Passenger guide - Kuwait airport (KWI) 


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.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: Around 11.1 million passengers went through it in 2015.
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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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.

Public transport fares


Car rental counters are found in the Arrivals area. 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).


The airport has banks, currency exchange bureaus, ATMs, VIP rooms, mobile phone services, public telephones and Wi-Fi access free of charge. The Safir Airport Hotel, located inside the enclosure, has a business center with several services.

Food and Drinks- Coffee shops, fast food outlets and restaurants inside the food court and the Commercial Center, next to the Arrivals Hall.
Shopping- Inside the grounds there is a Commercial Center with a wide offer of shops, including duty-free stores, perfumes, books, jewellery, clothing, music, souvenirs.
Baggage- Secure luggage wrapping 24 hours a day in baggage areas 1, 2, 3 and 4. Enquiries about lost property should be directed to Tel +965 2474 4256 / 2471 0683.
Other Services- Travel agencies, medical center, pharmacies, barber shop.


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.


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.


The Safir Airport Hotel (Tel +965 2472 5000) is situated 10 minutes away from the terminal and has a courtesy shuttle service, but it is only available for passengers in transit. Most other accommodations in the surroundings are found inside the city. Holiday Inn Kuwait Al Thuraya City (Tel +965 184 8111), Continental Suite Farwaniya (Tel +965 2473 6000), Crowne Plaza Kuwait Al Thuraya City (Tel +965 2474 2000), Funduq Aparthotel (Tel +965 2575 6370), Wahaj Hotel Apartment (Tel +965 2373 3353), Ramada Hotel Kuwait (Tel +965 182 1111), Dream House Hotel Suites (Tel +965 2255 5650), Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa (Tel +965 2226 9600), Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait (Tel +965 2567 3000).

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Latest updates: April, 19, 2017
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