Sleeping in Airports

Springfield (Illinois) Airport Guide

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

I fell asleep for about ten minutes when a security guard woke me up. He said ‘Move it you bum’. – Marcus

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 Springfield (Illinois) Airport.

What to Expect

Springfield (Illinois) Airport consists of a small, dated terminal with a couple of gates, a restaurant and gift shop. WiFi is available to help pass the time.  Frequent users of the airport may wish to purchase an annual membership to access the lounge.  See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

As of February 2019, we have received no sleep-related reviews from travellers since 2006. That said, sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible. The airport’s website states that the terminal is closed at 11:30PM or after the last flight arrival and does not open until 90 minutes before the day’s first scheduled flight departure.  See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

The airport has a lounge, the Sky Club, which is accessible via a $150 annual membership fee.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Carpenter Street Hotel – (5.8km from the airport) Free weekday shuttle service to Capital Airport and surrounding area (within 5 mile radius). » Check Rates
  • President Abraham Lincoln Springfield DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – (6.5km from the airport) Free shuttle service to Amtrak and Capital Airport. » Check Rates
  • Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center – (7.6km from the airport) Free shuttle service to Capital Airport and the train station. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Springfield Airport throughout the terminal except for the hallway between baggage claim and main terminal.

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

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. Location: By Door B.

Courtesy Phones – Red courtesy phones offer one-touch dialing to taxis, car rental offices, airline counters and more. Location: In baggage claim, opposite Door C outside the washrooms and inside screening.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. The airport’s gift shop and service center sells gifts and souvenirs.

Food – Subway is the airport’s only restaurant. There are no 24-hour dining options available, but vending machines can be found Landside and Airside. The airport’s gift shop (Landside) also serves snacks and beverages (alcohol).

Information Desk – The Passenger Service Center and Gift Shop is a one-stop shop for business services, souvenirs and the answers to your general questions. Buy a snack, get local travel advice, make reservations, get something notarized and more! Location: landside, between Doors B and C (next to Subway restaurant)

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.

Post Office – Drop off your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s mailbox. Location: Outside Door B.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is allowed only in designated smoking areas outside in front of the terminal or in the outdoor courtyard located in the interior of the terminal building between doors “C” and “D”.

Airport Hours

The airport opens 90 minutes before the first scheduled flight departure, and closes at 11:30PM or whenever the last flight arrives.


As of February 2019, Springfield airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Airlines • American Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rental desks are located at the east end of the terminal, near Door D. Onsite car rental agencies include: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Carpenter Street Hotel   •   Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Springfield   •   Crowne Plaza Springfield   •  Holiday Inn Express Springfield   •   Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Springfield   •   President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel   •   Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center   •   Ramada Springfield North.


Taxis are available in front of the airport terminal during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2019-09-17

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.