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About Tribhuvan Intl. Airport

 

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only airport operating in Nepal and was opened in 1955 by King Mahendra in the capital Kathmandu. The airport, which was named after the king's father Tribhuvan, keeps his name alive. It was originally a small grass runway and in 1957 a new concrete runway was laid and terminal building was built and expanded. At Tribhuvan International Airport, 30 airlines regulary fly and carry passengers to Asian and Middle Eastern countries. Annually, it welcomes three million passengers within its two terminal buildings.

 

Getting to the City Center from Tribhuvan Intl. Airport

Tribhuvan International Airport is 6 kilometers from the center of Kathmandu city. Shuttle services are available at the airport. It is also possible to go to the city center by taxi. Some passengers also benefit from their hotel's airport shuttle service. If you want to have a comfortable vehicle during your trip, you can also agree with the car rental companies at the airport.

Taxi

You can get a taxi from the taxi stops right in front of the airport's passenger terminal. In a day when the traffic flow is normal, transportation from the airport to the city center takes about 15 minutes on average.

Shuttle

It is also possible to reach Kathmandu city center with shuttle services located at the airport. You can find information about the shuttle services’ route and departure times from the help desk at the passenger terminal.

Hotel Service

Some of the accommodation centers in Kathmandu have airport shuttle services for guests. You can learn whether or not your hotel offers this service in advance and book if they do. You should remember that hotel services are more expensive than taxis.

Car Rental

If you want to have a comfortable transportation vehicle during your Kathmandu trip, you can rent a car. The airport has offices of different companies that rent vehicles in different types from motorcycle to limousine. You must remember that you must have an international driver's license to drive abroad. If you do not want to compromise your comfort during your travel, but if your driver's license is not valid abroad, you can rent the car with a driver. You must follow the Ring Road to get to the city center by car. The journey lasts an average of 15 minutes.

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2017
Getting to Tribhuvan Intl. Airport from the City Center

To reach Tribhuvan International Airport from Kathmandu city center, you can rent a taxi or use the airport shuttle service. If you have rented a car for your travel, you can use the same vehicle for transport to the airport and deliver it at the airport. If your hotel has an airport shuttle service, you can make use of this service by making a reservation in advance.

Taxi

It is possible to easily find a taxi in Kathmandu city center. If you ask for it your hotel would arrange a taxi for you to be in front of the hotel at the time you checkout. Although it depends on the traffic intensity, it takes about 15 minutes to reach the airport from the city center under normal conditions.

Shuttle

Airport shuttle services depart from several different points of the city center. Your closest shuttle service stop and times can be found at your hotel.

Hotel Service

Some hotels in the city offer airport shuttle services to their customers. If you have booked in advance, the hotel shuttle can pick you up when you ask for and take you to the airport within 15 minutes.

Car Rental

In the city center you can see the offices of many car rental companies. You can also easily reach the airport by means of this transportation which will make your travel easier. To get to Tribhuvan International Airport from the city center, you have to enter the Ring Road and follow the airport signs. Remember that you must have an international driver's license before you can drive in Kathmandu. If your driver's license is not valid, but you want to have a travel with a private vehicle, you can also rent a car with a driver.

Airport Information

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport from where Kathmandu’s, as well as whole Nepal's international flights are made. The airport which is located in the Kathmandu Valley, between mountains, serves with an airstrip that is hard to land, often causing the planes to circulate around the valley again before landing.

The airport, which has been operating since 1949, is about 6 kilometers from the city center of Kathmandu. The airport has all the basic services such as post office, first aid center, foreign exchange office, and cash dispenser.

There is also a souvenir shop, a few small eating areas and a CIP Lounge for passengers who do not want to give up comfort. You can also use the free Wi-Fi service throughout Tribhuvan International Airport.

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2017

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