Sleeping in Airports

Fayetteville Airport Guide

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

Maybe it was because of the snow outside, but this tiny airport was very pleasant and provided cots, blankets and pillows to me and my fellow overnight refugees. – tiggerbounc

FAY Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Fayetteville Airport (FAY) consists of a small, partially renovated terminal with two concourses (A and B). Due to ongoing renovations, services are limited. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

The airport is closed at night and sleeping in the terminal overnight is not allowed. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Good to Know

Terminal renovations are expected to continue until 2020.

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 Fayetteville Airport does not appeal to you, there are a few hotels near the airport to seek refuge:

  • Holiday Inn Fayetteville I-95 South – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Fayetteville – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • Baymont by Wyndham Fayetteville I-95 – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

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

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.

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: Airside, near the boarding gates.

Related Pages: Fayetteville Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Fayetteville Airport for a fee.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? An ATM is 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.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts (Smarte Carte) are available throughout the airport. Rate: unknown.

Cots – In the event of bad weather or massive flight cancellations, this airport has a limited supply of cots for stranded travellers.  Availability may have been affected by Covid.  If you are stranded during a weather delay, contact an airport employee to find out when the cots are located.

Duty Free & Shopping – There is one gift shop, located landside.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Vending machines and the only airport restaurant (Tailwind) are available landside. No dining options are offered airside.

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.

Video Games – Yes

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 3:00AM – 12:00AM. The airport closes for 3 hours at night, so it is not possible to stay inside.


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

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo/National • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Fayetteville   •   Holiday Inn Fayetteville I-95 South   •   Ramada Plaza Fayetteville Fort Bragg Area


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area of the terminal during airport hours of operation. 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.