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Trivandrum International Airport Guide

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

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Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Trivandum Airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 serves most domestic airlines and Terminal 2 handles international traffic and some domestic routes. A few shops and eateries are available, but we have no details. WiFi is free for 45 minutes, but you may need an Indian mobile number for access.

Where to Sleep

Travellers may be able to spend the night, at least an the international terminal, but we have had some mixed reviews on this. Have a backup plan in case security guards don’t allow you inside. For uninterrupted sleep, private resting rooms are available to rent in the domestic terminal. Other hotels are within walking distance of the domestic terminal. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge 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!

  • Bird Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, multiple locations. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Trivandrum Airport does not appeal to you, there are day rooms inside the Domestic Terminal, as well as hotels near the airport:

  • Day Rooms – The airport has “rest rooms” for transit passengers. Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside. Rates: Rs 1500/- (Double) and Rs 1000/- (Single).
  • Sunday Bed and Breakfast – (2 minute walk from the airport) Located across from the Domestic Terminal. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Uday Suites – (2 min from the Domestic Terminal and 10 min from the International Terminal) Airport transfer service is available according to flight schedule, Rs.800/- for Sedan type and Rs.1000/- for Toyota Innova. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Trivandrum Airport for 45 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: Domestic Terminal – Airside • International Terminal – Landside & Airside.

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

Child Care Room – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a child care room for breastfeeding and diaper-changing. Location: Terminal 1, Airside • Terminal 2, Check-in Area.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange services are available. Location: Domestic Terminal.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available in Terminal 2 only. In addition, a small variety of shops selling clothing, luggage, jewelry, etc. is available.

Food & Drinks – Information not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Rates: Unknown.
Airport Hours

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Locations: Terminal 1 (Hours: available during flight operational times) • Terminal 2 (Hours: unknown).

Mobile Charging – A dedicated charging point is available.

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 dedicated smoking lounge is available.

Airport Hours

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.

Airlines

As of October 2019, Trivandrum airport is served by the following airlines: Air Arabia • Air India • Emirates • Etihad Airways • Gulf Air • IndiGo • Jet Airways • Kuwait Airways • Maldivian • Malindo Air • Oman Air • Qatar Airways • Saudi Airlines • Scoot • SilkAir • SpiceJet Airlines • SriLankan Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses

The airport is connected to the local bus system. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Kerala State website.

Car Rentals

Carzonrent has car rental offices available in both terminals.

Taxis

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

Last updated: 2019-10-13

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.