Sleeping in Airports

Emerald Airport Guide

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

EMD Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Emerald Airport (code: EMD) consists of a small, recently renovated terminal that primarily operates flights to Brisbane. Facilities are very basic, which include a kiosk offering snacks and beverages. WiFi is available for fee. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Emerald Airport

This airport closes nightly, so overnight stays are not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. 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.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Emerald 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 Hotels

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

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Mayfair Motel –  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Emerald Explorers Inn – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Qantas Club – Location: Next to check-in.  Lounge Access: Lounge membership program.

Related Pages: Emerald Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Emerald Airport.

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

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.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby Change Facilities are located in the terminal.

Food & Drinks – The airport has a kiosk that provides light refreshments.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open Monday – Friday, from 5:30AM until last flight departure, usually around 8:00PM. On weekends, hours of operation are minimal due to limited flight service.

Airlines

Emerald airport is served by the following airlines: Qantas • Virgin Australia.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available in the main terminal building. Companies represented here are: Avis • Budget • Hertz • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were unable to find any hotels providing airport shuttle service.  See also Airport Hotels above.

Last updated: 2022-10-31

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.