Sleeping in Airports

Amritsar Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Amritsar Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

ATQ Airport Overview

amritsar airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Amritsar Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport.

What to Expect

Amritsar Airport (code: ATQ) has a small but modern terminal. Facilities are limited to a few eateries and shops. Free WiFi is available to help pass the time.

Sleeping in Amritsar Airport

Seating is limited, so you may be better off sleeping on the ground. Bring along a travel mat or extra blanket for warmth on the tile floor. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are located nearby and some offer free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. To help us keep this guide up-to-date as the airport reopens, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Amritsar 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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Amritsar airport sounds unappealing, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Radisson Blu Hotel Amritsar – (4 minutes from the airport).  No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Park Inn by Radisson Amritsar Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) Free shuttle to Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), the Amritsar city centre and the airport is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotel deals in Amritsar on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes Primus Lounge –  Location: Domestic Departures, Airside, 2nd Floor.  Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass (£14.00) • Lounge membership programs.

Primus Lounge –  Temporarily Closed – Location: International Departures, Airside, 2nd Floor.  Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Amritsar Airport for 30 minutes. Additional WiFi access is available by purchasing an internet card from the Help Desk or participating retail outlets in the Departures area. Rate: Rs. 20/ – per hour.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? State Bank of India and Punjab & Sind Bank have ATMs situated at various points throughout the airport. 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: Landside, Arrivals Area • Airside, Departure Area.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge.

Baggage Weight Check – Available free-of charge in the check-in area.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange services are available. Location: Unknown.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water stations are available free of charge.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in the international terminal. There is also a small variety of retail shops.

Food & Drinks – Several restaurants/snack bars are available. At the time of this update it is not known if there are any 24 hour options.

Information Desk – The airport’s Help Desk is located near the Arrivals Hall exit. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable.

Luggage Wrapping – Services are available.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available. Location: Arrivals Area.

Mobile Charging – Mobile charging stations are available.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Unavailable.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Amritsar airport is served by the following airlines: Qatar AirwaysEmirates • Indi Go.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


A free coach bus connects to/from the airport from the Harmandir Saahib (Golden Temple) in the city center.

Hotel Shuttles

Several hotels near Amritsar Airport arrange airport transportation service for their guests. See Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available outside the terminal.

Car Rentals

Company counters are located in the Arrivals Hall for car rentals.

Last updated: 2021-11-05

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.