Sleeping in Airports

Hamilton Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Hamilton (Canada) 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.

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YHM Airport Overview

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

What to expect

Hamilton Airport (code: YHM) consists of a small terminal with a few airside eateries and a shop. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Hamilton Airport

Landside seating is said to be “very wide and easy to sleep in”.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels within a quick shuttle ride of the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Hamilton Airport Guide.

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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotels near Hamilton Airport:

  • Super 8 Mount Hope Hamilton International Airport – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Hamilton, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

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

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Hamilton Airport. Connect to the “Fly Hamilton Passenger WiFi”.

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

Art in the Airport – Enjoy local art in the airport’s art gallery. Location: Concessions area, airside

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Both machines dispense Canadian and American funds. 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: Landside and Airside.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge.

Children Play Area – Location: Airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Hamilton International Duty Free offers duty-free shopping for international flight passengers. Departures Retail Outlet is available airside for domestic passengers.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include a Tim Horton’s (main concourse, landside, near security checkpoint), a limited-service Tim Horton’s (Concession area, airside) and Detour YHM offering grab and go snacks, gourmet coffee and craft beer located at the Departure area, post -security. Tim Horton’s opens 1 hour before the first flight departure of the day.

Information Desk – The operations office is open 24 hours to help you with any problems or questions you have at the airport. Location: to the left of the check-in counters.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us there are many power outlets both landside and airside. (May 2019)

Museum – If you have some extra time, visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Location: Beside the Terminal. Rate: Free admission when you present a same day boarding pass.

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Hamilton airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Air Transat • Norwegian • Sunwing • Swoop • WestJet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


HSR A-line buses link the airport to downtown Hamilton, with connections available to other bus lines at the Hamilton GO Transit Centre stop. For further details, visit the Hamilton Street Railway website.

Coach Canada operates daily airport service between Hamilton Airport and downtown Toronto (Coach bus Terminal).  For more information, visit the MegaBus web site.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies have offices onsite: Avis • Budget • National.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update there are no hotels providing an airport shuttle.  See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are available in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.