Sleeping in Airports

Dushanbe Airport Guide

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

The new terminal is small but functional and easy to go through. – vlaako

DYU Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Dushanbe Airport (code: DYU) has a small, recently-built terminal that serves many Asian and European destinations. Facilities are limited to a few eateries and shops as well as the 24-hour Sky Bar. Free WiFi helps pass the time.  For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter two airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

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.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Hilton Dushanbe Hotel – 1 mile from airport. No airport shuttle, hotel suggests a taxi for US$3.00. » Check Rates
  • Atlas B&B Guesthouse – Less than 2 miles from the airport. Airport pick up/drop off services are included in room rate, a driver (with hotel sign) will greet you at the airport. » Check Rates
  • Serena Hotel Dushanbe – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates

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

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. 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!

  • VIP Lounge – Location: Unknown. Hours: 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door, equivalent of $70 USD converted to Somoni.
  • SIP Hall – Location: Unknown. Hours: 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door, equivalent of $60 USD converted to Somoni.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Dushanbe Airport.

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

Baby Care Facilities – A mother and child room is available. Location: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange services are offered inside the TAD duty-free shop. Location: International Terminal, Landside, before the departure area.

Duty-Free & Shopping – TAD Duty-free Shop is located landside before the departure area.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. Sky Bar is open 24-hours. Location is not known.

Luggage Packing – Yes.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – A luggage storage office is available.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available in the airport Medical Center. Location and hours currently unknown.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Prayer Room – Location: Passenger waiting area.

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.

Airport Hours

Information not available. If you know the hours, click here to update this airport guide and we will update the guide.


Dushanbe airport is served by the following airlines: Air Astana • Air Manas • Avia Traffic • Baltic Air • China Southern Airlines • Donavia Fly • East Air • Fly Dubai • Iran Aseman Airlines • KAM Air • Orenair • Russian Air • S7 Airlines • Somon Air • Tajik Air • Tatartstan • Taymur • Turkish Airlines • Ural Airlines • Utair.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rental companies are available onsite.

Public Transportation

  • Bus: Buses 2, 8 and 12 all connect with the city center between 6:00AM and 6:00PM. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes.
  • Minibus: Local “marshrutkas” are mini buses that follow a fixed route. Minibus 1 and 8 pass by the airport and follow routes through town.
  • Train: The train station is located near the airport. Lines 3 and 4 connect through between 6:00AM and 7:00PM, traveling into town in approximately 20 minutes.


Taxis can be found outside the terminal.

Last updated: 2020-01-10

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.