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

I was planning to sleep in the terminal, or the business lounge, but when I went next door to the terminal, I was told that only people with tickets were allowed inside, and only 3 hours prior to the flight. - mindlesswanderer

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by mindlesswanderer
I arrived in the international terminal at about 11pm, and had a flight out again at 8am in the morning. The people in arrivals/customs where extremely friendly and helped me fill in my arrival form etc. I was planning to sleep in the terminal, or the business lounge, but when I went next door to the terminal, I was told that only people with tickets were allowed inside, and only 3 hours prior to the flight. So with 6 hours to waste I went to McDonalds across from the terminal and watched movies on my laptop until 5am when I was allowed in the terminal. If you do really need some sleep, there were plenty of people sleeping on the grass outside the terminal and around McDonalds. Once inside the terminal there are plenty of seating and quite areas for sleeping.

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Karachi Airport Guide

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

  • CIP Lounge - Location: Jinnah Terminal Complex, Airside. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Rate: $6 per person (International flights) and Rs. 200 per person (Domestic flights)
  • Barclays Premier Airport Lounge - Location: Jinnah Terminal Complex, Airside. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Information not available

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the Karachi Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel near the airport. Other hotels require a drive of approx. 20-30 minutes to reach:

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Karachi Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

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

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Located in Concourse I, Concourse II, International Arrivals, and Domestic Departures
  • Baggage Trolleys - Free baggage trolleys can be found at the Drop Lane to Check-in Counters and Baggage Claim to Pick-up Lane.
  • Car Rentals - Yes
  • Currency Exchange - Currency exchange counters are available in the Arrivals and Departures areas.
  • Food & Drinks - Available, but I don't have details on hours, locations or names of food concessions.
  • Information Desk - not available
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Luggage storage is available to passengers in transit. Hours: 24 hours
  • Prayer Rooms - There are prayer rooms available in the public area on the Arrival/Departures Levels. Hours: open 24 hours.
  • Showers - Not available

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. Do you know the security checkpoint hours? email me at editor@sleepinginairports.com

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Last Updated: 02 June 2014

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