Sleeping in Airports

Silchar Airport Guide

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

The best airport I ever came across was the Silchar Airport …. Extremely amiable staff makes it the most delightful domestic airport in India. – a traveller

IXS Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Silchar Airport (code: IXS) has a tiny terminal that handles a few domestic routes. Facilities are limited to a couple cafes and a small souvenir shop.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but it seems this airport closes nightly.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, day rooms are available for transit passengers. Otherwise, head to Silchar city center for hotels, about 30 minutes away. 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 & Day Rooms

If sleeping in Silchar Airport on a bench does not appeal to you, there are day rooms for transit passengers. Rate: Rs 1500/- (single). If you are looking for a hotel outside of the airport, it is best to head back to Silchar city center (about 30 minutes southwest of the airport), as there are no hotels in or near the airport.

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels in Silchar 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

WiFi is available at Silchar Airport.

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

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a baby care room for breastfeeding and diaper-changing.

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

Drinking Water – Thirsty? There are water fountains available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is unavailable. Although, there is a  shop selling local crafts.

Food & Drink – There is a Tea/Coffee Kiosk and a Tea Leaf Outlet available in the Departures Area.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: Arrivals Hall.

Mobile Charging – Charging points are available in the Departure Halls.

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 closes 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.


Silchar airport is served by the following airlines: Air India • SpiceJet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


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


Air conditioned buses provide transportation between the airport and downtown Silchar. At the time of this update, no further information is available.

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.