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Bangalore (Bengaluru) Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Bangalore Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

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Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Kempegowda International Airport.

What to Expect

Passenger services at Kempegowda (Bangalore) International Airport are provided in a large, modern, easy-to-navigate multi-level terminal (Terminal 1) with 20 departure gates. A separate “Hajj Terminal” provides charter services for pilgrims. The ground level is used for arrivals and check-in, the second level handles departures, and the third level is the gate area, with higher numbered gates generally serving international departures. The terminal features a broad selection of dining options and shops, as well as duty-free shopping. Some airside dining offers 24-hour service, while the WiFi is may be your only saving grace to help pass the time. For additional comforts, economy class passengers can pay to access one of the airport’s private lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

As of May 2018, we have not received any sleep-related reviews from travellers who’ve been to this airport, though we’ve heard the airside may prove the better option for sleeping due to the few numbers of overnight departures. If you have slept in this airport, please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there is a “Day Hotel” at the domestic departure check-in area and several other hotels within a quick shuttle ride of the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

Coins may be needed to access some bathrooms.

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Bangalore Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Day Hotel by Plaza Premium Lounge - The day hotel offers 20 rooms and a lounge area. Location: Domestic Departures Terminal, Level 2, near check-in counter #1. Lounge packages are available (INR 1,000 for 2 hours). Showers packages are available (from INR 500). Day room packages start with a minimum 3 hour stay. (Single Rooms: INR 2,500 - 3 hours • INR 3,500 - 6 hours • INR 500 - each additional hour. Studio: INR 3,500 - 3 hours • INR 4,500 - 6 hours • INR 1,000 - each additional hour. Family Suite: INR 5,000 - 3 hours • INR 6,000 - 6 hours • INR 1,500 - each additional hour).
  • PassesPlaza Premium Lounge - Location: Terminal 1, Domestic Departures, Airside, Level 1, Mezzanine, near Gate 2. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • PassesPlaza Premium Lounge - Location: Terminal 1, International Departures, Airside, Level 1, near Gate 18. Showers are available for an additional fee. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Above Ground Lounge - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Domestic Departures, opposite Gate 3, Mezzanine Level. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Above Ground Lounge - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Departures, Level 1, near Gate 18. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airline Lounges

Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways, Air India, and Oberoi Group also have private lounges that are members or elite status flyers only. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Bangalore Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • In Transit Plaza Premium Airport Transit Hotel - Location: Terminal 1, Level 2, Domestic Departures near Check-In Counter 1. Hours: Open 24 hours. The Day Hotel is a convenient place to relax during a long layover or get sleep before an early morning flight departure. Open only to passengers with onward boarding passes or flight tickets. The Day Hotel has single, twin-share, bunk-style and family rooms with ensuite facilities and access to free WiFi, the Plaza Premium lounge, a private restaurant and full-service spa for hotel guests only. » Check Rates
    » Single room rates start at INR 2,500 (3 hours) or INR 3,500 (6 hours), with additional hours at INR 500.
    » Studios and Twin rooms are INR 3,500 (3 hours) and INR 4,500 (6 hours), with additional hours at INR 1000/ hour.
    » Family Suites are INR 5,000 (3 hours) or INR 6000 (6 hours), with additional hours at INR 1,500/hour
    » Shower packages start at INR 500.
  • Taj Bangalore - (3 minute from the airport) Airport transfer service is available upon request, INR 500 each way. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Presidency - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. for INR 450 each way. Day rooms available for use, INR 1800 + taxes per single person for any four hours within 6:00AM to 6:00PM » Check Rates
  • Fantasy Golf Resort - (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request, rates depend on if you require round-trip, drop-off or pick-up and also the type of vehicle ordered. » Check Rates
  • Clarks Exotica - (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfer service available upon request, INR 600 each way. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bangalore Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bengaluru airport. After registering, a password will be sent to your mobile phone.

Free internet stations are also available, Airside in both Terminals.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Arrivals Halls and Curbside.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Baby care facilities are available in both Terminals.
  • Currency Exchange - Centrum provides exchange services in the Arrivals Area, Departures Area and Airside in both International and Domestic Departures. Hours: Unknown.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available in multiple locations throughout International Departures and Arrivals. A small variety of retail shops are available in both International and Domestic Departures.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: Bar (International, airside, Level 1, Gate 18)   •   Bar 380 (International, airside, Level 1, Gate 21)   •   Cafe Coffee Day (Level 0, Departure Hall, near Dep Gate 4   •   Level 0, Arrival Hall, near Red Channel   •   Plaza Area, opposite Airport Bus Stop)   •   Cafe Noir (location unknown)   •   Chai Point (landside)   •   Hatti Kaapi (curbside opposite Arrival Gates 13 and 14)   •   Kaati Zone (curbside opposite Arrival Gates 13 and 14)   •   La Tapenade (International, airside, Level 1, opposite Duty Free Store)   •   Maiyas (location unknown)   •   Subway (location unknown)   •   Urban Food Market (International, airside, Level 1, near Gate 24)   •   7 Tawas (International, airside, Level 1, Gate 18)
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Luggage can be stored for up to five days at the Left Luggage storage facility in the airport. Photo ID or passport, copy of flight ticket or boarding pass, and local address required. Rates start at Rs. 240 per standard-sized piece of luggage (minimum one hour). Higher rates apply for oversized luggage. Location: Arrival gates, near Kaati Zone Hours: unknown.
  • Luggage Wrapping - Securewrap provides luggage wrapping. Rates: Rs.399/- per bag. Location and Hours: Unknown.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Prayer Room - International Departures, near the Relay News Shop. Domestic Departures, near the Above Ground Lounge.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Showers are available in the Plaza Premium Lounge [ see Airport Lounges above ]
  • Smoking - There are designated smoking rooms available. Locations: International Terminal, Airside • Domestic Terminal, Airside.
  • Spa & Salon Services - Reflexology, massage, manis, pedis and more are available at O2 Spa! Location: Domestic Departures Hours: unknown.
  • Visitor Ticket - People who wish to enter the airport in order to meet and greet arriving friends and family can do so with the purchase of a visitor’s ticket, good for up to 2 hours from time of purchase. Visitor’s tickets cost Rs.100 and are sold curbside near the Arrivals Hall.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of March 2018, Bangalore airport is served by the following airlines: Air Costa • Air India • Air Asia • Air Pegas • Fly Smart • Indi Go • Jet Airways • Spice Jet • Trujet • Air Vistara • Air France • KLM • Air Mauritius • Silkair • Singapore Airlines • British Airways • Cathay Pacific • Emirates • Etihad • Kuwait Airways • Lufthansa • Malaysia Airlines • Nepal Airlines • Saudia Airlines • Sri Lankan Airlines • Thai Air • Tigerair.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Flybus provides service from the airport to Mysore and Manipal. For more information, visit the Flybus website.

Vayu Vajra is a 24-hour bus service that connects the airport to Bangalore City via eleven different routes. For schedules, fares and more information, visit the Vayu Vajra website.

Car Rentals

Akbar Travels, Carzonrent and Myles offer car rental services onsite.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, we were unable to find any hotels that provide hotel shuttle service; however, there are several hotels that can arrange transfers for a fee. [ See Airport Hotels above ]


Karnataka Taxi, MegaCabs and Meru Cabs are the official taxi service providers for the airport, providing safe and easy transportation to the Bangalore city area. Passengers can opt for non air-conditioned service or pay a slightly higher fare for an air-conditioned taxi.


Passengers can opt for non air-conditioned service or pay a slightly higher fare for an air-conditioned taxi.

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Last Updated: 29 March 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .