Stephen’s #40KFarAway Research: Priority Pass Lounges With Showers

After a long flight, there’s not much better than a refreshing shower. Even more so when you’re doing the 40k To Faraway challenge and won’t necessarily have overnight accommodation for days at a time.

Priority Pass Showers

My #40kFaraway strategy has changed over the last few months. One of my original strategies had me trying to fly as far as possible to as many different destinations as possible. I ultimately decided against this as it wouldn’t leave me any time or money to actually explore each location, so I’d simply be flying from airport to airport. Technically I might have been able to win the challenge from a distance perspective, but I wouldn’t be traveling – I’d be transporting.

I did spend quite a few late nights exploring that strategy though. One of the key features of going down that avenue was ensuring the airports I’d be flying to had Priority Pass lounges available. If I wasn’t going to be leaving the airport, I’d need to be able to eat at each one and airport food is expensive – more expensive than I’d be able to afford on 40,000 points and $400.

Priority Pass lounges would therefore have been a vital element in that strategy. Food wasn’t the only consideration though; constant traveling with no hotel room meant I’d need access to showers, something that’s easier said than done.

If you’re flying internationally on a business or first class ticket, there’s a very good chance that you’ll also have access to a lounge with shower facilities. If you’re flying economy and relying on Priority Pass, your options aren’t necessarily going to be as good. Most international hubs are less of a problem as they tend to have at least one Priority Pass lounge with a shower. Even that might not be ideal though because if it’s in a different terminal and you have a tight connection for another flight, you might not have time to freshen up.

Priority Pass sadly doesn’t make it easy to find lounges with showers. While their website lists the facilities available at each lounge, there’s no easy way to search for specific facilities by airport, city or country. For example, let’s say you want to fly to Bali and have numerous connecting options in Asia. You’d need to search each airport (Narita, Incheon, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.), then drill down to each individual Priority Pass lounge at each of those airports to see which lounges have showers available.

We therefore thought it would be helpful to create a (somewhat) limited resource of Priority Pass lounges worldwide with showers. With more than 1,300 Priority Pass lounges at more than 650 airports worldwide, I’m afraid I haven’t had time to do the legwork to click through to every single lounge available to ascertain which ones have showers.

This list is therefore mostly a list of airports I checked along the way when trying to piece together an airport to airport to airport to airport to airport to airport to airport itinerary. I’ve also created a separate list of airports that don’t have Priority Pass lounges with showers that I came across when doing my research. I’ve thrown in a number of airports I didn’t initially research so that Greg and Nick have less of an idea of what I have planned!

It’s always best to do your own research before a trip though as Priority Pass lounge options change all the time. Some might remove shower facilities, some charge to use them, while others might restriction access. For example, some only allow entry three hours before your flight, while some international lounges don’t allow access on arrival unless you have a connecting flight.

Priority Pass Lounges With Showers

  • New York – JFK
    • Air France Lounge – Terminal 1
    • KAL Business Class Lounge – Terminal 1
  • Washington D.C. – IAD
    • Air France / KLM Lounge – Concourse A
    • British Airways Galleries Lounge – Concourse B
    • Turkish Airlines Lounge – Concourse B
  • Los Angeles – LAX
    • KAL Lounge – Tom Bradley International Terminal
  • Dallas – DFW
    • The Club DFW – Terminal D
  • Las Vegas – LAS (h/t Losing Trader)
    • The Club LAS – Terminal 1
    • The Club LAS – Terminal 3
  • Atlanta – ATL
    • The Club ATL – International Terminal / Concourse F
  • Boston – BOS
    • The Club – Terminal E
  • Pittsburgh – PIT (h/t Bryce via email)
    • The Club – Concourse C (it’s not listed on the Priority Pass website as having showers, but it apparently had two added recently)
  • Toronto – YYZ
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 1 (Domestic Departures)
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 1 (USA Transborder)
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 3 (International Departures – Gate C32)
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 3 (International Departures – Gate C33)
  • Vancouver – YVR (h/t AlexL)
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Domestic Terminal – Level 3, near Gate B15 (there’s a second Plaza Premium Lounge in the domestic terminal that doesn’t have a shower)
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – International Terminal
    • SkyTeam Lounge – International Terminal
  • London – LHR
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 2
    • Plaza Premium Lounge (Arrivals) – Terminal 2
    • Club Aspire Lounge – Terminal 3 (Shower facilities are subject to payment)
    • No. 1 Lounge – Terminal 3 (Shower facilities are subject to payment)
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 4
    • Plaza Premium Lounge (Arrivals) – Terminal 4
    • SkyTeam Lounge – Terminal 4
    • Aspire, The Lounge – Terminal 5 (Shower facilities are subject to £20 payment – h/t Michael)
  • Dublin – DUB
    • T1 Lounge – Terminal 1
    • T2 Lounge – Terminal 2
  • Copenhagen – CPH
    • Eventyr Lounge – Terminal 3
  • Helsinki – HEL (h/t AlexL)
    • Almost@Home – Terminal 2
    • Aspire Lounge – Terminal 2
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 2
  • Barcelona – BCN
    • Sala VIP Miro – Terminal 1
    • Sala VIP Pau Casals – Terminal 1
    • Sala VIP Canudas – Terminal 2
  • Madrid – MAD
    • Cibeles – Terminal 1
    • Puerta de Alcala – Terminal 2
    • Puerta Del Sol – Terminal 3
    • Plaza Mayor – Terminal 4
    • Neptuno Lounge – Terminal 4 (Satellite)
  • Lisbon – LIS
    • ABC Airport Business Center – Terminal 1 (Shower facilities are subject to payment)
    • ANA Lounge – Terminal 1 (Shower facilities are subject to payment)
  • Rome – FCO
    • Passenger Lounge – Terminal 3 (n.b. There are two Passenger Lounges in Terminal 3, only the one opposite Gate E41 has showers)
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 3
  • Paris – CDG
    • Star Alliance Lounge – Terminal 1
    • YotelAir Paris Charles de Gaulle – Terminal 2E
  • Brussels – BRU
    • Diamond Lounge – Terminal B
  • Amsterdam – AMS
    • Aspire Lounge (No 41) – Terminal 3 (Shower facilities are subject to payment)
  • Zurich – ZRH (h/t YoniPDX)
    • Primeclass Lounge – Non-Schengen flights only
    • Swiss Business Lounge D
  • Frankfurt – FRA
    • LuxxLounge – Terminal 1 (Shower facilities are subject to payment)
    • Primeclass Lounge – Terminal 2
    • Priority Lounge – Terminal 2 (Shower facilities are subject to payment)
    • Sky Lounge – Terminal 2 (Shower facilities are subject to payment)
  • Munich – MUC
    • Airport Lounge World – Terminal 1
  • Prague – PRG
    • MasterCard Lounge – Terminal 1
    • Menzies Aviation Lounge – Terminal 1
    • Erste Premier Lounge – Terminal 2
    • Menzies Aviation Lounge – Terminal 2
  • Warsaw – WAW
    • Preludium Lounge – Terminal A
  • Kiev – KBP
    • Business Lounge – Terminal D (KBP has two Business Lounges in Terminal D, only the one on the fourth floor has shower facilities)
  • Marrakech – RAK (h/t Dan)
    • Pearl Lounge (Arrivals) – Terminal 1
    • Pearl Lounge (Departures) – Terminal 1
  • Johannesburg – JNB
    • Bidvest Premier Lounge – Domestic Terminal B
    • Bidvest Premier Lounge – International Terminal A
    • Shongololo Lounge – International Terminal A
  • Doha – DOH
    • Al Maha Transit Lounge
  • Dubai – DXB
    • Ahlan Business Class Lounge – Terminal 1 Concourse D
    • Marhaba Lounge – Terminal 1 Concourse D (Shower facilities are subject to payment)
    • SkyTeam Lounge – Terminal 1 Concourse D (Shower facilities are subject to payment)
    • Marhaba Lounge – Terminal 3 Concourse A (Shower facilities are subject to payment)
    • Marhaba Lounge – Terminal 3 Concourse B (Shower facilities are subject to payment)
    • Marhaba Lounge – Terminal 3 Concourse C (Shower facilities are subject to payment)
  • Moscow – DME
    • Airport Business Lounge – Via Sector C on Second Floor
    • Airport Business Lounge – Via Sectors A & B on Second Floor
  • Moscow – SVO
    • Kandinsky Lounge – Terminal B
    • Gallery Lounge – Terminal D
    • Matryoshka Lounge – Terminal D
    • Moscow Lounge – Terminal D
    • Saint Petersburg Lounge – Terminal D
    • Sochi Lounge – Terminal D
    • Galaxy Lounge – Terminal E
    • Space Lounge – Terminal E
    • All Star Lounge – Terminal F
    • Classic Lounge – Terminal F
  • Moscow – VKO
    • Prokofiev Premier Lounge by UTG Aviation Services – Terminal A
    • Rachmaninov Premier Lounge by UTG Aviation Services – Terminal A
    • Tchaikovskiy Lounge by UTG Aviation Services – Terminal A
  • Singapore – SIN
    • Changi Lounge – Jewel
    • Dnata Lounge – Terminal 1
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 1
    • SATS Premier Lounge – Terminal 1
    • Ambassador Transit Lounge – Terminal 2
    • SATS Premier Lounge – Terminal 2
    • Ambassador Transit Lounge – Terminal 3
    • Marhaba Lounge – Terminal 3
    • SATS Premier Lounge – Terminal 3
    • The Haven by JetQuay – Terminal 3
    • Blossom Lounge – Terminal 4
  • Bangkok – BKK
    • Blue Ribbon Club Lounge – Domestic Concourse A
    • Blue Ribbon Club Lounge – International Concourse D
    • Miracle Business Class Lounge – International Concourse D
    • Miracle First Class Lounge – International Concourse D
    • Turkish Airlines Lounge – International Concourse D
    • Oman Air First & Business Class Lounge – International Concourse E
    • Air France / KLM SkyLounge – International Concourse F
    • Miracle First Class Lounge – International Concourse G – Level 3
    • Miracle First Class Lounge – International Concourse G – Level 4
  • Hong Kong – HKG
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 1 – Level 7
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 1 – Level 6
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 2
  • Seoul – ICN
    • Asiana Business Lounge – Terminal 1
    • Matina – Terminal 1 – 4th Floor, opposite Gate 11
    • Matina – Terminal 1 – 4th Floor, opposite Gate 43
    • Sky Hub Lounge – Terminal 1 – 4th Floor, East Side of Terminal 1 Concourse (there are 3 Sky Hub Lounges in Terminal 1 that are part of Priority Pass)
  • Manila – MNL
    • PAGSS Premium Lounge – Terminal 3
  • Mumbai – BOM
    • Aviserv Lounge – Terminal 2
  • Shanghai – PVG
    • First Class Lounge (No. 69) – Terminal 2
    • No. 77 China Eastern Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 2
    • VIP Lounge 135B – Terminal S1
    • VIP Lounge 170 – Terminal S2
  • Beijing – PEK
    • HNA Club – Terminal 1
    • Air China Premium Lounge – Terminal 3D
    • Air China Business Class Lounge – Terminal 3E
    • Air China First Class Lounge – Terminal 3E
    • BGS Premier Lounge – Terminal 3E
    • Business Travelers Lounge – Terminal 3E
  • Kuala Lumpur – KUL
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – KLIA1 (Satellite)
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – KLIA2 – Landside, Level 2M (There are 4 Plaza Premium Lounges as part of Priority Pass, only 2 have showers)
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – KLIA2 – Airside, Level 3 (There are 4 Plaza Premium Lounges as part of Priority Pass, only 2 have showers)
  • Melbourne – MEL
    • The House – Terminal 2 (Additional fee applies for entry)
  • Sydney – SYD
    • The House – Terminal 1 (Additional fee applies for entry)
  • Fiji – NAN (h/t AlexL)
    • Fiji Airways Premier Lounge
  • Buenos Aires – EZE
    • Star Alliance Lounge – Terminal B
  • Bogota – BOG
    • Avianca Sala VIP – Terminal 1 – Airside – domestic flights only
    • Avianca Sala VIP – Terminal 1 – Airside, 3rd floor – international flights only
    • El Dorado Lounge – Terminal 1
    • Sala VIP LATAM – Terminal 1
  • Rio de Janeiro – GIG
    • GOL Premium Lounge – Terminal 2 – Airside, 2nd Floor, between Gates B36 & B37 – domestic flights only
    • GOL Premium Lounge – Terminal 2 – Airside, South Pier on 3rd floor – international flights only
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 2 – Landside, 1st floor
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 2 – Airside, 3rd floor, South Pier
    • Plaza Premium Lounge – Terminal 2 – Airside, 1st floor, Mezzanine floor
  • Quito – UIO (h/t AlexL)
    • Layover Stay – Landside
    • Sala VIP Internacional
  • Mexico City – MEX
    • Lounge 19 – Terminal 1
    • Terraza by The Grand Lounge Elite – Terminal 1
    • The Grand Lounge Elite – Terminal 1
    • Aeromexico – Salon Premier Ciudad de Mexico (International) – Terminal 2
    • The Grand Lounge Elite – Terminal 2
  • Punta Cana – PUJ (h/t AlexL)
    • VIP Lounge Punta Cana – Terminal A
    • VIP Lounge – Terminal B
  • Panama City – PTY (h/t Kenneth)
    • Copa Club – Airside, 2nd floor, above Gates 130 & 133
    • The Lounge Panama by Global Lounge Network – Airside, opposite ‘Panama Store’ towards gates 101-115

Priority Pass Lounges With No Showers

  • New York – LGA – There are no Priority Pass lounges at LaGuardia at the time of writing this post.
  • New York – EWR
  • Washington D.C. – DCA
  • Chicago – ORD
  • Chicago – MDW – There are no Priority Pass lounges at Chicago Midway at the time of writing this post.
  • San Francisco – SFO
  • Detroit – DTW
  • Miami – MIA
  • Seattle – SEA (h/t YoniPDX)
  • Denver – DEN (h/t YoniPDX)
  • Portland – PDX (h/t YoniPDX)
  • Honolulu – HNL (h/t YoniPDX)
  • London – LGW
  • London – STN
  • Edinburgh – EDI
  • Athens – ATH
  • Paris – ORY
  • Brussels – CRL
  • Berlin – SXF
  • Berlin – TXL
  • Budapest – BUD
  • Kiev – IEV
  • Oslo – OSL – There are no Priority Pass lounges at Oslo at the time of writing this post.
  • Tel Aviv – TLV
  • Ethiopia – ADD – There are no Priority Pass lounges at Addis Ababa Bole at the time of writing this post.
  • Cape Town – CPT
  • Tokyo – NRT
  • Tokyo – HND – There are no Priority Pass lounges at Tokyo Haneda at the time of writing this post.

Question

What other airports are you aware of that have Priority Pass lounges with showers? Or are there any large airports that notably have no showers available for Priority Pass cardholders? Please let us know your experiences below.

Last updated on October 9th, 2019

About Stephen Pepper

Stephen Pepper is on a 5 year, 50 state road trip with his wife Shae and their dog Truffles. Finding opportunities to earn miles and points is one of the ways they can afford to do this, so he'll try to help you do the same for your own travels.

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Daniel Kimberlin
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Daniel Kimberlin

Great list, very nice work. However, with my luck regarding priority pass access lately I wouldn’t bank on actually getting in.

Luckyladyd
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Luckyladyd

There is also a shower in Sydney at the departures level behind the escalators just past the check-in desks. I believe it’s free. You have to bring your own towel and soap. I recommend flip-flops.

losingtrader
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losingtrader

LAS : The Club Terminal 3 has showers.

Tyler
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Tyler

A quick note, I have been at a priority pass lounge with shower, but the lounge charged €20 for a towel. Lounge staff also wanted proof that we had a towel as condition for shower access, we assured them that we had a towel (we didn’t, who does?!), we opted to air dry.

dizzy
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dizzy

Didn’t you learn anything from Douglas Adams? :;

AlexL
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AlexL

Thank you for the work.
To add to the list of lounges with shower:
SkyTeam Lounge@YVR
Quito Airport Lounge@UIO
Fiji Airways Premier Lounge@NAN
Almost@Home Lounge@HEL
VIP Lounge@PUJ (terminal A and B, B even has an outdoor pool.)

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Kenneth
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Kenneth

The Copa Club at PTY has a couple of great showers.

Dan @ Points With a Crew
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Dan @ Points With a Crew

I was just in the Pearl Lounge (departures) in Marrakech (RAK) Terminal 1 and it has showers in both the men’s and women’s rooms

https://www.pointswithacrew.com/priority-pass-rak-marrakech-airport-lounge-pearl-lounge-review/

Michael
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Michael

Aspire, The Lounge – Terminal 5 at LHR is £20.