Sleeping in Airports

Baghdad Airport Guide

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

you have to pass like 4 or 5 checkpoints, and dogs have to sniff the hell out of you and your luggages. – a traveller

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 Baghdad International Airport.

What to Expect

  • The airport has a regular passenger terminal and a military-use terminal. The passenger terminal has three concourses: Concourses A, B and C. An additional concourse is a VIP-only terminal, reserved for receiving foreign dignitaries.
  • Limited dining options are available.

Where to Sleep

  • As of October 2018, 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 is a hotel near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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 [email protected]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Baghdad International Airport Hotel – Located within walking distance of the VIP Palm Jet Terminal with free shuttle service to/from the airport. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Baghdad Airport.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. 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.

Currency Exchange – Yes

Food & Drinks – There is a restaurant, coffee shop, and snack bar in the airport. Hours and locations are currently unknown.

Post Office – Yes

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – 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 [email protected]

Prayer Rooms – Available.

Rest Zones – Not available.

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.


As of October 2018, Baghdad airport is served by at least the following airlines: Iraqi Airways • Turkish Airlines • Emirates • Royal Jordanian • Saudia Airlines • Qatar Airways • EgyptAir.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Public buses operate between the airport and city center. Tickets are sold from a kiosk in the Arrivals area of the airport.

Cars for Hire

Due to the higher risk of carjackings and random attacks, it is highly recommended to hire a chauffeured car from a reputable car service instead of going with a self-drive car rental. Contact the private car service of your choice for rates and reservations.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.


It is recommended to pre-book your taxi. Taxis only accept cash in local currencies. Visit the Baghdad Airport website to see a list of taxis which operate at the airport.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.