Sleeping in Airports

Nanaimo Airport Guide

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

Nanaimo reminds me of one of those airports in a developing countries. – klmi2010

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Nanaimo Airport.

What to Expect

Nanaimo Airport consists of a single small terminal. Amenities are limited, but travellers can eat at the cafe, browse the gift shop, or connect to free WiFi. No airport lounges are available.

Where to Sleep

Most seating is equipped with armrests. We have received no recent sleep-related reviews from travellers , so we are unable to report on the current sleeping situation. If you’ve visited this airport recently please write a review to help future travellers!  For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is located nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Nanaimo Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Kiwi Cove Lodge
    (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotel deals in Nanaimo on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Nanaimo Airport. There are four mobile charging/workstations located in the Departure Lounge.

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: unknown.

Food & Drinks – There are no 24 hour food or beverage concessions available at this airport. The Connections Cafe is open 6:00AM – 7:00PM (Sun-Fri) and 6:00AM – 7:00PM (Sat).

Information Desk – Available. Location: next to customs. Hours: 8:00AM – 4:30PM. In addition, look for the Blue Navigator Ambassadors (wearing blue vests) providing assistance throughout the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Yes, there are 4 mobile charging/workstations in the Departures Lounge and 1 located in the Arrivals Area.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open daily from 4:00AM – 12:00AM.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Nanaimo airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Island Air Express • West Jet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Greyhound offers once daily service to and from Nanaimo Airport.

Car Rentals

Budget and National offer car rental services onsite.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Travelodge Nanaimo.

Shuttle

Nanaimo Airporter offers door-to-door shared-ride shuttle service between the airport and the Mid-Island area (Duncan/Ladysmith/Nanaimo/Parksville and Qualicum), with schedules coordinated to meet the arrivals of all incoming flights.

Taxi

Metered taxis are available at the Arrivals entrance of the airport terminal during airport hours of operation.

Last updated: 2018-11-19

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.