Sleeping in Airports

Chattanooga Airport Guide

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

Would recommend finding a corner in the concourse as opposed to the terminal. -a traveller

CHA Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Chattanooga Airport (code: CHA) is a small two-level terminal with a single concourse and five gates. The terminal houses a cafe, gift shop and two restaurants on either side of security. WiFi is available and there are charging stations near all gates. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Chattanooga Airport

One reviewer reports that the airport is quiet, dark and comfortable, with chairs that feel like executive leather office chairs. While the seating apparently has armrests, the reviewer recommended against floor sleeping due to the presence of “large brown bugs.” 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.

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 Chattanooga 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

The airport is open 24 hours, although the terminal operates from 4:30AM – 12:00AM. (or the last flight of the day).

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.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Chattanooga Airport:

  • Extended Stay America – Chattanooga – Airport – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Hamilton Place – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Chattanooga/Hamilton Place – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use-lounges. See Business Center below.

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.

Food & Drinks

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

WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Chattanooga airport, courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

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. Location: Second Level, to the right of security.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange counters are not available at Chattanooga Airport.

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

Information Desk – Location: First Floor, Rotunda, beside Baggage Claim. Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Mon – Fri. Also look for airport ambassadors throughout the terminal to assist.

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

Mobile Charging – Power outlets are readily available in both airside and landside restaurant lounge areas. In addition, free-standing charging stations are available near airport gates.

Notary – Free notary services are offered in the airport. Call the airport to make an appointment. Location: unknown. Hours: 9:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon-Fri).

Relax Lounge – Gig Lounge offers iPads, an XBox, large screen HD TVs and a recharging table. Free to the public. Location: Landside, Upper Level, in the EPB Landing Pad.

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 – Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the airport. Designated smoking areas are available outside before entering the airport.

Chattanooga airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant • American Airlines • Delta Air Lines • United Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


CHA airport is served by two bus routes. One bus (#5) is a dial-a-route.  You need to call (423) 629-1473 for service 30 minutes before your pick-up. For more information, visit the CARTA website.

Car Rentals

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

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were unable to find any hotels offering an airport shuttle.  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.