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I have a flight at 5:35 AM from Košice (KSC). Unfortunately I'm 2.5 hours away by train, and the first train in the morning doesn't get in until 4:10. I don't think this is sufficient time to get a taxi to the airport (first bus doesn't leave until 4:40), check in, check my bag, and get to my gate.

So my other option is to go the night before. The last train arrives around 11pm. If I get a taxi to the airport, can I stay in the pre-security area overnight? Does the terminal building actually close at some point? Will I get hassled by security/the police and asked to leave?

The last flight out is between midnight and 1 AM. The last flight in is around the same time. The first flight in is at 4 AM, so there's no regularly scheduled air traffic between 1 and 4 AM. I couldn't find anything about hours of operation save for one random person's comment that the pre-security area is public space open 24/7 -- but I'd like confirmation before attempting.

  • Have you checked the website sleepinginaiports ? – mts Oct 13 '16 at 8:42
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    Yep. There's no reviews for Košice and they solicit emails from anyone who's done so. – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Oct 13 '16 at 8:44
  • Kosice train station to Kosice airport is a mere 10km. Why not take a cab? – JonathanReez Oct 13 '16 at 8:52
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    Depending on your airline carrier, you can probably check-in and obtain boarding passes 24 hours earlier than scheduled departure time. – Meta747 Oct 13 '16 at 19:29
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    I slept in airports in my 20s. Would not do it again. Sleep in an hostel at walking distance. – Rui F Ribeiro Oct 14 '16 at 4:39
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While I couldn't find any information about opening hours on the official website, I've received a reply from their official Facebook page:

opening hours facebook

Rough translation:

  • Is the airport open overnight?
  • Yes, the airport is open non-stop

So the answer is yes, you can stay at the airport overnight.

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