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Stewart Airport Guide

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

SWF Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Stewart Airport (code: SWF) has a small terminal that serves both domestic and international destinations. Air Norwegian now uses the airport to provide a connection from European destinations to NYC (via a bus connection from Stewart Airport to NYC).  Travellers will find a landside eatery, an airside cafe, and a couple shops. Free WiFi helps pass the time. There are no pay-to-use airport lounges.

Where to To Sleep

The airport closes nightly from 1:00AM to 4:00AM, so it is not possible to stay the night. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are located 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 Stewart Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hampton Inn and Suites Newburgh – (1 Mile from the airport) Free shuttle pick-up is available. » Check Rates
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Newburgh – (1.1 Miles from the airport) Airport shuttle service is available. » Check Rates
  • Courtyard by Marriott – (1.1 Miles from the airport) Airport shuttle service is available. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Stewart Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, there were no pay-per-use lounges.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Stewart Airport. Connect to the “_Free SWF WiFi” network to connect.

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: Landside.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, family restrooms are available (Landside and Airside). Additionally, Mamava Nursing Suites are available for nursing mothers. Locations Airside, near Gate 4 • Airside, near Gate 2.

Currency Exchange – The Travelex Currency Exchange Kiosk offers currency exchange services. Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall.

Duty Free & Shopping – Dufry offers Duty Free shopping (2nd Level, across from Gate 3). In addition, you will find 2 Hudson News stores (Landside and Airside). Hours: unknown.

Food & Drinks – Quiznos (Landside, 2st Floor) • Euro Cafe (Airside, between Gates 3 and 4). Hours: unknown.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, stop by the airport’s Welcome Center for assistance. Location: Landside, 1st Level.

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 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 – Information not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 4:00AM – 1:00AM.  (This is information is unconfirmed)


Stewart airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Airlines • American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • JetBlue • Norwegian.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Hire

For car hire services, such as Uber and Lyft, rides can be booked through the app only.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies services Stewart Airport: Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National. Location: counters can be found on the main level directly across from the security screening and baggage claim area.

Express Bus

Coach USA provides an express bus service between New York Stewart International Airport and New York City. You can either purchase your bus tickets online or at the airport from the Coach USA ticket agent located near the terminal exit. In New York City, tickets are available at the Coach USA’s ticket office in the Port Authority Bus Terminal (Location: 2nd level, North Wing).

Travel time by bus is approximately 90 minutes in either direction.


Metro-North‘s Hudson Line connects the airport to New York City (Grand Central Terminal) via Beacon Station. Access from Stewart International Airport to Beacon Station is available through the Leprechaun Lines Newburgh Beacon Shuttle.

The shuttle bus departs from in front of the Terminal Building. Hours: 9:00 AM to 8:25 PM (Mon – Fri). Rate: $1, to be paid to the driver in cash.

Metro-North’s Port Jervis Line connects the airport to Hoboken, New Jersey via Salisbury Mills Station.


Taxis are available. The airport suggests that you speak with a red-jacketed Customer Care Representative in the terminal or at the Welcome Center for assistance scheduling a ride.

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.