Kuwait international airport (KWI)

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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Kuwait International Airport, opened in 1927, is the largest in the country. It operates with international destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, North America and Africa's Arab countries.

Official Website: dgca.gov.kw
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 15.8 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +965 2431 9829. Information desks in the Arrivals, Departures and Transit areas.


The airport is located in Farwaniya, 16 km (10 miles) to the south of Kuwait City.

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Public and private transportation

Bus - Line 13 travels to Khaitan, Shuwaikh and Swivel Sheraton. Route 99 goes to Abbasid, Jileeb Alshuyoukh, Hasawi, Farwaniya, Khaitan, South Surra and Subhan. Bus 501 runs to Farwaniya, Alomariya, Alrabiya and Raqa'i. Services operate between 4:30 am and 11:45 pm and depart from outside the Arrivals area. Journey time to the city centre is approximately 30 minutes. More information: Tel +965 2232 8866.

Taxi - There is a reservation counter in the Arrivals Hall and the trip to Kuwait City takes 20-30 minutes. It is advised to agree on a price before starting the trip.

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Car rental agencies

Car rental counters are found in the Arrivals area and operate around the clock.

Al-Khalijia (Tel +965 2476 1703 / 2473 1934)
Araba (Tel +965 2473 8410 / 8205)
Avis (Tel +965 6632 7135)
Behbehani (Tel +965 2431 6637)
Budget (Tel +965 2434 7768 / 6628 6668)
Dollar (Tel +965 2473 5419)
Drive (Tel +965 2473 3201)
Hertz (Tel +965 2431 9326)
Makfm (Tel +965 2433 5320)
National (Tel +965 2434 3139)
Rekab (Tel +965 2479 0861)


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Parking services at Kuwait airport (KWI)

There are short- and long-term parking bays. Options include a multi-storey facility next to the Commercial Centre, an outdoor area next to the Arrivals Hall and a parking lot for long stays a short distance away from the terminal.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should inform their airline about their needs prior to their travel. There are lifts, ramps, travelators, adapted restrooms, accessible telephones and reserved parking spaces.

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Latest updates: June 25, 2019