5 Ways You Can Kill Time During a Long Layover

Everyone wants Non-stop flights but it is not possible for all to secure them. But, if you are on a budget then you can get cheap flights through travel with layover flights. But, most of the people find layover as the extra hurdle in travel. Little do they know that there are many things one can do when stuck at an airport on their way to the final destination.

With virtual travel in the picture, however, layovers are a thing of the past. When travelling virtually, there are no layovers, no waiting for hours at the airports, looking at the clock and dreaming of reaching your holiday destination. But if you know how to make the best of your time, layovers aren’t all that bad. Yes, you heard that right – if you let it be an inconvenience, it will be one. But if you know little tips and tricks, you won’t know where the time flew.

If you want to know what those hacks are, you’ve come to the right place. Below is a list of things you can do to kill time if you’re stuck in a layover. Take a look!


You heard that right! You can fulfil your step goal at airports in no time! Though an airport may not sound like a place where you can get a proper workout in, they make for great places to walk. Mostly all airports have space to explore and shopping. You can kill layover time by walking around from the first gate to your gate destination flight gate. You can make it after considering layover time. Repeat this activity and change route as per your flight time.

See the Sights

Not of the airport, but of the city outside. If you’re on a way to a place which is new to you, why not explore two new destinations instead? Depending upon the time you have, of course. Airports that offer fast and affordable transportation to the cities they serve are the best places for an airport layover adventure. If you want to visit the city centre while layover then public transport is available in most of the airport throughout the world. You can visit the city travel information desk at the airport to know more about it.

Window Shop

Shopping at an international airport is not for all. Price for shopping is much higher than shopping at other places. You can do for spending time during layover but it is not budget-friendly. You can have plenty of fun doing things like playing around with travel gadgets, getting in a massage in one of those massage chairs, sampling moisturisers and testing fragrances in perfume stores, browsing through books at the bookstore, trying on clothes you like at the several stores available there and taking a look or even buying some souvenirs. Who knows when you might get to visit again?

Chow it Out!

If you have long layover then one of the best things to do in layover is to visit some local cuisine restaurant. As you know, food is an important factor to make the body and mind healthy and happy. Also, inflight food does not have much variety and taste. So, choose one good restaurant and enjoy good food. You can also spend time in any international café chain with your favourite cup of coffee.

Sit Down with a Good Book

If you’re fond of reading, here’s where you can really binge. If you’ve brought a book along, nothing like it and if you want to read something else, make a beeline for the bookstore at the airport and grab the one you want. Once you start, you won’t know where the time went!

So, there you have it – your layover plans sorted for you. Following these 5 hacks will ensure that you don’t get bored while you’re waiting and also let you get in some activity before you board your next flight.

However, your next trip could take a while, courtesy the current pandemic situation. So, till then, why not use virtual travel to its full potential? Visit any destination you want from the comfort of your home, without any layovers. With virtual tours, you can access any place around the world and explore to your heart’s content!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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