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

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 Calicut International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small international airport with two terminals: Domestic and International. A limited selection of shops and food concessions are available.
  • Airport procedures can be very slow and inefficient.
  • One reviewer waited over an hour for baggage to come through baggage claim!
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • As of November 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

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. 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!

Airport Hotels

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

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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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.

Banking Services – Vijaya Bank kiosks are located in the International Terminal Departures and Arrivals areas.

Currency Exchange – NL Forex offers currency exchange. Locations: International Departures • International Arrivals.

Disabled Services – Wheel chair service available, but people with reduced mobility coordinated with their airline.

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

Family Services – A Child Care Room is available for use, free of charge. Location and hours: unknown.

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 Arrivals. Hours: Unknown.

Mobile Charging – Mobile charging units are available in International Check-in, SHA and Arrivals area.

Meditation Hall – Free to use, however Location: unknown.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s post office. Locations: Landside, International departures hall.

Prayer Rooms – Yes.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of November 2018, Calicut airport is served by the following airlines: Air India • Etihad Airways • Gulf Air • IndiGo • Jet Airways • Oman Air • Qatar Airways • SpiceJet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


KSRTC buses link the 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 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: 2018-11-07

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.