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)

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

BDA Airport Review

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Bermuda Airport (code: BDA) has a small, slightly outdated terminal that primarily handles North American routes.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.

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 web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Bermuda 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 loungeAirport 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!

  • Primeclass Lounge – International – Location: International Departures, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
  • Primeclass Lounge – US – Location: US Departures, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Bermuda Airport Lounges

airport hotelsAirport 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.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bermuda Airport.

airport infoMore 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. Clarien, Butterfield, and HSBC ATMs are in the US departure area and dispense USD currency. A Butterfield ATM is in the international departure area and dispenses GBP and CAD currency. The HSBC ATM on landside arrivals dispenses BMD currency.

Baby Care Facilities – Pull-out baby changing tables are available in female restrooms.

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

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 is currently closed. Somers Isle Trading company that sells wines, souvenirs and beauty items.

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

  • Landside – Whistling Frog Rum Bar and Grill
  • Airside, US Departures – Rock and Barrel Bar
  • Airside, International Departures – The Heron and the Sea Public House.

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 – Available in the Primeclass Lounges. See Airport Lounges above.

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 hoursAirport Hours

The Airport is open from 6:00AM – 11:00PM or based on flight schedule.

airlinesAirlines

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

transportationAirport 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.

Taxi

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: 2024-01-30

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.