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Kuwait Airport

General information

Kuwait Airport is a big airport in the Middle East, home to the airlines Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways. Currently, the airport has two runways and three terminals (T1, T4 and T5).


Where is Kuwait Airport situated?

The airport is located south of the city. Highway 50 connects the airport to the centre of Kuwait City.

How many terminals does Kuwait Airport have?

Kuwait Airport has three terminals known as Terminal 1, Terminal 4 (Kuwait Airways, opened in 2018) and Terminal 5 (Jazeera Airways, opened in 2018). Terminal 1 is the largest terminal of Kuwait Airport. In 2024, the super modern Terminal 2 will open south of Terminal 1.

Airport Map



The distance from Kuwait Airport to the centre of Kuwait City is 18 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Kuwait City.

From KWI Airport to Kuwait City City centre by Car
18 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Kuwait Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Kuwait Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Kuwait City is about KWD 7.-. Book your taxi at Kuwait Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From KWI Airport to Kuwait City City centre by Taxi
18 km
30 min
KWD 7.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Kuwait Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Avis, National (Enterprise Holdings), Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Budget 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

Kuwait 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 Kuwait Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Kuwait 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 Kuwait 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 Kuwait Airport?

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

  • Kuwait Airways
  • Jazeera Airways
  • IndiGo
  • British Airways
  • Emirates


Hotels near the airport

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


Grand Hyatt Kuwait, Kuwait

Located in Kuwait, 8.5 km from Kuwait International Fairground, Grand Hyatt Kuwait features accommodation with a garden, private parking and a terrace.


Crowne Plaza Kuwait Al Thuraya City, an IHG Hotel, Kuwait

Only a 5-minute drive from Kuwait International Airport, Crowne Plaza Kuwait Al Thuraya City offers free WiFi throughout the entire property. It features an Aquatonic Pool and a fitness centre.


Delta Hotel Apartments, Kuwait

Located in Kuwait, 8.1 km from Kuwait International Fairground and 14 km from The Scientific Center, Delta Hotel Apartments provides accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.

Hotels in Kuwait City

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


Grand Majestic Hotel Kuwait, Kuwait

A 7-minute walk from Liberation Tower, Grand Majestic Hotel Kuwait is set in Kuwait and provides air-conditioned rooms. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk. Serves a variety of fresh and delicious dishes for you to enjoy.


Al Kout Beach Hotel, Kuwait

Situated in Kuwait, 26 km from Kuwait International Fairground, Al Kout Beach Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.


Marina Hotel, Kuwait

The Marina Hotel offers 5-star luxury rooms overlooking Kuwait Bay, just a 10-minute drive from Kuwait city centre. It features 2 outdoor pools, a spa and its own private beach. All the Marina’s rooms are bright and spacious.


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