Sleeping in Airports

Bangor Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bangor 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.

My earplugs could not block out the announcements; however, my ipod with the type of earbuds that seals your ears in could. – dynamodp3

BGR Airport Overview

bangor airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bangor International Airport.

What to Expect

Bangor Airport (code: BGR) is a small two-terminal (Domestic and International) airport with a few shops and a restaurant and cafe in the domestics terminal, though they are known to close fairly early in the evening. Inclement weather can lead to flight delays and/or cancellations. Free WiFi is available and there are mobile charging stations in the Domestic Terminal. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Bangor Airport

While the airport officially closes as 1:00AM at night, airport staff are described as friendly and accommodating to overnight sleepers. There is reportedly a lack of armrest-free seating, so most travellers end up sleeping on the floor. Reviewers report that loud overhead announcements continue throughout the night, as do the CNN-broadcasting TVs. With these factors in mind, consider bringing a sleeping bag, travel mat, eyeshade, and earplugs/noise-cancelling earphones. For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel connected to the airport via walkway, and others within a quick shuttle ride away. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Good to Know

As all services close down after the last flight rolls in, travellers may want to take advantage of the within-walking-distance shops, fast food restaurants and a grocery store.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Bangor 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 Bangor Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel at the airport….

At Airport Four Points by Sheraton Bangor Airport – Connected to the airport by enclosed skywalk. Day rooms are offered based on availability. » Check Rates

Near Airport Quality Inn Bangor – (6 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle available. » Check Rates

Near Airport Ramada by Wyndham Bangor – (6 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bangor Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bangor Airport. Connect in the main terminal area.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Domestic Terminal, Landside, 2nd floor, next to the restaurants.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available. Location: Domestic Terminal. 1st floor.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to one of the children’s play areas. Locations: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor Gate 1 • Domestic Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor Gate 6.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – The airport has a newsstand (Bangor News & Gifts) and a clothing and sundries shop (The Grasshopper Shop), both located on the 2nd floor, landside.

Family Services – Family washrooms and a nursing room can be found in the Domestic Terminal, 1st Floor.

Food & Drinks – The airport has limited food options. Dining options include:

  • Landside: Refueler Pub & Grill • The Highlands Cafe (Domestic Terminal, 2nd Floor)
  • Airside: A small cafe (Domestic Terminal, 2nd Floor)

Information Desk – Not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging –  Mobile Charging Stations can be found airside, near Gates 1 and 6.

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.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the terminal.

Airport Hours

The airport opens at 3:00AM and closes after the last scheduled flight departure, which is usually around 1:00AM.


Bangor airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Airlines • American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Several private companies serve Bangor Airport, offering transportation throughout the region. For a list of bus companies and the areas they serve, visit the Bangor International Airport website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • Hertz • National/Alamo.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Bangor Motor Inn   •   Days Inn Bangor   •   Econo Lodge   •   Hampton Inn Bangor   •   Holiday Inn Bangor-Odlin Road   •   Quality Inn   •   Ramada Bangor   •   Super 8 Bangor


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.