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Sleeping in Warsaw Chopin Airport

Sleeping in Warsaw Chopin Airport

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

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Sleeping in Warsaw Chopin Airport

Locations & Seating

Travellers agree that the areas on the airside are more comfortable than the landside areas. Seating is abundant, and many seats are armrest-free so you can lie down. If you prefer to spread out, bring a sleep mat or sleeping bag to combat the cold, hard floors – or look around for some carpeted areas.

Here are good sleep spots that travellers have reported:

  • Landside – a group of benches in a slightly hidden corner by the Costa Coffee in the Arrivals area.
  • Airside – two big, soft couches between gates 28 and 29.

Rest Zones

At the time of this update, there are no designated rest zones within the airport.

Hotels

warsaw airport hotelsWould you prefer the privacy and comfort of a hotel room? If you want a good, solid sleep before your early morning flight, several hotels are within a 5-minute drive. Some offer free shuttle service. See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations, or visit Tripadvisor to find hotel deals at Warsaw Airport.

Lounges

warsaw airport loungesIf you are looking for a private place to nap for a few hours between flights, check out the Fantazja Lounge in Terminal A. In addition to offering a comfortable place to hang out, they have a designated nap area. Rooms can be booked at the lounge door. For more information, check out our Warsaw Chopin Airport Guide.

More Airport Services & Facilities

For information about drinking water, 24-hour food & drink options, luggage storage, showers, mobile charging and WiFi, visit our Chopin Airport Guide.

Airport Conditions

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

  • Temperature – This is one cold airport, so do dress in layers. 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 terminal brightness. Come prepared with eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.
  • Noise – Travellers report the usual airport activity and noise during the day, but the terminal seems to quiet down considerably at night. Still, plan ahead with earplugs and noise-cancelling headphones.

Security & Safety

Airport staff seem to have no issue with the overnight sleepers here.

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Warsaw Chopin 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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