and quieter 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.  Learn more about the lounges available 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 have take your luggage everywhere with you, yhere 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 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, but it’s always best to keep your wits about you, and if you’re not feeling safe, opt for an extra cup of coffee and sleep on the plane!

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 alone or with friends, it is good to know where security is. Know where their office is located and look for video cameras where 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 only earphones and a laptop bag strap, but without the iPods or laptops that were attached. The same goes for important documents and money. Keep these secure on your body so 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 it.
  • Choose to Stay Alert. If you don’t feel safe, drink coffee, stay alert, and stay awake. You can always sleep on the plane!

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