Sleeping in Airports

Omaha Airport Guide

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

you will find several groupings of couches with immovable arms but with REMOVABLE cushions. Many of us lifted the cushions off the couches and place them on the recently carpeted floor to make a mattress. – Zarjoe

OMA Airport Overview

omaha airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Omaha Eppley Airfield.

What to Expect

Omaha Airport (code: OMA) is housed in a single, easy-to-navigate building that’s divided into three areas: the landside Main Terminal, and Concourses A and B, which branch off from the main terminal and have their own security checkpoints. The airport has a few eateries, mostly on the airside, and a cafe in the Concourse A food court is open 24 hours. A few shops plus free WiFi help travellers pass the time. No pay-to-use airport lounges are available.

Where to Sleep

If you’re looking for a place to rest, your best bet is probably the floor, as most seating is equipped with armrests. Overnight campers should bring along earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones to cope with frequent announcements. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer free airport shuttle service for guests. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.
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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 Omaha Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Super 8 Omaha Eppley Airport Carter Lake – (8 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Candlewood Suites Omaha Airport – (9 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites Omaha – (9 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

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

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Omaha Airport. Just connect to the “OMA Free WiFi” network!

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: on the upper and lower levels.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are baby care rooms for breastfeeding and diaper-changing. Locations: Airside, Concourse A, near Gate A1 • Concourse B, near the United Gates. A family restroom is available on the lower level of the Central Terminal.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. There is a small variety of shops to pass the time including 4 locations of Hudson News for any last minute items.

Food & Drinks – Most food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. Scooter’s Coffee (North Terminal Food Court) is open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: central terminal, lower level.

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.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Shoe Shine – Services are available at the Airport Shoe Shine. Location: Airside, Concourse A (Hours: 4:00AM – 5:00PM) and Concourse B (5:00AM – 4:00PM).

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.


Omaha airport is served by the following airlines: Alaska Airlines • Allegiant Air • American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • Southwest Airlines • United Airlines

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located on the lower level near Door 3: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Payless • Thrifty. The cars are located at the Canopy Lot (South of the Terminal) and are accessed via a 24 hour, free shuttle bus from Door 3.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Best Western Plus Omaha Airport Inn   •   Candlewood Suites-Omaha Airport   •   Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Omaha Airport   •   Courtyard Omaha Downtown   •   Fairfield Inn & Suites Omaha Downtown   •   Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha – Downtown   •   Hilton Garden Inn Omaha Downtown / Old Market Area   •   Hilton Omaha   •   Holiday Inn Omaha Downtown Airport   •   Homewood Suites Omaha Downtown   •   La Quinta Inn & Suites Omaha Airport Downtown   •   Quality Inn & Suites Council Bluffs   •  Residence Inn Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area   •   Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites Omaha   •   Super 8 Omaha Eppley Airport/Carter Lake.

Taxis and Shuttles

Taxis and shared-ride shuttles are available on the lower level in the ground transportation area near Door 3. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. Shared-ride shuttles may or may not require a reservation. Contact your service provider of choice for details.

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.