Sleeping in Airports

Huntsville Airport Guide

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

Take the elevator to the third level business lounge (free) and enjoy cushy leather couches, cable TV, phones, and complementary coffee. – C. Burke

HSV Airport Overview

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

What to expect

Huntsville Airport (code: HSV) consists of a small two-level terminal with a single concourse. The airport features several eateries and shops on both sides of security. Most of these services operate hours that are dictated by flight schedules, so plan accordingly. WiFi is available and there are outlets for charging mobile devices near the gates. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  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 Huntsville Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Four Points by Sheraton Huntsville Airport – Located on the airport grounds. The entrance to the hotel is in the airport. » Check Rates
  • Hampton Inn Madison Huntsville Airport – (4 minutes from the airport) Free shuttle service to the airport and surrounding area (within 5 mile radius). » Check Rates
  • Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Madison AL – (6 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

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

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Huntsville 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. Locations: Landside and Airside.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions in the airport open 1 hour before the first flight departure and close when the last flight departs. Four Points by Sheraton airport hotel also has a restaurant, open from 6:00AM – 10:00PM (6:30AM on weekends), and a cocktail lounge open from 11:00AM – 11:00PM.

Information Desk – There are 2 information kiosks located airside and landside.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reviewer (May 2018) advised us that there are outlets/charging ports available Airside. Look at the end of the rows of seats, they are placed sporadically.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Shopping – Paradies Gift Shops are available landside and airside, open from 4:45 AM – 7:00PM airside, and until 9:00PM landside.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – No longer available.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Huntsville and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is an Elite Travel center at the airport that can probably be of assistance.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to 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.


Huntsville airport is served by the following airlines: American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • Silver Airways • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • Dollar / Thrifty • Enterprise • Hertz • National / Alamo.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Best Western Plus Madison-Huntsville Hotel   •   DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Huntsville-South   •   Embassy Suites Huntsville by Hilton Hotel & Spa   •   Hampton Inn Madison   •   Holiday Inn Express & Suites Huntsville Airport   •   Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Huntsville West – Research Pk   •   La Quinta Inn & Suites Huntsville Airport Madison   •   SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown   •   SpringHill Suites Huntsville West/Research Park   •   The Westin Huntsville.

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available 24-hours a day 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.