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Bangalore Bengaluru Kempegowda Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bangalore Bengaluru Kempegowda Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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Airport Overview

Bengaluru airport guideTo 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 Bengaluru Kempegowda Airport.

What to Expect

Passenger services at Bengaluru Kempegowda 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 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 April 2019, 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.

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.

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!

Plaza Premium Lounge (International) – Closed until March 2021 Renovation – 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 ]

Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic)  – Closed until March 2021 for Renovation –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 ]

Above Ground Lounge (Domestic)  – Closed until April 2020 for Renovation –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 (International) –  Closed until April 2020 for Renovation –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.

If sleeping in Kempegowda 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.

Inside Airport Sleep Pods – Once you are airside, there are a few free sleep pods for sleepy travellers to get some zzzz’s.

Near Airport Taj Bangalore – (3 minute from the airport) Airport transfer service is available upon request, INR 500 each way. » Check Rates

Near Airport 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

Near Airport 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

Near Airport 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.

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

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

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 beside all washroom facilities.

Business Center – Domestic Terminal, near the Above Ground Lounge. Hours: Unknown.

Currency Exchange – Centrum provides exchange services in the Arrivals Area, Departures Area and Airside in both International and Domestic Departures. Hours: Unknown.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Water fountains can be found beside most of the washroom facilities.

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 35) • Bar 380 (International, airside, Level 1, Gate 37) • Cafe Coffee Day (Level 0, Departure Hall, near Dep Gate 4 • Level 0, Arrival Hall, near Red Channel) • Chai Point (curbside opposite Arrival Gates • near to Valtrans) • Fresh & Healthy (International, airside, Level 1, Gate 16) • Hatti Kaapi (curbside opposite Arrival Gates 13 and 14 • near to Valtrans) • La Tapenade (International, airside, Level 1, opposite Gate 33) • Nandi Upachar (Curbside, behind BMTC Stand) • Street Food by Punjab (Arrivals, opposite Gate 14) • Subway (location unknown) • Urban Food Market (International, airside, Level 1, near Gate 38) • 7 Tawas (International, airside, Level 1, Gate 35).

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 for 6 hours; Rs. 945 for 24 hours. 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, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – Domestic Terminal, beside the Relay Convenience Store. Hours: unknown.

Prayer Room – International Departures, near the Relay News Shop. Domestic Departures, near the Above Ground Lounge.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

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: 24 hours.

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.

The airport is open 24 hours.

As of April 2019, Kempegowda airport is served by the following airlines: Air Arabia • Air Asia • Air Costa • Air France • Air India • Air Mauritius • Air Pegasus • Air Vistara • British Airways • Cathay Dragon • Emirates • Etihad • Fly Smart • IndiGo • KLM • Kuwait Airways • Lufthansa • Malaysia Airlines • Nepal Airlines • Oman Air • Qatar Airways • Saudia Airlines • Silkair • Singapore Airlines • SpiceJet • Sri Lankan Airlines • Thai Air • Tigerair • Trujet.

Bus

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. More information about schedules, fares and routes can be found here.

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 ]

Taxi

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. The airport provides a suggested rate chart for planning purposes. See the Bengaluru Airport website.

Last updated: 2019-04-29

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.