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Newport News Airport Guide

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

PHF Airport Overview

newport news airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.

What to Expect

Newport News Airport (code: PHF) consists of a small terminal. With few flights, amenities are limited to a convenience store/newsstand, vending machines, and free WiFi. No pay-to-use airport lounges are available.

Where to Sleep

This small airport sees few overnight travellers but seems to have no problem with those who do stay. You may need to sleep landside, where security guards are stationed overnight, but there are benches and seats. Music may play non-stop, so bring along earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones. For uninterrupted sleep, three nearby hotels offer free shuttle service. See Airport Hotels in the guide below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more 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 Newport News Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Comfort Suites Newport News Airport – Free airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Comfort Inn – Free airport shuttle runs 24-hours per day. » Check Rates
  • Courtyard Newport News Airport – Free airport shuttle available 6:00AM – 11:00PM Monday – Friday only. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

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

There are no pay-per-use lounges at this airport.

Military Lounges

USO Lounge – The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to active members of the US military and their families. Location: Landside, main lobby.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Newport News airport. Connect to the “Airport Courtesy” network.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by First Advantage Federal Credit Union and TowneBank, 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: Landside, in the main atrium • Airside, near the gates.

Business Services – There is a meeting room located in the main atrium, near the Hudson News store.

Currency Exchange – Available in the Peninsula Airport Commission (PAC) office, located near Baggage Claim in the main terminal building. Hours: 9:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon-Fri). Only Canadian Dollars, Euros and British Sterling Pound are available.

Duty Free & Shopping – There is a Hudson News shop located landside in the airport, selling news, books and gifts.

Food & Drink – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options except for some vending machines. Airside you will find PHFlight Restaurant and Landside snacks can be purchased at Hudson News.

Information Desk – There is a welcome center in the main atrium (landside).

Luggage Carts – Available free of charge at the main entrance doors.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Seating with mobile charging stations are available Airside, opposite the airport restaurant.

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 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.


Newport News airport is served by the following airlines: American AirlinesDelta Air Lines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rental services are available in the baggage claim area of the terminal. Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Zipcar.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Comfort Suites Airport   •   Courtyard Newport News Airport   •   Hampton Inn & Suites Newport News (Oyster Point)   •   Hampton Inn Newport News-Yorktown   •   Hilton Garden Inn Newport News   •  Holiday Inn Express Newport News   •   Residence Inn Newport News Airport.


Taxis are available at the west end of the airport terminal on a 24-hour basis. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2019-07-17

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.