Sleeping in Airports

Leh Airport Guide

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

GLARING flourescent lighting, disgusting & stinking bathroom with no toilet paper, terrible seating – broken, hard bucket seats… – rustan8

LEH Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Situated high in the Himalayas, Leh Airport (code: LEH) has a tiny terminal for domestic flights. Travellers warn of the airport’s poor facilities. Expect dirty bathrooms, no heat or air conditioning, no true eateries, and no WiFi. Bring tissues, hand sanitizer, and your own snacks and entertainment.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but it seems harsh lighting, extreme temperatures, and seats with armrests make it an uncomfortable place to spend the night.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer free 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 Leh Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Caravan Center – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Cho Palace – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers are available upon request (via email). » Check Rates
  • The Kaal – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel. Email your flight information and they will arrange the pick-up. » Check Rates

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

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

At the time of this update, there is no WiFi at this airport.

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

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge.

Food / Drink – There is a snack bar and coffee/tea concessions.

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 is open 24 hour, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Leh airport is served by the following airlines: Air India • Emirates • GoAir • SpiceJet • Vistara.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


A public bus stops outside the airport, however, further information is unavailable at this time.


Taxis and auto-rickshaws are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

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.