Sleeping in Airports

Islamabad Airport Guide

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

ISB 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 Islamabad International Airport (code: ISB).

What to Expect

The new Islamabad airport, which opened in 2018, offers amenities such as an Airside Mall, banks, a business centre, and more. Both International and Domestic flights are served here with 25 gates available. WiFi is available throughout the airport. Comfort may be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

istanbul airport guideWe do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels may offer shuttle service. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Good to Know

Give yourself plenty of time at the airport as you will be subject to a body and baggage search in order to gain entrance to the airport.

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 Islamabad 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 Islamabad Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels at and near the airport which may provide a shuttle:

Near Airport Grace Crown Hotel – (3.2 km from the airport) No airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

Near Airport Royalton Hotel – (3.8 km from the airport) No airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

Near Airport Pearl Continental Hotel Rawalpindi –  (7 km from the airport) No airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

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, 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!

  • Airline Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Upper Level. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Islamabad Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free, unlimited WiFi is available at Islamabad Airport. If you have a Pakistani mobile number you can register and receive an SMS with a password. If you do not have a Pakistani number, proceed to an Information Desk, where they can provide you with a password.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available from 3 banks. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. Locations: unknown.

Banks -There are 6 banks available at the airport. Head to the Banking Square if you require their services.

Currency Exchange – Royal Currency Exchange, National Bank of Pakistan and State Bank of Pakistan offer services.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available as well as an Airside Shopping Mall.

Food & Drinks – The airport offers Restaurants. At the time of this update we have no information regarding location and hours.

Information Desk – Available. Location: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Services are available for PKR-200/piece.

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.

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

The airport is open 24 hours.


Islamabad Airport is served by the following airlines: Air ArabiaAir China • Airblue • British Airways • China Southern Airlines • EmiratesEtihad Airways • Flynas • Gulf Air • Kam Air • Kuwait Airways • Oman Air • PIA • Qatar Airways • Saudia • SaudiGulf Airlines • Serene Air • Thai Airways • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rental

Services are available on-site. No further information is available at this time.


Taxis are readily available.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.