Kathmandu airport (KTM)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Kathmandu airport (KTM)

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, opened on June 15, 1955, connects Nepal with the rest of the world, since the rest of the country's airstations only operate with domestic flights. Nevertheless, a new international airport is projected for 2019 (Nijgadh International Airport). It operates with domestic flights and several destinations in Southeast Asia, the Far East and the Middle East.

Official Website: tiairport.com.np
Number of Terminals - 2 - International Terminal and Domestic Terminal, open from 6:30 am to 0:30 am.
Annual passenger traffic: 7.2 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +977 1411 3033 / 1411 3263 (International Terminal) / 1411 3299 (Domestic Terminal). There is an information office in the Departures Hall and a tourist information center on the ground floor.


The airport is situated 6 km (3.7 miles) to the east of the city of Kathmandu.

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Accommodation near Kathmandu airport (KTM)

There are different hotels near the enclosure, and they generally provide transfer services for their guests. In the Arrivals Hall there is a counter where you can make reservations.

OYO 419 Hotel Crossroads (0.2 km/0.1 miles)
Hotel Rudra View (0.6 km/0.4 miles)
Mountain View Hotel (0.6 km/0.4 miles)
Hotel Nandini (0.7 km/0.4 miles)
OYO 146 Somewhere Hotel & Restaurant (0.7 km/0.4 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Bus - The public bus company Sajha Yatayat (Tel +977 1555 2686) operates line 3 to the city, with a frequency of 15-30 minutes. The route runs through Sinamangal, Gairegaun, Tinkune, Shantinagar, Baneshwor, Babarmahal, Maitighar, Thapathali, Tripureshwor, Shahid Gate, Purano Buspark and Ratnapark. Stops are located outside both terminals. More information

Taxi - There is a stand next to the Arrivals gate where you can book pre-paid services and fares are displayed. At the same time, there are cabs at the parking area and stops over the road leaving the airport. The trip to the city centre takes 10-15 minutes.


Car rental agencies

Sixt (Tel +977 1446 6655) offers car rental services at the airport from Sunday to Friday between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.


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Parking services at Kathmandu airport (KTM)

Across from the terminal building there are parking spaces for short and long stays.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

The enclosure has ramps, adapted toilets, lifts and escalators. If the passenger should require special services, he/she should contact their air company in advance.

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Latest updates: June 27, 2019