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Guwahati Airport Guide

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

GAU 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 Guwahati Airport.

What to Expect

guwahati airport guideGuwahati Airport (Code: GAU) has one domestic and one international terminal within a single building. A new sustainable terminal is under construction and scheduled to open in April 2021. A small variety of shops, restaurants, and free Wi-Fi are available to help you pass the time.

Sleeping in Guwahati Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See locations in the Airport Hotels section below or read 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. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Guwahati 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 Hours

While it appears that this airport is open 24 hours, as of this update, we could not confirm the airport’s hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the Guwahati Airport sounds like a nightmare, there are transit rooms inside the terminal:

  • Transit Rooms – Resting rooms are available for transit passengers for Rs1,000/person. Location: Arrivals area.  No additional information is available.

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Guwahati, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

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 purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Primus Lounge – Location: Domestic Departures, Airside, Ground Floor, near Gate 2. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass (US$19 – 3 hours) • Lounge membership programs.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by the State Bank of India and South India Bank, are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: inside and outside of the terminal.

Baby Care Facilities – According to our information, there is an Infant Room where mothers can breastfeed in privacy.  The room is said to be located in the Departures area.  A reviewer (January 2020) says this information is incorrect, so we’re not sure if it is just hidden or there is no Infant Room.  If you can confirm this information, click here to update this guide.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge.

Currency Exchange – Services are available in the Arrivals Area.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water stations are available free of charge.

Duty-Free & Shopping – A few souvenir shops and a newsstand are available in the Departures area.

Food & Drinks – A restaurant and a snack bar are available. Vending machines can also be found throughout the airport.

Information Desk – While we don’t have any information about whether an Information Desk is available, there is a Tourist Information Area that could be of assistance. Location: Arrivals.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – The First Aid Room is located in Arrivals.

Mobile Charging – Free mobile charging stations are available. Locations: unknown.

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 guide.

Smoking – A dedicated smoking lounge is available. Location: Unknown.

WiFi/Internet – WiFi is available for up to 30 minutes. The service may be limited to the Central Concourse area.

Guwahati Airport is served by the following airlines: Air Asia • Air India • Alliance Air • Druk Air • GoAir • IndiGo • SpiceJet • Vistara.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Buses serve the airport, but we do not have additional details.

Car Rentals

Car rental services are available on-site.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available on-site; you may be able to pre-pay at a taxi counter in the terminal.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

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.