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Norfolk Airport Guide

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

There was a group of benches, and I slept behind one of them on the floor. 
- Rob

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 Norfolk International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, user-friendly airport with clean facilities
  • Minimal shopping and dining options
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi below for details.

Where to Sleep

  • A few reviewers mention the upstairs area over baggage claim for its large, carpeted area and low foot traffic. Have earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones handy because those overhead announcements are loud and frequent!
  • There are no hotels directly at the airport. However, there are nearby hotels that provide an airport shuttle. See Airport Hotels below.

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Norfolk 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 this airport.

Military Lounges

  • USO Lounge - The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to active members of the US military and their families. Amenities: TV Lounge, internet, snacks, games. Location: Arrivals Terminal, 2nd floor, baggage claim area. Hours: Open 9:00AM - 9:00PM (Daily).

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Airport Hotels

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

  • Residence Inn Norfolk Airport - (7 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available on request. For airport pick-up, use the courtesy phone in the baggage claim area of the airport. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Norfolk Airport - (7 minutes from the airport) Free shuttle service to the airport and surrounding area (within 5 mile radius). » Check Rates
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Norfolk Airport - (7 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available daily from 3:30AM to Midnight. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Norfolk 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 Norfolk Airport for 60 minutes. Connect to the TakeORFwifi network. One additional hour costs $3.95 (2MBps) or $4.95 (5Mbps) and one day costs $6.95 (2MBps) or $9.95 (5Mbps).

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

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs, operated by BB&T. 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: throughout the Main Terminal, Arrivals Terminal and the concourses.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Baby change facilities are located throughout the airport. Mother and Child rooms are also available in the Main Lobby and Concourses. These rooms include a sink, changing table, a rocking chair and charging outlets to give nursing mothers comfort and privacy.
  • Banking Services - A full-service banking branch is available from 10:00AM - 2:00PM (Mon-Fri).
  • Children's Play Area - An Interactive play area and toy store for children. Location: Departures Terminal
  • Currency Exchange - Travelex offers service in the Main Lobby. Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM (Mon-Sat).
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free shopping is not available. The airport offers a few shop such as Hudson News (3 locations), Tech on the Go (2 locations) and a few others. Hudson News (Landside) is open 4:00AM - 12:00AM for last minute items.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules with most open as early as 4:30AM. Starbucks is open 24 hours a day in the Main Terminal.
  • Information Desk - Staffed by uniformed naval personnel, the Military Information Booth offers assistance and information to both military and civilians. Location: Arrivals Terminal, landside, 1st Level, Baggage Claim. You can also seek assistance from one of the Volunteer Ambassadors roaming around the airport. Airport Police are also on hand 24 hours a day to assist with hearing impaired phone and language translation services and special needs.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Medical Services - Automated external defibrillators (AED) are available in the Arrivals Terminal, Main Lobby and Concourses. Norfolk Airport Authority's fire and police responders are available 24 hours daily.
  • Mobile Charging - Charging stations are located throughout the Main Lobby and the concourses.
  • Post Office - Mailboxes are available in the main building.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according 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 the morning.

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Airlines

As of February 2018, Norfolk airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Air • American Airlines • Delta • Southwest Airlines • United Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located onsite in the Baggage Claim area: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Candlewood Suites Norfolk Airport   •   Econo Lodge Airport   •   Hampton Inn & Suites Norfolk-Airport   •   Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Norfolk International Airport   •   Holiday Inn Norfolk Airport   •   Holiday Inn Virginia Beach - Norfolk   •   Quality Suites at Lake Wright   •   Residence Inn Norfolk Airport   •   Sleep Inn Lake Wright   •   SpringHill Suites Norfolk Virginia Beach   •   Wingate by Wyndham Virginia Beach / Norfolk Airport.

Shuttles

James River Transportation offers shuttle service between the airport and coastal Virginia, including southside coastal Virginia and the Virginia peninsula. Shuttle service also available to the outer banks of North Carolina. James River Transportation has a service counter near Baggage Carrousel 3 in the baggage claim area, and an operations kiosk outside of Door 2 of the Arrivals Terminal.

Taxis

Taxis are available outside of the baggage claim area on a 24-hour basis. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

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Last Updated: 27 February 2018

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