Sleeping in Airports

Oklahoma City Airport Guide

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

I took several of the small mattresses from cribs and had a great snooze. – David

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 during their time at Oklahoma City Airport.

What to Expect

  • Oklahoma City or Will Rogers World Airport is a small to medium sized airport, with three levels in the terminal and 17 gates. It is serviced by three major airline carriers.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • After security checkpoints close for the night, passengers are restricted to landside only. Passengers sleeping airside will be required to go back to landside until security reopens, and will need to clear security again to re-enter.
  • Landside: one traveller says there are comfortable places in the main lobby and arrivals area.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel on airport grounds and several nearby hotels that provide an airport shuttle. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

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

Military Lounge

YMCA Military Welcome Center – The center provides refreshment, internet access, long-distance phone service, stamps and stationary, games and hi-definition satellite TV on a big screen. Location: Bay O of the cargo annex, 130 yards from Baggage Claim 1. Hours: 9:00AM – 11:00PM (Mon – Fri) • 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Sat – Sun). Lounge Access: open to members of the military.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Wyndham Garden Oklahoma City Airport – (7 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Oklahoma City Airport– (7 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi / Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Oklahoma City Airport. To connect, select “Boingo Hotspot” in your network settings and then “Complimentary WiFi”.

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

Airport Mailers – Self-mailing service for items that do not pass security. The service is available at the entrance of each security checkpoint. Fees go from $12.95 to $24.95.

Art in the Airport – Art exhibitions are available throughout 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: Landside, near the west security checkpoint and the American Airlines ticket counter • Airside, between Gates 12 and 14.

Business Services – Faxing, copying and notary services available at the airport’s administration office. Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM (Mon-Fri).

Duty Free & Shopping – There is no duty free at the Oklahoma airport. Most shops are located throughout the concourses, airside. There is a CNBC Express in the main lobby, landside.

Food & Drinks – Most food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. The airport offers 10 restaurants/cafes in total. Vending machines are available landside.

Information Desk – Located at Main Entrance both Lower and Upper Level.

Luggage Carts – SmarteCarte carts are available. Fee: $5.00 payable in exact change or with a credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Massage Chairs – Massage Chairs can be found throughout the terminal concourse. Fees: unknown.

Mobile Charging – ChargeCarte Phone Chargers are located in the center concourse, near Gate 18, and in the connector walkway between Gates 14 and 16. Fee: unknown.

Post Office – A mailbox is located next to baggage claim number 4.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Shoeshine – Harold’s Shoe Shine is located airside, across from Gate 14. Hours: 5:00AM – 5:00PM (Mon-Fri).

Showers – Not available.

Traveler’s Aid – This is a non-profit organization that assists stranded and distressed passengers. Volunteers assist passengers with general airport and destination queries to assisting with situations such as transportation assistance, lost or stolen money, wiring money, emergency housing, etc. Locations: Ticketing Level • Across from American Airlines Baggage Claim. Hours: 10:00AM – 10:00PM..

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. The two TSA security checkpoints open at 4:00AM and 4:30AM and close 30 minutes after the last flight. The secure area (airside) is cleared out, so no overnight stays are possible.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according 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.


As of February 2018, Oklahoma City airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Air • American Airlines • Delta • United Airlines • Alaska Airlines • Southwest Airlines • Frontier Airlines • Via Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus and Shuttles

The airport is not connected to the public transportation system; however, a number of shuttle transfer services are available. Whether you are looking for an Airport Express route, you are travelling to Fort Worth Texas, or you need to get to the Greyhound Bus station, there is probably a route available for you. For routes and contact information, visit the Oklahoma City Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located at the car rental centre (5201 S. Meridian Avenue, accessible via a 4 minute bus ride): Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.


Taxis are available in the transportation plaza on the lower level, just outside of the baggage claim area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. Rates are posted on the outside of the taxis.

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 and we will update this guide.