Sleeping in Airports

Hyderabad Airport Guide

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

This is 100 times better than the old [terminal] which was something like a bus station – towfeeq-skycruiser

HYD 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 Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Code: HYD).

What to Expect

Hyderabad Airport consists of a small, modern single terminal. The airport contains some eateries but not much in the way of shops or other services. WiFi is available to help pass the time, and additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to the airport’s first-class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Hyderabad Airport

hyderabad airport guideA traveller (December 2018) mentioned that comfortable recliner chairs can be found near some of the departure gates. For uninterrupted sleep, there are two hotels located within the airport complex. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations. Explore our guide to sleeping in Hyderabad Airport or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Good to Know

Some travellers have reported that airport staff may offer “services” for a fee and that lower-level staff sometimes beg for change.

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 Hyderabad 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 loungeAirport 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, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. 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!

  • Encalm Lounge – Location: International Departures, airside, Level E, near Gate 23. Showers are available ($). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Hyderabad Airport Lounges

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel at Hyderabad Airport and other options nearby:

  • Airport Lodge – Location: Public Transportation Centre area.  Airport Lodge offers dormitory-style lodging and private rooms, shower facilities (r.120 / 30 minutes). The hotel offers 6, 12 and 24 hour room rates. A free shuttle bus runs between the airport and the Airport Lodge every 10 minutes. Rates as of December 2023:
    • Dormitory (no air-conditioning): r.360 (6 hours) – r.540 (12 hours) – r.780 (24 hours)
    • Dormitory (air-conditioning): r.540 (6 hours) – r.720 (12 hours) – r.1080 (24 hours)
    • Standard Room: r.1440/single or r.360/double (12 hours) – r.1980/single or r.360/double (24 hours)
    • Deluxe Room: r.1980/single or r.2340/double (6 hours) – r.2580/single or r.3120/double (12 hours)
Hotels near the airport
  • Novotel Hotel – An airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Hyderabad Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Hyderabad Airport. Connect to the “Hyderabad Airport-Free-WiFi” network. Enter your information on the login page to receive a serial number and PIN via mobile phone. Use that serial number and PIN to access the internet.

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

 Business Services

  • Business Center – Computers with internet access, printing, photocopies, faxing and other limited services used to be available. We were unable to confirm this at the time of our October 2023 Update. If you know whether they are still there, click here to update this guide.

Communications

  • WiFi – see “Airport WiFi/Internet” above.
  • Postal Services – Send out your last-minute postcards, buy stamps and more at the Post Office (Arrivals, Car Park Area). Hours: unknown.
  • SIM Cards – SIM Cards can be purchased at the CxSol store in the Arrivals and at the Matrix store in the International Departures. One of our readers also suggests, “It is recommended to buy a sim card in [the] arrivals before exiting the airport. The Law requires many details to register for a sim outside of the airport zone that will be difficult to answer without an Indian Address, passport, etc. There is a Vodafone store in arrivals. I asked the information desk and they made a call and shortly a Vodafone associate found me and set up my sim card in five minutes near the waiting area.”

Family Services

  • Baby Care Facilities – There are rooms equipped with baby changing facilities. Locations: unknown.
  • Strollers – The airport supplies complimentary strollers. Pick-up points: Information desk, check-in area.

Food & Drinks

  • Airport Village – An area of the airport where you will find food and beverage concessions. Locals can use the area to wait for their family members and guests. At one point rates used to apply. We were unable to confirm this at the time of our October 2023 Update. If you know whether they are still there, click here to update this guide.
  • Food & Drinks – There are over 40 food concessions throughout the terminal (Landside and Airside). Below are the 24-hour food options: Subway • Udipi’s Upahar RGI • McDonald’s • Buffalo Wild Wings • KFC • Ram Ki Bandi • There are vending machines available throughout the terminal.

Information

  • Airport Ambassadors – If you are lost and need to find your way, look for the friendly people in recognizable turquoise-green shirts. The Airport Ambassadors will help you get to your desired location.
  • Information Desk – Three Information Desks are available: Rows G and P • Airport Village • International Arrivals, near Belt 11. Hours: unknown.
  • Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Hyderabad and need local arrangements or help planning a last-minute trip abroad, there is a Make My Trip travel agency with an office at the airport that can probably be of assistance.

Luggage

  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – Left Luggage/ Baggage Storage/Clock Room Facility Counters are available at Airport Village. Hours: 8:00AM – 8:00PM. Baggage is also accepted for safekeeping up to 90 days. Rates: Each bag, regardless of size and weight, is Rs.138/- for every first 2 hours and Rs.28/- every additional hour to Rs.497/- for 24 hours.
  • Luggage Wrapping – Luggage wrapping services are available in the International Departures.
  • Porters – Need assistance with your luggage? Porters are available. Rates: Rs 500 up to three bags • Rs 1000 from four to six bags • Rs 1500 for seven to nine bags.

Medical Services

  • Medical Services – Round-the-clock urgent care, 17 beds and a pharmacy are available at the fully-staffed Medical Centre. Location: unknown. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Pharmacy – Apollo Pharmacy has 3 locations: Arrivals, Domestic Departures and International Departures. Hours are unknown; however, the pharmacy within the airport’s Medical Centre is open 24 hours.

Mobile Charging

  • Mobile Charging – Yes.

Money

  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available from at least 6 different providers. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you travel internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Airside and Landside.
  • Banking Services – State Bank of India and Union Bank have branches in the Arrivals, Domestic Departure, and Domestic Check-in Hall areas. Hours: unknown.
  • Currency Exchange – Weizmann Forex and EbixCash offer exchange services. Locations: Unknown.

Prayer

  • Prayer Rooms – There are two prayer rooms located within the terminal. Locations: unknown.

Rest & Relaxation

Shopping

  • Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in the International Terminal. In addition, there is a good variety of shops to pass the time.

Showers, Salon & Spa

  • Showers – Freshen up before your flight. Located in the Encalm Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]
  • Spas – ODE Spa offers massages and other services in the Domestic Departures Area.

Smoking

  • Smoking – Smoking lounges are available inside the terminal in both the Departures and Arrivals areas.

Things to do & see

  • Go-Karting – If you have time to pass, head to the Car Park Area (Arrivals), where you can have a few passes on the go-kart course.
  • Virtual Reality – Virtual reality gaming offered by Zero Latency are also available to keep you entertained as you wait for your flight. Location: Car Park Area, Level G.

Other Airport Services

  • Buggy Service – The airport offers free golf cart service when needed. Locations: International Departure, Airside • Domestic Departure area, Airside • International Arrival area, near Gate 24 • Near Domestic AeroBridge Arrival Area • Near Domestic Baggage Reclaim area, near Belt 02.

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

airlinesAirlines

Hyderabad airport is served by the following airlines: Air Arabia • Air Asia • Air India • AkasaAir • Alliance Air • British Airways • Cathay Pacific • Emirates • Etihad Airways • flydubai • Flynas • GoAir • Gulf Air • IndiGo • Jazeera Airways • Kuwait Airways • Lufthansa • Malaysian Airlines • Oman Air • Qatar Airways • Saudi Arabian Airlines • SilkAir • Singapore Airlines • Spicejet • Srilankan Airlines • Star Air • Thai Airways • TigerAir • Trujet • Vistara.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

TSRTC’s Pushpak Airport Liner is a luxury express bus service between the airport and select destinations (at least 18) in Hyderabad. For routes and schedule information, please visit the Hyderabad Airport website.

State-owned long-distance buses between the airport and select destinations (at least 13) are available at the airport’s bus stop area. Tickets can be booked online or at the bus ticket counters in Arrivals. For further information about destinations, timetables and fares, visit the TSRTC or APSRTC websites.

Car Rentals

Two car rental agencies, Srinivasa Rent A Cab and One Car Rental, are onsite. In addition to self-drive car rentals, both companies offer chauffeured car and limousine services.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, we could find only one hotel that provides an airport shuttle: Novotel Hotel. See also Airport Hotels above.

Ride App

Uberand Ola are available throughout the city. A ride to the city centre cost approximately Rs 732.

Taxi

Meru and Sky Cabs provide licensed, metered, air-conditioned taxi services from HYD airport at car park level. At the time of this update, taxi fare is Rs 21 per kilometre with a 25% surcharge for rides between 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM. Prepaid service is also available as well as taxis driven by women to provide women’s safety. Taxi counters are located inside the terminal in the Arrivals area.

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.