Kathmandu Airport (KTM)
Location: The airport is situated four miles (6km) east of
Time: GMT +5.45.
The small international and domestic terminals are located
within easy walking distance of one another.
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 companies are represented.
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
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