Sleeping in Airports

Bakersfield Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or are just quickly passing through, our Bakersfield Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

BFL Airport Overview

bakersfield airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Meadows Field Airport Bakersfield.

What to Expect

Bakersfield Airport (code: BFL) has a small, modern two-level terminal with four gates, a sub shop restaurant and a gift shop. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Bakersfield Airport

While the airport lists its operating hours from 3:00 AM to 1:30 AM daily, travellers have reported spending the night on the landside. Several padded, armrest-free benches are described as comfortable, and travellers reportedly felt safe there. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, scroll down to explore our Bakersfield Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, here are some hotels near Meadows Field Airport:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Bakersfield North-Airport  » Check Rates
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Bakersfield North  » Check Rates
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Bakersfield Airport   » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Airport  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Meadows Field Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in Meadows Field Airport.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Meadows Field Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – A variety of newspapers, magazines, souvenirs, snacks, and travel goods are for sale at Omni-Goods. Hours: 4:00AM – 4:00PM.

Food & Drinks – Blimpie is a full service restaurant. Location: Airside. Hours: 5:00AM – 8:00PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open daily from 3:00AM – 1:30AM.


Bakersfield airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Several companies offer car rental services, located in the terminal: Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Ridesharing from the Meadows Airport is available through Lyft. Arriving passengers must have their bags collected before calling a Lyft.


Taxis are available 24 hours, though you may need to pre-book them or call for a pick-up.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.