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Gander Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Gander Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

I was asleep by 11:00pm and almost missed my flight at 6:00am!
- Mark

Airport Overview

To 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 during their time at Gander Airport.

What to Expect

  • The Gander airport has a single, walkable terminal.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • There are long benches without armrests.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • The Gander airport is best known for its heroic actions on September 11th. Despite its small size, the airport successfully landed 38 rerouted planes, and the town subsequently fed and sheltered over 6000 passengers.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Gander Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Gander Airport Information

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

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

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Airport Hotels

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

  • Sinbads Hotel & Suites - (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • Inn on Bennett B&B - (13 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • Comfort Inn - (14 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle service. » Check Rates

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

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Gander airport.

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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.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Washrooms are equipped with baby changing tables. A private nursing area can be found in the women’s washroom.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available for international flight passengers. Cameo Corner gift shop, located in the Weston’s restaurant, is open to all passengers.
  • Food & Drinks - Weston’s At The Airport is open 24 hours. The Beech Bar & Grill is the airport’s other dining option, open daily from 1:00PM - 9:00PM. Vending machines are also available.
  • Information Desk - Yes. Hours: Open 24 hours
  • 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, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of February 2018, Gander airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • WestJet • SunWing • PAL Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


DRL Coachlines Ltd. operates a daily scheduled passenger coach service across Newfoundland. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the DRL Coachlines website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies can be found at Gander Airport: Avis • Budget • Enterprise • National • Thrifty. Location: Kiosks are located inside the terminal.


Busy Bee Cabs provide a 24-hour service available curb side in the Domestic Arrivals area.

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Last Updated: 02 November 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. 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/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .