Walmart Self-Checkout Hours Detailed

Short Answer: Walmart’s self-checkout lanes are open any time that the store is open, even at its 24-hour store locations. For more information about when you can use self-checkout at Walmart and similar stores, see below.

Walmart Self-Checkout Hours

Any time a Walmart store is open, its self-checkout lanes will also be open, customer service representatives said. If the store is open 24 hours, you can use self-checkout at any time. If the store opens and closes at a particular time daily, the self-checkout hours will match the store’s hours of operation. Typically, stores that aren’t open 24 hours will open around 6 a.m. and close around 11 p.m., though hours may vary by location.

We contacted Walmart’s corporate customer service department and Walmart stores in California, Michigan, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas to confirm this information.

Self-Checkout Hours at Similar Stores

In addition to Walmart, we contacted the following similar stores to find their typical self-checkout hours:

Hannaford

  • Self-checkout hours: Regular store hours (typically 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
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Kroger

  • Self-checkout hours: Regular store hours at most locations; some 24-hour stores close their self-checkout lanes from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m.
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Publix

  • Self-checkout hours: Regular store hours (typically 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
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Safeway

  • Self-checkout hours: Shorter than store hours; typically 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Shoppers

  • Self-checkout hours: Regular store hours (typically 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.)
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Target

  • Self-checkout hours: Regular store hours (typically 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
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Tops Friendly Markets

  • Self-checkout hours: Regular store hours (6 a.m. to 12 a.m. or 24 hours)
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Winn-Dixie

  • Self-checkout hours: Regular store hours (typically 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
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More Information About Self-Checkout

For more information about using self-checkout lanes, see our full list of stores with self-checkout and our research on whether you can buy gift cards at self-checkout.