Sleeping in Airports

Quebec City Airport Guide

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

This airport is brand new and its much better than the old one. Very clean and Free WiFi. – Pat B

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 about their time at Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport.

What to expect

Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport consists of a small, recently renovated terminal with 16 gates, and a half dozen eateries and shops, including duty free. WiFi is available to help pass the time and there are plenty of outlets for charging mobile devices. Additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to the airport’s first-class lounge.  See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

After 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. Travellers report that there are some armrest-free benches in the pre-security departure area, but warn that sleep becomes problematic with the early AM opening of the security checkpoints. The nearby arrivals area is quieter and darker, but all seating here reportedly comes with armrests. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

The airport is still undergoing renovations, so the above descriptions are subject to change.

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.

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 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!

VIP Lounge – Location: Airside, 2nd Floor, adjacent to Gate 29. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

If sleeping at the Quebec City Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Quebec Inn
    (8 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates
  • Howard Johnson Quebec City
    (8 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Econo Lodge Airport
    (8 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates

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

Free WiFi is available at Quebec City Airport. Connect to the “YQB-Internet” network.

Business Services

  • Work Stations – Set up your own office space at one of the 14 work stations available for passengers. Free to use, the desks come equipped with power outlets. Location: Airside.

Communications

Family Services

  • Baby Care Facilities – Feed and change your baby in comfort and privacy in the nursing room. Microwave, changing table, sink, and comfortable chair are available. Location: Next to the Children’s play area, near the security checkpoint.
  • Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Airside, near Gate 32.

Food & Drinks

  • Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. Vending machines are also available. These options are open 24 hours: Tim Horton’s (2nd floor, landside).

Information

  • Information Desk – The Information Booth, located near the main entrance, close to the check-in counters, is open 24 hours. They will do everything from store your bags to lend you snow brushes, scrapers and jumper cables to get your car going after a snowfall. Nice!

Luggage

  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – A secured coat check and baggage room is available 24 hours at the airport. Report to the Information Booth near airport check-in for service. Rates: $2.35 per day or $14.60 per week for coats or boots and $2.35 per day for small items such as keys. Debit cards, credit cards and CAD$ accepted.
  • Luggage Wrapping – Available for a fee of $5.50 – $12.50 per piece of luggage, depending on the size. Bags for unusual shaped items (backpacks, strollers, etc.) are also available for $4.00. Location: Near the check-in counter • International Arrivals.

Mobile Charging

  • 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]

Money

  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Scotiabank, 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 ground floor in both International and Domestic Arrival areas • Landside, 2nd Floor (near Tim Horton’s) • Airside, 2nd floor.
  • Currency Exchange – Location: ICE, International arrivals, landside • Airside, 2nd floor.

Rest & Relaxation

  • Hotels – see “Airport Hotels” above.
  • Lounges – see “Airport Lounges” above.
  • Rest Zones – The airport offers a “Comfort Zone”, an area away from high traffic areas with comfortable seating. Location: Airside

Shopping

  • Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available at the Loop Duty Free (Airside near Gate 33. Hours: Opens 3 hours before the 1st international flights.

Showers, Salon & Spa

  • Showers – Not available.

Smoking

  • Smoking – Prohibited inside the terminal, there are designated smoking booths located outside.

Things to do & see

  • Observation Area – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation area. Location: Airside, Second floor, in the Tim Hortons dining room.

The airport is open 24 hours.

As of February 2018, Quebec City airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Air Inuit • Air Transat • American Airlines • Delta • Pascan • Porter • PAL Airlines • Sunwing • United Airlines • Westjet.

RTC bus route 78 runs between the airport and Les Saules bus terminal on weekdays only. At the time of this January 2018 update, a one-way ticket costs $3.50 CDN.

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National/Alamo. Location: main floor, Administration Building.

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Econo Lodge Airport   •  Howard Johnson Quebec City   •   Hotel Quebec Inn   •   Hotel Must.

Metered taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area of the airport. At the time of this January 2018 update, the following flat rates are available: $34.25 for rides to/from downtown Quebec City and $15.00 for rides to/from the outskirts of the airport (Sainte-Foy area).

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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.