Sleeping in Airports

Dallas Love Field Airport Guide

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

I didn’t see a single person, from the moment i go there around 12:30am till around 5:30am it was completely deserted. – a traveller

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 during their time at Dallas Love-Field Airport.

What to Expect

Dallas Love Field Airport consists of a recently built single-concourse terminal with plenty of dining and shopping options. The only food concession offering 24-hour service is Dunkin Donuts, so plan accordingly. WiFi is available and there are outlets for charging mobile devices. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

After security checkpoints close for the night, all passengers are restricted to the landside areas, and must re-clear security the next morning when checkpoints open. Passengers spending the night in the terminal are directed to an area known as “Love Landing.” This area contains several couches and other comfortable chairs conducive for sleeping. If you plan to spend the night in this airport, consider bringing eyeshades to block out the bright lighting. Also consider bringing earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones to drown out public service announcements. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near 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

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

There are no pay-per-use lounges at this time.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Dallas Love Field Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Doubletree by Hilton Dallas Love Field – (2 minutes from the airport) Located across the street from the airport. Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Embassy Suites Dallas Love Field – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dallas Love Field Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) Free shuttle service to the airport and surrounding area (within 5 mile radius – no downtown) from 7:00AM to 7:00PM Monday thru Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the shuttle runs to the airport only. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Dallas-Love Field on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Cots

In the event of bad weather or massive flight cancellations, this airport has a supply of cots for stranded travellers. If you are stranded during a weather delay, contact an airport employee to find out when the cots are located. Unfortunately, the cots are not available for travellers who simply decide to spend the night in the airport. Due to the amount of email we receive about this, we’ll also let you know that cots cannot be “reserved” and we don’t know where they are kept. Please speak to a gate agent or an airport employee.

Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Dallas Love Field Airport through Boingo. The first 30 minutes is free.

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

Art Gallery

North Texas Sunrise in the main lobby was recently named one of the top public art projects of 2014 by Public Art Year in Review. There are additional pieces located throughout the terminal.

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: Landside and Airside (between gates 5 and 7 • between gates 13 and 15 • near the art gallery in the passenger connector between the checkpoint and the termina • baggage claim • Love Landing • beside the escalator to the parking garages opposite the security checkpoint).

Currency Exchange

Not available.

Duty Free and Shopping

Duty Free is not available here. A small variety of shops is available including 3 Hudson News locations for any last minute requirements.

Family Services

  • Restrooms – A children’s restroom is located on the West concourse, across from Gate 2. Family restrooms are located in these areas: across from the car rental / baggage claim area (landside) • under Sky Bridge (landside) • near all men’s / women’s restrooms (airside).
  • Baby Care Facilities – A nursing room is located in STEM, next to Sky Canyon. Lil’ Luv Lounge is also located in STEM, next to Creative Kids Stuff.
  • Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area.  Location: in the connector hallway.

Food & Drinks

Food concessions in the airport close from 10:00PM – 4:30AM, except for the 24-hour Dunkin’ Donuts, located in Love Landing. Vending machines are available Airside as well as one machine located Landside in the Baggage Claim Area.

Information Desk

There are three information desks: one in baggage claim, one opposite the security checkpoint, and one in the center of the passenger terminal.

Luggage Carts

Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available in the baggage claim area. Rates: $4.00 per cart.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Not available.

Mobile Charging

There are approximately 2600 power ports and charging stations at Love Field, including over 1300 electric charging plugs and 1300 USB charging ports. All power ports and charging stations are free of charge. The Food Court area provides power ports and charging station at over 90% of the seating. The airport is not using power poles.

Rest Zones

Not available.

Showers

Not available.

Airport Hours

Love Field is open 24 hours. Flights operate from 6:00AM to 11:00PM due to noise restrictions.

Keep in mind that TSA, 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 November 2018, Dallas Love Field airport is served by the following airlines: Alaska Airlines • Delta • Southwest Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Amtrak Connections

Dallas Love Field Airport is not directly connected to the train system. If you have onward travel via the train, you will need use the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) system to get there (about 45 minutes with 2 connections) or take a taxi (about 10 minutes).

Car Rentals

ACE, Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, National, Hertz and Thrifty are on-site and offer shuttles from the Lower Level in the Rental Car Shuttle area.

DART

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART, is the public transportation system which covers the Dallas area by bus, light rail, commuter rail and HOV lanes. DART Love Link 524 is the shuttle bus that connects the airport with Inwood/Love Field station (train station). Love Field Airport passengers can take the Love Link shuttle to Inwood/Love Field station for free. For fares, schedules and routes, visit the DART website.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels offer free airport shuttle service as a convenience for their guests. Hotel shuttles pick-up outside the terminal on the Lower Level, Zone F. Contact your hotel of choice for shuttle service availability and information. Here are a few hotels that offer airport shuttle service: Candlewood Suites – Dallas Market Center   •   Country Inn & Suites By Carlson   Dallas-Love Field (Medical Center)   •   Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Love Field   •   Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dallas Love Field   •   Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Market Center   •   Homewood Suites Dallas-Market Center   •   MCM Elegante Hotel & Suites  •  Residence Inn Dallas Market Center.

Shared Ride Shuttle

SuperShuttle, Yellow Checker Shuttle and City Shuttle provide 24-hour door-to-door shared ride or exclusive ride service between the airport and the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. One-person shared ride fares to downtown Dallas are $15 and up. At the time of this November 2018 update, we can not confirm these rates.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available outside of the terminal, across the street from baggage claim. At the time of this November 2018 update, the approximate fare from Love Field to downtown Dallas is $21 USD (for one passenger, $2 USD per each passenger thereafter).

Last updated: 2018-11-20

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,  write a review or send an email to [email protected]