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Kathmandu Airport

Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)


The airport is situated four miles (6km) east of Kathmandu.

Getting to the city

A prepaid taxi service operates from immediately outside the arrival gate. Rates are exhibited on a board and the fare must be paid in advance. Local buses also serve the airport, the journey is 35 minutes and costs about NPR 40.


GMT +5.45


Tel: 01 411 3261

Car rental

Car rental companies are represented.

Airport Taxis

Both prepaid taxis and normal taxis are available at the airport. They are often more expensive than regular taxis hailed outside the airport. Taxi drivers often try to overcharge passengers, so only pay when you are at your destination and agree on a price before getting into the vehicle. Fares into the city are generally around NPR 500 during the day, with a NPR 100 surcharge at night.

Transfer between terminals

The small international and domestic terminals are located within easy walking distance of one another.


Facilities include banks and a bureau de change, shops, duty-free, snacks, internet, post office, and tourist information. The airport is well equipped with facilities for those with disabilities.

Departure Tax

NPR 1,130 (international), NPR 200 (domestic).


Kathmandu Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.