Sleeping in Airports

Savannah Airport Guide

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

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SAV Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Savannah Airport (code: SAV) consists of a small, modern single-concourse terminal with 15 gates, and a dozen shops, restaurants and concessions stands located on both the air and land sides. WiFi is available to help pass the time.  For additional comfort while you wait, there is a lounge that economy class passengers can pay to use.   See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and access information.

Where to Sleep

A reader tells us it is not possible to sleep airside, but you will find some benches in the public area. Be prepared for noise as floor buffering machines, TVs and and loud music can be a problem. 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 Savannah Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Savannah Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Savannah Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Wingate by Wyndham Savannah Airport– (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

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

The Passport Club – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Airline Club Cards or US$ 50 Annual Fee

Military Lounge

USO Lounge– The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to active members of the US military and their families. Location: Departure Level (Level 2), Ticketing Area near the Delta Airlines ticket counter.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Savannah Airport.

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

Airport Tours – Find out what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour. Areas included in the tour are: the Baggage Claim, Savannah Square, and the Airport Ticketing Lobby. Days: Tuesdays. Departure Time: 10:00AM. Advance reservations are required. 21 days prior to departure.

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 (1st and 2nd Floor) and Airside (2nd Floor).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available. Shopping is Paradies News and Gifts (Airside, 2nd Floor) may come in handy for last minute snack and drink needs.

Food & Drinks – At the time of the update, there are no 24-hour dining options at this airport. According to airport staff, the closest 24-hour restaurant is a Waffle House, located nearby but not reachable on foot. Airside (2nd Floor) offers 7 options and Landside (2nd Floor) you will find 3 options. Vending machines are available on the 2nd Floor (Landside and Airside).

Gameport Arcade – Location: Landside, Savannah Square

Information Desk – The SAV Visitor Information Center offers brochures, maps, limited business services and more. Location: Center of Baggage Claim Hours: 8:30AM – 11:00PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Massage Chairs – Location: Landside, Savannah Square area / Airside, across from Burger King

Mobile Charging – There are 4 work station areas with mobile charging capacity located on the 2nd level.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: SAV Information Center (Baggage Claim area).

Rest Zone – The airport provides rocking chairs for travellers to relax.

Take precaution even when sleeping in the rest zones.  In December 2019, a traveller at another airport reported that money and credit cards had been stolen from their bag even though the bag was right beside them.  Protect and lock your bags as you would sleeping elsewhere in public.

Salon – Piera’s Salon offers hair and nail services for both men and women. Location: 2nd Floor. Hours; Unknown.

Shoeshine – Shoeshine is available on the second floor, airside, near gate 4.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.


Savannah airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Allegiant • American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • JetBlue • Sun Country Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Chatham Area Transit (CAT) Airport Express 100X bus links the airport with downtown Savannah. For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the Chatham Area Transit website.

For transportation to rural destinations, visit the Coastal Regional Coaches website to plan your trip.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located onsite in the baggage claim area: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Payless • Thrifty.

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 Plus Savannah Airport Inn & Suites   •   Comfort Inn & Suites Savannah Airport   •   Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Savannah Airport   •   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Savannah Airport   •   Embassy Suites by Hilton Savannah Airport   •   Fairfield Inn Savannah Airport   •   Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Airport   •   Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Savannah-Pooler   •  La Quinta Inn & Suites Savannah Airport – Pooler   •   Red Roof Inns & Suites Savannah Airport Pooler   •   SpringHill Suites Savannah Airport   •   Towneplace Suites Savannah Airport   •   Wingate by Wyndham Savannah Airport.

See Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

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.