Sleeping in Airports

Burlington Airport Guide

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

Around 4:00 am Security shift change occurred and the woke us all up and kicked us out. – mike

BTV 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 Burlington International Airport.

What to Expect

Burlington Airport (code: BTV) consists of a small, two-level terminal building housing two concourses (North and South), 15 departure gates, an airside restaurant and smaller landside restaurant, and a news/gift stand. The terminal also features a yoga room and library, as well as other areas to relax. Eateries and the news stand close at 7:00PM, or upon arrival of the day’s last flight, so plan accordingly if spending the night (vending machine options are available). WiFi is available and there are outlets for charging mobile devices. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Burlington Airport

burlington airport guideAfter security checkpoints close for the night, all passengers are restricted to the landside areas, and must re-clear security the next day when the checkpoints re-open. Once on the landside, check out the upper level above the ticket counters where there are sofas, loveseats, easy chairs and benches that offer comfortable sleeping. There are also comfortable benches near the baggage claim. To combat the bright lighting and noise, consider bringing eyeshade and earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels within quick shuttle ride of the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below.

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.

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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 Burlington Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel near the airport:

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites South Burlington – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle available on request from 5:00AM to Midnight. » Check Rates
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Burlington – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service is available upon request (+1 802 658-0250). » Check Rates
  • Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn & Conference Center – (7 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour airport shuttle available on request. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Burlington 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 Burlington Airport.

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

Airport Museum

A photo exhibit displaying the history of the airport is available for passengers to enjoy! Location: South Side, 2nd Floor.

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: First floor and Second floor.

Duty Free and Shopping

Duty Free is not available at the airport. You will find three Hudson News Gift Shops which open at 5:00AM and close at 7:00PM or 8:00PM depending on location.

Family Services

A Mamava nursing pod/station can be found on the 2nd Floor, Airside. The station provides a private, comfortable place for nursing including seating, a fold-­‐down table and power supply for pumping, and space for luggage or a stroller.

Food & Drinks

There are no 24-hour food or beverage concessions at this airport. Airside you will find two locations of the Skinny Pancake (South and North Terminals) which open at 4:30AM and close according to flight schedules. Landside you will find a Chubby Muffin restaurant which is open 4:30AM – 7:00PM.

Green Roof

You can find a rooftop garden atop the parking garage. To get there, take the north Skywalk to the garage and the stairs or elevator to the 6th floor.

Information Desk

Available from 4:00PM – 12:00AM (Daily). Location: 1st Floor, Landside.


If you want to read a book to pass the time, an airport library is available. Location: Second Floor.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Not available.

Mobile Charging

Free power stations can be found in the North and South Concourses.

Observation Deck

Watch the planes land and take off while also enjoying the background of the Green Mountains in the airport’s observation tower. Location: Airside, East Side, 2nd Floor.

Rest Zones

The Mezzanine has couches, coffee tables and easy chairs. You’ll also find rocking chairs overlooking the runway in the airport’s Skyway.


Freshen up with a shower before your flight.   Location: Airside, second floor, in the family bathroom across from the Observation Area.

Yoga Room

Relax or stretch in between flights at the airport’s yoga room. Location: Airside, second floor.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, 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.


Burlington airport is served by the following airlines: American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • Frontier • JetBlue • Porter • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Greyhound offers four daily departures to and from Boston and Montreal. Buses pick up and drop off passengers directly adjacent to the airport. For fares, schedules and routes, visit the Greyhound website.

Car Rentals

Car rental desks are located on the main floor, in the baggage claim area. The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Advantage • Alamo • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn & Conference Center   •   Comfort Suites South Burlington   •   Courtyard Burlington Harbor   •   Courtyard by Marriott Burlington Williston   •   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington   •   Fairfield Inn Burlington Williston   •   Hampton Inn Burlington   •   Hilton Burlington   •   Holiday Inn Burlington   •   Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Burlington South   •   Homewood Suites by Hilton Burlington   •   La Quinta Inn & Suites South Burlington   •   Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center

Taxis and Shared Ride Shuttles

Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required. For minimum fare structure, visit the Burlington Airport website.

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.