Sleeping in Airports

Ashgabat Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ashgabat 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.

some scum bag had been through my bag and stolen my mini-disc player, leaving my bag open as it come around the carousel. – Ian

ASB Airport Overview

ashgabat airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Ashgabat Airport.

What to Expect

Ashgabat Airport (code: ASB) has two terminals: a brand new main building that serves regional and long-haul destinations, and a small, older structure that’s used for charter flights. Amenities include several eateries, bars, and shops. WiFi is available for a fee.

Sleeping in Ashgabat Airport

Head to the Turkmenistan Airlines office, which reportedly has benches and feels safe. Due to the many early and late night domestic flights, there are usually other passengers sitting or sleeping in this area, so you won’t feel alone. For uninterrupted sleep, check out the nearby hotels. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Ashgabat 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 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, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Ashgabat Airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a transit hotel and other hotels within a 5-15 minute drive from the airport.

  • Hotel Lachin – We don’t have much information about this hotel, but according to the Ashgabat Airport web site there is an off-site location (approx. 5 minutes away) and a location in the transit zone of the airport.  If you have any information to add click here to update this airport guide.  » Check Rates
  • Grand Turkmen Hotel –  No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Ashgabat, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Business Lounge – Location: unknown. Lounge Access: unknown.

Food & Drinks

Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we were unable to confirm the availability of 24-hour dining.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Luggage storage is available on the 1st Floor of the Terminal. Hours: 24 hours. Rates: vary depending on the size.

Mobile Charging

Power outlets are available in all waiting areas and restaurants throughout the airport will also allow you to use their outlets for charging.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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


WiFi is available in Ashgabat Airport. A reader tells us “WiFi was available but it was not possible to access it for free. It was provided by TM Cell and there was an Internet cafe downstairs by the arrivals exit where one might be able to buy activation codes but I did not investigate.”

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Baby Care Facilities – A Mother and Child Room is available in the airport. Location: unknown.

Children’s Play Area – The airport offers a Child Zone in the Airside of the airport.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available, along with a small variety of retail shops.

Information Desk – An information desk is available.

Medical Services – First Aid services and 3 medical clinics are available 24/7. Location: Landside.

Museum – Have some extra time before your flight? Visit the airport’s Aviation Museum! Location: Landside. Hours: Unknown.

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Ashgabat airport is served by the following airlines: Belavia • China Southern • flydubai • Lufthansa • S7 Airlines • Turkmenistan Airlines • Turkish Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area, during airport hours of operation. At the time of our update, the typical one-way fare between the ASB Airport and city center is about 10 – 20 manat.

Pro-tip: This came to us from a reader – “We got a taxi from the Ak Altyn hotel. The staff said the price should be 20 – 30 manat and we paid 24. NB the taxi driver tried to charge us 50 but if you’re firm and take pictures of the official rates then they will give in.”

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.