Sleeping in Airports

Kabul Airport Guide

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

never, ever take a seat nearest to the toilets.  – an aid worker

Airport Overview

kabul airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kabul Airport.

What to Expect

Kabul Airport has two commercial terminals: the older, Soviet building handles domestic routes and the more modern terminal serves international flights. Past reviews warn of dirty bathroom facilities (bring tissues and hand sanitizer), frequent flight delays, and a steep language barrier. Shopping and dining options are basic. Free WiFi on the airside helps pass the time before boarding.

Where to Sleep

We have no reviews from travellers who have slept at this airport. If you’ve visited recently, write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

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.

  • Pareal Lounge – Location:  International Terminal, 2nd floor.  Hours: During airport hours. Lounge Access:  Pay at the Door (US$ 30 per person)

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Kabul Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Heetal Airport Hotel – (3 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Kabul Star Hotel – (9 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Kabul Serena Hotel – (12 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Kabul Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Kabul Airport near the departures gates (airside).

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs 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.

Currency Exchange – Yes

Duty Free Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are not able to confirm the availability of 24-hour dining.

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.

Airport Hours

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.

Airlines

As of May 2019, Kabul airport is served by the following airlines: Air Arabia • Air India • Ariana Afghan Airlines • Emirates • FlyDubai • Kam Air • Mahan Air • PIA • SpiceJet • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

Last updated: 2019-05-24

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.