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.

Sleeping in Kalamazoo Airport

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.

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 Kalamazoo 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 4:00AM – 30 minutes after the last flight arrival. The TSA checkpoint opens at 4:30AM 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.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Airport:

  • Hampton Inn Kalamazoo – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Days Inn & Suites Kalamazoo –  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Country Inn & Suites Kalamazoo MI –  No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Kalamazoo 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

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

Mobile Charging

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

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 Kalamazoo airport. Connect to the “AZO_WIFI” network.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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.

Business Center – USB charging is available.  Location: Airside, boarding area.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

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

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available. Tailwind has a concessions/gift area located 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 – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

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.

Kalamazoo airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Delta 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

A few area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo   •   Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center.

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.