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.

Sleeping in Lubbock Airport

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

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

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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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels within a 15 minute drive of Lubbock Airport.  Airport shuttles are not available.

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Lubbock, search deals and read traveller reviews.

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

ADA Accessible Washrooms – In august 2022, a reader tells us ADA accessible family restrooms are located in these locations:

  • Airside/Secure Zone, across from Gate 4, and across from Gate 6
  • Landside/Public Zone/Baggage Claim
  • All three family restrooms are equipped with an infant changing station, and an ADA accessible adult changing table with motorized lift.

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.

Baby Care Services – Mothers needing to attend to their infants can use the nursing room, which is equipped with comfortable seating and a wash area. Location: Airside, across Gate 4. Three Family restrooms equipped with change tables are available. Location: Airside, Gates 4, 6 and Baggage claim.

Business Center – Two meeting rooms are available for rent. Location: Second floor.

Currency Exchange – Not available

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available. The airport offers one news stand selling magazines, snacks, etc. Hours: Subject to flight schedules.

Food & Drinks – There are no 24-hour food concessions. The following food options are available: Burger King (6:00AM – last flight) • Hop & Cask (10:00AM – 6:30PM) • The Great American Bagel Bakery (6:00AM – last flight).

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 charge your devices.

Pet Relief Areas – A reader tells us “The Service Animal Relief Area (SARA) is located across from Gates 6 & 7, Airside/Secure Zone.”

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited and only allowed 20 feet from the terminal.

Airport Hours

The terminal is open 24 hours.

Airlines

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 •  National.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

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: 2022-10-31

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.