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Welcome to Amritsar Airport

6.8 miles (11km) northwest of Amritsar


Information & Facts

Airport Taxis

Metered taxis are available outside the arrivals area.

Car Parking

There is a general car park with a capacity of 500 cars. Rates are Rs 60 for four hours.

Car Rental

Several companies operate car rental facilities at Amritsar Airport. Note that travellers are strongly advised against driving themselves around India.

City Transfers

Getting to Amritsar from the airport is easiest by taxis, which are readily available from the city side of the Arrivals area. The nearest bus station is 8 miles (13km) from the airport, and there is no bus service from the airport. There is a free shuttle to the Golden Temple, and many hotels in the area operate airport shuttle services.

Contacts

Tel: +9 (0)1 183 221 4166. Email: apdasr@aai.aero

Departure Tax
Rs. 750 for international passengers; Rs. 200 for domestic passengers (sometimes included in your ticket price)
Facilities

Airport facilities include duty-free shopping, medical facility, lost and found, telephones, currency exchange, and a restaurant and snack bar.

Language
Although English is generally used for official and business purposes, Hindi is the official language and is spoken by about 40 percent of the population. Urdu is the language common with the Muslim demographic. India has a total of 22 official languages
Money

The currency is the Indian Rupee (INR), which is divided into 100 paise (singular paisa). Major currencies can be changed at banks, and authorised bureaux de changes. It is impossible to obtain rupees outside India, but no matter what time you arrive in India there will be an exchange office open at the airport. It is illegal to exchange money through the black market and it is advisable to refuse torn notes, as no one will accept them apart from the National Bank. It is best to change money into small denominations. Travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted, particularly in tourist orientated establishments. ATMs are not generally available.

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