Sleeping in Airports

El Paso Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our El Paso 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 had just put my legs under my own counter while using my laptop, and imagined many people had previously done the same, I slept underneath a similar taller counter a few feet away.- wyceresas

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 about their time at El Paso International Airport.

What to Expect

El Paso International Airport consists of a small, two-level terminal with two concourses (East and West). The terminal hosts a small variety of eateries and shops on both sides of security. When these services close at night vending machines are the only food and drink option, so plan accordingly. WiFi is available to help pass the time. 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 day when the checkpoints open. Comfortable, padded armchairs are located throughout the terminal. One reviewer found comfortable sleeping space under counters located near the main entrance. If you plan to spend the night, consider bringing eyeshades to block out the bright lighting. Another handy item would be earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones to drown out the constant feed of advertising over the PSA. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels within a quick shuttle bus ride of 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 airport lounges at this airport.

Military Lounge

USO Lounge – The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to active members of the US military and their families. Location: Concourse B, post-security, Gate B5.  [ more info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in El Paso Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels at and near the airport:

  • Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel and Waterpark – (5 minute walk from the airport) Located 100 yards from the airport. Free 24-hour shuttle service to the airport and surrounding area (within 3 mile radius). The on-site waterpark is seasonal. » Check Rates
  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham El Paso Airport – (8 minute walk from the airport) Free 24-hour airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • Radisson Hotel El Paso Airport – (10 minute walk from the airport) Free 24-hour shuttle to the airport and surrounding area (within 3 mile radius) is available on demand. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near El Paso Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at El Paso Airport. Connect to the DigitalElPaso network.

If you do not have a mobile device, computer Stations are available for rent at Travelex Business Center. Location: next to the Information Booth in the main lobby.

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

Art in the Airport – See local works of art at the Art Windows of El Paso rotating art exhibit. Locations: The Meeter / Greeter area, landside • Baggage Claim on the main floor, landside.

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: on all levels of the terminal.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts (Smarte Cartes) are available. Rates: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Location: Ground floor, next to the Information Booth. Hours: 5:00AM – 5:00PM (Daily).

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules, with most open at 4:30AM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options, but vending machines are available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Massage Chairs – available on all levels. Rate: unknown.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Shoe Shine – Get your shoes and boots shined in one of these three locations: La Placita Shopping area, landside, lower level • Concourse B, airside, Gate B2 • Concourse A, airside, Gate A1.

Shopping – A limited variety of boutiques and newsstands are available throughout the airport, both landside and airside. Hours: vary with most open from 5:00AM – 7:00PM.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. The TSA security checkpoints are open from 4:00AM – 10:00PM (unconfirmed).

Keep in mind that 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 February 2018, El Paso airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Airlines • American Airlines • Delta • Frontier Airlines • Southwest Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Local buses Route 33 and Route 50 serve El Paso International Airport. For route maps, schedules and fares, visit the Sun Metro website.

Car Rentals

The following onsite car rental agencies are located in the baggage claim area: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty.

Taxi and Shuttles

Taxis and shared-ride shuttles are available in the ground transportation area of the terminal on a 24-hour basis. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.