Sleeping in Airports

Varanasi Airport Guide

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

There’s a staff of 2 security/military per square foot. – The Global Trekker

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 Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport with a limited variety of shopping and dining options.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this 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

As of this update, there are no pay-per-use lounges at this airport.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Varanasi Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel near the airport. However, it may be better to head back to Varanasi city center (about 45 min south of the airport).

  • KJ International Hotel – (8 minutes from the airport) Reviews are mixed about this hotel. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Information not available.

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

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

Child Care Room – Yes.

Duty Free & Shopping – It is not known if Duty Free shopping is available. The airport offers a small variety of shops to pass the time.

Food & Drinks – There is a snack bar and fast food restaurant available in the Domestic terminal. Vending machines are also available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Yes.

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 – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – A reader tells us there is a smoking hub located Airside, on the 1st Floor.

Airport Hours

According to a reviewer in April 2019, the airport is closed at night and it is not possible to stay overnight.


As of March 2018, Varanasi airport is served by the following airlines: IndiGo • Emirates • Jet Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rental services are available in the arrivals hall. At the time of this January 2018 update, no further information is available.


If you’re on a tight budget, there is a bus stand located about a 10-minute walk from the airport terminal. Both public and privately-operated buses offer service to and from Varanasi city center.


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

Last updated: 2019-03-18

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.