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

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 Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport.

What to Expect

Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport 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 make sure 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 Hotels in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

As of May 2018, we have only had one sleep-related review (2017) from a traveller who used this airport. Airport security apparently lock down the airport between 12:30AM and 3:30AM, but 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. If you pass through or sleep at this airport, please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Good to Know

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

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

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 (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Lignum Club – Location: 2nd Floor, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Graycliff Divans Lounge – Location: US Departures Terminal, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Coral Harbour Beach House & Villas – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates
  • Orange Hill Beach Inn – (14 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel suggests a taxi for $15.00USD (2 passengers) each way. » Check Rates
  • Marley Resort & Spa – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel can arrange airport transfers for you. Prices start at $12.50USD each way for shared transportation. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Nassau Airport.

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: 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 in the airport. Location: Domestic / International Check-In, landside. Hours: 9:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon-Thurs). Open until 4:30PM on Fridays.

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: 9:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon-Thurs) open until 4:30PM 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 – A variety of dining options (17 cafes/restaurants) are available, both landside and airside.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Outdoor Patios -Sip a cool drink and soak up a little 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: 9:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon-Fri).

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

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.

Airport Hours

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

Airlines

As of March 2018, Nassau airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Caribbean Airlines • American Airlines • Bahamas Air • British Airways • Copa • Cubana • Delta • Flamingo Air • IBC Air • InterCaribbean • JetBlue • Leair • Pineapple Air • Sky Bahamas • Silver Airways • Southern Air • Southwest Airlines • 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

Taxi

Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area of the airport. Taxi prices are based on 2 passengers (each additional passenger is $4.00), with 2 pieces of luggage (each additional bag is $2.00) and rides to Paradise Island are subject to a $2.00 bridge toll. Sample rates as of this January 2018 update are: Downtown $32.00; Cable Beach $22.00; Paradise Island $38.00.

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.