Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu Airport (KTM)

Kathmandu Airport (KTM), also called Tribhuvan International Airport, is Nepal's only international airport. It's located 6km from the centre of the capital, Kathmandu.

Around 38 airlines fly in and out of Kathmandu Airport, travelling to destinations in Asia, the Middle East and further afield with connecting flights. The airport is the hub of Nepal Airlines and a base for many regional airlines and sightseeing flights of Mount Everest.

There are plans for Nepal's second international airport to be built 175km south of Kathmandu in Bara, but this won't be open for a number of years.

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Kathmandu Airport facilities

Kathmandu Airport has a single building that's divided into 2 terminals: domestic and international.

Airport facilities are fairly basic by international standards, but arriving passengers can get Nepalese rupees from ATMs and foreign exchange counters, get something to eat or drink at the cafe, buy travel essentials, book tours and log on to the free Wi-Fi.

There are several lounges that can be accessed by first class and business class travellers for extra comfort at the airport. Other travellers can pay to access the CIP (Commercially Important Person) lounge for Rs 450 per hour.

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 Getting to Kathmandu city centre

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Car hire from Kathmandu Airport is offered by Sixt and a number of local agencies. You must hire a car with a driver, as self-driving is not possible in Nepal.

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Sajha Yatayat buses leave from the international terminal until 6pm. Other local buses stop in front of the airport gates, 500m away. A non air-conditioned bus ride costs Rs 10, but buses can get crowded.

Many Kathmandu hotels offer transfers to and from the airport, but these should be arranged in advance.

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You have a choice between pre-paid and regular taxis at Kathmandu Airport. Pre-paid tickets are purchased inside the airport, with the cost depending on where you're going. A taxi to Thamel costs Rs 800, and you shouldn't hand over your receipt until you arrive at your hotel.

If you don't want to use a pre-paid taxi, you can negotiate a price with the driver outside. This will usually be around Rs 500 to most Kathmandu hotels.

 Who flies to Kathmandu

 Airport Contact Details

Kathmandu Airport


Tel:+977 (0)1 470274


 Location Details

Longitude:85° 21' 47'' E
Latitude:27° 42' 2'' N

 Airport Location

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