Sleeping in Airports

Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Wilkes-Barre Scranton 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 clean, modern, well- guarded, and always empty (Nobody goes there).
– Gerry

AVP Airport Overview

wilkes barre scranton airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

What to Expect

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport (code: AVP) features a midsize, two-level terminal with eight gates. The airport has two restaurants and a donut/coffee shop. WiFi is available and there are fee-based massage chairs for sit-back-and-relax pre-flight comfort. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Wilkes-Barre Airport

Sleeping here is not too common.  If you plan on staying here overnight, you be directed to the public side of the terminal.   For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel at the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

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.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Wilkes-Barre Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Best Western Plus Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport Hotel – Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express Pittston Scranton Airport – No airport shuttle.   » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Scranton, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Airport Lounges

Pocono Club & Business Center – Access: The Pocono Club and Business Center is available to frequent flier members who travel (A) at least 25,000 miles per year from any one airline serving the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, or (B) at least six (6) times within the past year from AVP. Membership is required. Hours: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mondays thru Fridays, except Holidays.

Military Lounges

A Military Appreciation Suite is available at Wilkes-Barre airport for active and retired members of the U.S. Military. Location Airside, 1st Floor.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Wilkes-Barre 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. Location: 1st Floor, center of the terminal.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available for a fee. Locations: Baggage Claim • Level 1, Ticketing • Parking Lot and Garage. Rate: unknown.

Conference Room – Conference room facilities are available to rent, contact the Administrative Office for rates and reservations.

Duty Free & Shopping – Northeast PA News & Gift is the airport’s only shopping option. Location: 2nd Floor, next to Lucky’s Craft Food & Drink.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options, so if you are stuck in the airport overnight you should purchase water and snacks early. Dining options include: Lucky’s Craft Food & Drink (open daily at 5:00AM) • Dunkin Donuts (4:00AM – last departing flight).

Information Desk – Location: 1st floor, near the middle entrances.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable.

Massage Chairs – Self-service massage chairs are available in two different locations on the 2nd Floor. Rates are $1 for 3 minutes, or $5 for 15 minutes.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: within Terminal Building. Hours: 24 hours.

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.

Post Office – USPS and FedEx have mailing centers located near the baggage claim. USPS pick-ups are at 9:30AM everyday except Sundays and FedEx pick-ups are at 5:30PM except for weekends.

Prayer Area – The Meditation Room offers a quiet interfaith area for prayer and meditation. Various religious materials are available for use. Location: 2nd Floor, above the Information Center. Hours: Open 24 hours.

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 – Unavailable.

Water Fountains – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge. Locations: 1st & 2nd Floor of Terminal Building.

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 approximately 4:00AM.

Airlines

Wilkes-Barre airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Southern Airways Express • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located on the 1st floor in the Baggage Claim Area: Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Best Western Plus Wilkes Barre-Scranton Airport Hotel  •  Hampton Inn & Suites Wilkes-Barre   •  Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes Barre   •   Holiday Inn Express Wilkes Barre East   •  Sleep Inn & Suites Scranton Dunmore.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxi

Taxis are available 24 hours a day in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required.

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.