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Kathmandu Travel Guide

Kathmandu Airports

Kathmandu Airport (KTM)


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


GMT +5.45.


Transfer Terminals: 

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

Transfer City: 

A pre-paid 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 Rs40.

Car Rental: 

Car rental companies are represented.

Airport Taxis: 

Both pre-paid taxis and normal taxis are available at the airport. Pre-paid taxis 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 NPR 250 during the day and a NPR 50 surcharge at night.

Airport Facilities: 

Facilities include banks and 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 169.50 (domestic).
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