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Karratha Airport Guide

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

KTA Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

The small, brand new terminal at Karratha Airport (code: KTA) serves Perth and Port Hedland flights. Facilities include a few eateries, a couple shops, and free WiFi.  Qantas passengers may have access to its lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Spending the night here is not possible as the airport closes nightly, by 9:00PM Monday through Friday and earlier on the weekends. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info 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 Karratha Airport does not appeal to you, here are the closest hotels to the airport:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites Karratha – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Econo Lodge Karratha – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Dampier Mermaid Hotel – Less than 5 miles north of the airport. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Qantas Club – Location: Ground Floor, next to check-in. Lounge Access: Qantas Club Membership.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Karratha 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: Airside, past the screening point in the departures area • Landside, near baggage claim.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Suitable for children ages 3 – 10 years old. Location: Airside, near the dining area.

Disabled Services – The entire terminal is on one floor, and there are accessible toilets.

Food & Drink – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Eagle Boys Express • Espresso • Pizza & Grill • The Bar @ Karratha. Vending machines are also available.

Luggage Carts – Trolleys are available in baggage claim.

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.

Shopping – A newsstand, clothing store, and tech shop are available in the airport.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:00AM to 9:00PM (Mon – Fri) • 7:00AM – 6:00PM (Sat) • 7:00AM – 8:00PM (Sunday). It is not possible to sleep overnight in the terminal.


Karratha airport is served by the following airlines: Alliance Airlines • Airnorth • Qantas Airways • Virgin Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available at KTA airport, and customer service desks for the following companies are located opposite baggage carousels in the Arrivals lounge of the terminal: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Thrifty.


There a few shuttle bus companies that provide service to the airport. To select a provider, visit the Karratha Airport website.


Taxis are available.

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.