Sleeping in Airports

Kish Airport Guide

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

they come and take your passport and then… suddenly you see your passport on a pile of passports and they start calling people who can come with their luggage and have to put their luggage on a scanner – a traveller (2015)

KIH Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Kish Airport (code: KIH) has two small terminals, domestic and international. Facilities are limited to a restaurant and an airside coffee shop which are open in accordance with the day’s flights. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. 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 Kish Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Sorinet Maryam Hotel – (6 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Flamingo Hotel – (8 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle available ($). » Check Rates
  • Shayan International Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Kish International Airport.

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

Banking – A full-service National Bank branch is available in the domestic area of the airport terminal. Hours: The bank operates in two shifts, to accommodate passengers arriving on morning and evening flights.

Food & Drinks – The airport restaurant is open during flight operations, and closes after last flight departure of the day. A coffee shop is also available airside.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Massage Chairs – Available in the Departures area.

Medical Services – An emergency medical service center is available to all passengers in need. Location: Domestic area of the airport. Hours: Open 24 hours.

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.

Postal Services – Available in the airport terminal from 8:00AM – 3:00PM.

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.


Kish airport is served by the following airlines: ATA Airlines • Atrak Air • Caspian Air • Iran Air • Iranian Naft Airlines • Kish Airlines • Mahan Air • Meraj Airlines • Qeshm Airlines • Sepehran Airlines • Taban Air • Zagros Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


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

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.