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.

Where to Sleep

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.

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.

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 Kandahar Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel near the airport:

  • AMTEX Village & Business Park – Located across from Kandahar International Airport. Armored airport transportation provided. » Check Rates

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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

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.

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.


Kandahar airport is served by the following airlines: Ariana Afghan Airlines • Iran Aseman Airlines • KamAir • Safi Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Information is currently unavailable. If you are familiar with the modes of ground transportation available at this airport, click here to update the guide.

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.