Airports in India

Kolkata Airport

The airport is located 17km (11 miles), or 60 minutes drive, from the city centre

Kolkata Airport (CCU)

Overview

Transport from the airport includes trains, taxis and buses. All modes of transport are easily accessible from the terminals.

Location

The airport is located 17km (11 miles), or 60 minutes drive, from the city centre

Getting to the city

Transport from the airport includes trains, taxis and buses. All modes of transport are easily accessible from the terminals.

Time

Local time is UTC/GMT +5.5 hours

Car rental

A few car rental companies operate at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available at the airport.

Facilities

Airport facilities include ATMs and currency exchange offices, baggage wrapping services, a VIP lounge, tourist information centre, first aid room, childcare room and a post office. There are limited duty-free shops and a few gift stores, and some dining establishments. A small selection of cafés offer convenience foods, while tea, coffee and soft drink vending machines are situated throughout the terminal building.

Parking

Plenty of parking is available.

www.aai.aero/en/airports/kolkata

New Delhi Airport

The airport is located 10 miles (16km) south-west of New Delhi city centre.

New Delhi Airport (DEL)

Overview

The airport express Delhi Metro line connects the airport to central New Delhi, and trains run daily between 4.45am and 11.30pm. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) deploys a fairly large fleet of buses to all parts of the city.

Location

The airport is located 10 miles (16km) south-west of New Delhi city centre.

Getting to the city

The airport express Delhi Metro line connects the airport to central New Delhi, and trains run daily between 4.45am and 11.30pm. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) deploys a fairly large fleet of buses to all parts of the city.

Time

Local time is GMT +5.5.

Car rental

Carzonrent is located just after the customs area in the arrivals section of Terminal 3.

Airport Taxis

Metered taxis are available at the airport but it is best to use pre-paid taxis. The airport has a relationship with three Cab operators, Meru Cabs, Mega Cabs and Easy Cabs. Approved fares for various locations are displayed at the taxi counters located inside the Arrivals halls. Pick-up points are just outside the terminals. Travel time to the city is about 30 minutes.

Transfer between terminals

Terminal transfer shuttles connect Terminal 3 (international) and Terminal 1 (domestic). The shuttles are free and run every 20 minutes. Some domestic airlines operate from Terminal 3 (international) so it's best to check with your airline before mistakenly transferring terminals.

Facilities

Airport facilities include banks, ATMs and currency exchange; a post office; baggage wrapping and storage; conference facilities and VIP lounges; complementary strollers, a kids play area and baby changing rooms; foot massages, a smoking area, shower facilities, prayer room, drinking water fountains, medical facilities and a pharmacy. There are also sleeping pods available at an hourly fee, and plenty of shopping and dining options.

Parking

Parking garages are just 300 feet (100m) from Terminal 1, and there is a multi-level car park attached to the International Terminal.

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Mumbai International

The airport is located 18 miles (29km) north of Mumbai.

Mumbai International (BOM)

Overview

The Mumbai Suburban Railway Network consists of three lines, namely the Western, Central Main, and the Harbour Lines; all of which connect to various parts of the city. The closest station to Terminal 1 (Vile Parle), is located in Santa Cruz, while the nearest station to Terminal 2 (Andheri) is located in Sahar. Both may be reached via a quick bus or taxi trip from the airport. Buses also travel between the airport and the nearby railway stations of Vile Parle and Andheri. Auto Rickshaws are also available for transfers to public transport.

Location

The airport is located 18 miles (29km) north of Mumbai.

Getting to the city

The Mumbai Suburban Railway Network consists of three lines, namely the Western, Central Main, and the Harbour Lines; all of which connect to various parts of the city. The closest station to Terminal 1 (Vile Parle), is located in Santa Cruz, while the nearest station to Terminal 2 (Andheri) is located in Sahar. Both may be reached via a quick bus or taxi trip from the airport. Buses also travel between the airport and the nearby railway stations of Vile Parle and Andheri. Auto Rickshaws are also available for transfers to public transport.

Time

GMT +5.5

Car rental

Car hire, with or without a driver, can be arranged in the Arrivals terminal. Passengers are strongly advised to hire a driver rather than chance the roads in Mumbai themselves.

Airport Taxis

Pre-paid taxis are available outside Arrivals, at both terminals. The journey time is approximately one hour to the city centre of Mumbai.

Transfer between terminals

The two terminals are connected by a free bus service which takes 10-15 minutes.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include ATMs, currency exchange and a post office, left luggage services, executive lounges and a business centre, tourist information counters, duty-free shopping, childcare rooms, medical facilities, a prayer room and a smoking lounge. A variety of restaurants and fast food outlets are available.

Parking

CSIA has a car parking facility at both domestic and international terminals. Parking starts at about INR 160 for the first half hour and goes up to INR 1200 for a 24 hour period.

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Bengaluru Airport

The airport is located around 23 miles (37km) from central Bangalore.

Bengaluru Airport (BLR)

Overview

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) offers a shuttle service called 'VayuVajra' which operates 24 hours a day. The most current BMTC fares, routes and schedules are displayed in the arrivals hall just before the exit.

Location

The airport is located around 23 miles (37km) from central Bangalore.

Getting to the city

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) offers a shuttle service called 'VayuVajra' which operates 24 hours a day. The most current BMTC fares, routes and schedules are displayed in the arrivals hall just before the exit.

Time

Local time is GMT +5.5

Car rental

Driving on the often-chaotic roads of India is not recommended and it is better to rent a car with a driver who knows the roads and the rules of the road. Rental operators are located in the arrivals part of the airport. Operators at the airport include WTi cabs and Carzonrent.

Airport Taxis

The official airport taxis are operated by Mega Cabs, Karmataka Taxi and Meru Cabs. The 23 mile (37km) drive into central Bengaluru can take anything from 30 minutes to two hours depending on traffic. Air conditioned taxis charge higher rates, and there is a 10 percent charge for night fares between midnight and 6am; non air conditioned taxis are cheaper.

Facilities

ATMs and currency exchange facilities are available. Porters are available for hire. Airline lounges have a range of facilities and services. Passengers travelling with infants can also make use of the baby care rooms. There is a duty free shop and a number of other shops as well as a varied assortment of eating options and bars.

Parking

Parking in P2, the Budget Parking lot, is INR 100 for any period of time within the first hour, and INR 50 per any additional two hours thereafter, up to INR 500 for the first day and INR 300 per day thereafter. P3 Parking for Reduced Mobility costs INR 100 for the first hour and INR 50 per each additional hour. P1 is reserved for two wheel vehicles.

www.bengaluruairport.com

Kochi International Airport

15 miles (25km) north of Nedumbassery. The drive takes from 45mins to an hour.

Kochi International Airport (COK)

Overview

Taxis are available outside the main terminal and there are pre-paid taxi desks in the arrivals halls of both terminals. The KSRTC bus stops outside the departures terminal and buses go to a number of areas throughout Kerala. There is no train station at the airport, however the railway line from Kanyakumari to Delhi is adjacent to the airport between Alwaye and Angamaly Railway Stations.

Location

15 miles (25km) north of Nedumbassery. The drive takes from 45mins to an hour.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the main terminal and there are pre-paid taxi desks in the arrivals halls of both terminals. The KSRTC bus stops outside the departures terminal and buses go to a number of areas throughout Kerala. There is no train station at the airport, however the railway line from Kanyakumari to Delhi is adjacent to the airport between Alwaye and Angamaly Railway Stations.

Time

+5.5

Airport Taxis

Metered taxis are available outside Arrivals for both terminals. Kochi International Airport offers pre-paid taxis through kiosks found inside both the Domestic and International Terminals.

Transfer between terminals

Terminals are located within walking distance of each other.

Facilities

A 24hr ATM can be found in the car park opposite both terminals. WiFi is available throughout the terminal and there are a number of restaurants and snack bars as well as book shops, curio stalls and a money exchange facility.

Parking

Car parking facilities are available opposite the terminals.

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Trivandrum Airport

3.7 miles (6km) from Thiruvananthapuram

Trivandrum Airport (TRV)

Overview

There is no train or subway service to Trivandrum Airport, though there are train connections in Thiruvananthapuram to other cities in India. The KSRTC Bus service runs from outside the International Terminal to bus terminals at East Fort, Kochi and Kollam, among other stops. Several hotels in the Thiruvananthapuram area offer private shuttles for guests, and there is a prepaid taxi desk in the baggage claim area with fares listed to various destinations.

Location

3.7 miles (6km) from Thiruvananthapuram

Getting to the city

There is no train or subway service to Trivandrum Airport, though there are train connections in Thiruvananthapuram to other cities in India. The KSRTC Bus service runs from outside the International Terminal to bus terminals at East Fort, Kochi and Kollam, among other stops. Several hotels in the Thiruvananthapuram area offer private shuttles for guests, and there is a prepaid taxi desk in the baggage claim area with fares listed to various destinations.

Time

GMT +5.5

Car rental

Car rental companies operate at the airport, but it's a good I idea for foreigners to hire a driver along with a vehicle, as road conditions in India are quite challenging.

Airport Taxis

There are taxis available outside the airport terminal.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are close enough together for you to walk from one to the other.

Facilities

The airport has ATMs and currency exchange facilities, baggage trolleys and baggage wrapping, mobile charging, duty free shopping, and some cafes and restaurants.

Parking

The airport has short and long-term parking areas.

www.aai.aero/en/airports/trivandrum

Dabolim Airport

The airport is located 18 miles (about 29km) southwest of Panaji

Dabolim Airport (GOI)

Overview

The airport has a train station 1km from the terminals. The Indian Rail line goes to Margoa, about 45 minutes away, as well as to Vasco da Gama, about 2 miles (4km) from the airport. Public buses leave from just outside the airport terminal; pre-paid taxis are available outside the terminal building.

Location

The airport is located 18 miles (about 29km) southwest of Panaji

Getting to the city

The airport has a train station 1km from the terminals. The Indian Rail line goes to Margoa, about 45 minutes away, as well as to Vasco da Gama, about 2 miles (4km) from the airport. Public buses leave from just outside the airport terminal; pre-paid taxis are available outside the terminal building.

Time

Local time is GMT +5.5.

Car rental

Travellers who hire a car at the airport should also hire a driver, as local driving conditions can be challenging.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the arrivals area.

Transfer between terminals

There are two terminals adjacent to each other, which travellers can get between on foot.

Facilities

Currency exchange services are available, though travellers might find better rates elsewhere. Complimentary luggage trolleys are present throughout the airport and a baggage-wrapping machine is located in international departures. There is a first aid centre, as well as an information desk with details on local tourism and transport options. Shopping and dining choices are very limited.

Parking

Parking is available at the airport.

www.aai.aero/en/airports/goa

Amritsar Airport

6.8 miles (11km) northwest of Amritsar

Amritsar Airport (ATQ)

Overview

Getting to Amritsar from the airport is easiest by taxis, which are readily available from the city side of the Arrivals area. The nearest bus station is 8 miles (13km) from the airport, and there is no bus service from the airport. There is a free shuttle to the Golden Temple, and many hotels in the area operate airport shuttle services.

Location

6.8 miles (11km) northwest of Amritsar

Getting to the city

Getting to Amritsar from the airport is easiest by taxis, which are readily available from the city side of the Arrivals area. The nearest bus station is 8 miles (13km) from the airport, and there is no bus service from the airport. There is a free shuttle to the Golden Temple, and many hotels in the area operate airport shuttle services.

Time

GMT +5.5

Car rental

Several companies operate car rental facilities at Amritsar Airport. Note that travellers are strongly advised against driving themselves around India.

Airport Taxis

Metered taxis are available outside the arrivals area.

Facilities

Airport facilities include duty-free shopping, medical facilities, lost and found, currency exchange, and restaurants and cafes.

Parking

Parking is available at the airport.

www.aai.aero/en/airports/amritsar

Chennai Airport

The airport is located 4.3 miles (7km) south of Chennai's city centre

Chennai Airport (MAA)

Overview

There are many options for transfer from the airport, including taxis, auto-rickshaw, bus and train.

Location

The airport is located 4.3 miles (7km) south of Chennai's city centre

Getting to the city

There are many options for transfer from the airport, including taxis, auto-rickshaw, bus and train.

Time

GMT +5.5

Car rental

Car rental companies operate at the airport, but it's recommended that foreigners avoid driving on India's challenging roads. Visitors intent on renting cars should hire a local driver as well.

Airport Taxis

Travellers should always use prepaid taxis to get into the city from the airport; it's the safest way to ensure that they reach their destination without being overcharged. Numerous taxi companies have counters in the arrivals section of Chennai International Airport.

Transfer between terminals

A link building connects the international and domestic terminals, while different areas of the terminals are accessible via aerobridges and pedestrian walkways.

Facilities

Airport facilities include ATMs, as well as currency exchange offices, a lost and found office and conferencing facilities. Other facilities include airline lounges, medical facilities, a duty-free shop, a few snack kiosks and vending machines, and basic access and facilities for disabled passengers.

Parking

There is short and long-stay parking for cars and buses at Chennai International Airport.

www.chennaiairport.com

Ahmedabad Airport

The airport is located in Hansol, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Ahmedabad Airport (AMD)

Location

The airport is located in Hansol, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.


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Parking

There are parking facilities at both terminals.

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Hyderabad Airport

The airport is located 19 miles (25km) from Hyderabad city centre.

Hyderabad Airport (HYD)

Overview

Pushpak offers a comfortable, air-conditioned bus service to and from a number of destinations within Hyderabad. There is also a bus service to other destinations operated by APSRTC.

Location

The airport is located 19 miles (25km) from Hyderabad city centre.

Getting to the city

Pushpak offers a comfortable, air-conditioned bus service to and from a number of destinations within Hyderabad. There is also a bus service to other destinations operated by APSRTC.

Time

GMT +5.30

Car rental

Car rental companies operate at the airport, but it's best that travellers intent on renting vehicles hire local drivers who are familiar with India's challenging driving conditions.

Airport Taxis

Meru and Sky radio taxis are available at the airport. They are air conditioned and metered. Surcharges will be charged at night.

Facilities

The airport offers a prayer room, smoking areas, medical facilities, a lost and found, baggage wrapping services, and shower facilities. There are also many places to eat, drink and shop, including a duty-free section.

Parking

There is space for more than 3,000 vehicles in different zones. Prices range from about INR 50 for the first half hour, to INR 300 for 24 hours. There are long-term parking facilities available.

www.hyderabad.aero

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