Passenger guide - Kathmandu airport (KTM) 

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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.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - International Terminal and Domestic Terminal, open from 6:30 am to 0:30 am.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 3.2 million passengers went through it in 2015.
Tel: +977 1411 3033 / 1411 3163 (International Terminal) / 1411 3299 (Domestic Terminal). There is 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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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.


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


The airport has a bank, currency exchange bureaus, post office, press rooms, VIP lounges, public telephones and Wi-Fi access free of charge. On the first floor there are two conference rooms.

Food and Drinks- Bar on the ground floor and restaurant on the first level.
Shopping- Souvenir stands and stores selling local goods are available. Duty-free items on level 1.
Baggage- Luggage trolleys available for free. Secure wrapping on the ground floor. In case of missing belongings, contact Tel +977 1411 3033 or notify a staff member.
Other Services- Medical clinic.


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


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.


There are different hotels near the enclosure, and they generally provide transfer services for their guests. Meridian Suite Hotel (Tel +977 1411 2987), Regal Airport Hotel (Tel +977 1447 8931), Summit Residency (Tel +977 1411 2636), Palagya Hotel (Tel +977 1446 6866), Hotel Golden Eye (Tel +977 1411 2510), Hotel Tree House (Tel +977 1446 0948), Hotel StarGaze (Tel +977 1449 9449), Kathmandu Airport Hotel (Tel +977 1447 8655), Samata Guest House (Tel +977 1411 2594), Hotel Nandini (Tel +977 1447 3141).

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Latest updates: May, 17, 2018
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