Sleeping in Airports

Molokai Airport Guide

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

There’s a big handwritten sign that says ‘Do not just drop your bags and wander off or they will go to the wrong island!’ Everyone laughs and takes a picture of it. – airportreviewer

MKK Airport Overview

molokai airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Molokai Airport.

What to Expect

Molokai Airport (code: MKK) is a very small airport with only three gates; you will be disembarking your plane onto the tarmac.

Where to Sleep

The last review submitted for Molokai Airport was 2008, and it suggested sleeping in your rental car instead of the airport as it is very small. 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 Molokai Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Molokai – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel has an activity desk that can arrange 3rd party transfers, $25.00USD each way. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Molokai 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

WiFi is not available at Molokai airport.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Information not available

Currency Exchange – There is a staffed information desk, if you require assistance outside of the hours they provide a number to call.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. The coffee shop sells snacks and there is a flower/lei shop.

Food & Drinks – There is a snack bar located landside. Hours: 6:00AM – 5:00PM.

Information Desk – There is a Visitor Information booth that may be of assistance. Hours are not known, but it appears that it is staffed from time to time.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – The Airport Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Unit provides emergency first medical response during airport operating hours. The airport also has ten Automated External Defibrillators (AED) available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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 in the parking lot only.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation.   If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Molokai airport is served by the following airlines: GO! • Mokulele Express.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Alamo provides onsite car rental services (6:00AM – 7:30PM). According to a reviewer, it is suggested to book a rent a car far in advance as they often run out of cars.


Taxis are available at the ground transportation area during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

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.