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Atlanta, Georgia
13 January

Layover in Atlanta – the ultimate guide 2024

The Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is where you'll fly into if you have a stopover in Atlanta, Georgia. It is one of the world's busiest airports, handling a record-breaking amount of passengers arriving from and departing to over two hundred different countries as well as domestic flights to multiple cities across the United States.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
13 January

Layover In San Francisco – The Ultimate Guide 2024

It doesn't matter whether you have a short or long layover at San Francisco International Airport as this is one airport that's totally geared up to accommodate passengers on layovers. The Bay Area Rapid Transit service is the key to making the most of every minute of your San Francisco layover and you'll be pleasantly surprised just how much you can cram into even the shortest space of time.

Taipei, Taiwan
13 January

Layover in Taipei – the ultimate guide 2024

Taipei Taoyuan International Airport is the airport that serves the city of Taipei and where you'll have a layover if you're catching a connecting flight to somewhere in northern Taiwan. This airport is located about fifty kilometers from Taipei and that fact, along with severe traffic congestion on the roads, makes getting into the city by road on a short stopover difficult even if you attempt to do it by cab.

Lima, Peru
13 January

Layover In Lima – The Ultimate Guide 2024

When you have a stopover in Lima you'll fly into the Jorge Chávaz International Airport. It's the biggest and busiest airport in Peru, handling approximately two-hundred thousand aircraft and twenty million passengers every year.

Seoul, South Korea
13 January

Layover In Seoul – The Ultimate Guide 2024

The one thing you won't be suffering from if you're on a layover at the Incheon International Airport is boredom. This airport that serves the South Korean city of Seoul has some world-class amenities that if you're on a short layover will make you wish you were on a long one.

Guangzhou, China
13 January

Layover in Guangzhou – the ultimate guide 2024

There's no question it's exciting having a layover in Guangzhou Airport. Unless you travel regularly to China for business and have been there before, even if you don't go too far from the airport terminal, it'll be like discovering a whole new world. It can be a confusing one too, in which it's pretty easy to lose your bearings and get completely lost so before leaving your bags at a luggage storage facility, double-check you know exactly which terminal your connecting flight departs from.

New York, USA
13 January

Layover In New York – The Ultimate Guide 2024

International travelers landing in New York for a layover will find themselves arriving at the John F Kennedy International Airport. It's an enormous airport with six terminals located in the Queens district of the city. Used by more than sixty million passengers every year, it ranks number one in the list of America's busiest airports.

Mexico City, Mexico
13 January

Layover In Mexico City – The Ultimate Guide 2024

Land in Mexico City International Airport for a layover and you'll be just one of around a hundred and forty thousand passengers who use the facility on any particular day. That's a lot of people toing and froing through the installation and no matter how efficient that installation's staff are, hold-ups are inevitable. That's a fact that can make any short layover in Mexico City disappear in a flash and a long layover a whole lot shorter than expected.

Beijing, China
12 January

Layover in Beijing – the ultimate guide 2024

Beijing Capital International Airport, also known as PEK, is the biggest in China and one of the biggest in Asia, second only to Tokyo. Beijing airport is almost like a city in itself, and it may take you a while to navigate your way around. Also, the airport is 10 miles or 32 kilometers away from the city it serves, so you need to allow time for travel between them. But Beijing is such a fascinating city that the temptation to explore can be overwhelming.

Oakland, CA
12 January

Layover in Oakland – the ultimate guide 2024

If you are doing an Oakland International Airport layover then you have all of the usual transport options such as Uber and regular taxi services that one would expect of an international airport. You can also use the BART rail system which will have you at the Coliseum station in eight minutes, and from there a further twelve minutes will place you at the 12th St city center station.

Phoenix, Arizona
12 January

Layover in Phoenix – the ultimate guide 2024

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport serves as a domestic hub as well as catering to flights from Canada, Mexico and Europe. This can easily lead to your finding yourself there on a short or long layover. Fortunately, getting from the airport into the downtown area is a doddle with a choice of cheap taxis or the even cheaper Metro Rail.

Montréal, Québec
12 January

Layover in Montréal – the ultimate guide 2024

If you find yourself having to do either a short or long stopover in Montreal, there are plenty of ways to turn this situation to your advantage. In addition to the usual array of taxis, Uber, and shuttle buses, Montreal’s Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport is connected to the downtown area by the 747-bus service which runs seven days a week.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
12 January

Layover in Fort Lauderdale – the ultimate guide 2024

Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International isn’t the biggest airport in the region. It’s one of three serving the greater Miami area, and Miami Airport is bigger. However, with 16 million passengers a year, Fort Lauderdale is by no means small. If you find yourself making a stopover in Fort Lauderdale, you won’t be short of things to do. The presence of Miami means you’ll have access to everything the city has to offer, but you don’t need to go all the way into Miami to pass the time. Drop off your bags at a Fort Lauderdale luggage storage, and you’ll be ideally placed to enjoy yourself during your Fort Lauderdale layover.

Statues in Milan, Italy
12 January

Layover in Milan – the ultimate guide 2024

Milan may not be Italy’s capital, but it is without question one of its most important cities. Milan Malpensa Airport may not be quite as big and busy as Rome’s Fiumicino, but it is still a major European and international hub that receives over 25 million passengers per year.

Copenhagen, Denmark
12 January

Layover in Copenhagen – the ultimate guide 2024

It doesn't matter whether you have a short or long layover in Copenhagen, you're going to be able to enjoy it. The close proximity of Kastrup Airport to the city plus the excellent metro system that connects the two means you can do more than collect your bags and look for the nearest coffee shop while waiting for your Copenhagen connection.

Lisbon, Portugal
12 January

Layover in Lisbon – the ultimate guide 2024

The Portuguese capital of Lisbon is a fascinating place to visit, whether you only have a few hours or you have months at your disposal. If you find yourself in the city with a short amount of time to kill, don’t worry. There’s lots you can do on a Lisbon layover to keep yourself occupied while you wait for your connection. Drop your bags off at a luggage locker in Lisbon to maximize your time in the city.

Panama City skyline
12 January

Layover in Panama City – the ultimate guide 2024

Panama City itself is a charming city with delightful architecture that lends itself to short-stay tourism. As the airport acts as a hub for many international flights, it is quite conceivable that you could find yourself stuck there while you wait for a connection. Rather than pacing the airport for hours, you could drop your luggage at a Panama City luggage storage service and use the time to discover a new city.

Salt Lake City, Utah
12 January

Layover in Salt Lake City – the ultimate guide 2024

Salt Lake City Airport serves over 26 million passengers per year, making it a major regional and international hub. Flights stop here from across the US and around the world, so if you’re traveling through the region, it’s quite possible you’ll find yourself making a stopover here.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
12 January

Layover in Riyadh – the ultimate guide 2024

Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and boasts an airport to match its status. King Khalid International is a major regional hub and was once the largest airport in the world by area. As a result, if you’re traveling in the Middle East, chances are good you’ll find yourself on a layover in Riyadh Airport.

Xiamen, China
12 January

Layover In Xiamen: The Ultimate Guide 2024

When you have a stopover in Xiamen you'll be flying into the Xiamen-Gaoqi International Airport. It's located twelve kilometers from the city on the northern tip of Xiamen Island. XMN is not a large airport but still ranks in the top ten of China's busiest, handling on average thirty million passengers annually.

Washington DC
12 January

Layover In Washington DC: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Whether you are on a short or long layover, you can be sure that Washington DC will have more than enough on offer to make your visit a memorable one. Two important things to keep in mind: firstly, don’t try to do too much and secondly, don’t try to haul your bags with you.

Casablanca, Morocco
12 January

Layover In Casablanca: The Ultimate Guide 2024

The Mohammed V International Airport is where you'll fly into when you have a stopover in Casablanca, Morocco. It's a relatively small airport compared to those which rank among the world's busiest, with only two runways and an equal number of terminals. But that said, the ten million passengers passing through the facility every year make it one of the busiest on the African continent.

Calgary, Alberta
12 January

Layover in Calgary – the ultimate guide 2024

Calgary is the fastest-growing city in Canada, and although it is an ultra-modern destination, it has never lost touch with its pioneering roots. Calgary International Airport serves not only Canada but also the US and many European destinations. It is not uncommon, therefore, for passengers to find themselves on a layover in this city.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
12 January

Layover in Colombo – the ultimate guide 2024

The capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is the major entry point for most visitors to this fascinating island country. Bandaranaike Airport is the country’s main international transit hub, serving over nine million passengers a year. If you find yourself on a stopover in Sri Lanka, it can be tempting to spend your time exploring the city while you wait for your next connection.

Swan in center of Reykjavík, Iceland
12 January

Layover in Reykjavík – the ultimate guide in 2024

Iceland’s North Atlantic location makes it a convenient place for transatlantic flights to stopover. But if you find yourself with some time to kill at Keflavik Airport, there are better things to do than sit around the airport and wait for your flight.

Harbor in Dubai, UAE
12 January

Layover in Dubai – the ultimate guide 2024

Having a layover in Dubai International Airport is great if it's a long layover. A short one could leave you either twiddling your thumbs or running for the shuttle bus if your connection is leaving from a different terminal to the one you landed in. However, if you have a few hours to spare, you'll find getting into Dubai from the airport can be done in a few minutes by taxi or in less than half an hour on the metro.

Tokyo, Japan
12 January

Layover In Tokyo – The Ultimate Guide 2024

Whether you fly into Narita International Airport or Haneda International Airport which is mostly used for business trips, you'll find Tokyo is a fantastic place for a layover. Those who land at Narita will have a bit further to travel into Tokyo than those landing at Haneda, so a short layover there can be restrictive timewise.

Geneva, Switzerland
12 January

Layover in Geneva – the ultimate guide 2024

With its renowned banking connections, and as host to many international organizations such as the Red Cross and the United Nations, Geneva is a truly cosmopolitan city where a large percentage of the population comes from other countries.

Skyline of Vancouver, Canada
12 January

Layover In Vancouver – The Ultimate Guide 2024

Vancouver is the biggest city on Canada’s Pacific Coast, and its cosmopolitan vibe and breathtaking natural surroundings make it a popular destination for visitors from around the world. This is a city where you can go skiing in the mountains in the morning and spend the afternoon on the beach before enjoying world-class cuisine in some of the best restaurants Canada has to offer.

Berlin, Germany, by night
12 January

Layover in Berlin – the ultimate guide 2024

Berlin Brandenburg Airport, also known as Willy Brandt, has been a long time coming. Finally opened in 2020 after decades of planning, the airport has replaced several older facilities and become Berlin’s main hub for air travel. This state-of-the-art facility is one of the busiest airports in Europe, serving millions of passengers already.

Johannesburg skyline at sunset
12 January

Layover in Johannesburg – the ultimate guide 2024

Johannesburg’s Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport is the largest airport in South Africa and the busiest airport on the continent. It services not only most of Africa but also the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Because of its wide service spread, there is every possibility that you could find yourself doing a Johannesburg International layover.

Kiev, Ukraine
12 January

Layover in Kiev – the ultimate guide 2021

When you're flying into Kiev for a stopover you'll be arriving at the Boryspil International Airport which is located thirty miles outside of Kiev near the city of Boryspil. While the airport has several terminals, only two are operational and handle the fifteen million-plus passengers who use the facility annually. That means the transition through the necessary channels such as immigration and baggage collection as well as the check-in, passport, and security controls for your Kiev connection can be pretty chaotic.

Sunrise over Philadelphia
12 January

Layover in Philadelphia – the ultimate guide 2024

There can be few cities in the United States with a richer Revolutionary history than Philadelphia. Here, in the largest city in Pennsylvania, you will find the Liberty Bell and the famous Independence Hall. Its position geographically means that the airport operates as a central hub for many US destinations, and your chances of doing a layover here are strong. If you are not the sort of person who likes to twiddle their thumbs for hours in an airport, you might prefer to see this as a chance to explore a new destination.

Porto, Portugal
12 January

Layover in Porto – the ultimate guide 2024

Porto isn’t Portugal’s capital; that honor goes to Lisbon. But Porto is one of Portugal’s most touristed cities. Proclaimed a World Heritage Site, the city dates back to at least 300 BC and is ancient even by European standards. It’s also known for its beautiful landscape and of course, the production of the fortified wine known as port. 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
12 January

Layover in San Juan – the ultimate guide 2024

Also known as Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, San Juan airport is the biggest airport in Puerto Rico, and is the gateway to the island for millions of visitors every year. If you find yourself on a layover in San Juan Airport, you’ll soon exhaust what the airport itself has to offer in terms of killing time. While it may be the biggest airport on the island, its options for entertainment are fairly limited.

Halifax, Nova Scotia
12 January

Layover in Halifax – the ultimate guide 2024

Combining the Celtic culture of Ireland and Scotland with Canadian hospitality and friendliness, Nova Scotia is a unique place. And its capital Halifax is possibly the best place to experience this fascinating hybrid culture for yourself. If you find yourself on a Halifax Airport layover, you may have the perfect opportunity to explore this ruggedly beautiful peninsula for yourself.

Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida
12 January

Layover In Orlando: The Ultimate Guide 2024

It's no fantasy that Orlando International Airport is one of the busiest in North America. Whether you're flying into Orlando for a stopover or it's your final destination, you'll be just one of the fifty million plus passengers who pass through the facility every year. It's an airport which has been designed to cope with a large number of travelers and even though it has only one main terminal building divided into two sections, it operates efficiently.

Melbourne, Australia
12 January

Layover In Melbourne – The Ultimate Guide 2024

As one of Australia’s biggest and most vibrant cities, Melbourne isn’t such a bad place to have to make a stopover. If you find yourself with time to kill on a Melbourne Airport layover, don’t despair. There are better things to do than waste your time in the airport lounge.

Sydney Harbor, Australia
12 January

Layover In Sydney: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Sydney Airport is the busiest airport in Australia and a hub for travelers across Australasia and Asia. With tens of millions of passengers using the airport every year, it can be an extremely busy place. But if you find yourself with time to kill while waiting for a connection, there are better things to do than sit around the airport.

Madrid, Spain
12 January

Layover in Madrid – the ultimate guide 2024

Spain’s capital Madrid is without question one of Europe’s great cities. Combining ancient architecture with cultural treasures and excellent cuisine, Madrid is a city that rewards exploration over and over again. If you find yourself on a Madrid Airport layover, you’ll find it difficult to resist the temptation to see as much of the city as you can in whatever time you have before your next connection.

Toronto, Canada
12 January

Layover in Toronto – the ultimate guide 2024

Toronto may not be Canada’s capital, but it is the largest city in the country and arguably its cultural as well as financial heart. It’s also one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, with over 200 different languages spoken in the city. As a result, it’s a fascinating place to explore. And if you find yourself on a layover in Toronto Airport, you’ll probably be very tempted to get out and explore.

New Orleans, LA
12 January

Layover In New Orleans – The Ultimate Guide 2024

From the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, you are a twenty-to-thirty-minute ride to the central business district. With plenty of public transport options as well as cabs and Uber to choose from, there is no reason why you shouldn't take the opportunity to visit the Big Easy even if only on a short New Orleans layover.

Manila, Philippines
12 January

Layover In Manila – The Ultimate Guide 2024

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is the airport that serves the Philippine city of Manila. It's located a few kilometers outside of the city close to the smaller city of Paranaque. It's a large airport with four terminals, three of which deal with international flights while the fourth caters to internal flights only.

12 January

Layover In Minneapolis: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Let’s face it. The realization that you’re going to have to do a layover generally doesn’t come as the best of news. With a Minneapolis layover, however, you should count yourself as being lucky. This is a vibrant city with lots going on and you are close enough to the downtown area to be able to get in and out very easily.

London, UK
12 January

Layover In London — The Ultimate Guide 2024

London is a true world city by any definition. Sprawling and cosmopolitan, the capital is a global center for business, finance, fashion, food, art and culture, and just about everything else. If you find yourself having to make a stopover in one of London’s airports, it’s tempting to try and see at least a little of this famous city. Whether it’s your first visit to London or your hundredth, there’s always something new to experience. And there are many things worth seeing while you wait for your connection. Plus, if you drop off your bags at a London luggage storage service, you’ll find it much easier to get around town.

Old Town of Warsaw, Poland
12 January

Layover In Warsaw: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Fly into Warsaw, the capital of Poland, and you could land at either one of its two international airports for your layover. The Warsaw Chopin Airport is ten kilometers from the city while the Warsaw Modlin Airport is over forty kilometers away. If you're flying with one of the more economical airlines operating throughout Europe then you're more likely to be landing at Modlin, while other long haul international airlines will fly you into Chopin.

Rome, Italy
12 January

Layover In Rome: The Ultimate Guide 2024

In the heyday of the Roman Empire, Rome was the political center of all of Europe. And although the Empire is long gone, Rome remains the capital of Italy and one of the world’s most important cities. Not to mention one of its most beautiful. Full of ancient ruins surrounded by a vibrant modern culture, Rome has something to offer just about anyone.

Las Vegas, Nevada
12 January

Layover In Las Vegas: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Few cities conjure up quite as many images as Las Vegas does. Here the casino rules supreme and everything about the city seems to have been created as a set for a Hollywood movie. There is a lot more to this city, however, and if you stop there, even for a short layover, this is your chance to dive into a culture that is like no other.

Seattle, WA
12 January

Layover In Seattle: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Seattle, the largest city in Washington State, is a lively place surrounded by natural beauty that’s well worth exploring. The Emerald City deserves a special visit, but if you find yourself on a stopover, there is no need to waste your time waiting in the airport. Drop off your bags at a Seattle luggage storage and make the most of your connection.

San Diego, California
12 January

Layover In San Diego – The Ultimate Guide 2024

This large California city offers an almost perfect climate for those looking to explore a new destination. The city teems with museums and restaurants and is also the home of a major football and baseball team. Combine that with one of the foremost universities in the country and a world-class zoo, and you have all the makings of a fun place to visit whether on a short or long layover.

Mumbai, India
12 January

Layover In Mumbai – The Ultimate Guide 2024

Fly into Mumbai for a stopover and your plane will land at BOM, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. BOM doesn't rank among the top twenty-five busiest airports in the world but it is the second busiest in India. Its twin runways cater for almost a thousand flights daily and its two terminals handle over forty-five million passengers per year.

Shanghai, China
12 January

Layover In Shanghai – The Ultimate Guide 2024

This, the largest city in China, is truly an international city. Anyone who visited it just twenty years ago would be unlikely to recognize it now. It is a mixture of all that the modern world has to offer, combined with hundreds of years of history.

Osaka, Japan
12 January

Layover in Osaka: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Osaka is a large sprawling city teeming with parks and museums and dissected occasionally by working canals. It is regarded as the economic hub of Japan, and despite the impressions its modern high-rise buildings might give, it has a long cultural history. In the seventh and eighth centuries, it was the Imperial capital of Japan.

Miami, Florida
12 January

Layover In Miami: The Ultimate Guide 2024

When you have a Miami layover you're in for a great time no matter how much time you have on your hands. With Miami Airport's excellent, low-cost public transport system and it's close proximity to Downtown Miami, you can be in and out of this Floridian city in the blink of an eye.

Prague, Czechia
12 January

Layover In Prague: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Located in the center of Europe, Prague’s Vaclav Havel International Airport is a hub for many airlines serving other international destinations. Though this increases your chances of being caught there for a layover, this could turn out to be quite a fortuitous event.

Nashville, TN
12 January

Layover In Nashville – The Ultimate Guide 2024

The great thing about having a stopover in Nashville is you can guarantee you are going to be very well entertained. Nashville International Airport is located in the city suburbs around eight miles south of Downtown. It's a dual service airport with four runways and one terminal building which handles both public and military flights.

Vienna skyline at night
12 January

Layover In Vienna: The Ultimate Guide 2024

The Austrian capital of Vienna is one of Europe’s grandest and most beautiful cities. Often known as the City of Music, this former Imperial capital has had an outsized impact on European history, and the legacy of this history can be seen throughout modern Vienna.

Nairobi, Kenya
12 January

Layover In Nairobi: The Ultimate Guide 2024

When you have a Nairobi stopover you'll be spending it at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport which is the airport that serves the Kenyan capital. While NBO is one of Kenya's busiest and the one on the African continent that handles the most passengers, compared to some US airports it is relatively small. There's only one runway and two terminal buildings to cater for the ten million passengers using the two thousand aircraft that land and take off there every year.

Singapore skyline
12 January

Layover in Singapore – the ultimate guide 2024

As far as cities go, they don’t come any more exciting and intriguing than Singapore. This city-state is a place where cultures collide to form something truly unique. As small as the country is, you could spend a lifetime in Singapore and still not exhaust everything there is to do.

Paris, France
12 January

Layover in Paris – the ultimate guide 2024

Patience, forward planning and not expecting too much are the key to getting the best out of your Paris layover time. Leave major sights for when you have a long layover or can make a unique visit to the French capital, as at any famous landmark you'll encounter lines as long, if not longer, than the ones you've just got through at the airport. 

Stockholm, Sweden
12 January

Layover In Stockholm: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Stockholm Arlanda Airport is the largest in Sweden and one of the biggest in Scandinavia. With connections throughout Europe and around the world, Stockholm’s airport serves over 26 million passengers per year. If you find yourself on a layover in Stockholm airport, there are better ways to spend your time than shopping duty-free.

Portland, Oregon
12 January

Layover In Portland: The Ultimate Guide 2024

If you happen to find yourself on a Portland Airport layover there is certainly no reason to despair. This town is overflowing with things to do and places to see. There is a thriving arts scene, abundant outdoor activities, and a wealth of coffee bars, restaurants and micro-breweries.

Street in Manchester, UK
12 January

Layover In Manchester: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Manchester likes to refer to itself as the United Kingdom’s second city, though Birmingham occasionally tends to dispute this. During the Industrial Revolution, massive advances were made in the textile industry and Manchester capitalized on this to become the first industrialized city in the world.

Frankfurt, Germany
12 January

Layover In Frankfurt – The Ultimate Guide 2024

Frankfurt Airport is the busiest in Germany and one of the busiest in Europe. Millions of passengers fly in and out of this facility every year, and often, they end up having to stopover. This massive airport has plenty to keep you occupied, but if you’d rather spend your time on your Frankfurt Airport layover seeing the city, that’s very much an option. Drop off your bags at a luggage storage in Frankfurt, and you’ll be ready to explore.

Pyramid outside Cairo, Egypt
12 January

Layover In Cairo: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Egypt’s capital is known for its pyramids and the remains of fascinating ancient Egyptian civilization. But this colossal city has more to offer than just its past. A lively modern metropolis, Cairo is a place you could spend a lifetime exploring and still never run out of things to do.

Guadalajara, Mexico
12 January

Layover in Guadalajara – The Ultimate Guide 2024

Guadalajara is the second-largest city in Mexico and its airport serves as a popular hub between South America, the Bahamas, and many US destinations, so there is every possibility that you might find yourself doing a Guadalajara Airport layover.

Colorful buildings in Dublin, Ireland
12 January

Layover In Dublin – The Ultimate Guide 2024

The capital of Ireland is a tourist destination not to be missed. Thanks in no small part to the growth of budget airlines, Dublin has become an increasingly important hub for air travel. But it’s also a city with a rich and complex history, and the perfect place to experience Irish culture.

Dallas, Texas
12 January

Layover In Dallas: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Fly into the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and you'll be landing at one of the five busiest airports in the world. DFW is a mega-sized installation that spreads over twenty-seven square miles, has five terminals containing almost two hundred gates, and a total of seven runways. Aircraft traffic surpasses half a million flights per year and annual passenger numbers regularly top fifty million.

Brussels, Belgium
12 January

Layover In Brussels – The Ultimate Guide 2024

Brussels is a city that truly lies at the heart of Europe. As the capital of the European Union Headquarters, this is a statement that can be perceived as both actual and metaphorical. The airport is one of the best in Europe already, and intends to become the best in Europe by 2040.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
12 January

Layover In Buenos Aires – The Ultimate Guide 2024

Buenos Aires is a city well worth exploring, and if you find yourself in the city on a layover, the temptation to see some of what it has to offer may prove irresistible. Rather than wasting time waiting for your connection in the airport, why not venture into the city and see some of the Argentinian capital?

Chicago, Illinois
12 January

Layover in Chicago – the ultimate guide 2024

Chicago’s biggest airport, O’Hare International, is a truly massive facility that serves more than just the Windy City itself. Sprawling over more than 7000 acres, O’Hare is a hub for the entire Midwest, and a place from which it’s possible to reach almost anywhere in the world.

Helsinki, Finland
12 January

Layover In Helsinki: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Land at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and you'll be closer to Vantaa than you are to the capital of Finland. This international airport is less than ten kilometers from Vantaa but twice as far from Helsinki. The distance is of little importance though even if you're on a short layover in Helsinki, as there are excellent public transport systems operating from the airport into both cities.

Harbor in Hong Kong
12 January

Layover in Hong Kong – the ultimate guide 2024

Hong Kong is a world city by any metric you care to use. This unique and ever-changing town is a place where East and West collide. As a result, Hong Kong has a culture and atmosphere you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Bogotá, Colombia
12 January

Layover In Bogotá – The Ultimate Guide 2024

The Colombian capital of Bogotá combines gorgeous classical 19th-century architecture with the vibrant and sometimes anarchic spirit of this South American country. Bogotá has done a lot in recent years to be more welcoming to visitors, but the city is always an adventure. If you find yourself on a Bogotá airport layover, there are better things to do than sit around an airport lounge. If you have enough time before your next connection, you can venture into the city and experience a little of what it has to offer.

Cancún Hotel zone, Mexico
12 January

Layover in Cancún – the ultimate guide 2024

As far as destinations go, Cancún needs no introduction. This Mexican town is known around the world for its beach resorts and its vibrant nightlife. But there’s more to Cancún than just its beaches, impressive as they are. If you find yourself on a layover at Cancún Airport, it can be very tempting to explore the city.

Barcelona, Spain
12 January

Layover In Barcelona – The Ultimate Guide 2024

Barcelona El Prat airport is a major international hub so there is sometimes the possibility that you may have to do a layover there between flights. The good news is that this airport offers some of the best connections to its adjoining city of any in Spain. The distance is just twelve kilometers, and even with waiting time, the bus or the train journey should not take more than forty minutes.

Houston, Texas
12 January

Layover In Houston: The Ultimate Guide 2024

As befits the fourth largest city in North America, the IAH covers over forty square kilometers of ground space with its five runways, five separate terminals, and a multitude of other facilities connected with the operations there. Almost as big as a city in itself, getting around Houston Airport can take up all of the time on a short layover and considerably eat into one of eight to ten hours.

Belgrade, Serbia
12 January

Layover In Belgrade: The Ultimate Guide 2024

Belgrade Airport, or the Nikola Tesla Airport as it's also called, is the airport you'll land at if you're on a stopover in the Serbian capital, Belgrade. It is located in a rural area eighteen kilometers outside of the city and has no operational train service. That's not a major inconvenience if you're on a long layover in Belgrade as there are three individual shuttle bus services running into the city that all take just thirty minutes to make the journey between the two points.

Moscow, Russia
12 January

Layover in Moscow – the ultimate guide 2024

If you find yourself on a stopover in Moscow, it can be very tempting to make the most of your time by getting out and seeing some of the city. Sheremetyevo Airport, also known as Pushkin International Airport, is connected to Moscow by the Aeroexpress train which takes around 35 minutes to make the journey from the airport to Belorussky Station close to the heart of Moscow. That means is possible to see at least some of the city even on a relatively short Moscow Airport layover.

Marienplatz, Munich, Germany
12 January

Layover In Munich - The Ultimate Guide 2024

Fly into Munich on an international flight and you'll land at Munich International Airport. It's one of the top ten busiest airports in Europe and is used by around fifty million passengers every year. While it is located seventeen kilometers outside of Munich itself, the first class public transport systems in place mean that even on a short layover of eight hours or more, you'll be able to do something with your free time.

Honoulu, Hawaii
12 January

Layover in Honolulu – the ultimate guide 2024

Hawaii has to be right up there with the top islands of the world when it comes to romantic getaways and attractive tourist destinations. Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is the primary airport for the entire archipelago, and no matter which of the islands you are heading for, there is a strong possibility that you may have a stopover there.

Oslo, Norway
12 January

Layover in Oslo – the ultimate guide 2024

The Norwegian capital city is an interesting place. On a short layover in Oslo, you certainly won’t have time to see everything it has to offer. But if you can’t stand the thought of wasting time in an airport lounge when there’s so much to explore, you could make good use of your Oslo stopover by taking a trip into the city and seeing some of what makes it so unique.

Riga, Latvia
12 January

Layover in Riga – the ultimate guide 2024

As far as European capitals go, Riga tends to get overlooked. But this beautiful city is gradually gathering momentum as a tourist destination. If you find yourself on a layover in Riga, it would be a shame not to explore this fascinating Baltic city.

Boston, Massachusetts
12 January

Layover In Boston – The Ultimate Guide 2024

Boston's Logan Airport is a busy hub for many destinations in the north of the US and so the possibility of finding yourself on a layover there is quite strong. With its fabulous colonial architecture, its important place in history, and easy access to the downtown area, this might actually turn into a pleasant escapade if you are organized and a little adventurous.

Istanbul, Turkey
12 January

Layover In Istanbul: The Ultimate Guide 2024

The main disadvantage of having a layover at Istanbul Airport is the fifty plus kilometers between it and Istanbul city or any other visit-worthy local attractions. That said though, if you're on a short layover in Istanbul Airport there are still a few things at the airport or nearby you can do to help pass the time. If you have a long layover then you'll be able to make the trip into Istanbul itself to explore the Turkish city that's spread over two separate continents.

Austin, Texas
12 January

Layover in Austin – the ultimate guide 2024

Austin – Bergstrom International Airport is the third busiest in Texas and is an important regional hub. If you find yourself on a stopover here, you may well be tempted to make the most of your time by exploring some of the city. Especially once you learn that the airport is only five miles from downtown Austin, making it perfectly feasible to pop into the city even on a short Austin airport layover.

Bangkok, Thailand
12 January

Layover in Bangkok - the ultimate guide 2024

Suvarnabhumi Airport, as Bangkok’s airport is officially known, lies around 30 km or 18.5 miles from the city it serves. However, the airport is connected to the city by Airport Rail Link, making it easy to reach Bangkok from the airport. The Express Line used to be able to reach the city in as little as 18 minutes, but service on this line has been suspended. The remaining City Link takes around an hour to reach Makkasan Station, and from there, you may need to take a Metro a couple of stops to really reach the heart of the city.

The Parthenon, Athens
12 January

Layover In Athens – The Ultimate Guide 2024

Athens, the capital of modern Greece, has a better claim than most places to being the cradle of Western civilization. But along with the ancient traces of the past, modern Athens is a bustling metropolis where you can experience the vibrancy of Greek culture.

Amman, Jordan
12 January

Layover In Amman - The Ultimate Guide 2024

The Queen Alia International Airport is a multi-award-winning, state-of-the-art airport and where you'll fly into if you have a layover in Amman, Jordan. The airport is located thirty kilometers away from the city. The airport authorities recommend being at the airport three hours before your flight is due to take off as check-in lines and passing through security and passport control can be a slow process.

Amsterdam, Netherlands
12 January

Layover In Amsterdam: The Ultimate Guide 2024

If you have a layover in Amsterdam you'll more than likely find yourself in Schiphol Airport. It's the second largest in the Netherlands and one of the busiest in Europe. Schiphol is just fifteen minutes from the center of Amsterdam by train or thirty minutes on the express bus service. That's an absolute bonus when you're on a short layover in Amsterdam as you can still get into the city to have a look around.

Abu Dhabi
12 January

Layover In Abu Dhabi: The Ultimate Guide 2024

There's lots you can do on a layover at Abu Dhabi International Airport without running the risk of cutting it fine for catching your connecting flight. You have a choice of transport options to take you from any of the airport’s three terminals, express bus, taxi, or private car, and into the metropolis that is the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Los Angeles, California
11 January

Layover In Los Angeles – The Ultimate Guide 2024

Los Angeles is a huge sprawling city that runs for miles along California’s Pacific coastline. LAX is the largest airport serving the city, and as it is also both a domestic and international hub, it is not uncommon to find oneself there for long layovers. If tackled correctly, this can actually be turned into an opportunity to explore rather than a dull interlude trapped in an airport.

Auckland, New Zealand
10 January

Layover in Auckland – The Ultimate Guide 2024

For many, traveling to Auckland is such a long flight that it feels like you may have traveled to the ends of the earth. But what a beautiful earth ending this is. New Zealand is far from just about everywhere, but its natural beauty more than makes the journey worthwhile.

Zürich, Switzerland
10 January

Layover in Zürich – the ultimate guide 2024

Zurich Airport is a great airport for a layover. If you're on a short stop over and don't want to go into the city, the airport's first class facilities are more than enough to keep you occupied for a few hours. If you're on a long layover then the better–than–excellent public transport services which operate like clockwork between the airport and Zurich center will provide you with a stress-free way of getting to see Switzerland's largest city.

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