Sleeping in Airports

Richlands Airport Guide

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

OAJ Airport Overview

richlands airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Richlands Albert J. Ellis Airport.

What to Expect

Richlands Airport (code: OAJ) consists of a small but brand new terminal with three gates.  The airport services flights to and from Charlotte and Atlanta. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar, and free WiFi. Note that no concessions are open 24 hours, so plan ahead if you get stuck here overnight.  There are no pay-to-use airport lounges.

Where to Sleep

The airport is open 24 hours, but we do not yet have any sleep-related reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are located near Jacksonville, more than 10 miles from the airport. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info 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

There are no hotels at Richlands Airport.  Visit Tripadvisor see a list of nearby hotels in Jacksonville, a 25+ minute drive away.

Airport Lounges

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

There are no pay-per-use lounges in 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. The lounge includes a large TV, comfortable lounge chairs, 3 computer workstations, snacks and drinks. Location: Landside, near Baggage Claim. Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

Related Pages: Richlands Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available in the passenger waiting areas of the terminal.

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

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Food & Drinks – The Honeybaked Cafe and Carolina’s Finest Lounge are available in the airport. At the time of this update, we were unable to confirm the availability of 24-hour dining.

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.

Shopping – A gift shop is available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Albert J. Ellis airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Delta Air Lines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer services onsite: Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National / Alamo.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update there were no hotels offering airport shuttle service.  See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2022-03-10

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.