Sleeping inside or in nearby hotels (CMB)


Possibility to spend the night at Colombo airport (CMB), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Please note that some published services and schedules may be subject to change. If the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are about to board.
Spending the night at the airport

Colombo airport is not the most comfortable, but it is open 24 hours a day, so you can spend the night inside if you have an early morning flight or if your flight is delayed. Bring a travel pillow and blanket to make your night more comfortable.

Where to rest: The boarding areas are quieter than the rest of the airport, and also have more seating, some without armrests, especially near gates 5-8. There are also a number of VIP lounges inside the airport that remain open throughout the night. There is a transit hotel on the second floor of the main terminal if you want a better night's rest. The airport is also located close to a number of hotels, which offer a variety of sleeping options, ranging from budget to luxury. Some of the closest are listed below.

Baggage: The airport has 24-hour left-luggage services, so you can forget about your bags while you rest.

Eating and drinking: All options within the airport remain open at night.

Restrooms: Showers only inside the VIP lounges.

Wi-Fi: Free for 3 hours.

Other services available around the clock: Banks, ATMs, post office, commercial shops, baby hygiene facilities, medical centre, pharmacy, spa, massage parlour.

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Nearby Hotels

On the second level of the main terminal is the Serenediva Transit Hotel. Several alternatives can be found in the surrounding area, including:

Kings Gate Airport Transit Hotel (1 km/0.6 miles)
Aghasti Airport Close (1.1 km/0.7 miles)
Good Wood Airport Hotel (1.2 km/0.7 miles)
Otha Shy Airport Transit Hotel (1.3 km/0.8 miles)
The Empyrean Airport Transit Hotel (1.4 km/0.9 miles)


Latest updates: November 28, 2023

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