Sleeping in Airports

Corpus Christi Airport Guide

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

The airport opened at 3:30 AM. Wasn’t great; could have been worse.

CRP Airport Overview

corpus cristi airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Corpus Christi International Airport.

What to Expect

Corpus Christi Airport (Code: CRP), sometimes called CCIA, is a small, six-gate terminal serving mostly other larger airports in Texas and a few domestic destinations. There’s a limited variety of restaurants with only one located landside. Shopping options are limited to a single gift shop selling souvenirs, reading materials, and other miscellaneous products.   Free WiFi is available to help pass the time.

Where to To Sleep

A reviewer (April 2018) reports that the airport closes at night (the close time was not indicated, however) and it only reopens by 3:30AM.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations 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.

Have you already been to Corpus Christi airport?  Write a review and share photos from your own experience.

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 Corpus Christi Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport.

  • Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Airport Hotel & Conference Center – (5 km from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Plaza Inn – (5 km from the airport) No airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Comfort Suites Central – (5 km from the airport) No airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near the Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi Airport.

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

Baggage Carts – Sky Cab porters are available to assist with your luggage at no cost other than a tip.

Duty Free & Shopping – A gift shop is available selling newspapers, snacks and souvenirs.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. There are no 24-hour options. Food options include:

  • Landside: Coastal Bend Express
  • Airside: Time Cantina • Co-Pilot Coffee • Coastal Bend Bar and Grill

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide

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

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

According to a 2018 review, the airport is closed at night and opens at 3:30AM.


Corpus Christi airport is served by the following airlines: American AirlinesSouthwest AirlinesUnited Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Taxis are readily available outside the baggage claim area.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels provide shuttles service. Check with your hotel of choice.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have counters in the baggage claim area: Alamo • Avis • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Thrifty.

Last updated: 2020-06-16

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.