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Bishkek Manas Airport Guide

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

It’s quiet in the night time, personnel and security people were there all the time – no homeless or drug addicts. – kiterunner

FRU Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Bishkek Airport (code: FRU) has a single terminal that services domestic and international flights. Travellers report slow security queues, so arrive early for peace of mind. Facilities include a range of bars and eateries, all open 24 hours, plus a few souvenir and convenience shops. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter two airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and access information.

Sleeping in Bishkek Airport

With frequent late-night departures, overnight campers here are the norm. The good news is that there are a lot of armrest-free seats for stretching out, particularly landside, and travellers mention feeling safe. Noise is a common complaint, so bring along earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones. For uninterrupted sleep, you’ll have to head back into Bishkek city center for hotels, about 40 minutes away, but several do offer shuttle service. 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 Bishkek 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 Lounges

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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or 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!

  • Business Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Bishkek Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Bishkek Manas International Airport doesn’t appeal to you, it is best to head back towards the city center, as there are no hotels near the airport.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Bishkek, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bishkek Manas Airport. If you have difficulty connecting, there is a cafe next to the main exit that offers free WiFi with purchase.

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. Locations: unknown.

Baby Care Facilities – Two rooms are available at the airport including sleeping places, change tables, microwaves, hot and cold water. Note, rooms are available for mothers and their children to a maximum age of 7. Locations: Airside, 1st Floor, Departure Hall • Airside, 2nd floor. Hours: 24 hours.

Bank Services – An Aiyl Bank provides full-service banking. Locations: 2nd Floor, East Wing. Hours: 24 hours.

Children’s Play Area – Let your children burn off some energy before flying. The play room offers games, play structures and TVs. Location: Airside, 3rd Floor. Hours: 24 hours.

Currency Exchange – 3 providers offer services at four locations in the airport. Location: 1st and 2nd Floors. Hours: 24 hours (daily).

Duty Free and Shopping – The airport offers two duty free shopping outlets as well as a small selection of souvenir and convenience type shops. All shops operate 24 hours a day.

Food & Drinks – There are a total of twelve cafes and restaurants available at the airport. All food and beverage concessions operate 24 hours a day.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Services include wrapping, luggage protection insurance and sale of luggage accessories. Locations. Domestic Terminal, 1st Floor • International Terminal, 2 locations near the check-in counters. Hours: 24 hours (daily).

Medical Services – Free medical services are provided at the airport. Location: West Wing, 1st Floor, near domestic airlines. Hours: 24 hours (daily).

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us there are mobile charging stations, but they don’t always work. Apparently, only some of the cables work. There are at least two stations: one before and one after security screening.

Pharmacy – There are two pharmacies available in the East Wing • 2nd Floor, opposite the escalator. Hours: 24 hours (daily).

Post Office – Yes. According to a recent reviewer (2016), the hours are from 7:00AM – 5:00PM.

Prayer Rooms – Two prayer rooms are available. Locations: 1st Floor, west wing of the terminal • 2nd Floor. Hours: 24 hours.

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 – Available in the Business Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

SIM Cards – A reader tells us “SIM cards are available in the landside hall after passport control and before baggage claim. All three providers in Kyrgyzstan have their stands there that seem to operate 24/7.” (August 2022)

Smoking – Smoking is permitted airside in designated smoking lounges. Locations: Airside, 2nd Floor • Airside, 3rd Floor, this location also offers a bar, shelves for hand luggage and TV’s. Hours: 24 hours (daily).

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Manas airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Air Astana • Air KG Airline • Air Manas • Avia Traffic • China Southern • Emirates • Fly Dubai • Pegasus Airlines • Russian Airlines • S7 Airlines • SCAT Airlines • Turkish Airlines • Uzbekistan Airways • Ural Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus 380 travels between FRU airport and Beyshenaliyeva, where you can connect to the city’s public transit system. Journey time is approx. 40 minutes. This line operates leaves the airport approx. every 15 minutes from 6:40AM – 9:00PM. The fare is 40 soms per person.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were unable to find any hotels offering airport shuttles, but several hotels can arrange transportation for a fee.  See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area. The ride from the airport to the city center is approximately 500 soms and takes about 30 minutes.

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.