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.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Boise Airport.

What to Expect

Boise Airport 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.

Where to Sleep

While 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 airport guide below.

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.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update there were no lounges that economy class travellers can pay to use.

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
  • Best Western 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 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, with some open as early as 4:30AM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Vending machines are located on the 1st floor, near baggage claim carousel 2

Luggage Carts

The airport has Smarte Carte luggage carts, which means there is probably a pretty high fee to use them. You can find them at various locations inside the airport, as well as in the garage on 1st floor, just outside the elevator.

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

Not available.

Shopping

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

Showers

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 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.

Airlines

As of October 2018, Boise airport is served by the following airlines: Alaska Airlines • Allegiant Airlines • American Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Frontier • Southwest Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Valley Ride offers regular service to the 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, on the 1st floor of the airport terminal: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and 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   •   Super 8 Boise   •   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.

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.

Taxi

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: 2018-10-26

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.