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
To 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.
Where to Sleep
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.
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. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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.
If sleeping in Calicut Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel Pookodans International – 5 minutes from the airport. » Check Rates
- Hotel Pushpak – 15 minutes from the airport. » Check Rates
- Park Residency – 15 minutes from the airport. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Calicut Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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!
- Al Hind Malabar Palace Executive Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, 1st Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.
- 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
Free WiFi is available in the International Check-In and SHA areas.
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: 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 Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Luggage Wrapping – Available landside in the international departures hall. Rates: Rs.200 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 International Check-in, SHA and Arrivals area.
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.
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.
Airport 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.
At the time of this update, we were unable to find any hotels that provide hotel shuttle service.
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: 2021-10-20
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.