Sleeping in Airports

Palm Beach Airport Guide

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

The only thing I would ask for would be all night food and longer couches! – GunnerFive

PBI Airport Overview

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

What to expect

Palm Beach Airport (code: PBI) consists of a small two-level terminal with three concourses (A, B and C) and several eateries and shops. These services close relatively early at night, leaving vending machines as the only food and drink option, so plan accordingly. WiFi is available to help pass the time. For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to access the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below.

Sleeping in Palm Beach Airport

palm beach airport guideAfter security checkpoints close for the night, all passengers are restricted to the landside areas and must re-clear security the next day when the checkpoints open. There is reportedly a sleep-conducive common seating area with couches and benches near the Concourse C security checkpoint. Reviewers recommend bringing earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones to subdue the continuous-feed public service announcements. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read 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, scroll down to explore our Palm Beach 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 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 paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. 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!

  • Escape Lounge – Location: Airside, Level 2, Concourse B.  Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

  • Delta Sky Club – Location: Concourse C, Airside. Lounge Access: Elite Status • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Palm Beach Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Palm Beach Airport with free airport shuttles:

  • Embassy Suites West Palm Beach Central  » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport  » Check Rates
  • Hampton Inn West Palm Beach Central Airport   » Check Rates
  • Hilton Garden Inn West Palm Beach Airport  » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Palm Beach Airport.

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

Airport Art – Exhibitions are held 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: Landside, Travel Service Center • Landside, Level Three • Landside, Ticketing •Landside, Level One • Landside, baggage claim • Airside, on concourses B and C.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are private nursing suits for breastfeeding. Location: Main Terminal, Level 2.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available. Rate: $6 per cart, with a partial refund upon return.

Children’s Play Area – Not available.

Currency Exchange – Services are available. Location: Main Terminal. Hours: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Mon – Fri) • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Sat-Sun).

Duty Free & Shopping – The airport offers shops on both the Landside and Airside. Shops operate with varying schedules. You will find two of the convenience shops (Landside and Airside) which are open from 4:30AM – 9:00 PM or aligned with the last departure flight.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food concessions are available on both the Landside and Airside. They operate with varying schedules; however, most close by 7:00PM or according to the last scheduled flight departure. The Flagler Gourmet Express restaurants are open from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM in both Concourses. Vending machines are also available in the terminal.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Charging stations are available free of charge. Locations: Concourses B and C.

Pet Relief Areas – Travelling with a 4 legged companion? 2 relief areas are available. Locations: Landside, Level 1, Arrivals Hall, East and West ends of the terminal.

Putting Green – To practice your short game go to the bar at Sam Snead’s. Location: Main Terminal, Level 2. Price: $3.20. Hours: unknown.

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.

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

Telephones – Passengers can make free local or toll-free phone calls.

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.


Palm Beach airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Allegiant • American Airlines • Avelo • Breeze Airways • BahamasAir • Delta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • JetBlue Airways • Southwest Airlines • Spirit Airlines • Sun Country Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Palm Tran connects the airport to most areas in Palm Beach County. The airport bus stop is located on the Level 1 outer curb, and route maps can be found in the Level 1 Baggage Claim area. For information about fares and schedules visit the Palm Tran website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite in Level 1 Baggage Claim: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Fox Europcar • Hertz • National • Payless • Sixt • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Best Western Palm Beach Lakes   •   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Palm Beach Airport   •   Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Central   •  Hampton Inn West Palm Beach Central Airport   •   Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham West Palm Beach   •   Hilton Garden Inn West Palm Beach Airport   •   Hilton Palm Beach Airport   •    Holiday Inn Palm Beach-Airport Conference Center   •   La Quinta Inn & Suites West Palm Beach I-95.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis and Shuttles

Taxis and shared ride shuttles are available in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.


Tri-Rail is linked to Palm Beach Airport via free non-stop shuttle service, providing a connection between the airport, Miami and many stops in between. The Tri-Rail shuttle stop is located in the ground transportation area outside of Level 1 Baggage Claim. For Tri-Rail route maps, schedules and fares, visit the Tri-Rail website.

Amtrak trains provide short and long distance connections throughout the U.S. The airport is linked to the Amtrak station (at 201 South Tamarind Avenue) via the Palm Tran Shuttle.

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.