Sleeping in Airports

Bagdogra Airport Guide

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

The airport gets around 12-14 flights a day and it cannot cope at all if there are boarding/arrival of three aircrafts at one time. – a guest reviewer

IXB Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Bagdogra Airport (code: IXB) has one small terminal that serves several regional destinations. According to reviewers, this airport seems ill-prepared for crowds, resulting in chaos and confusion, inefficient security lines, and dirty facilities.  Aggressive taxi touts and beggars can be found at the Arrivals exit.  There are a few eateries and shops. WiFi is available in the business center for a fee.

Sleeping in Bagdogra Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. 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 Bagdogra Airport Guide or read traveller airport reviews.

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 Bagdogra Airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Orbit Hotel Bagdogra – Airport transfers can be arranged with the hotel ($). » Check Rates
  • Marina’s Motel – Airport transfers can be arranged upon prior request ($). » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bagdogra Airport.  (Information provided by a reader – November 2019)

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

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge throughout the airport.

Baby Care Facilities – Yes.

Food & Drinks – There are snacks and coffee available. If you are travelling with a water bottle you can refill at one of the water fountains.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – First-Aid services are available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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 – Not available.

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 [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.


Bagdogra airport is served by the following airlines: Air India • Spice Jet • KingFisher • Go Air • Druk Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Metered taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area, during airport hours of operation. Prepaid taxis are available for hire from the Prepaid Taxi booth in the Arrivals Hall.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, we were unable to find any hotels that provide hotel shuttle service; however, there are several hotels that can arrange transfers for a fee. [ See Airport Hotels above ]

Last updated: 2021-11-22

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.