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Bengaluru International Airport (BLR)
AddressDevanahalli, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Telephone(80) 6678 2425 or 6678 2251
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT India Standard Time: GMT/UTC +5:30
LocationKempegowda International Airport is situated 40km (25 miles) from Bengaluru, in Devanahalli.
Airport codeBLR
Airport newsA long running plan to create a high-speed rail link between the airport and city centre that appears to have been permanently shelved is still officially ongoing, although a start date is yet to be announced. 
Driving directionsKempegowda International Airport is located east of the Bengaluru-Hyderabad national motorway (NH7). From the city centre, head northwards along Ramana Maharshi Road / Bellary Road and continue on the NH7. The airport is well signposted from this motorway and is located off BIAL Road.
Car rentalCar hire companies represented at Kempegowda International Airport include: Carzonrent/Hertz and Akbar Travels. In India, it is advisable to hire a car with a driver as road conditions can be dangerous and often bewildering for the visitor.
Public transport and taxisBus: Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (tel: 1 800 425 1663; operates an airport shuttle service connecting various locations in the city to Kempegowda International Airport. Shuttles on each of the nine routes run at least once every 30 minutes. There is a BMTC information desk in the terminal.
Taxi: Megacabs (tel: (80) 4747 4747;, Karnataka Taxi (tel: (80) 4466 4466; and Meru (tel: (80) 4422 4422; operate taxis from the designated taxi area in front of the terminal building. The journey time into the city can be up to two hours or less than one hour, depending on traffic conditions. Fares range from Rs600 to Rs900.
Car parkingAll parking zones are located less than 200 meters from the terminal and offer short- and long-term rates.
Information and help desksInformation counters are located in the arrivals hall, the check-in area, and outside the terminal building. These are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: There are ATMs on the ground and first floors, and bureaux de change on the first floor of the terminal building.
Communications: A postal service is located on the ground floor. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available at Kempegowda International Airport.
Food: Several cafés, bars and restaurants are located within the terminal building; the majority of which are located in the departures area on the first floor. Among the options is an eatery serving Chinese cuisine and a restaurant focused on regional Indian food.
Shopping: There is a large duty-free outlet in the international departures area. The domestic departures area also has several shops selling books, electronics, clothing and crafts.
Luggage: A porter service is available.
Other facilities: There are two baby care rooms; one on each floor.
Conference and business facilitiesEach of the airport’s three lounges includes its very own business centre complete with high speed Wi-Fi and charging points for laptops and mobile devices. 
Disabled facilitiesTravellers requiring special assistance should contact their airline prior to arrival at the airport. Kempegowda International Airport is fully wheelchair accessible, with specially designed lifts and disabled toilets.
Airport hotelsThere are currently no hotels on the airport site but a limited selection of hotels is located nearby.

Olde Bangalore
Featuring interesting 'tented' rooms and suites, Olde Bangalore offers resort-style accommodation about 15 minutes from Kempegowda International Airport by taxi. Guests here can make use of the hotel's on-site parking, business facilities and leisure amenities; and there is a restaurant serving a range of cuisines.
Chikjala, Tarabanahalli
Bangalore 562 157, India
Tel: (80) 2801 0100

Clarks Exotica
Set in landscaped grounds, Clarks Exotica is less than 10 minutes from Kempegowda International Airport. A good option for those looking to unwind, the resort boasts a spa, gym and a restaurant.
Hollywood Junction, Devanahalli Road
Bangalore 562 110, India
Tel: (80) 7177 7000.
Full airport nameKempegowda International Airport
CityBengaluru (Bangalore)
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