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Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport

General information

Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport is Nepal’s only international airport and home to national flag carrier Nepal Airlines. The airport consists of two terminals (International and Domestic) and one runway. Kathmandu as well as the airport are located in a valley surrounded by high mountains.


Where is Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport situated?

The airport is located in the east of the city. To the north of the airport you will find two well-known sights, namely Pashupatinath Temple and Boudha Stupa.

How many terminals does Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport have?

The airport has two terminals, a large International Terminal and a small Domestic Terminal.

Airport Map



The distance from Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport to the centre of Kathmandu is 6 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Kathmandu.

From KTM Airport to Kathmandu City centre by Car
6 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport by public transport. Visit the Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Kathmandu is about NPR 1000.-. Book your taxi at Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From KTM Airport to Kathmandu City centre by Taxi
6 km
25 min
NPR 1000.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Nepal Airlines
  • Buddha Air
  • AirAsia
  • IndiGo
  • Malaysia Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Krishna Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Set in Kathmandu, 1.7 km from Pashupatinath, Hotel Krishna Kathmandu offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. Each accommodation at the 3-star hotel has city views and free WiFi.


Hotel Amarawati, Kathmandu

Located in Kathmandu, 600 metres from Pashupatinath, Hotel Amarawati provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. This 3-star hotel offers an ATM, a tour desk and free WiFi.


Marinha Airport Hotel, Kathmandu

Situated in Kathmandu, 1.7 km from Pashupatinath, Marinha Airport Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden.

Hotels in Kathmandu

Looking for the best hotels in Kathmandu? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Nepal Pavilion Inn, Kathmandu

Situated within an 11-minute walk of Hanuman Dhoka and 1.1 km of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Nepal Pavilion Inn offers eco-friendly rooms in Kathmandu. The property is located 1.9 km from Swayambhu and 2.2 km from Swayambhunath Temple.


Traditional Comfort Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu

Traditional Comfort Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu provides adults-only accommodation with a restaurant, a bar and a shared lounge. Each accommodation at the 3-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a terrace.


Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu

Hotel Shanker is located in Kathmandu, next to Narayanhiti Palace Museum. The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and spa. Four dining options are available and parking is free.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Kathmandu: Full-Day City Sightseeing Tour

Discover the cultural and architectural history of Kathmandu on this guided tour of the city's most important religious and cultural sights.


Kathmandu: 3-Day Chitwan Safari Tour

This 2-night 3-day Chitwan jungle safari tour is the perfect blend of wildlife watching, adventure, and exploration. Complete with full board and lodging, you will enter the wilderness daily in search of some of Nepal's famous treasures.

Tour & transport

Kathmandu: 12-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Discover the diversity of awe-inspiring natural panoramas as well as the airborne peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri regions. Experience this and more with a spectacular excursion to the base camp of the world’s 10th-tallest peak, Mount Annapurna.


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