Sleeping in Airports

Ketchikan Airport Guide

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

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KTN Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Ketchikan airport (code: KTN) consists of a single terminal.  Because of the airport’s island location, a ferry connects it to the city of Ketchikan. The ferry alternately leaves Gravina Island or Revillagigedo Island every fifteen minutes and travels to the airport.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide free airport shuttles. See Airport Hotels in the guide below 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 Ketchikan Airport does not appeal to you, these are the closest hotels to the airport:

  • My Place Hotel Ketchikan – (2 minutes from the airport ferry terminal). » Check Rates
  • The Landing Hotel – (2 minutes from the airport terminal ferry) Free shuttle service from 6:00AM to 10:00PM. The shuttle goes to the airport ferry terminal (Ketchikan city side) as well as local city limits. » Check Rates
  • Super 8 Ketchikan – (2 minutes from the airport ferry terminal) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Ketchikan 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 in Ketchikan Airport for 10 minutes. Additional time is available for a fee.

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

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge.

Duty Free & Shopping – There is a small gift shop in the airport.

Food & Drinks – There is a cocktail lounge / snack bar at this airport. No 24-hour dining options 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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open daily from 6:30AM – 8:45PM.


Ketchikan airport is served by the following airlines: Aero Services • Alaska AirlinesDelta Air Lines • Island Air • Pacific Airways • Misty Fjords Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Located on Gravina Island, Ketchikan Airport is connected to mainland Ketchikan via airport ferry (Hours: 6:15AM – 9:30PM) or water taxi. At the time of this update, the one way adult fare is $6.00 (plus a vehicle charge, if applicable, of $7.00). From the mainland side of the ferry/water taxi docks, metered taxis are readily available for hire, or you can take a public bus. Another option is the Ketchikan Airporter, a shuttle service that takes passengers between the ferry docks and a shuttle terminal just north of downtown.

Rental Cars

Onsite car rental agencies include: Alaska Car Rental • Budget.

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.