Sleeping in Airports

Basra Airport Guide

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

There is a little coffee shop that is open all night. A guy sleeps on the floor by the machines, wake him if you need anything. – Laura

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 Basra International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A great little airport with courteous service and clean, comfortable facilities. Dining and shopping options are very limited.
  • A crazy amount of security checkpoints, starting with the moment you are on airport property. Even your taxi will go through several security checkpoints! After all of that, the check-in and security checkpoint procedures seem to be a breeze!
  • WiFi is provided by the airport. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

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 are hotels 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

  • Royal Lounge – Location: Airside, Gate 4. Lounge Access: unknown.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Shams Al-Basra Hotel – (30 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available – approx. 50000ID each way. » Check Rates
  • Basra International Hotel – (30 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle available. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Basra Airport.

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

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 [email protected]

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.

Airlines

As of October 2018, Basra airport is served by the following airlines: Qatar Airways • Emirates • Turkish Airlines • Royal Jordanian.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

As of this October 2018 update, the Ministry of Transport has taken over responsibility for the transportation of passengers, to and from the airport, free of charge. The contract with the previous taxi supply company has been terminated and the Ministry is currently looking for a new partner.

Last updated: 2018-10-26

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.