Sleeping in Airports

Boise Airport Guide

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

BOI Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Boise Airport (code: BOI) consists of a modern, three-level single terminal with three concourses (A, B and C), and more than a dozen eateries and shops in the concourses, and a full-service restaurant and fast food court on the landside. WiFi is available and there are charging stations in each concourse. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Boise Airport

boise airport guideWhile Boise airport is open 24 hours a day, it is not especially conducive to overnight sleeping. Passengers are not allowed to sleep airside after the last flight for the night arrives for the night, and must move to the landslide until security opens the next morning. There are a few padded benches across from the ticketing counter, and some benches in the darker rent-a-car area near baggage claim. Bring a travel blanket for additional comfort and be sure to bring earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones to drown out the music played over the PA system all night. For uninterrupted sleep, there are some hotels within a quick shuttle ride of 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 Boise 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 Boise Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Rodeway Inn Boise Airport – (2 minute drive) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Best Western Vista Inn at the Airport – (2 minute drive) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Airport Inn – (2 minute drive) Free airport shuttle is available. Use the courtesy phone located in the baggage claim area when you are ready to be picked up. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Boise 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

Free WiFi is available at Boise Airport. Open your browser and a University of Idaho pages will appear. Check the box to accept the terms and conditions.

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

Art in the Airport

Rotating art exhibits are on display throughout 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: 2nd Floor, between the Ticket Counters and washrooms • 2nd Floor, Food Court area.

Food & Drink

Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Dining options include:

  • Landside: Parrilla Grill • 13th Street Pub & Grill
  • Airside: Bardenay • Einstein Bros. Bagels • Smashburger • River City Coffee & Cafe • Cross Grain Brewhouse • Harvest & Grounds

Luggage Carts

The airport has Smarte Carte luggage carts, which means there is probably fee to use them. You can find them at various locations inside the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Not available.

Massage Chairs

Locations: 2nd Floor, Meeter/Greeter Lobby • Food Court • Across from Gates 10 and 17

Mobile Charging

Free power ports are located in the lobby, business centers and concourse restaurants

Rest Zones

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


The following shops are available: 94.9 River Shop • CNBC SmartShop • Idaho Statesman Shop • CNBC Kiosk • Forever Heather • Art Source Gallery • Greenbelt Magazine Shop.


Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours, although food concessions and car rentals have varied hours of operation. The TSA security checkpoints open one hour prior to the first flight and close one hour after the last flight.

Keep in mind that airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.


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

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Valley Ride offers regular service to BOI airport, buses pick-up and drop-off at the purple curb. Valley Ride schedules and maps can be found near near the 1st Floor Rotunda elevator inside the airport.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite (1st floor): Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels offer free airport shuttle service as a convenience for their guests. Hotel shuttles pick-up at the green curb on the lower level roadway median, across from the outside of the baggage claim area. Contact your hotel of choice for shuttle service availability and information. There is a Hotel Phone Board on the 1st floor rotunda. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Comfort Suites Airport   •   Courtyard Boise Downtown   •   Fairfield Inn Boise   •   Hampton Inn Boise Airport   •  Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum   •   Holiday Inn Express Boise University Area   •   Homewood Suites Boise   •   La Quinta Inn & Suites Boise Airport   •   Quality Inn Airport   •   Rodeway Inn Boise Airport   •   SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter   •   TownePlace Suites Boise Downtown   •   Wyndham Garden Boise Airport. Boise Shuttle Service also offers transportation to and from Boise-area hotels, picking up and dropping off passengers at the green curb.

See Airport Hotels above.

Shared Ride Shuttle

Sun Valley Express and Salt Lake Express offer scheduled or on-demand shared-ride shuttle service. These shuttles pick-up at the blue curb on the lower level roadway median, across from the outside of the baggage claim area.


Metered taxis are readily available at the black curb on the lower level roadway median, across from the outside of the baggage claim 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.