Sleeping in Airports

Srinagar Airport Guide

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

SXR Airport Overview

srinagar airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Srinagar Airport, also known as Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport.

What to Expect

Srinagar Airport (code: SXR) has a small, modern terminal that primarily handles domestic flights. Amenities are limited to a snack bar and eatery, located airside, a restaurant located just outside the terminal, and a few small shops. WiFi is free for 30 minutes.

Where to Sleep

It seems that this airport may close nightly, so have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. 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 Srinagar Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Star of Kashmir – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. ($) » Check Rates
  • Hotel Grand Kashmir – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. ($) » Check Rates
  • Hotel Silver Star – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. ($) » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Srinagar 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: Airside, Domestic Departures, 1st Floor, near Gate 1. Lounge Access: unknown.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Srinagar Airport for up to 30 minutes.

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. Locations: outside the terminal building and in the Departures areas of the terminal.

Currency Exchange – Foreign currency exchange services are available. Location: unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – Leather goods, shoes, and handicrafts are available for purchase from small shops in the Departures area.

Food & Drinks – A snack bar and a restaurant are available in the Departures area of the terminal, and an additional restaurant is located just outside of the terminal building. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options.

Information Counter – Need help finding your way around? An information desk can be found in Arrivals areas of both the Domestic and International terminals.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your bags? Luggage carts are available for use in the airport, free of charge.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available in the airport’s medical facility. Location and hours: unknown.

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 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.


Srinagar airport is served by the following airlines: Air Asia • Air India • GoAir • IndiGo • SpiceJet • Vistara.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Buses operate between the airport and the Tourist Reception Centre.

Car Rentals

Car rental agencies are available onsite. At the time of this update, no further information is available.


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

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.