Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Whitehorse 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.
it’s VERY quiet during the night. Perfect if you want to get some sleep. We were literally the only people aside from security who were there. – alexpb
YXY 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 Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport.
What to Expect
Whitehorse Airport (code: YXY) consists of a small terminal building with few amenities beyond a restaurant and vending area. WiFi is available and there are plenty of power outlets for charging mobile devices. There are no private lounges at this airport.
Sleeping in Whitehorse Airport
Airport staff and security are described as being accommodating to overnight sleepers, and the facilities conducive for sleeping. In particular, there is a secluded terminal addition connected to the main terminal that offers a warm, quiet and dimly lit area for sleeping. Note that lighting in the area is dictated by motion detectors, so the area’s lights dim once you (and any others) settle down for the night. As the seating is comprised of hardwood chairs, consider bringing a travel mat or sleeping bag for more comfortable floor sleeping. 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.
Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. 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.
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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.
If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel near Whitehorse Airport:
With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.
- Skky Hotel – 7 minute walk from the terminal. » Check Rates
For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Whitehorse, search deals and read traveller reviews.
There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.
Airport WiFi / Internet
Free WiFi is available at the Whitehorse Airport, log into the “YXY-Public” network.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Duty Free & Shopping – The only shopping option is the Snacks and Gifts Gift shop.
Food & Drinks – A reader tells us “the airport restaurant is closed. the airport chalet hotel is an easy walk across the alaska highway. it has a good restaurant and is open from 6 a m to 10 p m. the last flight arrives around midnight and the first flight leaves at 6 a m so the airport becomes busy shortly after 4 a m. ” (September 2019)
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – Charging stations are available in the main passenger waiting room.
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.
According to the airport website, the airport terminal is open 24 hours.
Whitehorse airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada and Air North (year round) and WestJet, Condor and Alaska Seaplanes (summer months). Information provided by a reader.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The airport is serviced by local bus No 3 (RR McIntyre-Hillcrest) which runs every hour between 7:22AM and 9:22PM (Mon- Fri) and 8:22AM – 7:22PM (Sat).
The following car rental companies have offices onsite: Budget • Driving Force.
See also Airport Hotels above.
Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.
Last updated: 2022-03-15
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.