Sleeping in Airports

Shreveport Airport Guide

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

The chairs aren’t comfortable, but there is nice carpet on the floor. – JD

SHV Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Shreveport Regional Airport.

What to Expect

Shreveport Airport (code: SHV) consists of a small, two-level terminal with two concourses and a “Tailwind” restaurant/bar/gift shop in each, as well as on the landside between the two. After this restaurant/bar/gift shop chain closes for the night, vending machines provide the only drink and snack options. WiFi is available and there are plenty of outlets for charging mobile devices. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

shreveport airport guideSecurity checkpoints reportedly close for the night, which means all passengers are restricted to the landside areas and must re-clear security the next day when the checkpoints re-open. One traveller reported successful sleeping in the “WiFi Lounge,” which had comfortable chairs and tables upon which to put one’s feet up. Another traveller noted that the landslide seating wasn’t comfortable, which suggest that if you plan to spend the night at this airport you should consider bringing a travel mat and or sleeping bag for additional comfort. 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 Shreveport Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hampton Inn Shreveport Airport – (5 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the airport) Free 24-hour airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Residence Inn Shreveport Airport – (4 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available upon request. » Check Rates
  • Courtyard Shreveport Airport – (8 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no business class lounges at the time of this update.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Shreveport Airport.

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

Airport Art – Artport, featuring a revolving collection of over 100 works from national artists can be found at the airport.

Baby Care Facilities – Family washrooms are available beside the mens and ladies washrooms.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. Souvenirs and gifts are available at each of the Airport’s three Tailwind Bar and Bistro locations.

Food & Drinks – There are no 24 hour food concessions available. Tailwind Bar and Bistro is available Landside (Hours: 6:00AM – 5:00PM except Saturdays when it closes at 3:00PM. Airside offers 2 more locations of Tailwinds, both open at 4:30AM and close after the last flight.

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 a day, but TSA checkpoints open at 4:45AM.


Shreveport airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant • American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rental services are available on the lower level. Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National • 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: Holiday Inn Shreveport -I-20-Downtown   •   Residence Inn Shreveport Airport   •   Residence Inn Shreveport-Bossier City/Downtown   •   Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino Shreveport   •   Super 8 Shreveport   •   Wyndham Garden Shreveport.


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


The airport is connected to the public transportation system via the SporTran bus system. To plan your route, visit the SporTran website.

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.