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Airports in Kuwait
Kuwait International Airport
The airport is situated 12.5 miles (20km) from Kuwait City.
Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
LocationThe airport is situated 12.5 miles (20km) from Kuwait City.
Getting to the city
Taxis and buses are available to take passengers to Kuwait City. Taxis are reasonably priced, but it is important to travel with reputable companies. There are three bus lines operating between 4.30am and 11.45pm, and they can often be crowded. The trip to the city centre takes around 30 minutes.
A car rental desk is located in Arrivals and includes companies such as Avis, Budget, and Hertz.
There are many different taxi companies and types of taxis available from the airport. It is advisable to book a taxi at Arrivals, as drivers are notorious for overcharging unsuspecting travellers.
The first-class lounges offer five-star catering, a children's play area, hot shower facilities and high-speed internet. The Commercial Centre Complex is linked directly to the Arrival and Departure halls of the airport terminal and includes facilities such as duty-free shopping and popular retailers, as well as a variety of food and beverage outlets. Other services offered are banks, a help desk and facilities for the disabled.
There is a multi-storey car park next to the mall and a street-level car park outside of the arrivals hall available for both short and long-term stays. A valet parking service is also available.