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George Town Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our George Town 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 seat get taken up fast. It seems all the flight out of the grand cayman leave within maybe a two hours window, so it get very packed and loud while waiting for your flight. – a traveller

GCM Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

George Town Airport (code: GCM) first opened in 1952, but since then, the airport has undergone many renovations. In March 2019, the airport unveiled its recently expanded terminal building. Now, the airport provides passengers with an upgraded shopping area, additional dining options, new baby care facilities and WiFi!

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  If you’ve visited this airport recently, write a review to help future travellers! 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.

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

  • Sunset House – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle; however a free shuttle is available to areas within 3 k radius of the hotel. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

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

There are currently no pay-per-use lounges at the time of this update.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

  • Cayman Airways Sir Turtle Club Lounge – Location: Main Terminal, Airside.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at George Town 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. Location: Landside, in the check-In area.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free shopping is available within the departure lounge. There is a small variety of retail concessions selling souvenirs, snacks and magazines located within both the main terminal and departure lounge.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. There is one dining option at the airport: The Hungry Horse, a full-service restaurant. Location: 2nd Floor, landside. Hours: 6:00AM – 6:00PM.

Information Desk – Mainly a tourism desk for the island, but they can answer general questions about the airport too. Hours: 11:00AM – 9:00PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Security Officers at the airport can provide basic First Aid services and contact medical authorities if needed.

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.

Post Office – A mailbox is available in the passenger check-in area (landside).

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.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the terminal.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:00AM – 9:00PM.


George Town airport is served by the following airlines: Air CanadaAmerican AirlinesBritish Airways • Cayman Airways/Express • Delta Air Lines • JetBlue • Southwest Airlines • United Airlines • WestJet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus pick-up must be pre-booked. Visit the airport website for a list of coach companies.


The taxi stand is located outside the Arrivals area. Fares are pre-set, and the taxi service will provide a ticket that identifies the licensed cab driver, destination, and fare.

Car Rentals

While there are no car rental agencies onsite, there are many located just across the street from the terminal. Companies include: Alamo • Andy’s • Apex • Avis • Budget • Discount • Dollar • Economy • Firefly • Fox • Hertz • Marshall’s • National • Payless • Thrifty.

Last updated: 2020-03-05

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.