A List of 32 Airports with Airport Sleeping Pods for your Layover (2024)

Last Updated on March 22, 2024 by Christine Kaaloa

21 Airports with Airport Sleeping Pods
A List of 32 Airports with Airport Sleeping Pods

I’ve stayed at a good handful of capsule hotels in Japan, Sri Lanka, even Italy! I’m a fan of them. Filming and blogging about my Japanese capsule hotel experiences, I got to thinking about more capsule hotels. The popularity of the concept has given way to airport sleeping pods.

Are airport sleeping pods worthwhile and will you try them on your next layover? In this blog post, i’m sharing 32 airports with sleeping pod facilities.

Table of Contents: A List of 32 Airports with Airport Sleeping Pods for your Layover (2024)

Airport sleeping pods vs capsule hotels

Sleeping pods have been popularized in the West but is similar to Japanese capsule hotels. Airport sleeping pods are rest capsules that allow travelers to rest while waiting for their flights.Unlike capsule or pod hotels, your stay in an airport sleeping pod is not overnight but temporary.

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Japanese Sleeping Capsule hotels
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What are Airport Sleeping Pods?

Airport sleeping pods, also known as nap pods or sleep capsules, offer travelers a place to relax and sleep. They are pay-per-use short-term sleep capsules with various features and several airports already house them.  They are ideal options when your flight has been delayed, or canceled due to bad weather or you have a long layover.

Many airport sleeping pods offer essential facilities for a layover and connecting flight passengers, such as luggage storage areas, showers, power outlets for charging electronic devices, reading lamps, and occasionally public Wi-fi connectivity.

The sizes of airport sleeping pods vary. In some cases, they are so large that they resemble mini-hotels.  Large sleep pods might also include a TV and a private bathroom!

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How much do airport sleeping pods cost?

Prices typically vary between $30 and $43 an hour. Okay, so not cheap; this is a bit of a splurge, considering I paid the same costs for a full night’s stay in capsule hotels!

Nabbing a lounge chair – if your aiport has them- is ideal and free.

However sometimes, you just want to freshen up and get a good rest. Maybe you have an job interview or important conference presentation in the morning! In this case, airport pods can fall into the realm of worthwhile consideration.

Check out my 9 Hours capsule hotel video. This is the same brand for Narita airport

Popular Airports’ sleeping pod brands

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  • Go Sleep Pods – A Finnish design of an actual sleeping pod capsule that is a reclined lounge chair bed with a draw shade for privacy.
  • Minute Suites– Suite rooms with a day/sofa bed, TV, desk and options for luxury and temporary work space.  One of the higher priced options. Pricing starts with an hour at $48. From then on, you are charged $12 per hour.
  • SAMS Snooze At My Space


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  • Napcabs–  Cube like rooms with a bed, desk and shower. Some rooms can hold meetings.
  • YotelAir
  • DARAKHYU – 워커힐 – capsule hotel with options for single/double bed, shower
  • NapZone- lounge chairs
NapZone at Incheon Airport
NapZone at Incheon Airport
  • 9Hours– Capsule hotel similar to my Tokyo 9 Hour space capsule hotel  Futuristic design, night shade door, shared bath facilities.
  • ZzZleepandGo pods- Cube-like capsule rooms with bed and luggage storage. A handful of Italian airports house this.
  • Sleepbox pods are a bit more basic than Minute Suites, but they offer comfort in twin beds, free WiFi, lighting
  • Nap Stations
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A List of 32 Airports with Airport sleeping pods

Here’s a list of airports with nap cabins to sleeping rooms. You may find sleeping pods located in specific airport lounges but I have not listed them.

Note: Sleep is one way to spend a layover, however read my blogs on maximizing your layover, as airport layovers make wonderful playgrounds too, with free layover tours, free in-transit hotels, yoga rooms, shopping and more.

1. Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH),United Arab Emirates

  • Go Sleep Pods averages from 10-15 USD per hour. Located in Terminal 3.

2. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), Netherlands

  • Yotel capsule hotel, main terminal in Lounge 2, near Pier D.
  • GoSleep pods in Concourse D.

3. Atlanta International Airport (ATL), United States

  •  Minute Suites at Concourse B, E, F

4. Berlin Brandenberg Airport (BER), Germany

  • Napcabs in Terminal 1. 34 Euro per hour. Can be booked online
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5. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), North Carolina, United States

  •  Minute Suites at Atrium Food Court, D/E Connector

6. Chiangi Airport (SIN), Singapore

With all there is to do and see at Chiangi Airport, it’s hard to imagine anyone would want to sleep. But Chiangi features free-to-use SnoozeLounge chairs in Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4.

7. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), United States

  • Minute Suites at Terminal A and D, Concourse A

8. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), United States

  • Minute Suites at Concourse A

9. Dubai International Airport (DXB), United Arab Emirates

Dubai Airport is rather large and spread out. You can find Snoozecube or Go Sleep Pods at Dubai International Airport. I’ve only experienced Terminal 2 (the Emirates terminal) but the Snoozecube was easy to spot and there was a small line of lounge chairs near the Emirates service counter. They fill pretty fast. The only issue is that you don’t find out about your gate until 45 minutes before boarding, so it’s hard to feel at ease drifting away from the digital flight schedule boards. Otherwise:

  • Snoozecube in Terminal 1, next to Gate C22.
  • GoSleep pods in Emirates’ Maharba lounges.
  • Terminal 2 also has a line of lounge chairs if you’re able to nap one, this is free!

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10. Frankfurt Airport, Germany

  • Napcabs

11.  Helsinki Vanta Airport (HEL), Finland

  • You can find GoSleep Pods at Vanta Airport.

12. Incheon International Airport (ICN), South Korea

Incheon Airport is one of my favorite airports with facilities that keep me entertained, wifi-connected and rested. Check out Incheon Airport layover tours. As far as sleeping pods go, there are 60 free NapZone lounge chairs located both at Terminal 2 and Terminal 1 (there are only two terminals).

🎥 Watch my Terminal 2 airport  tour video

  • Terminal 1: Free NapZone lounge chairs located at gate 25 and 29 on 4floor, Terminal 1.
  • Jjimjilbang in the basement floor of Arrivals. You need to exit Arrivals to access this however. I’ve spent a night here, loved the spa waters and recommend it if there’s time. Jjimjilbang’s are Korean bathhouses with basic sleep facilities like a heated floor or lounge chair.  It’s inexpensive, they hold your luggage in the reception area.  Departures for basic overnight and shower stays. Read more about Korean jjimjilbangs
  • Free shower facitilities at Terminal 1 near gate 25 and 29 on 4th floor, Terminal 1. You must bring your own towel.
  • Terminal 2: This is my favorite Terminal because there is a free Napzone room on the 4th floor with lounge chairs, a interactive gaming room and cafe. Located near gate 231, 264 on 4th floor.
  • Free Shower facilities near gate 231, 264 on 4floor at Terminal 2. Bring your own towel.
  •  DARAKHYU – 워커힐 is capsule hotel; but it’s more of a transit hotel.

Tech tip: Bring your international travel adapter as the plugs only fit Korean/Asian technology.

13. Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), India

  • SAMS Snooze At My Space sleep pod in Terminal 3 and opposite Gate 17 in international departures.

14. Istanbul Airport (IST), Turkey

There are three airports in Istanbul so this can be confusing. but Istanbul Airport or IST is the main international airport. It is quite large and as the headquarters of Turkish Airlines.

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15. JFK International Airport (JFK), New York, United States

16. London Gatwick Airport (LGW), United Kingdom

  • Yotel sleep cabins or capsule hotels at Terminal 4 at South Terminal.

17. London Heathrow International Airport (LHR), United Kingdom

  •  Yotel sleep cabins or capsule hotels are located at Terminal 4, ground floor.

18. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California, United States

Los Angeles International Airport has three different sleeping pod brands sprinkled through the airport in Terminals 1, 5, and 8. I wish I knew this earlier before I camped out on the floor in the wee hours of the morning!

  • Sleepbox located in Terminal 5 charges $35 for the first six hours, with an additional $10 for each extra hour.  A six hour minimum is pretty decent and perfect for longer layovers. It allows you to get a fair nap in.
  • Minute Suites is in Terminal 1. Rates start at $45 for the first two hours and $25 for each additional hour
  • GoSleep Pods are found in Terminal 8, with rates starting at $10 per hour.

19. Mexico City International Airport (MEX), Mexico

  • izZzleep sleep capsules offer hourly and nightly rates, and even showers.

20. Munich International Airport (MUC), Germany

  • NapCity sleep pods that offers a small bed with internet access and TV.
  • Napcabs in Terminal 2 (Level 4 at Gate G06 and Level 05 at Gate H32). Can be booked online.

 21. Narita International Airport (NRT), Japan

🎥 Check out my airport video

  • 9Hours capsule hotel in B1F on P2 in the multistory car park near Terminal 2. Want to extend your capsule stay in Tokyo? Book in advance here.

22. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), United States

23. Perth Airport (PER), Australia

  • GoSleep Pods by Smarte Carte are located in Terminal 1,  next door to Baggage Services by Smarte Carte, opposite International Check-in counters 21-22

24. Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO), Moscow, Russia

  • Go Sleep Pods at Terminal E between gates 36 and 37.

25. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Canada

Many free areas to nap in from

  • Free-to-use Sleep Pods and Energy Pods throughout the airport
  • Nap Stations: These are rentable rooms with showers and you can get a night’s sleep similar to a hotel.

26. Torino Airport (TRN), Turin, Italy

  •  ZzZleepandGo pods.

27. Tallinn Airport (TLL), Estonia

  • GoSleep Pods at Gate 9 and in Nordea Lounge.

28. Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY), Italy

  •  ZzZleepandGo pods.

29. Verona Airport (VRN), Italy

  •  ZzZleepandGo pods.

30. Venezia Airport (VCE), Venice, Italy

  •  ZzZleepandGo pods.

31. Vienna International Airport (VIE), Austria

  •  ZzZleepandGo pods.

32. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), United States

  • Sleepbox. Located at Concourse A, Mezzanine level

Are airport sleeping pods worthwhile?

If you’re on a business trip and want to get to your destination clean and fresh, an airport sleeping pod may be worth the splurge. Or maybe you want to try the novelty of one.

In many cases you are paying airport costs on top of location convenience. It might be cheaper to use your Priority Pass lounge membership, research a nearby hotel with a free airport shuttle pickup or if you have a really long layover, take a day trip into the city and book an actual capsule hotel.

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