Information & Facts
Metered taxis are available outside the arrivals area.
There is a general car park with a capacity of 500 cars. Rates
are Rs 60 for four hours.
Several companies operate car rental facilities at Amritsar
Airport. Note that travellers are strongly advised against driving
themselves around India.
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
Rs. 750 for international passengers; Rs. 200 for
domestic passengers (sometimes included in your ticket
Airport facilities include duty-free shopping, medical facility,
lost and found, telephones, currency exchange, and a restaurant and
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
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.