Sleeping in Airports

London Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our London 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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YXU Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

London Airport (code: YXU) consists of a small, renovated terminal with a couple of eateries. These eateries close down at 8:30PM at the latest, leaving only vending machines for food and snacks, so plan accordingly. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

We do not have any recent sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. 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 London Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Best Western London Airport Inn & Suites (4 minutes from the airport) Closest hotel to the airport. Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Knights Inn London Airport (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at the London Airport for 2 hours. Connect to the “Fly London WiFi” network.

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: Landside, in the Main Concourse • Airside, inside the departure lounge.

Coat Check – Store your winter coat, hat and gloves. See a member of the “On the Fly Staff” once you have passed security. Upon return, clear customs then pick up your items near the Tim Horton’s. Rates: $5.00.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free alcohol is available for purchase, to international passengers only, at On The Fly.

Food & Drinks – Three dining options are available:
» Landside: Tim Horton’s (Hours: 5:00AM – 8:30PM).
» Airside: On The Fly cafe and bar (Hours: 5:00AM – 8:30PM).
» Outside Terminal: Located in the Diamond Flight Centre on Blair Blvd., Katana Cafe offers elegant dining and fine wines with views of the main runway. Hours: Open for breakfast (Sat & Sun only) from 9:00AM – 12:00PM • Lunch is served from 11:00AM – 3:00PM (weekdays) or 12:00PM – 3:00PM (weekends) • Dinner service is available Weds-Sun only from 5:00PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Power outlets are located throughout the terminal. You can also charge your electronics at charging stations located airside in the departures lounge.

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.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited at the airport. Designated smoking areas are available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open daily from 4:30AM – 12:30AM. Hours of operation may adjust to accommodate flight arrivals and departures.


London airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Air Transat • Sunwing • Swoop • WestJet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


City bus service is available to and from YXU Airport (14 connections daily). For fares, routes and schedules, visit the London Transit Commission website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Alamo/National • Avis/Budget • Enterprise • Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty.


Metered taxis are available in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2022-01-25

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.