Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Taipei Taoyuan Airport

Sleeping in Taipei Taoyuan Airport

If you’re dealing with a long layover or an early morning flight departure at Taipei Taoyuan Airport, you might be wondering if it is possible to sleep in the airport. Our guide to sleeping in Taipei 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 You Stay Overnight at Taipei Taoyuan Airport?

This sleep-friendly airport has plenty of comfortable seating options, including reclining chairs throughout the terminals. Quiet nooks offer privacy in case you want to sleep on the floor.

Carpeting is limited, so a sleep mat, blanket, or sleeping bag will provide some much-needed cushion.

If you’re sleeping in this airport, you won’t be alone. This might mean extra competition for the best sleep spots and could get noisy with a lot of footfall. Consider bringing some earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones too. 

Other than that, you should get a nice rest at this airport before your next flight. And luckily, the airport gets pretty quiet at night, so you can enjoy the peace!

Where Are The Best Places to Sleep in Taipei Taoyuan Airport?

Thanks to reviews from other travellers, there are some good recommendations for places to sleep in this airport. 

Here are good sleep spots that travellers have reported:

  • A lounge area in Terminal 1, between Gates A and B.
  • Recliner chairs are located at Gate B7.
  • Several themed rest lounges at the C Gates.
  • Terminal 2 arrivals, a restaurant with comfortable couches to sleep on

Taipei Taoyuan Airport also has a good selection of rest zones perfect for stealing a few hours of sleep before you need to fly. These lounges are free and are themed with local, fun characters!

Lounge Locations:

  • Gate C3 Hello Kitty Wonderland
  • Gate C5 e-Library Lounge
  • Gate C6 Unforgettable Yummy (with free tea samples)
  • Gate C7 Postal Waiting Lounge, where you can write a postcard
  • A transfer resting area (T2, Zone D) offers 13 reclining chairs
  • T2, look for the Shi Shi Ru Yuan resting area at the 4F Transfer Hall.

Are There Showers in Taipei Taoyuan Airport?

After a night snoozing in the airport, you might be looking for a shower to freshen up and loosen up those stiff muscles. 

24-hour shower facilities are free and located in 7 locations on the airside:

  • Terminal 1, Floor 1
  • Terminal 1, Floor 2, Arrivals (2 locations)
  • Terminal 1, Floor 4
  • Terminal 2, Floor 1
  • Terminal 2, Floor 4, Departures (2 locations)

You may rent towels at the Salon Shop near the Terminal 2 location for US $4.

Is There Anything Open 24 Hours at Taipei Taoyuan Airport? 

Whether a case of the midnight munchies hits you, or you’ve just given up trying to sleep and want to scope out your options, you can choose from some 24-hour food concessions.

Check out these eateries and convenience stores: 

  • Dream Cafe (T2, landside, 1F) 
  • Illy Cafe (T1, Airside, 3F x 2 locations) 
  • Burger King (T2, landside, 4F) 
  • Mos Burger (T1, landside, 3F • T2, landside, 4F) 
  • D3 Bar (T2, airside, 3F)

Are There Any Hotels Near Taipei Taoyuan Airport?

taipei taoyuan airport hotels

If sleeping in the airport gives you nightmares, a few hotels are nearby, but you’ll need to leave the airport. A few hotels are within a quick 5-minute drive of the airport, with airport shuttles available. See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations, or visit Tripadvisor to find hotel deals at Taipei Airport.

Are There Lounges in Taipei Taoyuan Airport?

taipei taoyuan airport lounges

If you want a more comfortable seat and refreshments, it’s worth paying to enter one of the many lounges at Taipei Taoyuan Airport. If you are looking for a private place to nap for a few hours between flights, check out the Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 2, Zone A. In addition to offering a comfortable place to hang out, they have a few private sleep rooms that can be rented in 6- or 12-hour blocks. Rooms can be booked at the lounge door or online in advance. 

Learn more about the lounges in our Airport Guide and our Lounge Guide.

What Are Some Tips for Sleeping at Taipei Airport?

To get the most comfortable sleep at Taipei Airport, here are a few tips to help:

  • You can expect the airport to cool down at night as air conditioning continues to run and fewer people are inside. Arrive prepared with a blanket or even a sleeping bag. A hoodie provides extra warmth if the terminal gets even colder.
  • The terminal building can be pretty bright. Come prepared with eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.
  • Travellers report a calmer, quieter environment than most airports of this size. By day, expect the usual airport hum of announcements and chatting travellers. It seems to quiet down significantly at night, with cleaning crews passing by quickly. Still, it’s best to be prepared with earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones.

Is it Safe to Sleep at Taipei Taoyuan Airport?

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