Sleeping in Airports

Lubbock Airport Guide

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

LBB Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Lubbock Airport (code: LBB) consists of a small, two-story terminal that serves mostly regional destinations. Amenities are limited to a few eateries, a newsstand, and free WiFi.  There are no pay-to-use lounges.

Where to To Sleep

If you are staying overnight here, take note that the airside area closes until early morning. You will need to leave the secure zone and spend the night in the public area of the terminal.  Good sleep spots are limited, so bring an extra layer to cope with the hard floor. For uninterrupted sleep, several hotels are located nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info 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 Lubbock Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Scottish Inns and Suites – (3.8 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
  • Courtyard Lubbock Downtown/University Area – (5.3 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
  • Hyatt Place Lubbock – (5.6 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Lubbock Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Lubbock 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: Landside, near check-in desks • Airside, just past security.

Baby Care Facilities – The airport offers a Mamava breastfeeding pod so that you can breastfeed in privacy. Location: Airside, near Gate 7.

Business Center – Available Airside near Gate 5. Hours: unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available. The airport offers one news stand selling magazines, snacks, etc. Location and Hours: Not known.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update it is not known if there are any 24 hour concessions. The following restaurants are available: Burger King • Pizza Hut • The Great American Bagel Bakery • Deli counter • Starbucks. Location and Hours: Not known.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging –  There is a charging desk available across from Gate 4. The Business Center (see above) may also have places to your devices.

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 permitted Airside, near Gate 4.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport is open 24 hours a day, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Lubbock airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Southwest Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies have counters at the airport and include a free shuttle to the car rental/parking area: Alamo • Avis • Enterprise • Hertz • National.

Taxis and Shared Ride Services

When you exit the airport, head to lane one at the green curb where you can find taxis and ride shared providers readily 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.