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Little Rock Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Little Rock 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 kept waking up about every half hour to a recording echoing from baggage claim about ‘Welcome to Little Rock’ – Whit

LRF Airport Overview

Little Rock Airport guide
(Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor / June 2019)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bill and Hillary Clinton—Little Rock National Airport.

What to Expect

Little Rock Airport (code: LRF) consists of a small, two-level terminal with a single concourse extending into a rotunda. The terminal features several eateries and shops on both sides of security. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport. The airport is currently renovating which should see improvements to the concourse area including in-seat mobile charging, improved restaurant options, and more.

Where to Sleep

We do not have any recent 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 Little Rock Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites Airport – (2 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Little Rock Airport – (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express Little Rock Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Little Rock Airport. Connect to the “LIT Free WiFi” network. Laptop workstations are also available at either ends of the concourse, near gates 1 or 12.

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

Arkansas Gallery – Location: 2nd level adjacent to the customer care office.

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: lower level next to Starbucks • second level directly across from the Customer Care Center • Concourse level near Gate 5.

Baby Care Facilities – A Nursing Room is located Airside, near Gate 3. The room offers seating, a sink, power outlets and a changing table. There is also a room available Landside, Baggage Claim, near Carousel 1.

Concerts – Free concerts are held every 1st and 3rd Friday on the Marketplace Stage

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Food & Drinks -Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules, with most closing at around 8:00PM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. The options include:

  • Landside: River Bend Bar and Grill / Whole Hog Cafe • Starbucks
  • Airside: Chick-fil-A • Chili’s • Starbucks • Great American Bagel

Information Desk – The Customer Care Center is located on the upper level, opposite the Riverbend Restaurant. Hours: unknown. Airport ambassadors known as Airport Angels Squadron are also available to assist. Look for the red vests.  The airport also offers a Visitor Information Center. Location: Lower Level, across from Starbucks. Hours: 7:30AM – 10:00PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Mobile charging stations are located throughout the terminal.

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 – Options include a Best Buy kiosk and two newsstands (Hudson News, Airside • Daily News, Landside which also sell gift items.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited inside the airport. Designated smoking areas are available outside the terminal building’s east and west sides.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. The TSA security checkpoint opens at approx. 4:30AM.

Keep in mind that 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.


Little Rock airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Air • American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • Southwest Airlines • United Airlines • Via Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is connected to the public bus system. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Rock Region Metro website. Buses depart from Exit D, near Carousel.

If you have made arrangements for a shuttle bus pick-up, head to Exit D near Carousel 3.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Shuttles pick up at Exit D, near Baggage Carrousel 3. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Comfort Inn & Suites Airport   •   Doubletree Hotel Little Rock   •   Hilton Garden Inn North Little Rock   •   Holiday Inn Express Little Rock Airport   •   Holiday Inn Little Rock-Airport-Conference Center   •   Holiday Inn Presidential   •   La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown Conference Center   •   Little Rock Marriott   •   Red Roof Inn North Little Rock – JFK/City Center   •   Super 8 Little Rock/North/Airport   •   The Empress of Little Rock   •   Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock.


Taxis are available outside of Exit H, near Baggage Carousel 1 on the northside of the baggage claim area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

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.