Sleeping in Airports

Kandahar Airport Guide

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

I spent three months sleeping in the bombed out airport of Kandahar. – a traveller

KDH Airport Overview

kandahar airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kandahar Ahmad Shah Baba International Airport.

What to Expect

Kandahar Airport (code: KDH) has a medium-sized terminal that handles a few commercial routes and also serves as a military base. The commercial terminal has limited eateries and shopping options. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Sleeping in Kandahar Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, a nearby hotel offers shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

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.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Kandahar 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 Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at or near Kandahar Airport.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


Free WiFi is available at most seating and public areas in the passenger terminals of Kandahar Airport. Connect to the “AWCC Free Wi-Fi” network.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Coming soon! Da Afghanistan Bank Branch will soon be operational.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A mobile charging station is available in the terminal.

Prayer Area – A mosque is available at the airport.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Kandahar airport is served by the following airlines: Ariana Afghan Airlines • Iran Aseman Airlines • KamAir • Safi Airways.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

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.