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Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you 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.

Where to Sleep

The airside area is closed at night, so you will need to sleep in the public area of the terminal.  A reader tells us there are benches, cushioned seating and rocking chairs to choose from. For uninterrupted sleep, a nearby hotel offers airport shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport 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 Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Wingate by Wyndham Bentonville Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

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.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.

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

 ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Arvest Bank, 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, opposite Security check-point entrance • Airside, immediately after Security check-point.

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

Beauty Salon – On the Fly Beauty Salon – Hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM (Mon-Fri) • 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Sat) • Closed (Sun).

Business Center – There are business centers in 4 locations: Upper level, Concourse A, near Gates A-1 • Upper level, Concourse A, near Gates A-2 • Upper level, Concourse A, near Gates A-6 • Upper level, Concourse A, near Gates A-9.

Business Conference Room – Large meeting room available for rent

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. There is a CNBC Store (Concourse A, Gate A7), an Arkansas Traveller News and Cafe (Connecting Terminal) and the Wall Flower Farm (Main Lobby).

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.
  • Children’s Play Area – The airport has an area for chess, checkers, poker/cards table, arcade. Location: Upper Level, Main Concourse, next to Observation Point.
  • Family Restrooms – Two in the Upper level Concourse A. Locations: Across from Gate A-8 and next to Gate A-1.

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

Golf Cart Service – A courtesy service available to/from check-point, gates, and parking lot.

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

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport 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

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.

Spa Services – On the Fly Salon offers a variety of services including massages. Location: Connecting Terminal.

Yoga / Meditation Room – Relax or stretch before your flights at the airport’s yoga and meditation room. Location: Airside, Upper Level, Main Concourse.

Other airport services & facilities

  • Massage Chairs
  • Pet Relief Area
  • Shoe Shine Stand

Airport Hours

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


Northwest Arkansas airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Air • American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • 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 transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Comfort Suites Bentonville   •   Doubletree Suites Bentonville   •   Home-Towne Suites Bentonville   •   Hyatt Place Rogers   •   MainStay Suites Rogers   •   Wingate by Wyndham Bentonville.

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: 2021-10-20

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.