Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Gainesville 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.
Sandwich place was nice but closed early. After the last evening flight left (11:00) peaceful & quiet. – Harold
GNV Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Gainesville Regional Airport.
What to expect
Passenger services at Gainesville Airport(code: GNV) are provided in a small, partially renovated terminal with a restaurant and gift shop. After these services close down during the night, vending machines provide the only food and drinks, so plan accordingly. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.
Where to Sleep
We have not yet received any sleep-related airport reviews; however, we’ve been told that after security checkpoints close for the night, passengers are restricted to landside only. Passengers sleeping airside will be required to go back to landside until security reopens, and will need to clear security again to re-enter. Have a travel mattress and blanket handy for your overnight stay landside! 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.
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.
If sleeping in Gainesville Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown – (8 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center – (12 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
- Wyndham Garden Gainesville – (15 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available (subject to availability). » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Gainesville Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport. A private lounge for Road Warrior members is available. Details are unknown.
Airport WiFi / Internet
Free WiFi is available at Gainesville Airport. Connect to the “Flygainesville WiFi” network.
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: in the baggage claim area.
Currency Exchange – Not available.
Food & Drinks – Tailwind Gainesville offers a full-service restaurant and gift shop on both the Landside and Airside (west side) areas of the airport. Hours: 4:30AM until last flight arrival. Vending machines are also available.
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 Area – Frequent travellers and members have access to the Ultimate Road Warrior lounge, a quiet area with a sofa, chairs and TV. Sleeping is NOT permitted! Aside from this lounge are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Ultimate Road Warrior – If you fly through Gainesville Airport often you may want to join the Ultimate Road Warrior rewards program. In addition to monthly prizes, which is based on the number of flights, you have access to a private waiting area. Location: Landside. Amenities include WiFi, newspapers, magazines and a quiet place to wait for your flight.
The airport terminal is open from 3:30AM – 12:30AM, or adjusted according to the day’s flight schedules. Sleeping in the airport overnight is not permitted.
Gainesville airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Delta Air Lines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Gainesville Airport is served by RTS bus routes 25, 26 and 39. For route maps, schedules and fares, visit the RTS website.
Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National.
Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Best Western Gateway Grand • Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville • Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center • Wyndham Garden Gainesville • SpringHill Suites Gainesville
Authorized airport 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.