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 Hyderabad Airport

Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD)

 

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) is the main aviation hub for the city Hyderabad, the capital of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in South India. Established as recently as 2008, this modern facility was named for the celebrated Prime Minister, Rajiv Ghandi, who was assassinated in 1991. It ranks fifth in terms of passenger traffic in India, seeing roughly six million people a year, and operates flights to almost 40 direct destinations to domestic and international cities.

 

The amenities are really good here; you’ll find that there are numerous full service banks, ATMs, and currency exchange points where you can settle any monetary admin you still have. Communication services here are also good, with access to free WiFi for up to 45 minutes provided you have an Indian phone number. However, international travellers can secure internet access by simply obtaining a password from the TATA Teleservices counter that is situated in the terminal. If you’d rather not bother though, there are internet stations, as well as payphones at your disposal.

 

You’ll also be pleased with the shopping and dining options available at Hyderabad’s airport. With local and international fare being served at fast food joints, cafes, restaurants, and snack kiosks. You can pick up goodies in one of the duty-free stores, as well as souvenirs from the area.

 

Extras include a staggering 13 business lounges, and three VIP ones in both the domestic and international areas where you can access showers if you need them.

 

Airlines operating routes to Hyderabad include Malaysia Airlines, Silkair, Qantas, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Jetstar, Garuda Indonesia, and Air India.

 

Travel Information

 

·         You’ll find that on almost all advice forums, that it is not advisable to self-drive in India. However, this problem is easily solved, as most rental car companies in India will include the (very reasonable) cost of a driver. You will have to keep this in mind when booking the size of your vehicle if you are travelling in a group. You can reserve a car at the airport, or save yourself a little hassle, and organise one online. The route is simple, just hop onto NH44 which will take you directly into town.

 

·         There are a number of bus routes, but the recommended one for tourists is the Pushpak Airport Liner. The journey should only take 40 minutes, and cost you an estimated 250INR ($5). Airport transfers via a private company can be arranged too with ease, and in advance if you’d prefer that.

 

·         You’ll find the that taxis are right outside the terminal building, and they will take you into town for around about 650INR ($13), though be prepared to haggle.

 

Please note that information is correct as of January 2017.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

Take the National Highway NH7 south from the centre of Hyderabad.

Buses hide 

Public APSRTC buses operate between the airport and the city centre, as does the Pushpak Airport Liner.

Taxi hide 

Outside the terminal are metered taxis operated by Sky Cabs and Meru.

 Who flies to Hyderabad

 Airport Contact Details

Hyderabad Airport

Address:
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd.,
Shamshabad – Hyderabad 500 409,
Andhra Pradesh,
India.

Tel:+91-40-6676 4000

Website:

 Location Details

Longitude:78° 25' 49'' E
Latitude:17° 13' 49'' N
IATA code:HYD
ICAO code:VOHY

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