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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD)

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD)
AddressSVP International Airport, Ahmedabad-380 003, Ahmedabad, 380003, India
Telephone(079) 2286 9211.
Emailapdahm@aai.aero
Websitewww.aai.aero
Number of terminals3
Time zoneGMT India Standard Time: GMT/UTC +5:30
LocationAhmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is located 15km (9.5 miles) northeast of Ahmedabad and about 20km (12.5 miles) south of Gandhinagar.
Airport codeAMD
Airport newsA direct metro extension link between Ahmedabad city centre and the airport is presently at an early planning stage.
Transfer between terminalsThe two main terminals (Terminal 1 and 2) are connected by a moving walkway. Terminal 3 is used solely as an overflow terminal and for passengers arriving during the Hajj pilgrimage.
Driving directionsThe airport is well-signposted from both Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. From Ahmedabad, there are various routes, including the Narol Sarkhej ring road from the south. From Gandhinagar, take National Highway 8 southbound and follow the signs.
Car rentalLocal car hire companies have offices on the arrivals side of Terminal 1. Hertz offers chauffeured cars for hire. In India, most hire cars come with a driver, due to the poor Indian road quality and sheer volume of traffic.
Public transport and taxisBus:There is a limited city bus service operating from Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. This is very cheap, but not a particularly convenient option if travelling with luggage.
Taxi:A prepaid taxi counter can be found in Terminal 1, operated by the Taxi Drivers Association. Taxis run from outside Arrivals at Terminal 1, the fare starts at around INR300 - journey time can vary considerably depending on traffic.
Car parkingThere are 900 car parking spaces at Terminal 2 and over 1,000 at Terminal 1. Further car parking facilities are available at Terminal 3.
Information and help desksAn information desk is located in the international Terminal 2. There are also tourist information counters in the domestic Terminal 1.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: There is a bank and a bureau de change kiosk in Terminal 2. ATMs are available in the Terminal 1 departures area.
Communications: Mobile phone recharging points and public telephones are located at various points. Internet access is available in the two main terminals.
Food: There is a restaurant and café in Terminal 1, while Terminal 2 offers several juice and snack bars. Drinks vending machines are provided, and a number of shops sell snacks and confectionery.
Shopping: A wide variety of shops and stalls are available throughout Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, including a clothes boutique, newsagent and a shop selling local handicrafts. The duty-free shop in Terminal 2 sells a range of products, and there are several specialist outlets offering items such as watches, chocolate, beauty products and leather goods.
Luggage: Free luggage trolleys are available. There is an on-site lost and found office (tel: (079) 2286 9266).
Other facilities: Rooms for transit passengers are located in Terminal 2 (tel: (079) 2286 9266). There is a spa facility and childcare room in Terminal 1.
Conference and business facilitiesThere are no conference or business facilities at Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, but nearby The Gateway Hotel Ummed Ahmedabad (tel: (079) 6666 1234; www.thegatewayhotels.com) has extensive facilities, including a business centre, two conference rooms and printing, scanning and secretarial services. The Sunset Comfort Inn (tel: (079) 2286 2591; www.comfortinn.com) also has meeting and event facilities.
Disabled facilitiesWheelchairs and special assistance is available for disabled travellers. Those requiring assistance should notify their airline and the airport prior to travelling.
Airport hotelsThere are several hotels of varying standard near Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. Assistance with accommodation booking is available at the tourist information counters in the airport. Whenever staying in India it is often less hassle to agree and pay the hotel fee upfront to avoid 'hidden charges' during checkout.

Pristine Residency
Also a very short distance from the airport, the Pristine Residency is a comfortable option offering a choice of rooms and suites. Although relatively small (42 rooms), this upmarket option has a lot to offer, including a satellite TV, a buffet breakfast and airport transfers.
Airport Road
Ahmedabad, India
Tel: (079) 2286 1177.
Web: www.pristineresidency.com

Gateway Hotel Ummed Ahmedabad
Boasting a fitness centre, pool and spa, Gateway Hotel Ummed Ahmedabad is located within 1km (0.6 miles) of Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. A comprehensive business centre is available for use by guests and the hotel also has on-site meeting facilities.
Hansol, International Airport Circle
Ahmedabad, India
Tel: (079) 6666 1234.
Web: www.thegatewayhotels.com

Sunset Comfort Inn
Sunset Comfort Inn is less than 1km (0.6 mile) from Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport and is linked via a complimentary shuttle service. Other facilities include business services, indoor parking and an on-site restaurant.
Hansol, Airport Circle
Ahmedabad, India
Tel: (079) 2286 2591.
Web: www.cisunset.net

Narayani Heights Hotel and Resort
3 km (2 miles) from the airport, the relatively new Narayani Heights is a luxury facility with a large function suite, restaurant offering local speciality foods as well as international cuisine, and a number of cottage style rooms in the quiet resort gardens.
Bhat District, Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Road
Ahmedabad, India
Tel: (079) 6170 1800.
Web: www.narayaniresort.com

St. Laurn Towers
About 15 minutes' drive from AMD, the St Laurn Towers claims to be the area's most luxurious hotel. Rooms are large, there is a choice of dining options, and facilities include a fitness centre with spa and pool, as well as conference rooms for business travellers.
15 Ashram Road
Ahmedabad, India
Tel: (079) 4026 8000.
Web: www.stlaurntowers.com
Full airport nameAhmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
CountryIndia
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