Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Guide (HYD)

Airport info
Code: HYD
Address:
Shamshabad, Hyderabad 500 409, Andhra Pradesh, India
Location:

Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is situated 25km (19 miles) south of central Hyderabad, in the state of Andhra Pradesh in south-central India.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +91
Telephone:
+91 40 6654 6370
Timezone: GMT ++05:30
Map:
Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport map

Named after former Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, who served for five years before his assassination in 1991, Hyderabad’s main airport is among the busiest airports in India. Browse our Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport guide for contact details, information on terminal facilities and details of public transport access.

Airport news

Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is relatively new, having opened in 2008. Plans are in place to further expand the airport’s main terminal, providing for an overall capacity of up to 40 million passengers per year.

Information

Information desks are located in the domestic departures area and in the Airport Village commercial area.

Website
www.hyderabad.aero
Driving directions

From the centre of Hyderabad, follow the National Highway NH7 southwards. Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport lies just off the main road.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: The Pushpak Airport Liner (tel: +91 1800 200 4599; www.apsrtc.gov.in) is the recommended bus service for visitors to Hyderabad wishing to take a bus rather than a taxi. The fare to the city is Rs. 250 and the journey time is approximately 40 minutes.

Local APSRTC buses (tel: +91 40 3010 2828; www.apsrtconline.in) also operate services from the airport to the city centre (journey time: 40 minutes; fare: Rs. 100).

There are also a number of long-distance bus and coach services connecting the airport with other cities in the surrounding region.

Taxi:Metered taxis, operated by Sky Cabs (tel: +91 40 4949 4949) and Meru (tel: +91 40 4422 4422), are readily available outside the terminal. Journeys from the airport cannot be booked in advance, but trips to the airport can be reserved by phone (fare: Rs. 650).

Terminal facilities

Money

Several banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are located in the terminal building.

Communication

Free Wi-Fi internet access (for up to 45 minutes) is available throughout Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport for those with an Indian telephone number. Those without an India phone number can obtain a password from the TATA Teleservices helpdesk (tel: +91 40 6060 7070) in the terminal. Other communication services at the airport include a public call office, which also offers fax facilities, and fixed internet kiosks.

Food

There are restaurants, cafés and international fast-food outlets available in both the domestic and international concourses. A selection of cafés and food stalls can also be found in the Airport Village in the public area.

Shopping

There is a wide range of shops at Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, including duty-free outlets, which offer locally produced products such as rugs and souvenirs, as well as goods of Western origin and the expected selection of convenience items.

Luggage

Left-luggage facilities are available in the departure and arrival areas. Porter services (Rs. 100 for the domestic area or Rs. 200 for international) and a lost and found desk (tel: +91 40 6660 6064) are available through the airport's Civil Aviation Office.

Other

There are prayer rooms at various locations in the terminal. Spa facilities are situated in the domestic departure area. Smoking lounges are available in the terminal building, while a medical room and pharmacy are on-hand to assist with first aid needs.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are 13 business lounges in the airport's domestic and international areas plus an additional three VIP lounges, which offer varying degrees of services. Among them is the Plaza Premium Lounge, which offers business services, refreshments, showers and rest rooms.

More extensive business facilities, including meeting rooms with capacity for between four and 450 people, are available at the nearby Novotel Hyderabad Airport (tel: +91 40 6625 0000; www.accorhotels.com).

Disabled facilities

Assistance for the disabled, including wheelchair provision, is available on request. Ramps and lift connect all floors of the terminal and adapted services, including toilets, are available for wheelchair users. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact the Airport Operator (tel: +91 40 6660 6045) before travelling, as well as their airline.

Car parking

Short- and long-term parking (tel: +91 40 6660 4210) for around 3,000 vehicles is located outside the terminal building.

Car rental

Private rental vehicles, with drivers, are available at Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Operators include Carzonrent and One Car. It is normal in India when hiring a car to have a driver – local road (and traffic) conditions are difficult at best.

Hotels

There is one conventional hotel at Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, plus a small transit hotel, which offers studio rooms with showers. There are other accommodation options in central Hyderabad. Advice on hotel reservations is available at the airport's GMR information desks.


Novotel Hyderabad Airport

+91 40 6625 0000

Novotel Hyderabad Airport is within the airport site, just a short distance from the terminal, which it is linked to by a shuttle bus service. Among its facilities are various business services, a swimming pool, gym and spa. The hotel’s two restaurants serve regional and international dishes.

Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, 500 409, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Plaza Premium Transit Hotel

If you want to have a quick nap or a shower before you jump on a connecting flight, the Plaza Premium Transit Hotel rents rooms by the hour. Single and double occupancy studios are available and each room comes with air conditioning and power showers.

Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, 500 409, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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