Sleeping in Airports

Mangalore Airport Guide

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

IXE Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Mangalore Airport (code: IXE) has a small, recently built terminal that handles domestic and international travel. An older terminal is used only for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Note that departing passengers must pay a user development fee. There are shopping and dining options, but we are unable to confirm any related details.  Free WiFi helps to pass the time.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. 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 Mangalore Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Saptagiri Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. Hotel can arrange transportation. » Check Rates
  • Bombay Residency – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel BMS – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, there are no airport lounges that economy class travellers can pay to use.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Mangalore Airport for 30 minutes in both the Domestic and International Terminals. You may opt to pay for additional time beyond the free 30 minutes.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Karnataka Bank, 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: outside of the terminal

Baby Care Facilities – Feed and care for your baby in privacy and comfort in the Childcare Room. Free access is granted to travelers with babies.

Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services are available in Departures and Arrivals areas.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water facilities are available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available, along with a limited variety of newsstands and gift shops.

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.

Information Desk – There is a Tourist Counter available that may be of assistance.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Trolleys – Free to use.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags before your travel by covering them in plastic wrap. Location: Landside, in the Check-in area. Fee: unknown.

Medical Services – Services are available. Location and hours: Unknown.

Mobile Charging – You can power up your phones and small electronics, free of charge, at mobile charging stations located throughout the airport.

Newspaper / Magazines – Free newspapers are available in both Departures and Arrivals areas.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s Post Office. Location: Departures area.

Prayer Room – Available. Location and hours: unknown.

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 Room – Designated smoking areas are available airside in both International and Domestic Departures.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Mangalore airport is served by the following airlines: Air India • Air India Express • IndiGo • SpiceJet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Taxis are available outside the terminal, though you may be expected to pay in advance at the taxi counter in the terminal.

Last updated: 2022-01-25

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.