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Pensacola Airport Guide

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

PNS 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 Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport.

What to Expect

pensacola airport guidePensacola Airport (code: PNS) is a small two-level terminal with 12 gates and a half-dozen or so airside shops and eateries. WiFi is available, and the terminal has several charging stations. Water bottle refill stands are available. Active duty members of the military and their families can find additional comfort at the USO Lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below.

Sleeping in Pensacola Airport

A reviewer (July 2018) mentioned that the airport closes between 12:00AM and 3:00AM.  For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel at the airport and others nearby. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. 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.

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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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Pensacola Airport that provide free airport shuttles:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport – Located adjacent to the airport terminal and connected via a covered walkway. » Check Rates
  • Hampton Inn Pensacola Airport  » Check Rates
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Pensacola Airport  » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

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

Military Lounge

USO Lounge – The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to active members of the US military and their families. Location: Terminal Lobby, 2nd floor, next to the restaurant.

Related Pages: Pensacola Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Pensacola Airport on the 1st and 2nd levels.

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: First floor, by the escalator • Across from Einstein Bros. Bagels Restaurant on Concourse between Gates 4 and 6.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a baby care room for breastfeeding and diaper-changing. Additionally, a family washroom can be found in the baggage claim area.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Water bottle filling stations are available free of charge. Locations: Airside, Gates 2, 5, 7 & 8.

Duty Free & Shopping – Paradies Shops sell gifts, stamps and phone cards. Location: Landside, 2nd floor (Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM) • CNBC – Location: Airside. (Hours: 5:00AM – last flight of the day).

Food & Drinks – Most food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules, with some open as early as 4:00AM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Chick-Fil-A • Einstein Bros Bagels • Pensacola Beach House Restaurant. Vending machines are available Landside.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Recharge your mobile device at charging stations found Airside at Gates 2, 5, 7 & 8.

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 – Free local calls. Location: 1st Level, between escalator and baggage claim and Gates 2, 5, 6 and 8.

Airport Hours

In July 2018, a reader let us know that the airport closes at night from approx. 12:00AM – 3:00AM.

Airlines

Pensacola airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • Silver Airways • Southwest Airlines • Spirit • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Executive Car Rental • Hertz • National • Payless • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Hampton Inn Pensacola Airport (Cordova Mall Area)   •   Hilton Garden Inn Pensacola Airport-Medical Center   •   Homewood Suites Pensacola-Arpt (Cordova Mall Area)   •   Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport.

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. As of this update, there is a minimum fare of $11 for airport trips.

Last updated: 2022-10-28

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.