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St. John’s Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our St. John’s 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.

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 St. John’s International Airport.

What to Expect

St. John’s International Airport consists of a small, modern terminal with eight gates, and a half dozen shops and eateries split between the air and land sides. WiFi is available and there are mobile device charging stations near the gates. Additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to the airport’s first-class lounge.  See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

As of October 2018, we have received no sleep-related reviews from travellers who have passed through this airport. Please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels within a quick shuttle ride of the airport. Please refer to 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

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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Airport Hotels

If sleeping at the St. John’s Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. John’s Airport – (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Comfort Inn  – (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton St. John’s Airport – (6 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Super 8 St. John’s – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at St. John’s Airport.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by CIBC, 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 floor in the Atrium (between the elevator and the Relay store) ▪ Airside, Departures lounge, opposite Tim Horton’s.

Children’s Play Areas – Two locations: Departures lounge, airside, between Gates 2 and 3 ▪ 1st floor, landside, outside of the food court.

Duty Free & Shopping – Relay Duty-Free & Heritage Shop located airside in the Departures Lounge. Relay also has a gift shop landside in the Main terminal. Hours: The duty-free shop is open 5:30AM – 6:30PM (Mon-Fri) and 10:00AM – 5:30PM (Sat,Sun).

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: Tim Horton’s (1st floor, landside, food court).

Information Desk – There is a Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in the Arrivals area.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Free mobile charging stations can be found airside in the Departures lounge by Gates 1-2 and Gates 4-8.

Quiet Room – A peaceful room for prayer or meditation. Chaplaincy services, such as grief counseling or stress management, are available upon request. Location: Landside, 3rd Floor.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2018, St. John’s airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • PAL Airlines • WestJet • Air St Pierre • Lufthansa • Avianca • Cathay Pacific • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Some city bus routes access the airport. Contact Saint John City Transit for details.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National and 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: Comfort Inn Airport   •   Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton St. John’s Airport.


City Wide Taxi is the official taxi service provider of St. John’s Airport, and has exclusive access to the airport’s taxi stand and pick up/drop off areas. Flat rates are available from the airport to area lodging. All other locations are metered and subject to a $5.00 airport fee.

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.