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Rochester (Minnesota) Airport Guide

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

RST Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Rochester Airport (RST) consists of a small terminal with a restaurant and vending machines. WiFi is available and outlets for charging mobile devices are located throughout the terminal. The airport contains a free mini-library on the airside lower-level gate area, where books can be “borrowed” (and donated). Free digital reading materials are available on a “Books on the Fly” kiosk near the library.  There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Rochester Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. That said, the airport is reportedly closed during the overnight hours.  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.

Good to Know

  • The airport is located near the Mayo Clinic.
  • No boarding pass? No problem. Airside access is possible for non-passengers. See an airline ticket agent for a gate pass (you and your belongs must clear security).

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. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Rochester 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 Hours

The airport is open from 4:00AM until last flight of the day. Airline ticket counters and the TSA Checkpoint will open approximately 90 minutes prior to the earliest flight.

Airport Hotels

It is not possible to stay in Rochester Airport overnight, but there is a nearby hotel that provides an airport shuttle:

  • AmericInn Hotel & Suites Rochester Airport   » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

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

Food & Drinks

Tailwind Concessions is the only dining available. Location: Main Terminal, airside. Hours: 4:00AM to the last flight of the day.

Mobile Charging

Electrical outlets can be found in the main lobby and Airside at the gates. Additionally, a dedicated charging station (for multiple phones/devices) is located Airside.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Rochester International Airport. Connect to the “RST FREE” network.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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: Landside, in the main lobby.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Family Services – The airport offers the following services:

  • Baby Care Facilities – A family restroom is available in the lobby area. Diaper changing facilities are available in other restrooms throughout the terminal.
  • Nursing Rooms – Rooms equipped with a bed or a recliner plus a separate washroom area are available both Airside (2 locations) and Landside (1 location). Ask airport or airlines staff for access.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

Mini Library & E-Book Kiosk – Bookworms unite! Free books are available in the airport’s mini library. Read one and leave it in the airport, or take it with you, free of charge! You can also donate a few books of your own for your fellow travellers. Location: Lower Level, airside.

Mayo Clinic Information Desk – Mayo Clinic patients arriving into this airport can receive information and assistance in relation to their visit. Business intranet access also available. Location: Main Terminal lobby. Hours: 9:30AM – 6:00PM (Sun-Thurs).

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rochester airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Delta Air Lines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Budget • Enterprise National.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.