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Barrow Airport Guide

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

The benches and seats were hard and cold, but the staff was pleasant. It was very loud, mainly due to the proximity and number of passengers/families. – Barkley

BRW Airport Overview

barrow airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Barrow Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport.

What to Expect

Barrow Airport (code: BRW) consists of a small one-room terminal with no amenities. Due to its small size and because its serves as a gathering place of sorts for local residents, the terminal can get quite crowded. Airport staff are described as friendly, but the limited seating is reportedly cold and hard. WiFi is not available and there are no lounges.

Sleeping in Barrow Airport

Unfortunately, we do not yet have any sleep-related reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

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 Barrow 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 Barrow Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel near the airport:

  • King Eider Inn – (3 minute walk from the airport) Located across the street from the airport. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Barrow Airport Inn – (7 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. A taxi costs approx. $6.00USD. » Check Rates
  • Top of the World Hotel – (4 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers are available upon request. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, pay-per-use lounges were not available.  If this information is not correct, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is currently not available at this airport.

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

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 6:30AM – 8:00PM.


Barrow airport is served by the following airlines: Alaska Airlines • Ravn Alaska.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Metered taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area.

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.