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Getting to the City Center from Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Airport

Transportation from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to Hyderabad City Center

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (IATA: HYD) is located 24 kilometers from the city of Hyderabad, in the state of Telangana, India. The airport spreads over 2,200 hectares of land, serving both domestic and international travelers with two runways and an integrated terminal. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has a total of 83 parking bays, 96 check-in desks, and 19 self-check-in kiosks while providing facilities like three public lounges and three VIP lounges, a parking lot, ATMs, prayer rooms, an exchange office, rental car counters, and more. 

Bus

Pushpak Airport Liner buses specifically have routes from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to different parts of Hyderabad. The four routes are, Route A1- Hyderabad Airport to Secunderabad via LB Nagar, Route A2- Hyderabad Airport to Secunderabad via Secretariat, Route B2- Hyderabad Airport to Paryatak Bhavan via Rajbhavan - AC Guards, and Route B1- Hyderabad Airport to JNTU via Malaysian Township. These buses operate from 05.00 till midnight and can be found outside of the terminal. The fares start from INR 210, depending on the stop you are departing and you can purchase tickets from the Pushpak counter or directly on the bus.

Taxi

Taxi is the fastest way to commute from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to Hyderabad, and numerous options of taxis are available at the airport, from radio taxis to pre-paid taxis, she-cabs, which are specifically for women, and of course Uber and Ola where you can share rides as well. Prices may vary depending on the company, and time as a 25% surcharge is applied between 23.00 to 05.00 but the starting price is generally INR 580-600. 

Rental Car

There are two counters of rental car companies, which are ONE Car and  Srinivasa Rent-A-Cab, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Meanwhile, if you want to rent a luxury car, there is one company, 4 Wheel Travels, providing its services at their respective counter at the airport. A rental car is generally convenient for passengers who want to use it both as a method of transportation from the airport and to get around the city center as well. Although the prices may vary according to several factors, prices start from 45 USD per day.

Auto Rickshaw

Auto Rickshaws are ideal to reach the Hyderabad city center from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, as they are suitable for shorter distances, are more affordable, and can navigate through narrow streets as well.  Auto rickshaws are located outside the airport, but if you are traveling with many pieces of baggage, you should skip this option. Fares start from INR 15-20 and prices may vary as at midnight a surcharge is applied.

Hotel Shuttles

While booking a hotel, you can ask whether they provide services like a hotel shuttle to pick you up from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. There are hotels that provide such services, sometimes free of charge and sometimes for a fee, but considering you arrive at the airport with baggage, it is wise to benefit from this service. Also, these kinds of services are great for large groups and families. 

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2023
Getting to Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Airport from the City Center

Transportation from Hyderabad City Center to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Bus

If you want to get to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport from Hyderabad, you can wait at Pushpak Airport Liner stops going to the airport. The four routes are, Route A1- Hyderabad Airport to Secunderabad via LB Nagar, Route A2- Hyderabad Airport to Secunderabad via Secretariat, Route B2- Hyderabad Airport to Paryatak Bhavan via Rajbhavan - AC Guards, and Route B1- Hyderabad Airport to JNTU via Malaysian Township. If your flight is between 24.00-05.00, check out their timetable as some buses do not operate during those hours. The fares start from INR 210, and you can purchase tickets directly from the driver.

Taxi

There are numerous taxi companies in the Hyderabad city center that you can use as a transportation method to reach Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. There are several different kinds of taxis, such as pre-paid taxis, she-cabs, Uber, and Ola, for this reason, the pricing changes according to several factors. Between 23.00-05.00 a surcharge is also applied, so beware of that. Although the prices change, they generally start from INR 600, with different payment options. You can always ask a related person in the hotel you are staying at to arrange a taxi to go to the airport.

Rental Car

In the Hyderabad city center, you can find many options for rental cars. Rental cars are great, especially if you want to get around the city and later use it as transportation to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. You can find several options, from luxury vehicles to economical ones, but the prices start from 40-50 USD per day. Before you rent a car, make sure that you can leave the car at the airport, otherwise, you may encounter problems.

Auto Rickshaw

Auto rickshaws are highly popular among locals, as well as tourists who want to get around the Hyderabad city center without getting stuck in traffic. Prices may vary but generally start from INR 2-3, and while it is wise for inner-city transportation, considering you are traveling with baggage, it is not the best option for transportation to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. It is one of the most affordable options, so if you are traveling alone, without a carry-on, it is a good option. Otherwise, you should opt for other options, as even if it is affordable, baggage generally costs extra.

Hotel Shuttles

Hotel shuttles are the most popular option among families and larger groups that travel with carry-ons. If this is the case for you, it is advised that you should search for hotels that provide shuttle services from and to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The prices differ between hotels, some even apply no-charge policies for airport shuttles. But keep in mind that you share your flight times with related personnel beforehand, so you would not encounter any problems.

 

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2023

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