Sleeping in Airports

Kalamazoo Airport Guide

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

Staff is friendly and ok with napping between flights but once the airport closes expect the boot by the local sheriffs. -a traveller

AZO Airport Overview

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

What to expect

Kalamazoo Airport (code: AZO) consists of a small terminal with a combination restaurant-gift shop. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

Because this airport closes after the last flight arrival or departure of the day, overnight sleeping is not permitted. For uninterrupted sleep, there are nearby hotels. See Airport Hotels in the  guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more 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 Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hampton Inn Kalamazoo – (10 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle service, but the hotel is walkable from the airport. » Check Rates
  • Country Inn & Suites Kalamazoo MI – (10 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle service, but the hotel is walkable from the airport. » Check Rates
  • Residence Inn Kalamazoo East – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available on request. Use the courtesy phone to make arrangements. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo airport. Connect to the “AZO_WIFI” network.

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: 1st floor, near baggage claim.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available. Tailwind has a concessions/gift area located Airside.

Food & Drinks – Tailwinds Restaurant offers full-service dining and bar. Location: airside. Hours: 4:30AM – last flight. Vending machines are available both landside and airside.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport’s information desk. Location: Landside, 1st Floor, near the Baggage Claim Area.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Visit the Business Center to charge your mobile devices. Location: Airside.

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 4:00AM – 12:00AM. The TSA opens the security checkpoint at 5:00AM and closes when the last flight departs.

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.


Kalamazoo airport is served by the following airlines: American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Metro Transit route 12 serves the airport, Monday – Friday only. The bus stop is marked and located outside the airport terminal. For route maps, schedules and fares, visit the K Metro website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Clarion Inn   •   Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo   •   Holiday Inn Kalamazoo-West   •   Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center


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

Last updated: 2019-04-14

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.