Sleeping in Airports

Saskatoon Airport Guide

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

One of the things I like about this airport, is that you can order delivery to it – I have ordered Pizza 73 to deliver to the airport on a few occasions, and they have had no issues. – stygarfield

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 Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport.

What to Expect

Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport consists of a small, renovated terminal with a a half dozen shops and a few eateries, mostly on the airside. After eateries and shops close at night, vending machines provide the only drink and snack options. Airport staff are described as friendly and helpful. WiFi is available and there are plenty of outlets for charging mobile devices. There are no private lounges at this airport.

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 suggest the observation area near the security checkpoint is conducive to sleep, as it offers five or six large benches that “make excellent beds.” A couch with footrest/ottoman has also been spotted near baggage claim.  Reviewers recommend earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones and eyeshade due to bright lighting and noisy public service announcements. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

One reviewer reported that after airport eateries closed, he was able to order pizza delivery from “Pizza 73” with no problems.

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.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Saskatoon Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Courtyard Saskatoon Airport – (4 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available upon request. » Check Rates
  • MainStay Suites Saskatoon – (4 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Comfort Suites Saskatoon – (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Saskatoon Airport.

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

Art in the Airport – Local Saskatchewan art and cultural exhibits are on display throughout the airport. The Living Skies of Saskatoon artwork can be found near Gate 8 above the fireplace.

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, next to the Information Booth • Airside, between Gates 5 and 6.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge in the airport terminal and parking lot.

Business Centre – Internet access and public telephones are available from semi-private workstations. Locations: Landside & Airside

Children’s Play Areas – Offering aviation themed play equipment for toddlers. Landside offers one location and Airside you will find three more.

Currency Exchange – International Currency Exchange (ICE) is available landside. Hours: 4:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon-Sat) and 4:00AM – 7:00AM and 9:00AM – 3:00PM (Sun).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free is available two hours prior to international flights departure schedule. Relay Shop is available landside and airside and there are a few other shops in the terminal, airside.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions in the airport operate on varying schedules, with some open as early as 3:30AM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Refuel Restaurant and Lounge (airside) • Starbucks (airside) • Tim Horton’s (airside) • YXE Quick Stop (landside).

Games Room – Rucker’s Express. Location: Landside, across from Tim Hortons

Information Desk – Location: Landside, in the center of the terminal. Hours: 4:00AM – 1:00AM. You can also seek the assistance of a volunteer Airport Ambassador at the Saskatoon Shines Reception Centre, located in the Arrivals and Baggage Claim area.

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, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Saskatoon airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • WestJet • Express Air • Delta Airlines • Transwest Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

The airport is connected to the downtown bus station where you can then connect to a variety of destinations. Visit Saskatoon Transit for details.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National

Hotel Shuttles

The following hotels are authorized to provide airport shuttle service at Saskatoon Airport: Courtyard Saskatoon Airport   •   Days Inn   •  Park Town Hotel   •   Sandman Hotel Saskatoon   •   Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre   •   Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon.

Taxi

Metered taxis are readily available at designated areas along the terminal curbside.

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.