Sleeping in Airports

Kamloops Airport Guide

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

I was here, missed flight and the airport does not let you stay after 1130pm. – a traveller

YKA Airport Overview

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

What to expect

Kamloops Airport (code: YKA) consists of a small, recently renovated terminal with a restaurant and gift shop. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Kamloops Airport

Sleeping in Kamloops Airport is not possible once the terminal closes.  Based on a 2019 review, it appears security can be quite hostile towards travellers planning to spend the night inside or near the terminal.  Best to find a hotel instead.  See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. 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.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Kamloops 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 hotel near Kamloops Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Holiday Inn & Suites Kamloops – Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, pay-per-use lounges were not available.  If this information is not correct, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Kamloops Airport.

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

Art at the Airport – Artworks by First Nations and other local artists can be viewed around the terminal.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Food & Drinks – There are no 24-hour food or beverage concessions at this airport. The only food option available right now is a Bread Garden Urban Cafe & Lounge express on the airside.

Information Desk – Not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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.

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 4:30AM – 12:30AM.

Airlines

Kamloops airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Central Mountain Air • WestJet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses and shuttles

BC Transit does not currently offer public bus service to the airport. You would need to take a taxi to the nearest bus stop which is approximately 3 km away. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the BC Transit website.

The Airporter Shuttle meets all incoming flights and delivers passengers to most hotels within the region.

Car Rentals

The following companies offer car rentals: Budget • Enterprise • National.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxis are available, though may be best to pre-arrange.

Last updated: 2022-10-31

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.