Sleeping in Airports

St. Thomas Airport Guide

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

Its a small waiting area but the many rows of chairs don’t have arms so you can stretch out. – sevsa

STT Airport Overview

st. thomas airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at St. Thomas Cyril E. King Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at St. Thomas Airport (code: STT) handles Caribbean and North American flights. Departing passengers bound for the U.S. will clear security and customs before boarding.
Amenities include two restaurants, but damage from a 2018 hurricane has closed the duty-free shop, at least temporarily. WiFi is not available.

Where to Sleep

The airport closes nightly, from 6:00PM until 8:00AM, so overnight stays are not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info 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 St. Thomas Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Emerald Beach Resort – (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttles available. The hotel suggests a taxi for US$4.00 (plus baggage fees) each way. » Check Rates
  • Lindbergh Bay Hotel and Villas – (10 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttles available. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

At the time of this update WiFi is not available at St. Thomas Airport.

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. Locations: unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – At the time of this update, the Duty Free shop has not reopened since the hurricane of 2018. It is not known if the airport gift shops are operating again.

Food & Drinks – There are two restaurants (no 24-hour food concessions).

Information Desk – Not available.

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 terminal is open from 6:00AM – 11:00PM.


St. Thomas airport is served by the following airlines: Air Sunshine • American Airlines • Bohlke International Airways • Cape Air • Delta Air Lines • JetBlue • Leeward Islands Airways • Sea Flight VI • Seaborne Airlines • Spirit Airlines • Sun Country Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have counters at the airport: Avis, Budget and Hertz.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. While different types of taxis are available, licensed taxis are metered. Fares for “tourist taxis” are expensive “per person” rates, and must be negotiated before starting your journey if you decide to take one.

Last updated: 2019-12-13

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.