Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Peshawar 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.
It is my misfortune that I have to use this airport sometimes every few years. It has not changed though some extension work seems to be going on for the past 3 years. – a traveller (2016)
PEW 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 Peshawar International Airport, also known as Bacha Khan International Airport.
What to Expect
Peshawar Airport (code: PEW) consists of a single terminal that offers connections across the Middle East. Facilities are limited to several eateries and shops. At least one food outlet is open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
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.
If sleeping in Peshawar Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel Grand – (8 minutes from the airport) On-demand airport pickup and drop-off available ($). » Check Rates
- Shelton’s Rezidor – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Pearl-Continental Hotel Peshawar – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Peshawar Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.
Free WiFi is available throughout the airport terminal.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24-hours. 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: Concourse hall.
Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge. Trolleys can be found in the Car Park and Baggage Claim areas.
Banking Services – National Bank of Pakistan has a branch in C Hall. Hours: Open during normal banking hours.
Currency Exchange – PBS Exchange offers currency exchange in the International Arrivals Lounge & Briefing areas. Money Link Exchange offers service in the Concourse Hall.
Food & Drinks – There is a restaurant in the Mezzanine, food outlets and tuck shops in the departures lounges of both International and Domestic terminals, and airport canteens near the Aviation building and the entrance to the main passenger terminal. At least one of these options is available 24 hours a day.
Information Desk – Passengers and the general public can get flight schedules and information from the CAA Flight Information Centre, open 24 hours in the landside area of the terminal.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Medical Services – The New Medical Centre offers urgent medical treatment to sick passengers, with separate facilities and staff for men and women.
Mobile Charging – You can charge your mobile phone for free at the charging stations available in the departure lounge.
Prayer Areas – Muslim prayer areas are located in the International and Domestic departure lounges, with ablution facilities and separate prayer areas for men and women. 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.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
There are several bus routes that connect the airport to surrounding areas.
Afridi Rent a Car offers car rental services at the airport.
Taxis and auto-rickshaws are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.
Last updated: 2019-07-17
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.