Sleeping in Airports

Nantucket Airport Guide

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

ACK Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Nantucket Airport (code: ACK) consists of a small, recently renovated terminal. Regional flights operate year-round, but the busy summer season means the terminal can get very crowded. Amenities are limited to a restaurant, a gift shop, and free WiFi. There are no pay-to-use airport lounges.

Sleeping in Nantucket Airport

The airport closes at night, so sleeping here overnight is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

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. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Nantucket Airport Guide.

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 hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Nantucket Airport:

  • Nantucket Inn – Located opposite the airport.  Free shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Jared Coffin House – Free shuttle. » Check Rates

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

airport loungeAirport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

wifiAirport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout Nantucket Airport.

more airport infoMore Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Art in the Airport – Art exhibitions are on display, available for purchase, throughout 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: near the terminal entrance.

Baby changing facilities – Available in all women’s restrooms.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. There is an airport gift shop.

Food & Drinks – The Crosswinds Nantucket Restaurant is located landside. Hours: because the restaurant has an independent entrance, it may operate beyond the airport’s hours of operations. Vending machines are also available at the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile ChargingCharging stations are available in the departure area.

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.

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open from 5:30AM – 10:00PM.


Nantucket airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Cape Air • Delta Air Lines • JetBlue • Southern Airways Express • Tradewind Aviation • United Airlines.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


NRTA “The Wave” local bus system links the Nantucket airport to the town center, Nantucket high-speed ferries dock, and other The Wave bus routes, along its “Airport Route”. Buses run on different schedules depending on the season. At the time of this update, a one-way fare ranges from $2.00 – $3.00 per person depending on the route.

Car Rental

The following car rental agencies are available onsite, located at the south end of the terminal near Crosswinds Restaurant: Hertz • Nantucket Island Rent-a-Car • Nantucket Windmill Auto.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.