Sleeping in Airports

Juneau Airport Guide

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

Security was nice; they even offered me a special room to sleep in – Erik

JNU 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 Juneau International Airport.

What to expect

Juneau Airport (code: JNU) consists of a small terminal with gift shop, restaurant, bar, café and market. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Juneau Airport

juneau airport guideReviewers report that airline staff and security are generally accommodating to overnight sleepers. While most of the terminal seating consists of armrest-style benches, there are a few padded benches in the baggage claim area. There also may be some comfortable couches in the gate area. One reviewer noted that there is a quite nook near the commuter flight company offices that works for floor sleeping with a travel mat and sleeping bag. Due to continuous feed of public service announcements, earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones may help for a quieter sleep. 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.

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 Juneau 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 Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Juneau Airport:

  • Extended Stay America – Shell Simmons Drive – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Travelodge by Wyndham Juneau Airport – Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates
  • Best Western Country Lane Inn – Free limited airport shuttle.  For airport pick-up, use the courtesy phone in baggage claim area.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Juneau Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

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

Food & Drinks

Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Luggage storage is available at Alaska Seaplanes. Location: Main Level.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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

WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Juneau Airport.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts (Smarte Cartes) are available. Rates: unknown.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Information Desk – There is a Visitors Bureau Information Desk located on the first floor near the baggage claim.

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.

Shopping – Hummingbird Hollow Gift Shop. Location: landside, main entrance, 1st floor. Hours: 4:00AM – 7:30PM.

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

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

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited inside the airport. There is a covered designated smoking area located in front of the north end of the terminal and near the car rental parking lot.

Things to do and see – A few more options for things to keep your entertained while you wait.

  • Arts at the Airport – A few exhibits can be found throughout the terminal.  Locations: various
  • Music on the Fly – Local musicians perform a variety of music appropriate for all ages.
  • Garden -The Rain Forest Garden is a raised bed of native plants and wildflowers.  Location: north side of the terminal’s main entrance.
Juneau airport is served by the following airlines: Alaska Airlines • Alaska Seaplanes • Delta Air Lines • Island Air Express • NorthStar Trekking • Ward Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Capital Transit Express Bus serves Juneau airport. At the time of this update, bus fare is $2 per person, one-way. For route maps and schedules, visit the Capital Transit website.

Car Rentals

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

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service:  Best Western Country Lane Inn   •   Best Western Grandma’s Feather Bed  •  Driftwood Hotel   •   Frontier Suites Airport Hotel  •   Super 8 Juneau   •   Travelodge Juneau Airport. See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area during airport operation hours. All taxis are metered, and no reservations are required.

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.