Sleeping in Airports

White Plains Airport Guide

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

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HPN Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Westchester County White Plains Airport.

What to expect

Westchester County Airport (code: HPN) consist of a small modern three-level terminal with few restaurants and shops. These amenities are primarily located on the landside and close by 9:00PM at night, so plan accordingly. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

white plains airport guideAfter 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. Reviewers have reported that airport staff and security are generally accommodating to overnight sleepers. The third-floor observation deck and surrounding area has been cited as a good place to find restful sleep. 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.

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 Westchester Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hyatt House White Plains – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle but shuttle service is provided within 5 mile radius of hotel. » Check Rates
  • Renaissance Westchester Hotel– (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle but shuttle service is provided within 5 mile radius of hotel. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at this airport.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available inside the main terminal.

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. Location: Main Terminal, 2nd Floor.

Duty Free & Shopping – The airport gift shop is the only shopping available. Hours: 5:00AM – 8:00PM everyday except Saturdays when it closes at 7:00PM.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions in the airport operate on varying schedules. Dunkin’ Donuts opens at 4:30AM and closes the latest at 9:30PM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options.

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 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.


White Plains airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Cape Air • Delta Air Lines • jetBlue • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bee-Line bus route 12 serves the airport, running daily between the airport and the TransCenter in downtown White Plains. This route offers connections to Purchase College (SUNY), Manhattanville College and MTA-Metro North Railroad (via TransCenter).

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located onsite in the Arrivals Hall: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Cambria Hotel & Suites White Plains   •   Crowne Plaza Stamford   •   Crowne Plaza White Plains Downtown   •   La Quinta Inn & Suites Armonk.


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2022-01-25

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.