Sleeping in Airports

Lahore Airport Guide

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

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LHE 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 Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport.

What to Expect

Lahore Airport (code: LHE) has two passenger terminals: the main, commercial terminal and a nearby Hajj terminal, which opens for the annual religious pilgrimage. Arrive early to cope with slow, chaotic security procedures. Though departure fees are normal here, beware of airport staff and security guards seeking bribes or additional airport fees. Facilities in the main terminal are limited to a restaurant, a couple eateries, and a few shops. WiFi is available in two airport lounges, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Lahore Airport guide
(Photo courtesy of a Guest traveller / 18Oct2014)

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer free shuttle service.  See the Airport Hotels section below for locations 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.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Lahore 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 Hotels

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

  • Royal Swiss Lahore Airport – (12 minute walk from the airport) This hotel is located on airport property. If you are travelling light, the hotel is a 12 minute walk, otherwise paid shuttle service is available. » Check Rates
  • Grand Enclave Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport pick-up. Reviews mention it is a fast taxi ride as the hotel is located on the ring road. » Check Rates
  • Faletti’s Grand Hotel – (30 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers are available upon request. » Check Rates

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

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 or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • CIP Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
  • CIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (Rs 200).

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

  • PIA Business Lounge – Location: International Terminal.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Lahore Airport in the Domestic and International lounges. Connect to the “Wateen-Free-Wi-Fi Network”.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24-hours. The machines are operated by National Bank of Pakistan, Allied Bank, and Muslim Commercial Bank. 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.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge. Locations: at the Drop Lane to Check-in Counters and Baggage Claim to Pick-up Lane.

Banking Services – National Bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank, Allied Bank and Bank Al-Falah offer full-service banking in the airport from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

Currency Exchange – PBS Exchange, National Bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank, and Dollar East Exchange Company offer services onsite at the airport. Currency exchange kiosks are located in the International Terminal check-in, concourse, and arrivals hall.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Services are available in the Domestic and International Departure Areas. Rates: R/s 190/bag.

Medical Services – First-Aid services are available. Seek assistance at the Information Desk.

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.

Passenger Facilitation Services (PFS) – Porters are available to carry your bags from the drop lane to check-in or from baggage claim to the pick-up area for Rs. 200/- (domestic terminal) or Rs. 400/- (international).

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s post office. Location: Domestic Arrivals, Concourse Hall.

Prayer Rooms – There are separate areas for women and men. Location: Domestic and International Lounges. Hours: open 24 hours.

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.


Lahore airport is served by the following airlines: Air Arabia • Airblue • China Southern Airlines • EmiratesEtihad Airways • Flynas • Gulf Air • Jazeera Airways • Kuwait Airways • Mahan Air • Malindo Air • Oman Air • Pakistan International Airlines • Qatar Airways • Saudia • Serene Airlines • SriLankan Airlines • Thai Airways • Turkish Airlines • Uzbekistan Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


At least two public buses connect to the airport 24-hours, one of which (B-08) also drops off at several train station hubs. For schedules, please visit the airport website.


Taxis are available.

Last updated: 2020-06-17

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.