Information & Facts
The Bengaluru Hilton Hotel is within walking distance of the
There is a designated taxi area outside the Arrivals hall, where
official operators Meru Cabs, Easy Cabs and Karnataka Taxi are
based. Taxis are metered. Expect to pay around Rs. 700 to get to
downtown Bengaluru from the airport.
Free parking is available for drop-offs and pick-ups. It is
limited to 10 minutes and is located in P4. Short-term parking is
available in P3, P4 and P5. Rates range from INR 60 for the first
two hours in P2 and P3 to Rs. 80 for 30 minutes in P5. P1 caters
for long-term parking. Rates start at INR 60 for four hours, INR
300 for the first day and INR 200 for each additional day
thereafter. Monthly passes are also available for each parking
Driving on the often-chaotic roads of India is not recommended
and it is better to rent a car with a driver who knows the roads
and the rules of the road. Rental operators are located in the
arrivals part of the airport. Operators at the airport include
Akbar Travels, Carzonet and Hertz.
Train: A high-speed rail link between the airport and the city
has been planned for the airport, but unfortunately it is not yet
Taxis: The official airport taxis are operated by EasyCabs,
Karnataka Taxi and Meru Cabs. The 40km (25 mile) drive into central
Bangalore can take anything from 30 minutes to two hours depending
on traffic. Taxis charge a Rs.60 flag fee, Rs.15 per kilometre and
Rs.10/15 minutes waiting charge.
Bus: There is no public bus service between the airport and
central Bangalore yet, but the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport
Corporation (BMTC) does offer a shuttle service called 'VayuVajra'.
The most current BMTC fares, routes and schedules are displayed in
the arrivals hall just before the exit.
+91 (0)80 6678 2425/3366, Flight Enquiry Line: +91 (0)80 6678
All outbound passengers are charged a User
Development Fee (UDF) of INR 970.09 (for international flights),
and INR 235.72 (for domestic flights).
Money and communications: ATMs and currency exchange facilities
are located on the arrivals and departures floors.
Luggage: The information desk at the airport deal with items
lost and found within the terminal building. Porters are available
for hire. Porter fees usually start at INR 70 for three bags and an
additional INR 25 per bag thereafter. Some porters will accept INR
250 to transport bags for the whole family.
Conference and business: Airline lounges have business
facilities and Internet access. The airport itself does not have a
conference facility yet. Hotels with conference facilities located
within 10km (6 miles) of the airport include Clarks Exotica Hotel
and the Royal Orchard Resort & Convention Centre. Other
facilities: A pharmacy and clinic are located on site. Passengers
travelling with infants can also make use of the baby care rooms.
Disabled passengers are well catered for at the airport.
WiFi: Free wi-fi is available throughout the airport.
Information: Information help desks are situated on the arrivals
floor next to gate five, opposite Baskin Robbins and on the
departures floor behind Café Coffee Day. Staff members speak
English and some information brochures about Bengaluru are
Shopping: Bengaluru International Airport has a tax and duty
free shop selling products such as alcohol, perfume, tobacco,
cigarettes and cosmetics. Other shops at the airport include an
electronics shop, Shoppers Stop (a popular Indian department
store), and more stores selling books, magazines, music and
Food and Drink: The range of eating options at the airport is
limited. Time Out Bar, and Game Kebabs & Beer are the only bars
available at the airport. There are a couple of coffee bars
including Illy and the Indian favourite known as Café Coffee Day.
Other options include an Indian restaurant, a Subway, Baskin
Robbins, and a Pizza Hut. Restaurants and cafes are located in the
public section as well as in the domestic and international
departures halls. Passengers wanting the real taste of India can
nip out to the street stalls located near the taxi stands at the
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.
Not applicable, as there is only one terminal.