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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) consists of one domestic terminal and one international terminal within a single building. Currently, a new sustainable terminal is under construction and scheduled to open in April 2021. A small variety of shops, restaurants and free WiFi are available to help pass your time.

Where to Sleep

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 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.

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 Hotels

If sleeping in Guwahati Airport does not appeal to you, there are transit rooms inside the airport and hotels near the airport:

Inside Airport Transit Rooms – There are resting rooms available for transit passengers for Rs1,000/person. Location: Arrivals area.

Near Airport Treebo Trend Hotel Pemaling – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

Near Airport Treebo Trend Hotel Rudraksh – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotel deals in Guwahati on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update there were no pay-per-use lounges.  If this information is not correct, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by State Bank of India and South India Bank, 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: inside and outside of the terminal.

Baby Care Facilities – According to information we have, 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 not actually correct, so we’re not sure if it is just hidden or there is indeed no Infant Room.  If you can confirm this information, click here to update this airport 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.

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.

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

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport is open 24 hours, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation.If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


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 unfortunately we do not have additional details.

Car Rentals

Car rentals services are available on site.


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

Last updated: 2020-03-06

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.