Whether your situation calls for a short nap or an overnight slumber, this sleep guide will give you the essential information needed to prepare you for sleeping in Warsaw Chopin Airport.
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This guide was last updated: 8 November 2019. Read the latest traveller reviews.
Sleeping in Warsaw Chopin Airport
Locations & Seating
Travellers agree that the areas inside Security are more comfortable than the pre-Security 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:
- The ING and T-Mobile booths may have some comfortable flat benches.
- Pre-Security, there is a group of benches in a slightly hidden corner by the Costa Coffee in the Arrivals area.
At the time of this update, there are no designated rest zones within the airport.
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.
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.
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.
Pro-tip: If you chose a spot near any eateries, keep in mind that the staff arrive early and they can get pretty loud in the kitchen.
Freshen up (and loosen those stiff muscles) with a shower before your flight. Free shower facilities are located near to the McDonald’s in the Food Court inside Security, but do bring your own toiletries and towel. Additional shower facilities are located in the pay-to-use Preludium and Fantazja Lounges. See our Warsaw Chopin Airport Guide for details.
Food & Drink
When you get the midnight munchies or give up trying to sleep and need a coffee to stay awake, 24-hour food concessions are available. Check out these vendors:
- Pre-Security: Costa Coffee and Costa Coffee Fly Dining
- Inside Security: Costa Coffee Fresco and Illy.
Prefer the privacy and comfort of a hotel room? If you would like a good solid sleep between flights, you’ll have to leave the airport behind for some nearby hotels. Several hotels are located within a 5-minute drive, and one is only a 5-minute walk. Some offer free shuttle service. See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations or visit Tripadvisor to find hotels deals at Warsaw Airport.
If you are looking for a private place to nap for a few hours in between flights, check out the Fantazja Lounge, located 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.
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. 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 by yourself or with friends, it is good to know where security is. Know where their office is located and look for video cameras in the spot 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 earphones and no ipod and a laptop bag strap and no laptop bag (or laptop). Same goes with important documents and money. Keep these secure on your body, so that 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.
- Choose to Stay Alert. If you don’t feel safe, drink coffee and stay awake and be alert. You can always sleep on the plane!
Pro-tip: If you are sleeping 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 begin to arrive for morning flights.
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