Sleeping in Airports

Long Beach Airport Guide

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

The benches were padded and good for sleeping but there wasn’t much/any place to put our bags that felt like they were out of the way. – Rustynails

LGB Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Long Beach Airport.

What to Expect

Long Beach Airport (code: LGB) consists of a small, renovated art deco-style terminal. The airport features a decent selection of eateries and shops, primarily on the airside. After these services close for the night, vending machines provide the only food and drink, so plan accordingly. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

long beach airport guideAfter security checkpoints close for the night, all passengers are restricted to the landside areas, and must re-clear security the next day when the checkpoints open. The facilities are described as clean, and airport staff generally accommodating to overnight sleepers. While most of the landside seating consists of hard metal benches, there are some padded couches, reportedly in the upstairs level. Bring a travel mat and/or sleeping bag for additional comfort, as the terminal building may be cold, and the few couches already taken. 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.

Good to Know

Many reviewers describe the airport as clean, friendly and a relaxing alternative to LAX.

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 Long Beach Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hampton Inn Long Beach Airport – (3 minutes from the airport) Free shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • Long Beach Marriott – (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available on request. For airport pick-up, use the courtesy phone in the airport. » Check Rates
  • Courtyard Long Beach Marriott – (5 minutes from the airport) Free scheduled airport shuttle is available. For airport pick-up, use the courtesy phone in the airport. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Long Beach 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 at Long Beach airport throughout the terminal and boarding areas.

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, near check-in • Airside, across from Gate 8.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are baby care rooms for breastfeeding and diaper-changing. Mother’s rooms are available both Landside (next to the Ladies washroom) and Airside (next to Gate 2).

Food & Drinks – From tacos and burgers to seafood and Greek food, a variety of cuisines are available. Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Charging stations can be found Airside near Gates 2, 4 and 8. At the time of this update, there are no dedicated stations available Landside.

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 – Long Beach News sells a variety of magazines, newspapers, snacks, and small gifts in locations throughout the airport. Hours: 5:30AM – 9:00PM.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Long Beach airport is served by the following airlines: American AirlinesDelta Air LinesHawaiian Airlines • JetBlue • Southwest Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Long Beach Transit Bus Routes 102, 104 and 111 serve the airport. At the time of this update, fare is $1.25. For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the Long Beach Transit website.

The airport offers a free holiday connection (available approximately mid-November to 1st week of January) which delivers you from the airport to the Metro Blue Line Wardlow Station.

Car Rentals

Car rentals are handled in the Airport Ground Transportation Center, located across from the terminal. Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Courtyard Long Beach Airport   •   Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport Hotel   •   Hotel Current   •   Marriott Long Beach   •   Quality Inn Near Long Beach Airport   •   Residence Inn by Marriott Long Beach.

Shuttle Buses and Private Transfers

The airport provides a list of service providers that they permit on airport property. To select a service provider, visit the Long Beach Airport website.


Taxis are available 24-hours a day in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered, however flat rates to certain locations such as: downtown Los Angeles $72 • LAX $60 • San Pedro/Cruise Ship dock $45 • Disneyland $66 etc. 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.