Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Gassim 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.
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Gassim Airport.
What to Expect
The single-terminal Qassim International Airport (ELQ), renamed as Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz International Airport since 2012, is also referred to as Gassim Airport. The airport is an aviation hub for central Saudi Arabia and is undergoing expansion since 2003 to offer flights to several destinations in the Middle East. WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
Where to Sleep
As of December 2019, 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 is a hotel 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. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). 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!
- Tasheel Lounge – Multiple Locations – (1) Domestic Terminal and (1) International Terminal
If sleeping in Gassim Airport does not appeal to you, these are some of the closest hotels to the airport:
- Golden Tulip Buraidah Al Qassim – (25 minutes from the airport) Roundtrip airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates
- Moevenpick Hotel Qassim – (25 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle service is available – approx. $28 USD each way. » Check Rates
- Boudl Buraydah – (25 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Gassim Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
WiFi is available at Gassim Airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Bank Services – Alahli Bank has a branch at the airport, there may be an ATM and currency exchange services available. Location and hours: not known.
Currency Exchange – The Ben Yaala Company provides exchange services. Location and hours: not known.
Food & Drink – A restaurant and a Baskin Robbins ice cream shop are available. Locations and hours: not known.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Luggage Wrapping – Peace of Mind offers luggage wrapping services. Location and hours: not known.
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.
Pharmacy – Alkhoiled Pharmacy is available. Location and hours: not known.
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.
Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Gassim and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a Al Tayyar International Transport Agency at the airport that can probably be of assistance.
Although it appears that the airport is open 24 hours, we were unable to confirm this information at the time of this update. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.
As of November 2018, Gassim airport is served by the following airlines: Almasria Airlines • EgyptAir • Qatar Airlines • Saudia Airlines • Turkish Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The following agencies have offices onsite: Abdullah Al Rahaily Est • Al Wefaq Rent A Car • Budget • Hanc • Theeb.
Last updated: 2019-03-15
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.