Sleeping in Airports

Orlando Sanford Airport Guide

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

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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 Orlando Sanford International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small international airport with two terminals (Terminals A and B) and a limited variety of shops and restaurants.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to use one of the first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.
  • The airport provides free WiFi. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Although the airport is small and not very busy, the bright lights and the noise from the cleaning machines and background music could keep you awake all night. Have some earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones handy to ensure a good night’s rest!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide free airport shuttles. 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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Airport Hotels

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

  • Best Western Plus Sanford Airport Lake Mary Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available daily from 5:00AM to 10:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Budget Inn Sanford – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Orlando Sanford Airport.

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

Arcade – Location: Terminal A, Airside

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: Terminal B, Domestic/Upper Level gates.

Currency Exchange – Location: Terminal A, Airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free is available in Terminal A. Other shopping options are available in both Terminals A and B.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no known 24-hour food concessions. Terminal A offers 3 restaurants and in Terminal B you will find 8 restaurants and cafes.

Games Arcade – Location: Terminal A next to the escalator. Hours unknown.

Information Desk – Location: Terminal A, Airside

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, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: unknown.

Rest Zones – Not available.

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 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, Orlando Sanford airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Air • Interjet • Surinam Airways • TUIFly • Via Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental companies include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and 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: Best Western Plus Sanford Airport/Lake Mary Hotel   •   Comfort Inn & Suites North Orlando / Sanford   •   Residence Inn Orlando Lake Mary


The airport is served by a number of private shuttle companies, to plan your arrival and make a reservation, visit the Orlando Sanford Airport website.


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area of the airport terminal during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

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 [email protected] and we will update this guide.