Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Janakpur 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.
On my departure I realised the full horror of CGK. There are virtually no seats, leaving passengers to sit around on the floor, & on their baggage. – Adam C.
JKR 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 Janakpur Airport (code: JKR).
What to Expect
- A ramshackle little airport terminal and airstrip, served by commuter and military flights to and from Kathmandu.
Where to Sleep
- There are a couple of benches inside of this tiny airport terminal, but their proximity to the airport’s toilets make this an unpleasantly “fragrant” option for sleeping. If weather permits and you feel safe doing so, you can camp on airport property. Have a sleeping bag or travel mat and blanket handy for added warmth and comfort!
- For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
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.
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.
If sleeping in Janakpur Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel Rama – (8 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Hotel Sita Palace – (9 minutes from the airport) Airport transfer service is available upon request, for Rs 1000 each way. » Check Rates
- Hotel Sitasharan – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Janakpur Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.
As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
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.
While it appears that this airport closes at night, 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.
Janakpur airport is served by the following airlines: Buddha Air • Yeti Airlines • Shree Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Information currently unavailable.
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.