Sleeping in Airports

West Palm Beach Airport Guide

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

The only thing I would ask for would be all night food and longer couches! – GunnerFive

Airport Overview

Palm Beach airport guideTo 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 Palm Beach International Airport.

What to expect

Palm Beach International Airport consists of a small two-level terminal with three concourses (A, B and C) and a several eateries and shops. These services close relatively early in the night, leaving vending machines as the only food and drink option, so plan accordingly. WiFi is available to help pass the time.  For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to access the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

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 is reportedly a sleep-conducive common seating area with couches and benches near the Concourse C security checkpoint. Reviewers recommend bringing earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones to subdue the continuous-feed public service announcements. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. 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

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

At the time of this update there are no pay-per-use lounges located at West Palm Beach airport.

Airline Lounges (members only)

Airport Hotels

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

  • Embassy Suites West Palm Beach Central – (1 minute from the airport) Free scheduled shuttle to the airport and CityPlace. » Check Rates
  • Hampton Inn West Palm Beach Central Airport  – (2 minutes from the airport) Free shuttle to the airport, convention center, and CityPlace. » Check Rates
  • Hilton Garden Inn West Palm Beach Airport – (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle operates from 7:00AM – 10:00PM. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at West Palm Beach Airport.

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

Airport Art – Exhibitions are held 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, Travel Service Center • Landside, Level Three • Landside,Ticketing •Landside, Level One • Landside, baggage claim • Airside, on concourses B and C.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are private nursing suits for breastfeeding. Location: Main Terminal, Level 2.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available. Rate: $5 per cart, with a partial refund upon return.

Children’s Play Area – There is a play area, JungleFun, for children to work off some energy before their flight. Location: Main Terminal, 2nd Floor, next to the KidZoo store.

Currency Exchange – Services are available. Location: Main Terminal. Hours: 7:00AM – 7:00PM (Mon – Fri) • 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Sat- Sun).

Duty Free & Shopping – The airport offers shops both Landside and Airside. Shops operate with varying schedules. You will find two of the convenience shops (Landside and Airside) which are open 4:30AM – 9:00PM.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food concessions are available both Landside and Airside. They operate with varying schedules; however, they most close by 7:00PM or according to the last scheduled flight departure. The Flagler Gourmet Express restaurants are open from 4:30AM – 9:00PM in both Concourses. Vending machines are also available in the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Charging stations are available if needed, free of charge. Locations: Concourses B and C.

Pet Relief Areas – Travelling with a 4 legged companion? 2 relief areas are available. Locations: Landside, Level 1, Arrivals Hall, East and West ends of the terminal.

Putting Green – To practice your short game go to the bar at Sam Snead’s. Location: Main Terminal, Level 2. Price: $3.20. Hours: unknown.

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.

Spa – Manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and more are available at All Earth Elements Spa & Shop. Location: Main Terminal, Level 2 (Hours: 10:00AM – 5:00PM).

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.

Airlines

As of November 2019, West Palm Beach airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Allegiant • American Airlines • BahamasAir • Delta • Frontier Airlines • JetBlue Airways • Silver Airways • Southern Airways Express • Southwest Airlines • Spirit Airlines • Sun Country Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Palm Tran connects the airport to most areas in Palm Beach County. The airport bus stop is located on the Level 1 outer curb, and route maps can be found in the Level 1 Baggage Claim area. For information about fares and schedules visit the Palm Tran website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite in Level 1 Baggage Claim: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar Enterprise • Hertz • National • Sixt • 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: Best Western Palm Beach Lakes   •   Courtyard West Palm Beach Airport   •   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Palm Beach Airport   •   Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Central   •  Hampton Inn West Palm Beach Central Airport   •   Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham West Palm Beach   •   Hilton Garden Inn West Palm Beach Airport   •   Hilton Palm Beach Airport   •   Hilton West Palm Beach   •   Holiday Inn Palm Beach-Airport Conference Center   •   La Quinta Inn & Suites West Palm Beach I-95   •   Marriott West Palm Beach   •   Ramada West Palm Beach Airport   •   Stay Inn West Palm Beach Airport.

Taxis and Shuttles

Taxis and shared ride shuttles are available in the ground transportation area of the airport terminal. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Trains

Tri-Rail is linked to West Palm Beach Airport via free non-stop shuttle service, providing a connection between the airport, Miami and many stops in between. The Tri-Rail shuttle stop is located in the ground transportation area outside of Level 1 Baggage Claim. For Tri-Rail route maps, schedules and fares, visit the Tri-Rail website.

Amtrak trains provide short and long distance connections throughout the U.S. The airport is linked to the Amtrak station (at 201 South Tamarind Avenue) via the Palm Tran Shuttle.

Last updated: 2019-11-19

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.