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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.

Sleeping in Karratha Airport

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.

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 Karratha 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 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.

Related Pages: Karratha Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Karratha airport sounds like a nightmare, the airport is situated within an short drive to hotels in the city.  Here are a few of the closest hotels:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites Karratha –  No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Econo Lodge Karratha – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

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: 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.

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 from 6:00AM to 9:00PM (Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri) • 5:30AM – 6:30PM (Wed) • Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
It is not possible to sleep in the terminal overnight.


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 • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


There are 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: 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.