Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Prague Airport

sleeping in prague airport
(Photo courtesy of Giovanni / 30Jul2009)

 

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

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Sleeping in Prague Airport

Locations & Seating

Seating is generous here, though most are equipped with armrests. Airside offers more creature comforts, including a few rest areas offering seating with headrests or footrests, so grab one if you can. Landside, the seating is limited, so the floor may be your best bet – a blanket, sleeping mat, or even sleeping bag will help cushion the hard ground.

Here are good sleep spots that travellers have reported:

  • Gate A4 may have some seats with footrests.
  • In Terminal 2, head to the Rest Area between Piers C and D.

Rest Zones

Prague Airport offers a designated rest zone called the Kooperativa Relaxation Zone. You’ll find comfortable seating, high-speed WiFi, and flight info display screens. Location: Terminal 2, airside, between Piers C and D.

Hotels

prague airport hotelsWould you prefer some privacy and comfort? If you would like a good, solid sleep between flights without the stress of going through security, a transit hotel is available for transit passengers or travellers departing from Terminal 1. Head to the Rest and Fun Center to check into one of nine rooms available for an overnight stay (48-hour reservation required) or day rooms (no reservation required).

Other hotels are located nearby, with a Ramada Hotel at South Terminal 3 and a Courtyard and Holiday Inn between Terminals 1 and 2. See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations, or visit Tripadvisor to find hotel deals at Prague Airport.

Lounges

prague airport loungesPrague Airport has several lounges, but none have designated sleep rooms or rest areas. If you only want to relax in a comfortable seat for a few hours before your flight, check out this list of lounges in our Prague 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 Prague 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 don’t seem to mind overnight campers, but they may wake you to check your ID and boarding pass in the landside areas.

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Prague Airport. However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s important 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.

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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