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Where is the new Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru located?

Situated to the north of Bangalore’s city centre (MG Road), Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru is located 35 kilometres away and is in Devanahalli – off National Highway 7 (which is the Bangalore-Hyderabad Highway).

What are the visitor charges to enter the Terminal Building?

We charge Rs. 100 per visitor to enter the Terminal Building.The visitor ticket is valid for 2 Hrs from the time of purchase. Visitor entry tickets can be purchased at the curb side near the Arrival Hall. As of now & until further notice, visitors entry in the Terminal building is not permitted due to security reasons. Apologies for inconvenience.

What options does Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru offer for food and beverage (F&B) and shopping?

You can choose from a wide variety of food and beverage as well as shopping options, which have been specially put together for our visitors and travellers.

Your quick guide to North Bangalore

Moving to North Bangalore? Here is your quick guide to the neighborhood. Not only are you closer to the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) you are also closer to parks, resorts and vineyards. Read on to know the experience that awaits you.

Jayaprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park (JP Park): JP Park is on an 85 acre site at Mathikere in the North-West area of Bengaluru. The park has four lakes, lawns spread over 25 acres and over 250 varieties of trees and shrubs that can be found all year round. It also has select exotic and aquatic species, a nursery, a nature center, an exhibition plaza and an amphitheatre as well.

Nandi Hills: Located 60 Kms. from Bengaluru, Nandidurg hill, commonly known as Nandi Hills is a hill fortress of Southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. Nandi Hills is the source of the Penner, Ponnaiyar and Palar rivers. Nandi Hills gets its name from an ancient Nandi temple situated on this hill. This temple has a 1000 year old sculpture of Nandi besides an ancient Lord Shiva and Parvati temple that adorns this hill.

Grover Zampa Vineyards: Sprawling over 400 acres of land at the foothills of Nandi Hills in North Bengaluru, at the Grover Zampa Vineyards you can trace the history of wine making, enjoy viewing grape vines, experience the vinery and the art of wine making. Here, you can indulge in a little wine tasting as well.

Indian Paratha Company (IPC): Tucked away in the silent valley of Nandi Hills is the retro styled chalet restaurant - Indian Paratha Company, a one-of-its kind lounge, serving pure vegetarian freshly made parathas, the restaurant provides a one-stop pit stop for food and refreshment especially for those travelling on the Bengaluru-Hyderabad highway.

Prestige Golfshire Club Devanahalli: A booming prime real estate property, this gated community has a club, swimming pools, health spa and a golf course and offers day packages for visitors that includes a brunch. You can also book slots for a game of golf or golfing lessons.

Hill Drive Café: Located at the foothills of Nandi Hills, Hill drive café is famous for its breakfast and is a quick getaway on the weekends.

Hill Jain Temple: The Shree Nakoda Avanti Jain Temple is located on a hill by the side of the NH 7 at the outskirts of Devanahalli.

Devanahalli Fort: Devanahalli Fort is located 35 Kms. North of Bengaluru at Devanahalli. It was originally built in 1501 by Mallabairegowda, which remained in the hands of his descendants until the mid–eighteenth century. In 1749, the then Dalwai of Mysore, Nanjarajaiah, attacked the fort and occupied it. In 1791, Lord Cornwallis laid siege to the fort and took possession during the Anglo-Mysore War. 

Why does India’s national flag fly day and night at the airport?

Our National Flag is the most enduring symbol of India and when hoisted at a gateway to the region, for many travelers it forms the first and abiding view of the spirit of the nation. As a citizen of the country and a public infrastructure service provider, we are proud and honored to have been able to make this monumental installation a part of our skyline.

The National Flag has been hoisted in front of KIAB since December 14, when the new facilities were inaugurated and the airport renamed. As a responsible public entity our commitment is to the country that we serve. The flying of the National Flag is a demonstration of our patriotism and love for the country, and intended to communicate and instill this among the global travellers who use our facility.

National Flags are traditionally flown only between sunrise and sunset. However, there are exceptions that permit the Flag to also fly at night. This exception is applied only to massive National flags that are flown on monumental flagpoles (flagpoles which are 100 feet and above in height). This is because it takes only a minute to hoist a flag on regular flagpoles (flagpoles which are between 18 to 20 feet high) however, in the case of monumental flagpoles it takes much longer to hoist the flag, more importantly the flag runs the risk of being damaged while hoisting it twice a day. Hence, for this reason flags hoisted on any monumental flagpoles are not descended during sunset as long as it abides by the stated stipulations as defined by the laws of country.

The defined conditions under the Flag code and court rulings of India that allow the National flag to fly day and night are:

  • Adequate arrangements are made for proper illumination of Flags at night with backup in case of power failure
  • Immediate replacement of the Flag as soon as it gets damaged due to the vagaries of weather

As a responsible corporate BIAL abides by the laws, rules and statutes of the country. The flag is hoisted as per the regulation stated by the Government.

How can I get directions to the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru?

The most common landmark that our passengers could ask for is Hebbal, which is a definite start point of your journey to reach Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru. From Hebbal, you will get on to the National Highway (NH) 7, which is the Bangalore-Hyderabad Highway.You can click here for route information and live traffic updates

How do I get to Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru?

Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru has multiple access options. Though situated 35 kilometres from the city centre, you can choose any of the following transport facilities to reach or leave the airport:

  • Private car rentals – Carzonrent and Akbar Travels.
  • Hire cabs – Meru Cabs, MegaCabs, and KSTDC Cabs
  • Bus service – The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC)

You can rent premium private cars (Toyota Innova or Honda City) from our service partners –Carzonrent and Akbar Travels. You can either opt for self-drive or chauffeur-drive services. An indicative rate for an approximate distance of 25 kms is Rs. 1,200.

  • Akbar Travels: 080 - 6678 3810/ 11
  • Carzonrent: 0 99725 02292

You can also hire professional taxi services provided by MegaCabs, Meru Cabs, and KSTDC Cabs. These are dedicated, post-paid airport taxi services. MegaCabs and Meru Cabs offer city-specific call centre numbers, while KSTDC Cabs operate within Bangalore city only.

Please note, for all arriving passengers, taxis can be availed from the taxi boarding point located right in front of the Terminal Building. Apart from this, we also have a designated taxi area, which operates round-the-clock for your convenience. These are post-paid services and you don't need to purchase a voucher; you can pay the metred fare on reaching your destination.

Taxi fares and payment procedures
  • Flag down fare (first 4 kms): Rs. 80.00
  • Every subsequent kilometre: Rs. 19.50
  • Waiting charges: No charge for the first 20 minutes
  • Waiting charge for next every 15 minutes or part thereof: Rs. 10
  • Luggage charges: No charges for the first 120 Kgs.(Suitcase,Bedding etc.,) and Rs 5/- for every additional 20 Kgs. or part thereof.
  • Night charges: From midnight 12 O'clock to morning 6 AM ten percent extra on the above fare.
Karnataka Taxi - KSTDC
Mega Cabs
Meru Cabs

For its Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru passengers, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation has a shuttle service with non-AC and Volvo AC buses – VayuVajra. These buses operate round-the-clock from 12 different points in the city at a frequency of 30 minutes. All buses have adequate baggage storage space as well.

BMTC airport kiosk information
  • Telephone: 080 - 2760 7989
  • Mobile: 0 77609 91269
BMTC control room
  • Telephone: 080 - 2295 2522, 2295 2422
BMTC Kempegowda Bus Stand
  • Telephone: 080 - 2295 2311, 2295 2314
BMTC Shivajinagar Bus Stand
  • Telephone: 080 - 2295 2321, 2295 2324

Apart from the airport transport services provided by our dedicated partners mentioned above, you can also use other cab services to commute to Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru.

Are auto rickshaws allowed inside Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru?

The regular Bangalore auto rickshaws are not allowed inside the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru campus beyond the Trumpet Flyover

What are the parking charges at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru?

At Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, we have a spacious, comfortable parking area which can accommodate about 2,000 vehicles. Our parking charges vary according to the time taken by passengers or visitor

Vehicle Type Parking Facility Duration Rates (RS/-)
2 Wheeler P1 0-4 hours 20
Every additional 4 hour 20
Cars P2 Long Term 0-2 hours 100
Every additional 2 hour 50
P2-Over Night
(24hours & above)
One day 500
Every additional day 300
P3 Short Term 0-1 hours 100
Every additional hour 50
Buses Less than 16 seater

0-2 hours

16 Seater & Above

0-2 hours


Loss Of Parking Ticket

  • Cars and Busses: Rs. 500 and Actual Parking Charges for Cars and Busses
  • Two wheelers: Rs. 150 and Actual Parking Charges for two wheelers
24/7 Parking Helpline : 9538882020




Pick-up area:    

A quick pick-up of passengers is possible outside the Terminal Building. However this free service is extended only for 90 seconds to avoid inconvenience to other passengers. Therefore, you are requested to clear the space within the defined period.

Premium pick-up area(P3 parking facility):

This is the parking area closest to the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru building.

Short Term, Long-term Parking and P3 Parking:

All our dedicated parking areas are linked with the curb side pedestrian walkways. The easiest access is through the main walkway in the middle of the parking area, which is fully covered with a canopy. Click here to see the parking map and how to park in the preferred zone.

Is it possible to park my own car, in case of a day trip?

Yes, you can use our long-term parking facility as well as our valet parking service.

Regular long-term parking:
  • Long term Parking Fees remains same in P2 Parking area only.
  • Rs. 500 for day one (24 hours) and Rs. 300 for every additional day, thereafter.
Are two-wheelers allowed within the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru campus? What are the parking facilities for them?

Yes, two-wheelers are allowed within the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru campus. They can be parked at the designated parking facility at Rs. 20.

What are the facilities and services available at the airport for departure passengers?

To know more about the facilities and services you can use as a departure passenger, please click here

What are the facilities and services available for passengers arriving at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru?

To know more about the facilities and services you can go to Pasenger service section

Do you offer any special services for differently-abled passengers?

At Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, we have ensured that travelling is easy and convenient for our differently-abled passengers. On reaching the airport, our special passengers have access to a separate lane which is closest to the Terminal Building. This can be accessed on request. If you need any wheelchair assistance, please contact the concerned airline directly. The airline will also assist with necessary airport processes

Do you have any assistance or porter service available at the airport?

Yes, we have a dedicated porter service for your assistance. Porters are available on the curb side, or you can ask the Parking Assistant for a porter.

  • Domestic Arrival:Rs. 200
  • International Arrival:Rs. 300
  • Domestic Departure:Rs. 200
  • International Departure:Rs. 200

Note: please do not encourage or tip our porters

In case of loss of baggage, who do I approach?

In case of baggage loss on arriving at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, you have to report to the respective airline's baggage services centrelocated in the Arrival Hall. However, loss of baggage or any other personal items misplaced at the Passenger Terminal Building can be reported to the Airport Information Desk or our Lost and Found counter, which is also located in the Arrival Hall.

Are there any airport taxes charged at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru? What is UDF?

UDF stands for User Development Fee, which is charged to all our passengers towards the construction, management, and operation of the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru. It is levied on embarking domestic and international passengers for the provision of passenger amenities, services, and facilities. The UDF is approved by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. At Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, a UDF of Rs. 1537.08 is collected from all our international departure passengers and Rs. 384.27 from all our domestic departure passengers. UDF is applicable to greenfield airports like Bangalore where the airport has been built from scratch requiring large investments.

What check-in facilities are available at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru?

According to regulations for all airlines flying within India, passengers are allowed only one piece of hand baggage not weighing more than 7 kilos. The policy for check-in baggage is as per destination and weight specifications given by the particular airline.

What are the other services available at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru?

Our passengers and visitors have access to various essential services and facilities. You can use the Forex service, ATMs, pharmacy, free Wi-Fi, baby care rooms, etc

How do I access the Internet?

At Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, we have enabled Wi-Fi service across all our passenger areas. You can activate your Wi-Fi device, follow the directions online, and access the Internet. We will open a Business Centre shortly for the benefit of our corporate passengers.

In case of flight delay, how best can I use my time?

In the event of a flight delay, we have an extensive range of shopping and Leisure options for you. Our shopping section lets you browse through the offerings of prominent national and international brands while a vast food and beverage selection help you satiate your palate. Lounge and spa services are also on offer to relax and rewind. These are located in the Domestic / International Departure area post the security check point

What are your Helpline and Flight Enquiry contacts?

For all flight schedules, you can call:

  • Flight Enquiry Helpline (24 hours)080 - 6678 2251, 6678 2252, 6678 2255 or 080-22012001
  • General Enquiry Helpline (24 hours)080 - 6678 2258, 6678 2259
How is security evaluated at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluruand extended to all its passengers and visitors?

Just like our quality and efficiency parameters, our safety standards too are high. We understand that airports and airlines the world over have become keen targets of threats. Add to this the increasing volume of air traffic, and maintaining a high-level of security becomes essential.

At Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, we have adopted effective and consistent measures to create a secure environment both at the airport and during the flight. While making air travel easy and comfortable, we take great care to ensure it's also safe.

The security is controlled by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Headed by a Senior Commandant, the CISF uses the latest technology in screening and detection for frisking passengers and screening hand baggage. This is in keeping with the mandate from the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), and ensures the safety of our passengers. We have been audited and given a license for commercial operations by the competent authority on the basis of this compliance.

Our anti-hijacking and anti-sabotage measures are mandated by the National Civil Aviation Security Programme. The guidelines are issued by the appropriate authority for civil aviation security in India

How prepared is Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru to handle a security emergency situation?

The emergency preparedness of the Airport has been audited and tested by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation prior to granting the Airport Operating License. All employees of the Airport and our other stakeholders have been trained to handle emergencies and have participated in several trials. You can rest assured that unpredictable emergency situations can be handled deftly and efficiently at the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru.

Why can’t periods of fog be predicted early?

The meteorological observers do issue advance warnings for anticipated periods of low visibility. However, these warnings are intelligent guess-estimates and do not accurately define the actual time when the fog sets in, its intensity, or the exact time at which it will clear.

I can observe fog near my residence. Does it mean that the visibility on the runway will be affected and flights will be delayed?

No. Fog can be highly localised in certain areas and be absent in areas just a few hundred metres away. Therefore, it is not advisable for you to assume lack of visibility at the airport or the runway, and delay in flight schedules.

When is fog anticipated at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru?

Weather being a natural phenomenon, this is difficult to forecast. However, fog is anticipated from November 15 to February 15, between 03:00 to 08:30 IST

Till what visibility Range is the Airport Operational?

Aircrafts can undertake normal Operations at BIA till Runway Visual Range (RVR) is 400M

Will my Flight leave on time?

If the Departure Time of your Flight is between 03:00 Hrs. to 08:30 Hrs. IST, it may be affected by FOG. It is best to check at the following number; 080 6678 2251 & 2255/1800 425 4425 (Toll Free); to check the status in real time.