Sleeping in Airports

Nassau Airport Guide

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

someone came and asked me if i was alright, whether i was under the influence of alcohol or drugs and why i was sleeping here. – a traveller

NAS Airport Overview

nassau airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport.

What to Expect

Nassau Airport (code: NAS) consists of three interconnected, modern terminals with about two dozen gates and a decent selection of eateries and shops, primarily located on the airside. Airport staff are described as friendly and helpful, but the airport operates on “island time,” so expect slow check-in and security processing. The islanders also like their air conditioning, so ensure you have a sweater or other warm clothes handy. WiFi is available to help pass the time. Additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first-class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below.

Sleeping in Nassau Airport

A traveller (June 2018) mentioned that, although airport security locks down the airport between 12:30 AM and 3:30 AM, they allowed this traveller to remain in the arrivals area during the lockdown. The traveller said the security guards were very helpful but noted that loud music played on the public address system during the night. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Good to Know

U.S.-bound passengers pre-clear U.S. Customs and Immigration at the airport.

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 website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Nassau 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 Hours

At the time of this update, the airport is open from 3:30 AM – 12:00 AM. Overnight stays are not permitted on airport grounds.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Lignum Club – Location: 2nd Floor, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Graycliff Divans Lounge – Location: US Departures Terminal, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Nassau Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Nassau airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels within a 5-minute drive, or you can stay in Nassau, a 15+ minute drive away.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Nassau Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Domestic/International Check-In • Domestic/International Lounges, near the Food Court • US Departures Terminal, Check-In, inside Cays News.

Banking Services – RBC Royal Bank offers full-service banking. Location: Domestic / International Check-In, landside. Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Mon-Thurs). Open until 4:30 PM on Fridays.

Business Services – The Travel & Luggage Center provides services such as passport photos, cellular rentals, printing, copying, and more. Location: Domestic/International Check-in Area. Hours: unknown.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to one of the children’s play areas. A pirate-themed play area is located near the Domestic/International Check-in, and an ocean creatures play area is located airside, near Gate C-42.

Currency Exchange – RBC Royal Bank offers full-service banking, including foreign currency exchange. Location: Domestic/International Check-In Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Mon-Thurs) open until 4:30 PM on Friday.

Duty-Free and Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available near the Food Court and Gate B-22. A host of shops selling souvenirs and local specialties are also available.

Food & Drinks – Various dining options (17 cafes/restaurants) are available, both landside and airside.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – The Travel & Luggage Center provides luggage storage. Location: Domestic/International Check-in Area. Hours and Rates: unknown.

Medical Services -Urgent and emergency medical care is available at the Nurse’s Station, located landside near US Check-In. Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know,  click here to update this airport guide

Outdoor Patios -Sip a cool drink and soak up more of that tropical Bahamian sunshine before your flight home. Two outdoor patios are available, one near the International Departures food court (airside) and the other near the US Departures food court (airside).

Post Office – Location: Domestic/International Check-In Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Mon-Fri).

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 – The Graycliff Lounge has the only designated indoor smoking area.

Spa – Windermere Nail and Spa Bar provides manicures or massages. Locations: Airside, Gate C-42 (US Departures).

Travel & Luggage Centre – Offering luggage storage, cellphone rentals, passport photos and limited travel and business services. Location: near Domestic/International Check-In.

WiFi/Internet – Unlimited free WiFi is available at Nassau Airport.

Nassau Airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Alaska Airlines • American Airlines • Bahamas Air • British Airways • Caribbean Airlines • Copa Airlines • Cubana • Delta Air Lines • Flamingo Air • InterCaribbean • JetBlue • LeAir • Pineapple Air • Silver Airways • Sky Bahamas • Southern Air • Southwest Airlines • United • Western Air • WestJet.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Avis, Budget, Dollar/Thrifty and Hertz.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area. Taxi prices are based on two passengers (each additional passenger is $4.00), two pieces of luggage (each extra bag is $2.00), and rides to Paradise Island are subject to a $2.00 bridge toll. Sample rates as of this update are: Downtown $32.00; Cable Beach $22.00; Paradise Island $38.00.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

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.