About Tribhuvan International Airport

by Shaurab Lohani | Jul 26, 2018
About Tribhuvan International Airport

Tribhuvan international airport was built in the 1950’s and since then not much has changed in terms of the runway and the facility. There are no terminals in the airport or let us say it is a single terminal airport with single runway. Around 40 national and international aircrafts fly in and out of the airport on today’s date. Transporting the passengers to and from the aircraft to the terminal is done by busses.

There are no 24 hour domestic of international flights in Nepal. The first flight comes as early as 6:30 in the morning and the last one arrives at as late as 12 in the midnight.

Are there atm’s in the Tribhuvan international airport?

Yes, there are couple of atm’s in the international airport in Nepal. You can use your credit or debit card to vend money. However, since the atm is not able to cater the influx of people, it is advised to have some dollars, pounds or euros as backup.

Is there a money exchange at the Nepal international airport?

Yes, there is a money exchange in the international airport of Nepal. It is advised that you carry US dollars, pound or euros as many other currencies are not exchanged.

Can I get a taxi or a local bus out of the airport in Kathmandu ?

Yes, the taxi is available day around but it is better to take a prepaid taxi if you are planning to take the taxi on your own. The local taxis can overcharge you. You can take local buses to your destination once you exit all the way out of the terminal and the airport gate. However, the city buses run only from 6:30 am in the morning to 7 – 8 pm in the evening.

Are there hotels close to the international airport in Nepal ?

There are several hotels right outside the international airport premises. There are budget as well as luxurious options available. You can as well go a kilometer further towards the temple of Pashupatinath and you will find more and better options.


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