Sleeping in Airports

Bermuda Airport Guide

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

I told them my situation but they said they couldn’t let me stay inside for security reasons but they would let me go inside if I ever had to go to the bathroom. – laberintoon2 (2015)

BDA Airport Review

Bermuda Airport guide
(Photo courtesy of andresouza / 28Jun2013)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport.

What to Expect

Bermuda Airport (code: BDA) has a small, slightly outdated terminal that primarily handles North American routes. A new terminal is currently under construction, with expected completion in 2020. Departing passengers bound for the U.S. will clear security and customs before boarding. Amenities include one landside eatery, three airside restaurants, and a few shops, including duty-free. WiFi is available in the departures areas. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Bermuda Airport

Though the airport is technically open 24 hours, travellers are not permitted to spend the night, so you’ll have to camp elsewhere. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. 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.

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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, there is a hotel near Bermuda Airport and others within a short driving distance:

  • Grotto Bay Beach Resort – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Graycliff Luxury Lounge – Location: US Departures Terminal, Airside, Gate C. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounge listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

  • British Airways Executive Club/First Lounge – Location: International Departure Hall, Airside, near Gate A.

Related Pages: Bermuda Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bermuda Airport.

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

Art in the Airport – The Charles Lloyd Tucker Art Gallery is located in the US departures area, and displays rotating exhibits

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: outside the arrivals hall, near the taxi rank • on the upper level in the US Departure lounge.

Baby Care Facilities – A diaper changing room is located in the first floor, airside, across from gates C and D at the US departure area.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available throughout the airport.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Located in the US departures area.

Currency Exchange – Location: Landside, Ground Floor.

Disabled Services – Any passengers with reduced mobility must alert the airport 48 hours in advance. Services include handicap toilets, elevators and designated parking spaces.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free and other shops are located in the US, Canada and UK departures lounges, and in the arrivals hall. Products sold include news, jewelry, clothing, stationary, spa products, souvenirs and children’s toys/games.

Food & Drink – At the time of writing, no 24-hour options are available. Here are the options:

  • Landside – Café Boulevard
  • Airside, US Departures – Bay Grape Cafe • La Trattoria & Sports Bar
  • Airside, International Departures – 12 Rumway 30 Bar and Lounge.

Family Services – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: US Departures Area, Airside.

Information desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk for help. Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall. Hours: 12:00PM – 10:30PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Plugs are built directly into some chairs in waiting lounges.

Postbox – A mailbox is available in the ground level.

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.

Smoking Area – Located in the US departures area.

Airport Hours

The Airport remains open 24 hours, but travellers are not permitted to stay overnight. Make alternative arrangements.


St. George’s airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • American Airlines • British Airways • Delta Air Lines • JetBlue • United Airlines • WestJet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Foreign Visitors to Bermuda are not allowed to rent cars.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Public Transportation

A public bus connects BDA airport to the city, however it is not recommended to travel on the bus with luggage. For more information regarding routes, schedules and bus fare, visit the transportation website.


Taxis are available outside arrivals for all arriving flights. All taxis are metered. It is also possible to reserve a taxi in advance, if desired. These taxis wait to the right (walking out of the terminal) of the taxi rank. Note: rates are 25% higher between 12:00AM – 6:00AM and on Sundays and the fare increases by $1 / piece of luggage.

Last updated: 2022-10-28

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.