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Whitehorse Airport Guide

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

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

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 Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, but busy single-terminal airport with basic amenities.
  • The airport’s restaurant closes at night. Stash some food and drinks for later if vending machine snacks are not enough!
  • There are power outlets located throughout the airport terminal.

Where to Sleep

  • There is a secluded terminal add-on to the main terminal building which provideds a nice, warm, peaceful and quiet place to sleep at night. The lights in that part of the building are set on a motion detector, so the area remains darkened unless you move. The seating consists of uncomfortable hard wood chairs, most with armrests, so you’ll probably sleep more comfortable on the floor. Have a travel mat or sleeping bag handy for added comfort!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

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

  • Skky Hotel - (7 minute walk from the airport) Located across the street from the airport. Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Beez Kneez Bakpakers - (9 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle available for $10 per person, each way. » Check Rates
  • Coast High Country Inn - (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Whitehorse 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 the Whitehorse Airport, log into the “YXY-Public” network.

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

  • Car Rentals - Driving Force and Budget have counters at the airport.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - The only shopping option is the Snacks and Gifts Gift shop.
  • Food & Drinks - Shanti’s restaurant is open from 4:30AM - 5:00PM.
  • 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

According to the airport website, the airport terminal is open 24 hours.

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As of March 2018, Whitehorse airport is served by the following airlines: Air North • WestJet • United Airlines • First Air • Air Canada.

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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).

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have offices onsite: Budget, Driving Force and Fox.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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Last Updated: 21 March 2018

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 .