Sleeping in Airports

Tulsa Airport Guide

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

A police officer saw me bunking down and asked if I needed anything and offered me a wakeup if I wanted. – PatrickATX

TUL Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Tulsa Airport (code: TUL) consists of a small, partially renovated terminal with two concourses (A and B) and a small variety of eateries and shops. When these services close at night vending machines remain as the only food and drink option, so plan accordingly. WiFi is available to help the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Tulsa Airport

After security checkpoints close for the night, all passengers are restricted to the landside areas, and must re-clear security the next day when the checkpoints open. There are reportedly oversize armchairs near the rental car area, and a few armrest-free couches near the baggage claim. 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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Tulsa Airport Guide.

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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel near Tulsa Airport that provides a free airport shuttle:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Tulsa Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

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

There are no pay-per-use lounges.

Military Lounges

  • Military and Veteran’s Lounge – Location: Concourse A, near Gate A1.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Tulsa 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: Landside, near the security checkpoint • Landside, near valet parking on the ticketing level • Airside, in front of the Smok’d and Hudson.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a lactation room located just before the security checkpoints. In addition, you will find two family restrooms in each of the Concourses.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available. Rate: $4.00 per cart.

Business Center – Business Centers are available on both Concourses.

Chapel – Location: Concourse B Baggage Claim Area, on the upper level (landside). Hours: 24 hours.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Landside in both Concourses.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – There are only a few shops available at the airport, mostly souvenir and newspaper type shops. Duty free is not available.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update there were no 24-hour food and beverage concessions at the airport. There are food options both landside and airside and if needed, vending machines are located in each meet and greet waiting area at each concourse exit, on Concourse A near the USO Military Lounge and Concourse B near Gate B1.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, Airport Ambassadors staff 3 information desks which will be able to provide assistance. Location: one in each of the baggage claim areas and one near the security checkpoint. Hours: 6:00AM – 7:00PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Massage Chairs – Unwind and relax before your flight in one of the airport massage chairs. Locations: Landside and Airside at various locations in the airport. Rates: unknown.

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.

Shoeshine – Services are available at Shoe Smiles. Locations: Both Concourses, near the Airline gates.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the airport, look for designated areas outside the terminal.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.


Tulsa airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Airlines • American Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • Southwest Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses and Shuttles

TUL airport is well connected to the bus system. Whether you need a short ride to the city, on demand bus transfer or need a shuttle to the Oklahoma State University, there is probably a bus for you. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Tulsa Airport website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Payless • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were able to find only one hotel that provided airport shuttle service:  Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa Airport.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Ride Sharing

Uber and Lyft are available for airport pick-up.


Taxis are available curbside, outside of the baggage claim area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. The following estimated fares were current at the time of this update: downtown Tulsa $20 • University of Tulsa $16 • American Airlines $13 • Tulsa Bus Plant $12 • Southern Hills Marriott $33. Prices are based on one passenger with a single piece of luggage.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.