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Airports in India

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)

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

Contacts

+91 (0)33 2511 9977, +91 (0)33 511 8787

see full airport guide


Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

Location

The airport is located just over 9 miles (16km) south of New Delhi city centre.

Getting to the city

Train: The airport express Delhi Metro line connects the airport to central New Delhi. It operates from Terminal 3 between 5am and 11pm. Trains run at 20-minute intervals.

Bus: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses run every 30 minutes between the airport and central Delhi's Interstate Bus Terminal and Connaught Place. The buses can be found at the 'staging area' near Terminal 3 and opposite the Centaur Hotel. The free DIAL shuttle runs between the staging area and the terminal every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day. Bus fares from the airport cost between INR 25 and INR 100, depending on your destination. Concessions are available for parents buying tickets for their children.

Time

GMT +5.5

Contacts

+91 (0)11 329 6535, +91 (0)11 565 2011, IGIA Customer Care Line: +91 (0)12 4337 6000.

see full airport guide


Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)

Location

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

Getting to the city

Taxis are the only direct transport from the airport to the city. Make sure to take a government licensed taxi with a fare conversion chart as unlicensed taxis are known to overcharge travellers. 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

Contacts

+91 (0)22 2615 6500, Terminal 1: +91 (0)22 2615 6600, Terminal 2: +91 (0)22 2682 9000

see full airport guide


Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)

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

Contacts

+91 (0)80 6678 2425/3366, Flight Enquiry Line: +91 (0)80 6678 2251/2255

see full airport guide


Kochi International Airport (Formerly Cochin) (COK)

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.

Contacts

+91 (0)484 261 0115

see full airport guide


Trivandrum International Airport (TRV)

Location

3.7 miles (6km) from Thiruvananthapuram

Getting to the city

Train: There is no train or subway service to Trivandrum Airport. There are train connections in Thiruvananthapuram to other cities in India.

Bus: There is a city bus service from Trivandrum into Thiruvananthapuram. KSRTC Bus No. 14 runs from outside the International Terminal to the city bus terminal at East Fort, near the Padmanabhaswamy temple. The trip takes about half an hour and costs INR 10. KSRTC buses run to other cities fairly regularly as well, but with no real timetable.

Several hotels in the Thiruvananthapuram area offer private shuttles for guests, including Hotel Pankaj, Leela Kempinski, Taj Green Cove, Hotel Uday Samudra, and Hotel Samundra.

Taxi: There is a prepaid taxi desk in the baggage claim area with fares listed to various destinations. To get the advertised fare, collect a coupon from the desk and give it to the driver along with your money. An average fare to the centre of Thiruvananthapuram is about INR 210. The prices listed are for non-air-conditioned cabs; air-conditioned taxis will cost about 50% more.

Time

GMT +5.5

Contacts

+91 471 2500 283

see full airport guide


Dabolim Goa International Airport (GOI)

Location

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

Getting to the city

Train: 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.

Bus: There are public buses that leave from just outside the airport terminal every half hour. They go to Panjim, Mapusa, Ponda and Margoa, and cost Rs. 14-20. Public buses also go to the nearby city of Vasco da Gama. There is also a stop at the closer Chicalim bus stop, about 0.93 miles (1.5km) from the airport.

Taxi: Pre-paid taxis are available outside the terminal building. It'll cost about Rs. 350-475 to get to Panaji city centre.

Time

Local time is GMT +5.5.

Contacts

Tel: +91 8325 13806

see full airport guide


Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (ATQ)

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

Contacts

Tel: +9 (0)1 183 221 4166. Email: apdasr@aai.aero

see full airport guide


Chennai Madras (Meenambakkam) International Airport (MAA)

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

Contacts

+91 11 246 32950

see full airport guide


Ahmedabad Airport (AMD)

Location

The airport is located in Hansol, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

see full airport guide


Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD)

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; a one-way ticket into the city costs about INR 200, but the price varies according to destination. There is also a bus service to other destinations operated by APSRTC. See the airport website for more detail and exact fares.

Time

GMT +5.30

Contacts

Tel: +91 40 6676 4000

see full airport guide


Kolkata Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

Airports in India

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)

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

Contacts

+91 (0)33 2511 9977, +91 (0)33 511 8787

see full airport guide


Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

Location

The airport is located just over 9 miles (16km) south of New Delhi city centre.

Getting to the city

Train: The airport express Delhi Metro line connects the airport to central New Delhi. It operates from Terminal 3 between 5am and 11pm. Trains run at 20-minute intervals.

Bus: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses run every 30 minutes between the airport and central Delhi's Interstate Bus Terminal and Connaught Place. The buses can be found at the 'staging area' near Terminal 3 and opposite the Centaur Hotel. The free DIAL shuttle runs between the staging area and the terminal every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day. Bus fares from the airport cost between INR 25 and INR 100, depending on your destination. Concessions are available for parents buying tickets for their children.

Time

GMT +5.5

Contacts

+91 (0)11 329 6535, +91 (0)11 565 2011, IGIA Customer Care Line: +91 (0)12 4337 6000.

see full airport guide


Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)

Location

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

Getting to the city

Taxis are the only direct transport from the airport to the city. Make sure to take a government licensed taxi with a fare conversion chart as unlicensed taxis are known to overcharge travellers. 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

Contacts

+91 (0)22 2615 6500, Terminal 1: +91 (0)22 2615 6600, Terminal 2: +91 (0)22 2682 9000

see full airport guide


Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)

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

Contacts

+91 (0)80 6678 2425/3366, Flight Enquiry Line: +91 (0)80 6678 2251/2255

see full airport guide


Kochi International Airport (Formerly Cochin) (COK)

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.

Contacts

+91 (0)484 261 0115

see full airport guide


Trivandrum International Airport (TRV)

Location

3.7 miles (6km) from Thiruvananthapuram

Getting to the city

Train: There is no train or subway service to Trivandrum Airport. There are train connections in Thiruvananthapuram to other cities in India.

Bus: There is a city bus service from Trivandrum into Thiruvananthapuram. KSRTC Bus No. 14 runs from outside the International Terminal to the city bus terminal at East Fort, near the Padmanabhaswamy temple. The trip takes about half an hour and costs INR 10. KSRTC buses run to other cities fairly regularly as well, but with no real timetable.

Several hotels in the Thiruvananthapuram area offer private shuttles for guests, including Hotel Pankaj, Leela Kempinski, Taj Green Cove, Hotel Uday Samudra, and Hotel Samundra.

Taxi: There is a prepaid taxi desk in the baggage claim area with fares listed to various destinations. To get the advertised fare, collect a coupon from the desk and give it to the driver along with your money. An average fare to the centre of Thiruvananthapuram is about INR 210. The prices listed are for non-air-conditioned cabs; air-conditioned taxis will cost about 50% more.

Time

GMT +5.5

Contacts

+91 471 2500 283

see full airport guide


Dabolim Goa International Airport (GOI)

Location

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

Getting to the city

Train: 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.

Bus: There are public buses that leave from just outside the airport terminal every half hour. They go to Panjim, Mapusa, Ponda and Margoa, and cost Rs. 14-20. Public buses also go to the nearby city of Vasco da Gama. There is also a stop at the closer Chicalim bus stop, about 0.93 miles (1.5km) from the airport.

Taxi: Pre-paid taxis are available outside the terminal building. It'll cost about Rs. 350-475 to get to Panaji city centre.

Time

Local time is GMT +5.5.

Contacts

Tel: +91 8325 13806

see full airport guide


Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (ATQ)

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

Contacts

Tel: +9 (0)1 183 221 4166. Email: apdasr@aai.aero

see full airport guide


Chennai Madras (Meenambakkam) International Airport (MAA)

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

Contacts

+91 11 246 32950

see full airport guide


Ahmedabad Airport (AMD)

Location

The airport is located in Hansol, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

see full airport guide


Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD)

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; a one-way ticket into the city costs about INR 200, but the price varies according to destination. There is also a bus service to other destinations operated by APSRTC. See the airport website for more detail and exact fares.

Time

GMT +5.30

Contacts

Tel: +91 40 6676 4000

see full airport guide


Kolkata Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.