Sleeping in Airports

Madurai Airport Guide

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

IXM Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Madurai Airport (code: IXM) has an integrated terminal building with separate areas for domestic and international flights. Facilities include several eateries, cafes, and retail shops, and vending machines.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but this airport may close nightly.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.   For uninterrupted sleep, a landside resting room rents beds in a dorm as well as private family rooms. Otherwise, hotels are located 25 minutes from the airport. 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 Madurai Airport does not appeal to you, there are retiring rooms inside the airport and hotels nearby:

  • Retiring Rooms – The airport has a retiring room for transit passengers (Rs.1500/- for family room or Rs.1000/- per bed in dorm). Location: Landside, Public Concourse. Hours: unknown.
  • Hotel Sree Devi – (23 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Prem Nivas Hotel – (23 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Astoria Hotels – (26 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Madurai 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 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!

Golden Chariot Lounge – Location: landside, near Check-In Counters. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available for a limited amount of time, after which WiFi access can be purchased for an unknown rate.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. 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. Location: Landside, in the public concourse • Landside, outside of the departures main gate.

Baby Care Facilities – Available in International Departures, International Arrivals and in the Domestic Departures Areas.

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

Currency Exchange – Centrum provides currency exchange services. Locations: Landside, near the airport exit • Landside, check-in area.

Duty Free & Shopping – We do not have any information about whether Duty Free shopping is available. You will find a variety of shops selling souvenirs, clothing, perfumes, etc.

Food & Drinks – At this time, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options. There are eight restaurants/coffee shops available. Vending machines are also available.

Information Desk – While we cannot confirm if an Information Desk is available, there is a Tourism Information Center that could be of assistance. Location: Landside, Arrivals. Hours: Unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Contact the Terminal Manager.

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.

Pharmacy – Location: Cityside Arrival Gate, outside of the terminal.

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.

Smoking – A designated smoking room is available Airside (Domestic) at Gate 6.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes for several hours at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation.  If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide and we will update this airport guide.


Madurai airport is served by the following airlines: Air India • Alliance Air • IndiGo • SpiceJet • Srilankan Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is well connect to the public bus system with 6 different bus routes available to connect to you to a variety of destinations. Visit the airport website for route information.

Car Rentals

Car rental companies are located onsite.


Taxis are available onsite.


Rickshaws are permitted to transport you to the airport; however, you will not be able to use the services when departing the airport.

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.