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Leh Airport Guide

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

GLARING flourescent lighting, disgusting & stinking bathroom with no toilet paper, terrible seating - broken, hard bucket seats... - rustan8

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 Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, rustic single-terminal regional airport in a politically-sensitive area. Amenities and services are very basic. There are no real dining options, so bring your own food and beverage.
  • Bathrooms are filthy and lack toilet paper, so bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
  • No heat in the winter and no air-conditioning during the summer. The terminal is either freezing cold or uncomfortably hot, so dress accordingly!
  • Harsh fluorescent lighting and hard seats with armrests make for an uncomfortable wait!

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 Leh Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Leh 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

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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Airport Hotels

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

  • Hotel Caravan Center - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Cho Palace - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers are available upon request (via email). » Check Rates
  • The Kaal - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel. Email your flight information and they will arrange the pick-up. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Leh Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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As of February 2018, Leh airport is served by the following airlines: IndiGo • Emirates • Jet Airways.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

At the time of this update, there is no WiFi at this airport.

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

  • Baggage Trolleys - Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge.
  • Food / Drink - There is a snack bar and coffee/tea concessions.
  • 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

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Taxis and auto-rickshaws are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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Last Updated: 24 November 2017

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 .