Sleeping in Airports

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

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Trivandrum International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small international airport with separate terminals for domestic (Terminal 1) and international (Terminal 2) flights. Minimal shopping and dining options are available.
  • Internet access is available in the Cyber Cafe.

Where to Sleep

  • Reviews are mixed as to where and if you are permitted to sleep overnight in the airport.  Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

  • Ruby Arena Silver Castle Lounge – Location: International Departures, Airside. Lounge Access: unknown.

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 – Location: Terminal 1, Airside • Terminal 2, Check-in Area.

Currency Exchange – 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.

Medical Services – Locations: Terminal 1 (Hours: available during flight operational times) • Terminal 2 (Hours: unknown).

Mobile Charging – A dedicated charging point is available.

Rest Zones – Not available.

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.


As of February 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 • Scoot • SilkAir • SpiceJet Airlines • SriLankan Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


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

Last updated: 2019-02-28

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.