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Yellowknife Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Yellowknife 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!

You can easily get away with arriving 15 minutes before your flight regardless whether you have luggage or not. - yknorth

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 Yellowknife Airport.

What to Expect

  • Yellowknife Airport is a small regional airport with basic amenities.
  • Food and drinks are limited to one restaurant and vending machines.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
  • All seating has armrests, so a comfy spot could be hard to find.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • 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 Yellowknife Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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

  • Super 8 Yellowknife - (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Explorer Hotel - (6 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Capital Suites - (8 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Yellowknife 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 Yellowknife 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: unknown.
  • Baggage Carts - Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is not available. There is a gift shop at the airport.
  • Food & Drink - Dining options include a Quizno’s sandwich shop and a few vending machines. There are no 24-hour dining options at the airport.
  • 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

It is not possible to spend the night inside the terminal. Yellowknife airport closes after the last flight and opens 2 hours before the first flight departs.

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As of March 2018, Yellowknife airport is served by the following airlines: United Airlines • Air Canada • First Air • Northwestern Air • WestJet • Air North • North-Wright Airways • Canadian North • Air Tindi.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Budget, Hertz, and National offer car rental services onsite.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.


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 .