Bengaluru Airport (BLR)
Location: Devanahalli, 18 miles (29km) north of downtown
Time: GMT +5.5
Not applicable, as there is only one terminal.
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 betwee
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.
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.
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
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
The Bengaluru Hilton Hotel is within walking distance of the
Departure Tax: All outbound passengers are charged a User