Sleeping in Airports

Champaign Airport Guide

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

Bench-type couches are not great, but allow you to stretch out and get some rest because they don’t have those annoying arm rests. – a traveller

CMI Airport Overview

Champaign Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a guest traveller / 5Oct2017)

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

What to Expect

Champaign Urbana Airport (code: CMI) consists of a small, modern two-level terminal with a restaurant and vending machines. WiFi is available. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Champaign Airport

If you are airside, you may find a few seats with a missing armrest.  If not, one reviewer suggests asking the cleaning staff.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below 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 Champaign 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 Hours

Champaign Airport is open 4:00AM – 11:00PM.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Champaign Airport that provide free airport shuttles:

  • Best Western Paradise Inn – Free airport shuttle is available from 5:00AM to 11:00PM.  » Check Rates
  • i Hotel & Conference Center – Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn – Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Champaign Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per use lounges.

Food & Drinks

Einstein Bros. Bagels can be found on the 2nd Floor. Vending machines are also available on the 2nd Floor.

Mobile Charging

Power outlets are available in the departure area.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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

WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout the terminal.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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: unknown.

Conference Room – Available by reservation.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

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 – permitted in areas outside of the terminal.

Champaign airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • United Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Best Western Paradise Inn  •   Comfort Suites Urbana Champaign, University Area  •   Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Champaign North   •  Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center of Champaign-Urbana   •   Holiday Inn Champaign  •   Home2 Suites by Hilton Champaign/Urbana   •   Hyatt Place Champaign   •   I Hotel & Conference Center.

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

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.