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Kathmandu Airport

The airport is situated four miles (6km) east of Kathmandu.

Information & Facts

Airport Taxis

Both pre-paid taxis and normal taxis are available at the airport. Pre-paid taxis are often more expensive than regular taxis hailed outside the airport. Taxi drivers often try to overcharge passengers, so only pay when you are at your destination and agree on a price before getting into the vehicle. Fares into the city are generally NPR 250 during the day and a NPR 50 surcharge at night.

Car Rental

Car rental companies are represented.

City Transfers

A pre-paid taxi service operates from immediately outside the arrival gate. Rates are exhibited on a board and the fare must be paid in advance. Local buses also serve the airport, the journey is 35 minutes and costs Rs40.

Contacts

Tel: +977 (0)1 470 274.

Departure Tax

NPR 1, 130 (international), NPR 169.50 (domestic).

Facilities

Facilities include banks and bureau de change, shops, duty-free, snacks, Internet, post office and tourist information. The airport is well equipped with facilities for those with disabilities.

Language

Nepali is the official language. English is spoken in all major tourist areas.

Money

The official currency is the Nepali Rupee (NPR), which is divided into 100 paisa. As change can be a problem it is recommended that visitors have a supply of small notes handy. Tourist activities are often quoted in US Dollars and it is advisable to carry new dollar bills in varied denominations. Both Euro and US dollar travellers cheques are widely accepted in tourist areas and can be cashed easily in most banks and major hotels throughout the country. There are ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted in many tourist hotels, shops, restaurants and travel agencies. Banks and moneychangers are present in all tourist places and in the major cities; all receipts from foreign exchange transactions should be kept so rupees can be exchanged back into foreign currencies on departure. Cash is needed when trekking.

Terminal Transfers

The small international and domestic terminals are located within easy walking distance of one another.

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