Sleeping in Airports

Fargo Airport Guide

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

They have these beautiful curvy couches and could sleep about eight in a row. – John

FAR Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Fargo Airport (code: FAR) consists of a small, partially renovated terminal with limited services. The terminal includes a couple of eateries, a gift shop, business centre, and game room. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

Seats have armrests, so be prepared to sleep on the floor.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide free airport shuttles. See Airport Hotels in the guide below 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.

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 Fargo Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Days Inn & Suites Fargo 19th Ave Airport Dome – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Candlewood Suites Fargo ND State Univ – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available from 5:30AM to 10:00PM. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Fargo airport.

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

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Airport Gift Shop sells North Dakota-made products from 5:00AM until last flight, located landside. An additional gift shop kiosk is located airside, near Gates 3 and 4 in the Departures lounge.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include:

  • Landside: SkyDine Restaurant and Subway – Hours: 5:00AM – last flight
  • Airside: SkyDine Lounge – Hours: 8:00AM – last flight (Mon – Sat) • 11:00AM – last flight (Sun).

Games Room – Location: Airside, Main Level

Information Desk – If you have any question, you can visit the information desk located across from the check-in counters. When the desk is not staffed, automated airport information is available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – The airport’s business centers have comfortable sit-down areas featuring free WiFi and 120v power outlets. Locations are available throughout the terminal.

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

The passenger terminal building opens at 3:00AM and closes approximately 30 minutes after the last flight arrival.


Fargo airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Airlines • American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

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

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Biltmore Hotel & Suites   •   Days Inn & Suites Fargo 19th Ave/Airport Dome   •   Expressway Suites of Fargo   •   Holiday Inn Express Fargo – West Acres   •   Holiday Inn Fargo   •   Homewood Suites by Hilton Fargo   •   MainStay Suites   •   Radisson Hotel Fargo   •   Ramada Plaza Fargo Hotel and Conference Center   •   Red Roof Inn   •   Staybridge Suites Fargo


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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 or  write a review.