Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Austin Airport

sleeping in austin airportAre you searching for a place to snooze during your flight delay or layover? Look no further than our guide to sleeping in Austin-Bergstrom Airport! Thanks to traveller’s reviews, we have collected tips and advice from real-life airport sleeping experiences to help you find the best and, hopefully, the most comfortable places to sleep in Austin Airport.

Please consider sharing your experiences by writing a review or sharing your airport tips below. This will help us keep this sleep guide up to date for future travellers looking to snooze at AUS Airport.

Check out our Austin Airport Guide for more information, including lounge access and food options.

Can You Sleep at Austin Airport Overnight?

Austin Airport isn’t the most sleep-friendly airport, but staying in the terminal overnight is possible. Only passengers with a late connecting flight can sleep airside in the Barbara Jordan Terminal. Other travellers will be moved landside when the security checkpoints close.

Where Are The Best Places to Sleep in Austin Airport?

If you’re lucky to sleep airside while waiting for your next flight, you can rest on the leather chairs in the Southwest Boarding Area. These are the most comfortable options, but competition is fierce, so if you see a free chair, bounce on it and enjoy your rest.

Reviewers also suggest that Gates 1 and 8 are quieter than the others.

You’ll have better luck catching some shuteye on the landside in the baggage/check-in areas. While most of the seating has armrests, some armrest-free seating options can be found. If you spot one, grab it quickly, as they tend to be very popular with airport sleepers. Alternatively, you might need to sleep on the floor. If this is the case, come prepared with a sleep mat (or even a small blow-up mattress as another traveller did!) and extra layers.

Does Austin Airport Have Airport Lounges?

Austin Airport has a few lounges that you can pay to access. Although, none of these are reported to have dedicated sleep or rest areas. Check out our Austin Airport Guide for more lounge information.

Is There Anything Open 24 Hours at Austin Airport?

If you’ve given up trying to sleep and the midnight munchies kick in, you won’t have much luck in AUS Airport as no dining options are open 24 hours a day. You will find some vending machines, but they are not always reliable.

Are There Any Hotels Within Walking Distance of Austin-Bergstrom Airport?

There are no hotels directly at the airport, but there are several nearby, with some offering shuttle service:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Austin-Bergstrom Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Is It Safe to Sleep in Austin Airport?

We do not have any reports of safety issues at AUS Airport. However, it’s always best to keep your wits about you, and if you’re not feeling safe, let airport security know.

As a precaution, here are a few tips to ensure you have a safe airport sleeping experience:

  • Know Where Security is Located. Whether you are sleeping in the airport alone or with friends, it is good to know where security is. Know where the office is located and look for video cameras where you decide to stay the night. Ask security where it is safe to spend the night. They’ve probably seen many airport sleepers before you, and they will direct you to a safe spot.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you are travelling alone, we recommend that you sleep near other travellers or close to security.
  • Hide Your Valuables. Don’t leave all your mobile devices out in plain view. We have received reports from people who woke up with only earphones and a laptop bag strap, but without the attached iPods or laptops. The same goes for important documents and money. Keep these secure on your body so no one can get them without waking you up.
  • Secure Your Bags. You may want to padlock your bag to something if you are a deep sleeper. If your bags have zippers, turn the bag upside down (zippers to the floor) or sleep with your bag up against the wall, making it hard for someone to access it.
  • Choose to Stay Alert. If you don’t feel safe, drink coffee, stay alert, and stay awake. You can always sleep on the plane!

Can You Share Your Experience of Sleeping at Austin-Bergstrom Airport?

Help us keep this page up-to-date for future airport sleepers, and please write a review about your experience sleeping in AUS Airport.