Sleeping in Airports

Guernsey Airport Guide

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

GCI Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Guernsey Airport.

What to Expect

Guernsey Airport (code: GCI) is a smaller and relatively modern airport, with flights primarily connecting the island to cities in Great Britain. The airport provides passengers with two good dining options which open early. However, none operate 24-hours, so plan accordingly. To help pass your time while at the airport, free WiFi is available!

Where to Sleep

The airport closes at night, so sleeping in Guernsey Airport is not permitted. However, fellow travellers have reported that when the airport is open during the day, it is very sleep-friendly for a preflight nap! For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See our Airport Hotels section 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 Guernsey Airport does not appeal to you, here are some hotels within 5 minutes driving distance:

  • Le Chene Hotel – (3 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • La Trelade Country House Hotel – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • The Farmhouse Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at Guernsey Airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Guernsey Airport. Internet kiosks are also available.

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: Main Hall, Landside.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Airside.

Conference Facilities – Available and seats 20-50 people, depending on chair configuration. The room includes a private lobby, a kitchen and private bathrooms. It also comes with projection equipment, DVD/Video, internet access points and flip charts. Catering also available on request.

Currency Exchange – Available and seats 20-40 people, depending on chair configuration. The room includes a private lobby, a kitchen and private bathrooms. It also comes with projection equipment, DVD/Video, internet access points and flip charts. Catering also available on request.

Disabled Services – Terminals include lifts to all floors, wheelchairs, handicap toilets, induction loops and numerous help buttons throughout. Additional assistance can be organized with your airline.

Duty Free & Shopping – Guernsey Duty Free is open from 6:00AM to last flight daily. A WHSmith is also available at the airport.

Family Services –Baby changing facilities are available in washrooms both landside and airside. Breastfeeding is welcome anywhere in the airport; however, should you wish to breastfeed in a more private setting speak to a staff member for assistance.

Food & Drink – Two dining options are available: Landside in the upstairs viewing gallery is Café Ritazza, open daily at 7:00AM. Airside dining is offered by Food Village, open daily at 6:00AM.

Information Desk – If you have an questions or require assistance, there is an information desk available in the main hall. Hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Store your luggage at the GS4 left luggage facility for £3.00 per bag, per 24-hour period. Location: Departures level, landside, near Check-In.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 5:30AM – 9:00PM, with check-in open at 6:00AM.


Guernsey airport is served by the following airlines: Aurigny • Blue Islands.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Guernsey Airport is served by CT Plus public bus system. Bus fare is £1.00 for a single-ride ticket, good on all CT Plus buses throughout the island. Marked bus stops are located throughout the town and bridge areas, and buses can be flagged down anywhere outside of those areas. For route maps, schedules and additional fare information, visit the Guernsey Buses website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental services are provided by Europcar and Value Rent-A-Car/Avis, located inside the passenger terminal.


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.