Sleeping in Airports

Bismarck Airport Guide

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

Since the airport was closed, there were no taxis or anything else nearby. I did not see any security either – everything was just locked up! – a traveller

BIS Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Bismark Airport (code: BIS) consists of a small but modern, two-level terminal with a restaurant and gift shop. WiFi is available to pass the time . There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Bismarck Airport

Overnight stays are generally not permitted in this airport, so don’t plan to spend the night here. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide free airport shuttles. 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 Bismarck 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 Bismarck Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • EverSpring Inn & Suites – Bismarck – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service. Once you have collected your luggage look for the Hotel Courtesy phone and dial Expressway Inn for pick-up. » Check Rates
  • Expressway Suites Bismarck – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service. Once you have collected your luggage look for the Hotel Courtesy phone and dial Expressway Suites for pick-up. » Check Rates
  • Ramkota Hotel – (7 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service is available, use the courtesy phone to contact the hotel once you have collected your luggage. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at this time.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bismarck Airport.

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: Landside, near the baggage claim • Airside, near the gates.

Baby Care Facilities

A Mamava nursing station is available offering privacy. Location: Airside.

Baggage Carts

Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge.

Food & Drinks

Coffee, drinks, snacks, and sandwiches are available for sale at the Corner Café. Location: 1st Floor, between Ticketing and Baggage Claim. • Fly ‘N Buy Café and Gift Shop sells coffee, sandwiches, snacks, and gifts on the 2nd floor, airside. Vending machines are available throughout 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, write a review or email us at [email protected]

North Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame

Location: Main Terminal, landside, to the left of the Ticketing area.

Rest Zones

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


Fly ‘N Buy Café and Gift Shop offers a few last minute gifts and reading materials on the 2nd floor, airside.


Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 3:30AM – 12:30AM (or 30 minutes after the last flight).


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

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The Green Route 3 provides regularly scheduled transit bus service to and from BIS airport. For fare, time schedule and map, visit the Bisman Transit website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Enterprise • Hertz.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Ramkota Hotel   •   Comfort Inn   •   Expressway Inn of Bismarck   •   Expressway Suites   •   MainStay Suites Bismarck   •   Radisson Hotel Bismarck   •   Ramada Bismarck Hotel


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area. 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.