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Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (TRV)

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Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (TRV)
AddressThiruvananthapuram 695 008, Kerala, India
Telephone(471) 500 0283
Number of terminals3
Time zoneGMT +5.5
LocationTrivandrum International Airport is located 4km (2.5 miles) southwest of Thiruvananthapuram (formerly Trivandrum), the capital of Kerala
Airport codeTRV
Country dialling code91
Airport newsThe new international terminal was opened in early 2011.
Driving directionsTrivandrum International Airport is well signposted and is located adjacent to the NH66 bypass road.
Car rentalA number of local car hire companies offer cars with drivers or self-drive options at Trivandrum International Airport. It is customary for visitors to India to rent cars with drivers, owing to the country's difficult driving conditions.
Public transport and taxisBus: local bus 14 (www.keralartc.com) runs frequently between Trivandrum International Airport and the city bus terminal at East Fort, near the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Services are very cheap, but often very crowded. The journey time into the city is around 30 minutes.
Taxi: taxis and auto rickshaws are available outside the terminals. Pre-paid taxis are also available, and can be booked at a counter in the arrivals areas of the terminal buildings. The fare into the city is around Rs250, and the journey time is around 20 minutes.
Car parkingBoth short and long-term parking is available at Trivandrum International Airport; there are spaces for almost 300 cars at the domestic terminal, and 700 at the international terminal.
Information and help desksInformation desks are available in both terminals.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: a post office and a bank are available in the Arrivals area of the International Terminal. There is also a bank branch in the Departures area. Internet access is available in the International Terminal.
Eating and drinking: there are restaurants in the Departure area of the International Terminal as well as snack bars and tea and coffee vending machines.
Shopping: there is a duty-free shop in the Departure area of the International Terminal. Shops selling books, gift items and mobile phones are available in both terminals.
there is lost and found office in the International Terminal.
Other facilities: a medical facility is available. The airport has dormitory accommodation and retiring rooms available for transit passengers.
Conference and business facilitiesThere are no business or conference facilities at Trivandrum International Airport, but internet access is available in the terminals. The international terminal has a Business Class lounge.
Disabled facilitiesTrivandrum International Airport offers special assistance and wheelchairs to physically disabled travellers.
Airport hotelsThere are no on-site hotels at Trivandrum International Airport. There is, however, a low-cost bed and breakfast hotel within walking distance of the domestic terminal. Most other accommodation is located in the city itself, around 7km (4 miles) away. Several hotels in the city offer complimentary shuttle services to and from the airport. Our Trivandrum International Airport guide offers the following accommodation options:

Hotel SAJ Lucia
The 4-star Hotel SAJ Lucia has an on-site health club, swimming pool and bar. Meeting space is available for business travellers. The hotel is located within 5km (3 miles) of Trivandrum International Airport.
Kerala, East Fort
Thiruvananthapuram 695 023
Tel: (471) 246 3443
Web: www.sajlucia.com

Hotel South Park
The 82-room Hotel South Park offers a range of facilities, including an Indian style restaurant, pub, café and barbecue eatery. Conference space is available for up to 200 delegates.
Thiruvananthapuram 695 034
MG Road, Kerala
Tel: (471) 233 3333
Web: www.thesouthpark.com

Hotel Horizon
Housing a range of dining facilities and meeting space, Hotel Horizon offers 3-star accommodation in the city centre.
Thiruvananthapuram 695 014
Aristo Road, Kerala
Tel: (471) 326 888
Web: www.thehotelhorizon.com

Sunday Bed and Breakfast
Close to the beach as well as the airport, Sunday Bed and Breakfast is a small establishment offering budget accommodation. Facilities are simple, but air-conditioned rooms are available, and breakfast is included in the room rate.
Thiruvananthapuram 695 008
Valiathura Post, Kerala
Tel: (974) 695 7056
Web: www.sunday-bnb.com
Full airport nameTrivandrum International Airport
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