Sleeping in Airports

Fort Myers Airport Guide

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

The music is on all night, so make sure you have ear plugs if you are gonna try sleeping.
– caljr

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 Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport.

What to Expect

Fort Myers Airport consists of a modern mid-sized terminal with three concourses (B, C and D). There are plenty of dining and shopping opportunities located throughout the terminal on both sides of security. Eateries and shops close down overnight, 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. Airport staff and security are described as accommodating to overnight sleepers and may offer tips for finding a good sleeping spot. Other than a few random wooden benches, most seating includes armrests. If you plan to spend the night, consider bringing a travel mattress and/or sleeping bag for floor sleeping. While the lighting is dimmed at night, the public address system reportedly plays loud music and PSAs throughout the night, so make sure you bring earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones. 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

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

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Fort Myers Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport with a free airport shuttle:

  • Four Points by Sheraton Fort Myers Airport – (6 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service (subject to availability). » Check Rates
  • Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers Airport/FGCU – (9 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour shuttle service to the airport and surrounding area (within 5 mile radius). » Check Rates
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Airport – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Southwest Florida International Airport. Connect to the “RSWiFly” network.

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

Art in the Airport – Art and live music exhibitions are available throughout 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: Main Terminal.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available. Location: Arrivals Level, Baggage Claim. Rate: unknown.

Business Center – see Currency Exchange

Currency Exchange – Travelex Business Center and Currency Exchange offers a wide range of business and travel services, including currency exchange, ATM, notary, fax, copying and more. Location: Main Terminal, 2nd floor, near Concourse B. Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM (daily).

Duty Free & Shopping – There are shops available in the main terminal as well as in each of the Concourses. Shops offer mostly beachwear, souvenirs, convenience style items.

Food & Drinks – Most food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options inside the airport. There is a 7-11 convenience store in the Airport Service Plaza, located on the Terminal Access road.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Massages – Feel your stress melt away with a foot or chair massage at Comfort Zone Massage. No appointment needed. Locations: Main Terminal, landside, near security checkpoint.

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.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited everywhere inside the terminal.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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 February 2018, Fort Myers airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • American Airlines • Delta • Frontier Airlines • JetBlue Airways • Silver Airways • Southwest Airlines • Spirit Airlines • Sun Country Airlines • United Airlines • WestJet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Local bus Route 50 serves the airport between 7:25AM – 9:25PM (with reduced hours on weekends). For route map, schedules and fares, visit the LeeTran website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. ACE, Advantage, EZ , FOX and Payless offer free shuttle service to/from their nearby off-site locations. Courtesy direct-dial phones are available at the off-site car rental shuttle stop, located along the back of the airport parking garage.

Shuttle and Private Transfers

The airport provides an extensive list of ground transportation options via shuttle and private transfers. See the ground transportation service booth, lower level, by Door 3 or visit the Fort Myers Airport website.

Taxis

Taxis are available in the ground transportation area of the terminal during airport hours of operation. All taxis fares from the airport are charged by zone, whereas taxis to the airport are metered.

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.