Sleeping in Airports

Regina Airport Guide

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

If you go around toward the bar there are comfortable chairs,as well as a few row chairs without armrests in between that can be stretched out on. – a traveller (2016)

YQR Airport Overview

regina airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Regina International Airport.

What to Expect

Regina Airport (code: YQR) passenger facilities consist of a small two-level terminal with nine gates and a half dozen eateries and shops airside, and a couple of eateries and shops on the landside. After eateries and shops close at night vending machines provide the only drink and snack options. WiFi is available to help pass the time.  For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to use one of the airport’s first-class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and access information.

Sleeping in Regina Airport

There are reportedly comfortable armrest-free chairs and padded benches near the airport bar on the airside. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. 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.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Regina 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 Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Regina Airport:

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

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

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 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!

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Regina Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Regina Airport. Just connect to the “YQR 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: Arrivals Hall, on the main floor in the arrivals hall • Airside, on the second floor (dispenses Canadian Dollars, US Dollars, Euros and British Pounds).

Disabled Services – Passengers requiring special assistance should contact their airline ahead of travel. Airport services include a barrier-free building design, TTY/teletypewriters and accessible bathrooms. There is also designated pick up and drop off areas, handicap parking spots and hand-controlled vehicle rentals.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Water bottle refill stations are available free of charge. Location: Once you pass through security, there is a water bottle refill station near the bar.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available at the Relay Store (second floor, airside). Rumour Handcraft (second floor, Landside) sells souvenirs and locally made crafts.

Food & Drink – Most food concessions throughout the airport operate according to flight schedule. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. These are the current concessions: Skyway Restaurant (Location : Post Security) • Tim Hortons (Location: Post Security) • Tim Hortons/ RA News (Location: Arrival, Baggage claims).

Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit the Information Center in the Arrivals Hall for assistance. English and French languages are spoken.

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, 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.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

Regina airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Sunwing Airlines • Swoop • Westjet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttle

Shuttle service is available by Hobo Express Inc. This shuttle service offers door-to-door service for passengers and freight between Regina, Moose Jaw, Casino Regina, hospitals, 15 Wing Air Base, etc.

Bus

If you’re travelling light, bus line 8 stops at Pasqua Street & Regina Avenue which is a 15 minutes walk to Regina Airport. The bus line operates daily, from 5:32AM – 8:45PM.  For more information, visit the Regina Transit web site.

Car Rentals

Car rental counters are available. Vehicles are located immediately outside the terminal building. Companies include: Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were unable to find any hotels that provide an airport shuttle.  See also Airport Hotels above.

Ride Share Apps

Uber picks up passengers from the commercial lane, located in the short-term parking lot, across the road from the arrivals doors.

Taxi

Taxis are available outside the terminal doors, and a taxi coordinator will help you get to your destination.

Last updated: 2022-10-31

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.