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.

Where to Sleep

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

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 Regina Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Days Inn Regina Airport West – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Home Inn & Suites Regina Airport – (9 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Executive Royal Hotel Regina – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

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.

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 and Landside). 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. Subway, located Landside is open 4:00AM – 11:00PM. You will find four dining options Landside and three Airside.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


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

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.

Car Rentals

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

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 Seven Oaks Inn   •   Days Inn – Regina Airport West.


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

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.