Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Vienna Airport

Sleeping in Vienna Airport

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

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Sleeping in Vienna Airport

Locations & Seating

You’ll find a range of seating options here, some of which are pretty comfortable for sleeping. At VIE airport, you’ll find simple armrest-free seats, benches, couches and reclining lounges. If you prefer to spread out on the floor, look for a private nook or corner and bring a sleep mat or sleeping bag for extra cushion.

Here are good sleep spots that travellers have reported:

  • The designated rest zones in Terminals 1 and 3.
  • Terminal 3, Concourse F has a long hallway with couches near Gates F27-30.
  • Terminal 3, next to the gate F5

Rest Zones

Vienna Airport offers designated rest zones where tired travellers can relax and enjoy some stress-free time in comfortable deck chairs or couches. Locations: Terminal 1, C and D Gates; Terminal 3, F and G Gates.


vienna airport hotelsPrefer some privacy and comfort? Check out the NH Vienna Airport if you would like a good, solid sleep between flights or before an early morning. This hotel is located directly across from the Arrivals Hall, and both overnight and day rooms are available. Additional hotels are located within a short walk or drive of the airport. See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations, or visit Tripadvisor to find hotel deals at Vienna Airport.


vienna airport loungesWhile Vienna Airport has a few lounges, 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 Vienna 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 Vienna Airport Guide.

Airport Conditions

If you plan to spend the night at the airport, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Temperature – It can get quite cold, particularly overnight. Arrive prepared with a blanket or even a sleeping bag. A hoodie provides extra warmth if the terminal gets even colder.
  • Lighting – At the time of this update, we have not received reports from travellers related to lighting in the terminals. Many couches can be found next to big windows, so in summer, expect to rise (but maybe not shine) with the early sun! Come prepared with eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.
  • Noise – This busy airport does have the usual hum of frequent announcements and many travellers coming and going. Depending on your sleep spot, it may quiet down a little at night. Bring along earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones to help.

Security & Safety

Airport staff seem to tolerate overnight sleepers here. At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Vienna 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 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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