Sleeping in Airports

Monroe Airport Guide

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

it is surprisingly clean and the staff was very nice. I am so used to stripping down for security, they laughed at me and told me to put my shoes on. – D from Las Vegas

MLU Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Monroe Airport (code: MLU) consists of a new terminal with six departure gates. Amenities are limited to a bar and a small art gallery, though both close by early evening.  Free WiFi helps pass the time. No pay-to-use airport lounges are available.

Where to Sleep

The airport closes nightly between 11:00PM and 4:30AM, so spending the night here is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, several nearby hotels offer free shuttle service upon request. 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 Monroe Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Residence Inn Monroe – (4 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available on request. For airport pick-up, use the courtesy phone in baggage claim at the airport. » Check Rates
  • Towneplace Suites Monroe – (4 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available on request. For airport pick-up, use the courtesy phone in baggage claim at the airport. » Check Rates
  • Courtyard Monroe Airport – (4 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available from 4:30AM – 11:00PM. For airport pick-up, use the courtesy phone in baggage claim at the airport. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, there are no pay-per-use lounges available.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Monroe Airport.

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

Art Gallery – The art gallery displays work by local and regional artists. Located in Terminal A.

Food & Drinks – There are no 24-hour food and beverage concessions available at this airport. Sky Lounge offers wine, mixed drinks and beer (Hours: 12:00PM – 8:00PM). At the time of this update, it appears as the airport has plans to open a new restaurant soon.

Information Desk – Location: located on the Arrivals level. Customer Care staff can also be found throughout the airport if you require assistance.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not 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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 4:30AM until the last scheduled flight.

From the airport: “For security reasons the Terminal is “locked down” between 11:00PM and 4:30AM and therefore passengers, and other persons, are not permitted to enter the Terminal during this time, nor sleep in the Terminal overnight.”


Monroe airport is served by the following airlines: American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus route 12 serves the airport from 6:20AM – 6:40PM, Mondays – Saturdays only. The bus delivers you to the downtown terminal where you can transfer to other connections. For route map, schedules and fare information, visit the City of Monroe website.

Car Rentals

The following car agencies are located onsite: Avis • Budget • 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: Clarion Inn & Suites and Conference Center   •   Courtyard Monroe Airport   •   Residence Inn Monroe   •   TownePlace Suites Monroe


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

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.