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Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Guide

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

XNA Airport Overview

Northwest Arkansas Airport guide
(Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor / November 2019)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Northwest Arkansas Airport.

What to Expect

Northwest Arkansas Airport (code: XNA) has one terminal divided into two concourses. Travellers can pass the time at a few eateries and shops, though none are open 24 hours. WiFi is free and unlimited. No pay-to-use airport lounges are available.

Sleeping in Northwest Arkansas Airport

The airside area is closed at night, so you will need to sleep in the terminal’s public area. A reader tells us there are benches, cushioned seating and rocking chairs. For uninterrupted sleep, a nearby hotel offers an airport 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 website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Northwest Arkansas 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

The airport does not close, however TSA only operates from 4:30AM until the last flight departs.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel near Northwest Arkansas Airport:

  • Wingate by Wyndham Bentonville Airport – Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in nearby Bentonville, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, pay-per-use lounges were not available.  If this information is not correct, click here to update this airport guide.

Food & Drinks

There are no 24-hour food options in the airport. The following are open during flight operation hours: Auntie Anne’s • Core Brewing Company • Jammin’ Java • Say Si Bon! • Smokewood American Grill. Vending machines can be found on the Lower level, in the Arrivals Lobby, near baggage carousels.

Mobile Charging

Need to charge your mobile devices? Head to one of the 6 Business centers, where you will find power outlets and USB ports.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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

WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

 ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Arvest Bank, 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: Landside, opposite Security checkpoint entrance • Airside, immediately after Security checkpoint.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge.

Business Center – There are business centers in 6 locations: All on the Upper level, Concourse A, near Gates A-1 • Concourse A, near Gates A-2 •Concourse A, near Gates A-6 • Concourse A, near Gates A-9 • Across Airport Admin/Lost and Found •. Across the Pet relief area.

Business Conference Room – Large meeting room available for rent

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free shopping is not available. There is a CNBC Store (Gate A7) and Best Buying Vending Machine (near the Family Area).

Family Services – Travelling with children? These services are available to help you get through the airport easier:

  • Mother’s Room – If you are travelling with an infant, there are baby care rooms for breastfeeding and diaper changing. Location: Upper Level.
  • Play Area – Fun for all ages. The airport has an area for chess, checkers, a poker/cards table, and an arcade. Do you want to rest while your family has fun? There are massage chairs nearby. Location: Lower Level, across the airline counter and Upper Level, Main Concourse, next to Observation Point.
  • Family Restrooms – There are five family restrooms throughout the terminal.

Information Desk – If you have questions, visit the airport’s information center.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

Payphones – Lower Level (landside) and Upper Level (airside)

Police / EMT / Fire Dept – Location: Landside, Upper level, before the security checkpoint. Hours: Open 24/7.

Postal Services – Drop off your last-minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: Landside, Lower Level, next to the escalators

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Yoga / Meditation Room – Relax or stretch at the airport’s yoga and meditation room before your flights. Location: Landslide, near Gate B.

Other airport services & facilities

  • Massage Chairs
  • Pet Relief Area
  • Shoe Shine Stand
Northwest Arkansas airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Air • American Airlines • Breeze Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Frontier • United Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service:  Comfort Suites Bentonville   •   Doubletree Suites Bentonville   •   MainStay Suites Rogers   •   Wingate by Wyndham Bentonville.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis and Shuttles

Taxis and shared ride shuttles are available in the ground transportation area during airport hours of operation. For rates and contact information, visit the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport website. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required.

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.