A quick guide to Valencia International airport in Spain

Valencia – Manises airport (IATA Code: VLC) is the closest air travel terminal to the city of Valencia in the Iberian Peninsula, Spain, lying just 8 kilometres west of the centre. Both domestic and international routes operated by Ryanair, Air Nostrum and Vueling alongside other renowned carriers link this airport to a wide range of Spanish cities as well as to Schengen and non-Schengen destinations in Europe and Africa. In this post, you can look up which airlines fly to and from Valencia, how to navigate the different terminals, ways to commute to the downtown and where to sleep near the airport during your trip.

Airlines and destinations of Valencia airport

If you are planning to fly with Air Nostrum, Vueling or Ryanair within Spain, you may catch a flight from Valencia airport to other Spanish airports like Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Jerez, Ibiza, Santiago de Compostela, Sevilla, Tenerife North and Vigo. On the other hand, major international airlines connect VLC with airports such as Cairo, Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech, Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Münich, Vienna, Billund, Lyon, Paris CDG and ORY, Athens, Budapest, Cork, Dublin, Milan, Pisa, Roma, Riga, London Heathrow, East Midlands, Stockholm, Zürich, Manchester and Bucharest, among others.

How many terminals are there in VLC?

There used to be three terminals in Valencia airport of Spain: T1, T2 and the regional terminal for domestic flights. However, they all are interconnected composing one unique main passenger building from which Schengen and non-Schengen operations are handled, and the regional one is today an integral part of what used to be Terminal 1.

Transport options from the airport to the Valencia city centre

You have several transportation options to travel the short distance separating the airport terminal from Valencia centre, either public or private. Firstly, local bus lines 150 and 106 will take you to Manises or Valencia from the airport bus station. The facilities also have a metro station with trains departing regularly (every 15 minutes at the most) and making stops at all the main subway stations in the city. Alternatively, you may rent a car or hop into a taxi outside the Arrivals hall.

VIP lounge

The airport lounge at VLC is called SALA VIP Joan Olivert and is located in the boarding area on floor 1. Its working hours go from 5:00 to 23:00 and it aims to cater for the needs of frequent travellers and luxury jet-setters by providing a quiet exclusive space, complimentary snacks and drinks, WiFi and work stations. You may be granted access to the lounge because you  are a member of an airline loyalty program, own certain credit cards, fly business class on the same day or purchase a one-time pass to enjoy yourself during a few hours prior to catching your flight.

Closest hotels to Valencia airport in Spain

The following are the nearest accommodations to Valencia-Manises airport for you to book a room with and spend an overnight layover within short distance of the passenger terminal.

Hotel Aviación (2 stars)

This option is a convenient one not only due to its proximity to the airport terminal, but also because they offer shuttle transfers and a 24-hour front-desk ready to welcome guests any time of the day or night. There is a restaurant on site although you can also rely on room service for your meals, make coffee or tea in your bedroom and benefit from the complimentary WiFi network to catch up with work.

Ibis Budget Valencia Aeropuerto (1 star)

Ideal for the thrifty business traveller, this budget hotel close to Valencia airport (1,5 kilometres away) serves early breakfast from 4:30 in the morning for travellers catching the first flights of the day, has a private parking and provides guests with functional, spacious double and family rooms with free WiFi access.

Travelodge Valencia Airport (1 star)

This Travelodge hotel lies 1,5 kilometres away from Valencia airport in Spain and features payment parking spaces, shuttle transfer services, WiFi, buffet-style breakfast, accessible facilities, a snack bar that stays open around the clock and double, twin or family rooms with bathroom.

Hotel Manises (apartment)

This accommodation is actually a cosy, fully-equipped apartment found just 2 kilometres away from the terminal of the airport, perfect for busy travellers who need to spend an overnight layover before catching their outbound flight back home. Aside from a private bedroom and a kitchenette, guests can enjoy free WiFi, TV and a balcony during their stay.


Hotels near Alicante airport in Spain

Do you travel to Spain for business often? If so, it is very likely that you catch flights to and from Alicante-Elche International airport (also known as Aeropuerto Miguel Hernández or simply “El Altet”) from time to time. As one of the busiest terminals in the country, conveniently located only 10 kilometres away from Alicante downtown, it handles domestic, international and chartered operations to destinations in both mainland Spain and the Islands as well as to airports across Europe and Africa. Whether you are making a connection or flying direct, in the event of having an overnight layover in ALC, or if you have the sudden need to spend the night close to the facilities of Alicante airport due to a cancellation or delay, you always have the option to book a room with one of the recommended hotels below.

Alicante airport: terminal and transportation

There is one main terminal building with four distinct levels in ALC airport in Spain. The departures concourse and boarding gates for domestic and international flights out of Alicante are found on level 2. Here, passengers will also find services like Customs, Currency Exchange, VAT refund, lost and found, restaurants, taxi cabs, private transfers and buses. Arrivals, baggage claim and car rental offices are handled at level 0.

In order to travel from Alicante airport to the city centre, you may either take public bus line C6 or a taxi (safety tip: you will recognize authorized ones by their green stripe). Route C6 also links to Tram 1, 2, 3 and 4 stops, which connect the airport area to destinations along the Costa Blanca coast including Denia, Alicante and Benidorm.

Nearest hotels to Alicante International airport in Spain

All nearby hotels are situated within a short drive from the passenger terminal of Alicante airport; there are no transit accommodation or place to stay onsite and the closest hotel lies 2,3 kilometres away (5 minutes by car).

Hotel Areca (4 stars)

This option stands a short drive away from the terminal of Alicante airport in Spain, and about 8 kilometres from the beach. Some of the main reasons why travellers book a room here include attractive hotel amenities such as complimentary admission to their wellness facilities, free WiFi internet, an onsite Mediterranean restaurant with outdoor café, gym, room service, private parking and buffet-style breakfast served daily. All double, triple and family rooms as well as the junior suites have ensuite bathroom with hair dryer and toiletries, work desk and TV.

Doña Isabel Hotel near Alicante airport (1 star)

Located in the nearby Torrellano locality, you can reach this budget-friendly hotel from the airport by car in a few minutes. The Conference and Exhibitions Centre is also in the vicinity, and Alicante and Elche are just a 10-minute drive away. Despite its rustic style, this accommodation features in-room WiFi, sockets near the beds, safes, ironing facilities, clothes rack, air conditioning and private bathrooms. There is a Spanish restaurant inside the premises, and select rooms afford city views. They are all soundproofed to ensure a restorative sleep and can be single, queen, twin, superior or suites.

El Plantío Golf Resort (4 stars)

This resort is a large complex comprising two swimming pools in the open air and two golf courts available for guests. It is situated 3 kilometres away from the passenger terminal of Alicante airport and approximately the same distance from the city. Confirmed guests are provided with shuttle transfers upon requests. For your stay, you can book your own apartment with balcony to accommodate up to either 4 or 6 people, and enjoy amenities such as kitchenette with microwave, sink, fridge and appliances, laundry, baby sitting services, concierge, an onsite restaurant specializing in international cuisine and daily buffet breakfast including a wide range of options to meet your dietary needs and those of your kids.

Ibis Hotel Alicante (1 star)

This budget hotel is found 4,7 kilometres away from Alicante airport in Spain. It has free parking spaces for guests and is conveniently located really close to a bus stop with links to the Exhibition Centre. Since it is on the seafront, most guests will enjoy the sea views from their air conditioned double, twin or family rooms with ensuite bathroom. The premises are accessible, there is a lift, complimentary WiFi network, and a café/snack-bar that stays open 24 hours a day, 7 days of the week.

Hotel Sercotel AG Express Elche in Spain (2 stars)

This accommodation is particularly convenient for those attending events at the Convention and Exhibitions Centre, 4 kilometres away from El Altet airport and a short drive to Elche. While staying here, you can benefit from their secured parking spaces, free wireless internet connection all throughout, a business centre and meeting rooms, and a restaurant open around the clock. Its non-smoking and soundproofed guest units are spacious with private bathroom, and have different occupancy categories: double rooms may feature a king or queen bed or else to twin beds, whereas triple rooms can accommodate three guests in three separate beds, or two in a queen bed and an extra one sleeping in a sofa bed.


Closest hotels to Bucharest airport in Romania

Henri Coandă International airport (IATA code: OTP) is popularly known as Bucharest airport and named after the Romanian inventor who built the first ever experimental jet airplane. Located to the north of the metropolis in the town of Otopeni, it serves Bucharest, the capital and largest city in Romania. It has one main passenger terminal comprising three concourses from which flights by flagship airlines BlueAir and Tarom are handled. Notwithstanding that, there are other many carriers running regular scheduled services from and to OTP, such a Ryanair, Wizz Air, Swiss, Lufthansa, LOT, Pegasus, KLM, Eurowings, flyDubai, easyJet, British Airways, Air France and Aegean, to mention but a few. The busiest domestic air routes from Bucharest have Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara and Iași as their destinations, while some of the most in-demand international flights departing from Otopeni airport are headed to Athens, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Vienna, Barcelona, Cologne – Bonn, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Lisboa, Oslo, Stuttgart, Milan, Madrid, Düsseldorf, London (several airports), Liverpool and Dortmund.

If you are having an overnight layover at Henri Coandă, or consider sleeping in a hotel room near the facilities of Bucharest International airport in Romania to spend the night after or before your flight, the hotels listed below are the ones that stand the closest to the main passenger terminal.

Hotels to spend the night near Bucharest airport in Romania

Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest airport (4 stars)

Within short walking distance from the terminal building (a walk of 5 minutes at the most), we find this Hilton hotel providing guests with courtesy wireless internet, room service and round-the-clock front desk assistance. Its fully-equipped rooms include private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, clothes dryer, kettle and safety deposit box, and can accommodate solo travellers, couples, groups and families. Children under 12 stay for free and get breakfast at no extra charge. There are concierge services, a convenience store and a restaurant on site, although you can order your take-away breakfast if you are leaving early for your flight. Additionally, guests can benefit from other amenities like a gym, business spaces and a parking lot.

Vienna House Easy by Wyndham Otopeni airport (4 stars)

This Wyndham hotel in the vicinity of Bucharest airport offers free transfer services and secured parking. Aside from being superbly situated just 2 kilometres away from the passenger terminal, it stands by road E60, which means it is very well connected by road. It has accessible and non-smoking rooms and suites with lounge access, entertainment options you can enjoy during your stay, safes, fitness centre, buffet-style breakfast and also take-away options. The soundproofed rooms all feature tea and coffee maker, air-conditioning, bathroom for personal use and free toiletries.

Hotel Otopeni near Bucharest airport in Romania (3 stars)

Only 1 kilometre from the airport terminal, this transit hotel provides confirmed guests with free transfers any time of the day or night. It also offers free WiFi connection all throughout, courtesy parking and air-conditioned rooms including bathroom and cable TV that can be twin, double or triple regarding capacity. If your flight out of Bucharest departs in the morning, there is an early-breakfast option, while you can have dinner at the onsite restaurant in the evening as well. There is a bus stop about 300 metres from this location.

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Conveniently located 2 kilometres from Henri Coandă International airport, this transit hotel affords beautiful views over the Otopeni gardens, and provides travellers who choose to stay here with free private parking spaces, double, triple and twin rooms or apartments with balcony, bathroom and fridge.

Hotel Aviator Boutique (4 stars)         

The Aviator Boutique hotel lies 4,5 kilometres from Otopeni airport serving Bucharest in Romania, and it features onsite bar, complimentary WiFi all throughout the facilities, well-equipped guest rooms to work, rest and refresh. Airport shuttle transfers are offered for a surcharge. You can stay in a single, double, triple or twin room or suite and enjoy 24-hour security, safes, free luggage storage in case your flight departs later on in your day of check-out, meeting facilities and breakfast.

Closest hotels to Porto airport in Portugal

Porto International airport (IATA code: OPO) serves the city of the same name and the capital of the Oporto district in Portugal. It is considered as a major aviation hub in the country since Porto is one of the largest urban areas in the Iberian Peninsula as well as the second city in the country only behind Lisbon. Its convenient location in the north-west allows for direct air links to and from cities all over Spain, regular domestic routes to popular destinations in the mainland, Madeira and the Azores islands, and international flights to and from Canada, USA, Brazil, Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, Ireland, UK and Switzerland to mention but a few countries. Most of these routes are operated by airlines such as Tap Air Portugal, Ryanair, easyJet, Lufthansa, Eurowings, WizzAir, Vueling and Brussels Airlines, among others, and travellers arriving aboard their planes or catching an early morning outbound flight may consider spending the night in a hotel near the terminal of Porto airport.

OPO has one main terminal building that stays open 24 hours a day; it has four distinct entrances (A, B, C and D) and different levels from which transportation, car rental offices, check-in, arrivals and departures are handled. In order to reach the terminal from the city centre, or else to commute to Porto or other areas of the region after landing, you may use underground trains (the Estádio do Dragão – Aeroporto metro line) transporting passengers from one point to the other in approximately 20 minutes. STCP buses numbered 601, 602 and 604 connect the terminal to the downtown, and there is also a bus route linking Porto airport to Vigo airport in Galicia, Spain. Alternatively, taxi cabs are available outside the building.

Where to sleep near Porto International airport in Portugal

Park Hotel Porto Aeroporto (3 stars)

This transit hotel is conveniently located just a 3-minute walk away from the passenger terminal in Porto and offers double, twin, family, premium and superior soundproofed guest rooms with an ample bathroom and cable TV. A buffet-style breakfast is served daily, and dinner is available at the restaurant on site. Other services offered include concierge and luggage storage. The premises, which are non-smoking all throughout, are accessible for handicapped travellers and lie close to two metro stations connecting the area to different points of the city.

Hotel Singular Porto Airport

Perfect for a short stay, this hotel is only 400 metres away from the aeroporto. You can spend your overnight layover near the departures zone in a twin, double or family room with complimentary WiFi and private bathroom. The front desk is open for check-in around the clock and guests are entitled to enjoy a continental breakfast in the morning. It is superbly situated within walking distance of the nearest metro station providing links to the centre as well as of the highway to Viana de Castelo.

Opohotel Porto Airport (4 stars)

This establishment features restaurant and bar also 400 metres from the terminal building of Porto airport in Portugal. All rooms, which may be twin, double, 2-bedroom suites or executive suites are equipped with bathroom and some of them also feature a balcony. The breakfast buffet includes options for kids and you can also order it to be delivered to your room. There are free shuttle services and parking for guests in this spot located 11 kilometres from Porto and really close to bus and metro stops in the vicinity.

Hotel Aeroporto (2 stars)

This budget-friendly option is found after a 4-minute walk from the airport terminal in Porto, Portugal. It has been recently renovated and offers well-equipped twin and double rooms with air conditioning, work desk, TV, minibar, private bathroom and wireless internet free of charge. As a guest, you are entitled to enjoy a continental or buffet-style breakfast in the morning. Its accessible facilities are close to the nearest subway station and the staff speaks Portuguese and English.

Stay Hotel Porto Airport (3 stars)

Although the Stay Hotel Porto Airport stands 1,6 kilometres away from its main terminal, travellers may use the metro trains to the airport from a nearby station. It also has a payment private parking in case you commute by car, and courtesy bikes that you can borrow and use. Guest units may be twin or double and all are air-conditioned, feature complimentary wireless internet and have a bathroom with shower for personal use. Other amenities provided include a clothes rack, a kettle, cable TV, a hair dryer, a desk, bed linen and towels. There is room service available upon request, as well as luggage storage and a business room.

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Closest hotels to Geneva airport in Switzerland

Geneva International airport (GVA) serves the second most populous city in Switzerland, being conveniently located 4 kilometres away from the centre. Its main terminal can be accessed from both Switzerland and France since it is divided into two differentiated sectors, and it is frequented not only by tourists whose final destination are the nearby ski resorts, but also by business travellers and interpreters attending events at the United Nations Office in Place des Nations or the Geneva International Conference Centre. In such cases, it might be a great idea to book a hotel room near the facilities of the airport.

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Passengers arriving on regular scheduled flights operated by Swiss or easyJet from airports in Europe, Africa or North America, and those on seasonal routes handled by AirFrance, AnadoluJet, Icelandair, Norwegian or SunExpress can easily commute to Cornavin Station from the airport by train, or else ride local buses to their destination. Some of the main cities with air links to Geneva include New York (from JFK), Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Funchal, Marrakech, Athens, Dublin, Montreal, Rome, Dubai, Cairo, Oslo and Frankfurt.

Nearest hotels to the terminals of Geneva airport in Switzerland

The recommended hotels below are those that stand closest to GVA, so if you are looking for a place to sleep near Geneva airport either after or before your flight, take good note and pick the most suitable one for your travel needs. Also note that all the accommodations below provide guests with a free transport pass to use public transportation for the whole duration of their trip and this should be taken into account when planning your trip expenses.

Ibis Genève Aéroport (2 stars)

This budget hotel lies 450 metres from Geneva airport and you can either walk to and from its terminal or benefit from their complimentary shuttle services. Its double and twin guest rooms are modern and fully equipped, featuring free WiFi. The accessible facilities are soundproofed and travellers can order breakfast to go or enjoy a continental, American or buffet-style breakfast on site. This Ibis location stands a short drive away from the United Nations headquarters in Switzerland and is also within short walking distance of public bus stops.

Nash Pratik Hotel (3 stars)

Travellers staying in the Nash Pratik Hotel close to the terminals of GVA will enjoy a terrace, well-appointed rooms with tea and coffee maker, satellite TV channels and a private bathroom with shower. There is free wireless Internet available all throughout the premises, and guests may order an early breakfast to take away when leaving for the airport or have a continental one at the hotel before departure. They have a shuttle bus running services between the accommodation and the passenger terminal from 4:30 to 00:00, although you can also walk and get there in a few minutes.

Nash Airport Hotel near Geneva airport (4 stars)

Superbly situated 500 metres from the airport terminal and just a 10-minute drive to Geneva city centre, this transit hotel offers free shuttle services from 4:30 every day of the week, in-room wireless internet free of charge, a public zone to relax, business facilities, sauna, gym and private parking. It is close to the Palexpo Exhibition Centre and 5 minutes away from the nearest bus stop. Guests are entitled to enjoy a continental breakfast in the morning, there is a coffee house on site and various restaurants in the vicinity. Its wide range of rooms, apartments and suites of different capacity can accommodate up to 4 adults.

Nash Suites Airport Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland (4 stars)

Also within short walking distance of GVA, the Nash Suites Airport Hotel offers room service, courtesy wireless internet network, concierge services, luggage storage, lounge, fitness centre, secured parking and currency exchange. All rooms are carpeted and feature ironing facilities, kitchenette and bathroom with either shower or bath. Breakfast is served from 5:30 to 10:30, there are business facilities open to guests and the United Nations Office is roughly 4 kilometres away. Its soundproofed apartments and suites have been designed to meet your needs as a travelling work team or family.

Crowne Plaza Geneva (4 stars)

This Crowne Plaza hotel near Geneva airport in Switzerland lies 10 minutes away from the city centre by car. It provides guests with complimentary WiFi, shuttle transfers, rooms for meetings, a gym, a sauna and a hairdressing salon inside the premises. If you stay on the top floor, you will enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings and be granted access to the Club Lounge where breakfast and snacks can be enjoyed at no cost. All rooms have both cable internet and WiFi, a laptop safe and a balcony or terrace. The onsite parking features an electric car charging station.


Sleeping in Frankfurt airport: hotels on the airside and the landside

Frankfurt International airport is the operational base of Lufthansa airlines and a major aviation hub in Europe, and is located just twelve kilometres away from the city of Frankfurt in Germany. Its strategic situation in one of the world’s financial capitals and halfway between the eastern and the western side of the continent makes it a frequent stop for passengers on long-haul journeys from one continent to another, as well as for business travellers attending conferences, conventions and networking events at the Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds.

Where to spend an overnight layover in Frankfurt airport

You have four options to sleep in Frankfurt International airport without leaving the complex: three of them are found on the landside (public area) and one of them on the airside or restricted area after security, therefore only accessible to passengers in transit and in possession of a boarding pass. All airport hotels in Frankfurt, Germany, are located in Terminal 1; there is a Hilton Garden Inn right next to the terminal building, a Sheraton (which is both hotel and conference centre) offering direct access to the terminal, a Hilton in The Squaire on top of the airport’s railway station and a transit hotel –the My Cloud- in the international departures concourse.

If you need more details before deciding which airport hotel in Frankurt, Germany, suits your travel needs best, see a more detailed account of our recommendations below.

The Sheraton Frankfurt airport hotel & conference center, perfect for business travellers

When it comes to spending the night in Frankfurt airport, staying in the Sheraton enables you to make the most of your layover as you will not only get the chance to rest and refresh yourself before resuming your journey, but also to organise the last business meetings and events in the city. Located within short walking distance of the departures public hall, it provides comfortable soundproofed guest rooms, a fitness centre, wellness facilities and two onsite restaurants.

Staying at the Hilton during your layover in Frankfurt airport

The Hilton Frankfurt airport hotel, a relatively new construction in the known as Squaire building inside the airport complex, is on top of the railway station. Its wide array of guest amenities particularly attracts travellers making a connection here before continuing with their holidays, an Europe tour or even a world trip: it offers complimentary spa access and its rooms  and suites are fully-equipped with coffee maker, free WiFi, flat-screen TV, safety deposit boxes and room service.

A functional hotel for tourists and business travellers in Frankfurt

The Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport caters to the specific needs of those travelling for work, but also of holiday goers and explorers. If you are sleeping in Frankfurt airport before going back home from a visit to Messe Frankfurt, you can rest assured that your room will have the required atmosphere and facilities to complete your work, send your reports and even have them remotely printed at the onsite business centre without leaving your bed. A daily breakfast buffet is served.

Transit hotel inside Frankfurt International airport in Germany

The MyCloud hotel for passengers in transit in Frankfurt airport is available exclusively to travellers passing through the restricted boarding area of Terminal 1 (non-schengen zone) to catch a connecting flight within the following hours or early on the following day. In spite of being a transit hotel, all rooms are fully-equipped, feature private bathroom and entitle you to use the WiFi internet network at no extra charge. This property is found next to gate Z25, so you are advised to confirm whether you will have access to this area of the airport (dedicated to non-schengen operations) before making your reservation.

Apart from those cases when you fly to Frankfurt airport in Germany for work or tourism purposes, you are likely to have a layover in FRA if making a connection with any of the following airlines: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Alitalia, American Air, Asiana, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Condor, Delta, Easyjet, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United and Wizz Air.

Bratislava airport terminals, flights, transport and passenger services

Bratislava airport or Milan Rastislav Štefánik International (IATA code: BTS) is the main air travel hub in Slovakia, central Europe. It is conveniently located 9 kilometres from the centre of Bratislava and a one-hour drive from Vienna in Austria, Brno in Czechia and Gyôr in Hungary. In this post, you can learn more about the terminals, flights, transport options, passenger services and hotels in BTS.

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Flights to Bratislava airport in Slovakia

The following airlines operate scheduled regular and seasonal flights to and from BTS:

  • Wizz Air (London Luton)
  • Air Cairo (Hurghada)
  • Smartwings (Dubai International, Antalya, Corfu, Palma de Mallorca, Zakynthos and Rhodes)
  • Ryanair (Brussels Charleroi, Bergamo, Rome Ciampino, Manchester, Sofia, Malta, Thessaloniki, London Stansted, Leeds Bradford, Lanzarote, Dublin, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Eindhoven)

Terminals of Bratislava airport

Hotels near Bratislava airport in Slovakia

The airport complex in Bratislava consists of just one passenger terminal building, divided into a main zone (A) and a non-Schengen arrivals and departures zone (B). On the ground floor, travellers find a public departures area with passenger handling services and check-in counters. A small part of it is dedicated to some non-Schengen arrivals. In order to board their planes, they can access the second floor via escalators and go through the security checkpoints that lead to gates 1 to 8, and clear the passport control to gates 9 to 13, from which flights towards non-Schengen destinations depart.

How to travel from the airport to Bratislava city centre

After landing in Bratislava airport, passengers can commute to the centre and the city’s railway station thanks to the public bus line 61 (N61 operating at night), or else travel to other destinations in Slovakia with Slovak lines. Other bus and coach companies such as Blaguss and Flixbus run services between BTS and Vienna city and Vienna International airport. Alternatively, there are taxi stands outside the terminal as well as car rental offices onsite: Budget, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Hertz are just some of the agencies you can choose from.

Passenger services in Bratislava airport

While at Bratislava International airport, you can benefit from the services and amenities listed below:

  • Courtesy battery charging stations near the boarding gates for your electronic devices.
  • Free unlimited WiFi Internet network accessible from all areas.
  • Shopping and food outlets before and after security that include Eat&Fly, The Food Market, Mediapress, the Jet Bar, Heinemann Duty Free, Volare and Slovak Home Products.
  • The Business Lounge “Mastercard Caproni Lounge” for frequent flyers, business-class ticket plane holders, Priority Pass and Lounge Key loyalty program members or any passenger who purchases a daily pass as long as there is availability. The daily access allows you to stay inside the lounge for 2 hours maximum to enjoy complimentary food and beverages, read magazines and newspapers and use its business facilities with greater privacy and comfort.

Hotels near Rho Fiera Milano and Fiera Milano City in Italy

Business travellers who attend events in Italy as exhibitors, congress goers, conference participants, hosted buyers or visitors are normally headed to the facilities of Fiera Milano, the main organiser of trade fairs and exhibitions in the country. This complex composed of several state-of-the-art venues in Milan comprises different sections, among which we count Rho Fiera Milano, Fiera Milano City and the MICO Congress centre. An average of seventy annual fairs are hosted in Fiera Milano, which means that more than four million people from Italy and abroad travel to Milan for business every year.

Business travellers who attend events in Italy as exhibitors, congress goers, conference participants, hosted buyers or visitors are normally headed to the facilities of Fiera Milano, the main organiser of trade fairs and exhibitions in the country. This complex composed of several state-of-the-art venues in Milan comprises different sections, among which we count Rho Fiera Milano, Fiera Milano City and the MICO Congress centre. An average of seventy annual fairs are hosted in Fiera Milano, which means that more than four million people from Italy and abroad travel to Milan for business every year.

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How to get to Fiera Milano

The different exhibition venues and pavilions of Fiera Milano in Italy are located about forty kilometres away from Malpensa International airport and roughly twenty kilometres from Linate airport; the journey by car, taxi or Uber from MXP airport takes thirty minutes approximately, while driving from LIN takes twenty one minutes at the most.

Alternative means of transportation to Fiera Milano Rho and Fiera Milano City include shuttle buses and suburban trains (S5, S6 and S11) from the airport, as well as the metro red line connecting some of the main stations in Milan downtown, like Duomo, to the exhibition grounds.

For greater convenience, you might want to confirm with your hotel near Fiera Milano whether they offer transfers to and from the airport terminals for confirmed guests, and even to and from the expo pavilions. If your trip is a short one and you will be catching an international flight back home after attending the event, it can also be a good idea to stay in a hotel close to Milano Malpensa airport.

Recommended hotels near Fiera Milano in Italy

Hotel in Milano: Fiera Congressi (3 stars)  

Superbly situated for exhibition goers, this accommodation lies just ten kilometres from Linate airport and thirty eight kilometres from Malpensa and, after checking in, guests can walk to Fiera Milano City and metro stations connecting to the other venues. The Duomo Cathedral and La Scala can be visited after a short drive. Its premises feature a garden and rooms allowing lots of natural light with air conditioning, TV, complimentary WiFI internet, minibar and fully-equipped private bathroom.

Optionally, you may add a varied daily breakfast to your reservation. Room capacity ranges from individual to quadruple, and extras like parking spots, luggage storage and safes are available. Furthermore, during business stays in this hotel near Fiera Milano, travellers appreciate the wide selection of nearby supermarkets and the local restaurants surrounding it, where they can enjoy healthy meals or gather with their colleagues, clients or partners.

Domenichino hotel near Fiera Milano in Italy

Also rated with 3 stars, this hospitality establishment boasts excellent transport connections to both Milan airports and the Fiera Milano venues. First, it provides guests with airport pick-up services; secondly, it is located within short walking distance of the Cardona and San Babila stations, with direct links by train and bus to Malpensa and Linate respectively, and lastly, it is conveniently located close to the Amendola metro stop, connecting to Milano Congress and Rho Fiera Milano. Former guests have particularly enjoyed the onsite breakfast featuring a wide range of options for vegans, gluten-free diets and even kids, the free high-speed WiFi and the bar.

This hotel close to Fiera Milano exhibition venues has private parking and soundproof guest rooms ready to accommodate solo travellers, couples, groups and families, and it is worth mentioning that the premises as well as the parking lot are wheelchair accessible. The cafés and restaurants in the vicinity seem to be the perfect complement to the hotel’s meeting spaces, which can be booked and arranged for your business events while in the city at an additional cost.

4-star hotel near Fiera Milano: the Portello

Halfway between San Siro football stadium and Fiera Milano City, Portobello by the Minihotel group caters to the needs of business travellers in Italy in a highly efficient manner by providing well-appointed classic and comfort rooms equipped with every amenity they might need, free WiFi internet, private shower, a healthy varied morning breakfast, room service, secured parking, business spaces and cleaning services, all within short walking distance of local bars, shops and restaurants.

Visiting some of the main landmarks of Milan city from this point will be easy thanks to the good public transport connections, while the location of this hotel close to the Exhibition venues is an equally optimal starting point to commute to either Malpensa or Linate at the end of your stay.

Hotels with gym and how to behave in a hotel fitness center

Do you also wonder how some people manage to stay fit while traveling? Let me tell you, I once tried to carry a set of dumbbells in my hand luggage, which obviously was not a good idea, and trying to find a safe place to run or work out in a new city was by no means an easy endeavor. Luckily, more and more hotels are offering fitness centers and gym facilities on site for guests to use during their stay at a home away from home. Continue reading below to discover how to access a hotel gym, how to behave properly so as not to incur penalties or disturb other guests and everything else you should know when lifting weights at a resort or accommodation.

Hotel gym rules and etiquette

How to know if you can use the hotel gym for free during your stay

Whenever you make a hotel reservation online, it will be easy to go through the complimentary amenities offered by the accommodation and check whether its premises have a gym or not, and if you can use it at no extra cost. Also, upon receiving the confirmation of your booking via e-mail, you may consult which services are included in the nightly rate to be paid, since access to fitness facilities and breakfast, for instance, are typically among them.

If you are particularly interested in not skipping your daily workout while abroad, consider only hotels with a gym, but bear in mind that the search results page will probably display accommodations where access to the fitness center is free as well as others where you need to pay a small surcharge or additional fee to enter. When the hotel gym remains open 24 hours, paying the hourly rate will be worth it, especially when it will help you fight jet lag after a long-haul journey.

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In order to access the exercise room, you are normally required to bring your untransferable key card with you -the one that opens the door to your room, turns on the lights, etc.-, or else to identify yourself with an exclusive password. Pay attention to how many people are already working out inside, because limited capacity regulations may apply. If you plan to stay in a hotel rated with 4 or 5 stars, you may be given the possibility to hire a personal fitness trainer to coach you.

What to wear and take with you for your gym session at the hotel

As important as bringing your towel to wipe up the sweat from the gym equipment when you are done is wearing the appropriate clothing and shoes. But you already know that if you are a gym rat. If it is travel that has awakened the desire of sculpting your body and taking care of yourself, know that doing otherwise and showing up at the hotel gym with heels or uncomfortable clothes may result in slipping from a climber machine or treadmill, or twisting your knee, and in such cases you will be solely responsible for your safety. Bringing a bottle of water or isotonic drink is O.K. generally, but make sure you check the hotel policies regarding drinks and food, which is normally not allowed.

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Exercising at the hotel gym

Not being a nuisance in the hotel gym is not that hard. Simply take care of every piece of equipment you use as though it was yours. Note that theft or damage of barbells, benches or any other accessories will make you incur fines, and don’t think you are smart enough to get away with it, because there are probably surveillance cameras in the most unexpected spots.

Respect other people’s time, focus and workout and mute your phone, wear headphones, don’t interfere with their progress (no flirting, no random attempts to socialize), don’t take selfies in which strangers unwantedly appear (or even better, don’t take any pictures at all), and use only one machine or piece of equipment at a time, leaving it exactly where and as you found it.

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