Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)Location: The airport is located around 23 miles (37km) from central Bangalore.
Time: Local time is GMT +5.5
Contacts: +91 80 6678 2425/3366, Flight Enquiry Line: +91 80 6678 2251/2255
Getting to the city: The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) offers a shuttle service called 'VayuVajra' which operates 24 hours a day. The most current BMTC fares, routes and schedules are displayed in the arrivals hall just before the exit.
Car rental: Driving on the often-chaotic roads of India is not recommended and it is better to rent a car with a driver who knows the roads and the rules of the road. Rental operators are located in the arrivals part of the airport. Operators at the airport include Akbar Travels and Carzonrent.
Airport Taxis: The official airport taxis are operated by Mega Cabs, Karnataka Taxi and Meru Cabs. The 23 mile (37km) drive into central Bengaluru can take anything from 30 minutes to two hours depending on traffic. Air conditioned taxis charge higher rates, and there is a 10 percent charge for night fares between midnight and 6am; non air conditioned taxis are cheaper.
Facilities: ATMs and currency exchange facilities are available. Porters are available for hire. Airline lounges have a range of facilities and services. Passengers travelling with infants can also make use of the baby care rooms. There is a duty free shop and a number of other shops as well as a varied assortment of eating options and bars.
Parking: Parking in P2, the Budget Parking lot, is INR 100 for any period of time within the first two hours, and INR 50 per any additional two hours thereafter, up to INR 500 for the first day and INR 300 per day thereafter. P3 Premium Parking cost INR 100 for the first hour and INR 50 per each additional hour. P1 is reserved for two wheel vehicles.
Airport hotels: The Bengaluru Hilton Hotel is within walking distance of the terminal.