Sleeping in Airports

Calicut Airport Guide

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

More than an hour and the passengers stood waiting for the baggages.  – Sasha

CCJ Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

The terminal at Calicut Airport (code: CCJ) is divided into Domestic and International concourses. It seems that security processes can be slow, so arrive early for peace of mind. Facilities are limited to a few shops and food stalls, though none are open 24 hours. Free WiFi is available in designated areas including the the international check-in and SHA areas. For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and access information.

Sleeping in Calicut Airport

Overnight campers report that there are a few metal benches landside, otherwise you may need to sleep on the floor.  Bring a sleeping bag or sleep mat for cushion. Additional complaints include hot temperatures and noise, so dress in layers and bring earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. 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.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Calicut 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 loungeAirport Lounges

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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge 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!

  • Bird Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, International Departures, Level 1, near Gate 1.  Hours: open 24 hours.  Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Calicut Airport Lounges

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

There are no hotels at Calicut Airport.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Calicut Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available in the International Check-In and SHA areas.

more airport infoMore 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: Domestic Departures (landside) and International Arrivals.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are baby care rooms available. Locations: International Check-In Area • Domestic Check-In Area • International Arrival Area.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange facilities are available. Locations: International Departures • International Arrivals.

Disabled Services – Wheelchair service is available. Coordinate with your airline.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping can be found in International Departures and Arrivals areas. A variety of stalls selling souvenirs and local crafts are available throughout the airport.

Food & Drink – There are a number of options open during regular business hours in both the international and domestic terminals (landside and airside). At the time of writing, there are no 24-hour food options available.

Information Desk – Domestic arrivals hall

Luggage Carts – Free trolleys available throughout.

Luggage Porters – Porterage service is available at the terminal. Rates: Unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Available landside in the international departures hall. Rates: Rs.300 per bag.

Medical Services – Medical and First-Aid services are available. Location: Landside, near International Arrivals. Hours: Unknown.

Mobile Charging – Mobile charging units are available in the International Check-in and Arrivals areas.

Prayer Rooms – A meditation hall was available in the past, but we were unable to confirm its existence during our last update. 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.

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

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Calicut airport is served by the following airlines: Air India • Etihad Airways • Gulf Air • IndiGo • Oman Air • Qatar Airways • SpiceJet.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


KSRTC buses link CCJ airport with Kasargod, Kozhikode, and Kuttiyadi. See the Tourist Information Booth for assistance in finding the bus that you need.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, we were unable to find any hotels that provide airport shuttle service.  See also Airport Hotels above.


Prepaid taxis are readily available from the airport to the city center, or your local destination of choice. Pay for your journey at the Prepaid Taxi booth in Arrivals before commencing your journey. Metered taxis and auto-rickshaws can be hired on the street for rides to the airport.

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.