Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)

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    "The brand new 747-8 flights are awesome.."(32 Tips)
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    "Beautiful Bangalore airport...well organised and helpful staff"(19 Tips)
    Pankaj
    "One of the best airport in India...nice, clean, well maintained..."(17 Tips)
    Enter C.
    "Great tea at shoppers stop"(8 Tips)
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  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaSeptember 12, 2012
    The queen of flight is on its way to Bangalore: Starting today our beautiful Boeing 747-8 takes passengers to the equally beautiful Bangalore - daily from Frankfurt/Main Read more
  • Veysel S.
    Veysel SoyluApril 14
    One of the best, biggest and crowded airports of the country. There a lot of places to spend time in the airport.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Shiven
    ShivenJune 26, 2014
    Cafe noir just outside the departure gate offers the best option in hot fresh french and italian meals. Soup of the day is a must try. Fresh pasta , lasagna is awesome. Lil expensive tho.
  • Kushal S.
    Kushal SanghviDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    One of the best airports of the country and has a massive lounge too but yet can't manage the rush and crowd, eat the South Indian food down surely!!
    Upvoted Apr 12
  • Deobrat G.
    Deobrat GuptaJune 13, 2016
    Has to be the 3rd fanned out airport in the country after del and bom, plus the way it is being upgraded outside with IT equipped landscape for EV Motor Charging Dock and other stuff is so cool..
  • Umang S.
    Umang ShahMarch 12, 2015
    Amazing AirPort with subway , CCD .. Only advise , you will find huge rush may be 24*7 so try to reach their atleast 2 hours before departure time to make your journey comfortable .. 😊
  • kishan r.
    kishan raoFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    This airport is improving day by day . Now there are many check in counters for smooth flow of crowd. This is the best airport in India with respect to facilities.
  • Ankit D.
    Ankit DusejaJanuary 27, 2015
    There's a newspaper stand opposite to gate no 2 which has some good reading stuff. Grab one for free & enjoy news in the old fashioned way but a guy keeps roaming around to take it back when u r done!
  • Иανιи к.
    Иανιи кυмαяDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lks lk 1 of the green 1ce..Overall a nice airport..dh Subways & Baskin & Robbins,& great place to shop,major brands available..Nice bus serve..Boarding gates will shut around 30 min prior departure..
  • Shrey B.
    Shrey BhandariSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Among best airport in india !! Good food ! And huge immigration line for early morning flights ! Make sure your early ! Do webchecking to avoid delay
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysAugust 26, 2013
    Must visit: Tipu Sultan's Palace in Mysore. This magnificent structure has been built entirely with French rosewood and stands adorned with pillars, arches and balconies.
  • Kabir K.
    Kabir KandyFebruary 8, 2015
    Volvo buses ply from every corner of city to right inside Airport in every 20 minutes.Its very cheap, air conditioned,smooth drive,and very fast.Cab drivers harass you.Bus is the best option
  • Shubhomoy M.
    Shubhomoy MukherjeeApril 14, 2012
    HattiKaapi - Or Hot Coffee! Baristas and CoffeeDays can go home...this stall opposite the Arrivals gate serves perfect filter coffee all day. Try out their 'Pure Coffee' for just Rs.25!
  • Ashish S.
    Ashish ShuklaMay 25, 2013
    drop and pick is on the lane .. security check is on first floor. There is Shoppers stop,Barista and many other food chains. !! don't pay more to cabs... u will find some cheep cabs as well :) #enjoy
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysNovember 29, 2011
    Garden City as it is popularly known now was once a pensioner’s paradise. To experience a pleasant & peaceful time, do visit the Ulsoor Lake, near M G Road. Don’t forget to go boating here!
  • Paresh ☕.
    Paresh ☕🍦💕December 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    very well developed .... huge parking ... but it costs ... far away from city but Volvo services are very good .... restaurant for food are good and well done up lounge and waiting area
  • Debasish
    DebasishApril 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Remains the best domestic airport in the country. Do try "masala omelette" at Barista if you are travelling in the morning.They also opened a smoking zone recently.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysSeptember 18, 2012
    Must witness the Bengaluru Ganesh festival where a 30 ft high sand Ganesha, feast on 5,500 kg laddu and over 100 other dishes celebrating the festive spirit of 10 day long Ganesh Utsava.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysNovember 8, 2012
    Witness fantastic weather & soft sunshine all round the year at Horsely Hills, loftily located at 1,365m above sea level. It’s an adventure destination for zorbing & rappelling enthusiasts.
  • k̾h̾u̾s̾h̾i̾ s.
    k̾h̾u̾s̾h̾i̾ s̾a̾k̾h̾r̾a̾n̾i̾November 24, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The airport is extended.. Well made now . By chance if u miss ur flight , not a prob - learn to like ur self a bit n take selfies 😋
  • Colin W.
    Colin WhiteDecember 2, 2012
    Got rupees to spend? The only place in departure side of security that takes local currency is the cafe if you are a non-national. You can not purchase duty-free with rupees!!! Quite annoying!
  • Kaushal S.
    Kaushal SFebruary 18, 2015
    Just after landing at 8:30 am, I beat the traffic by getting into the city by 9:30 am. Used a BreathingRoom to get work done before my 2 pm meeting. Super productive all around!
  • KrishnaKumar R.
    It is one of India's Best Airport, but ensure you don't get fooled by the prepaid taxi to go to the city,they charge you 50% more. Once u step out of the airport cars line up to take u to the city
  • Shantanu C.
    Shantanu ChandraOctober 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Relax. The bus stand is right in front. Just walk till there and tell them where ever you want to go. They will tell you the right bus number.
  • Vikram D.
    Vikram DeoMarch 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The coffee at the Ely cafe bar is good. If you want beer and some great breakfast, head to the Time Out cafe. All food is expensive. Idly will cost you 100 bucks...WTF did you expect?
  • Rohan S.
    Rohan SawantOctober 29, 2011
    Awesome airport...the city shuttle Volvo buses are excellent and cheap....costs Rs165max.they take you to almost all parts of Bangalore..highly recommended!
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysJanuary 17, 2012
    Nearly 350 kms from here is a quaint place called Hampi. From Jan 27 – 29, you must visit this place to attend the Hampi Festival if dance, drama, fireworks & other spectacular art forms interest you!
  • Kamal K.
    Kamal KrishnaSeptember 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Use the free wifi to download taxi apps (Ola Cabs, Meru Taxi, Taxi For Sure - on iOS devices). Get fair prices. The "pick up now" feature on such apps allow you to pick a cab in less than 10 min.
  • Terence L.
    Terence LeeJune 29, 2014
    If you're getting a Visa on Arrival, get your usd 60 ready. Yes, usd. have your docs (hotel and return flight booking) printed, along with 2 color passport photos. That will speed things up.
  • Vijay
    VijayOctober 31, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you are travelling with just a carry baggage, you can pick your tickets right outside the airport and can walk-in straight to security.
  • Kiran
    KiranMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Getting WiFi access is a pain. 70-80% of the time, you've gotta personally follow up with the customer care to get the login ID & password.
  • Priya D.
    Priya D'SouzaJuly 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're flying domestic, forget about making an alcohol purchase. Alcohol is only available at the international terminal. Best buy it from out and add to your check in luggage.
  • Sanat R.
    Sanat RaoSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Pizza Hut in the international departure is awesome! Fresh pizza's made-to-order (and you can get beer at the adjoining Kingfisher bar)
  • Wilfred L.
    Wilfred LancelotSeptember 7, 2011
    Very friendly staff. I reached the airport just 30 mins before my departure. Still managed 2 take my flight. Thanks 4 everything from the security person to the pilot. I really appreciate it. Cheers
  • Edwin G.
    Edwin GomesMay 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Travelling abroad or connecting flight - grab extra immigration forms and run to the line, finish it as you wait in line! You save time this way!
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysAugust 12, 2014
    For a pungent taste of traditional urban India, dive into the bustling Krishnarajendra Market and the dense grid of commercial streets that surround it.
  • Kau S.
    Kau SethuOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    When the immigration line is long, and if you have an OCI card or PIO or you are physically challenged or have an infant, walk over to the extreme right for a special line for such cases.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysSeptember 4, 2013
    Located within the ruins of the capital of the Vijaynagar Empire, the Hampi group of monuments has an eclectic mix of giant temples, palaces, aquatic structures etc.
  • Kamal K.
    Kamal KrishnaSeptember 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The airport now operates FlyBus, a regular, non-stop luxury bus service to Mysore. Passengers can book a seat in advance as well on all major travel portals (redbus.in etc).
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob ChackoNovember 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Malgudi Tiffin Center has a counter for snacks and another for breakfast. After ordering they told me about the breakfast counter which is on the other side of the restaurant.😕
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysFebruary 17, 2012
    Must Attend: Fireflies Festival of Music on Feb 19 at Fireflies Ashram. This day-long music festival will feature bands including Filter Coffee, Agam, Something Relevant, and many more.
  • Kamal K.
    Kamal KrishnaSeptember 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Über now available in Bangalore. Use promo code BLRLaunch to avail Rs. 250 discount on your first trip. Not too sure on its validity. Rate: Rs. 20 a click. 15% more expensive than normal airport taxi.
  • Subbanna K.
    Subbanna KannurJuly 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Have a good filter coffee at Mayya's before u get inside. ( filter coffee beats machine coffee any day)
  • Ian-Simeon D.
    Ian-Simeon DavidJune 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Be there early for your flight check in, the Foursquare check in will follow anytime :). Residing foreigners, have your valid RPs with you as well.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GNovember 1, 2016
    If you arriving from Frankfurt and connecting to a domestic flight, you might have to before you can recheck your bag(s).
  • Karthik G.
    Karthik GopalakrishnanMay 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Chai Point outside the arrivals gates serves excellent tea. Don't miss. Choose the half cup option.
  • Ashutosh S.
    Ashutosh SamalOctober 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Opt for the super comfy a/c Volvo city shuttles over expensive cabs. Frequent and amazing service!
  • Shibaji G.
    Shibaji GhoshMay 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Remember to carry your tct print-out. One of the few airports in India who dont (yet) recognize the airlines' SMS. How unCool!!
  • Vishal K.
    Vishal KumarDecember 21, 2013
    Take the BIAS red buses to the city. Cheapest means of transportation to almost all parts of the city.
  • Kishore K.
    Kishore KumarJune 20, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Walk straight out of the terminal and take left till the road ends to find cabs at reasonable rates (ola, meru etc )
  • Dennis L.
    Dennis LimboSeptember 12, 2012
    Lufthansa Technik AG (short “LHT”) is the leading manufacturer-independent provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for aircraft, engines and components.
  • Kamlesh G.
    Kamlesh GandhiSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Slightly chaotic and always crowded some one did not plan the growth when they were at the drawing board also the air conditioning many a times is not effective but do they do charge a hefty fee too!
  • Joel C.
    Joel ChuNovember 28, 2015
    Wifi free for india numbers. If you need to use u need to have roaming on cause thats the only way to get a OTP for usage for 45mins. Would have expected more duty free shops kinda limited
  • Ajan
    AjanNovember 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Check in atleast 80mins prior to the boarding, or you might get stuck at the security check. The officials are trying their best to regulate & control the flow of passengers.
  • aazaan a.
    aazaan aliJanuary 13
    Best infrastructure and the staffs are better than other city
  • Hariharan B.
    Hariharan BalakrishnanDecember 16, 2011
    There is no sufficient electrical outlet to plug the laptop. Mobile recharging stations are made just for the sake of it. Most of them do not work. Restaurants are good with varieties.
  • Nitin A.
    Nitin AlaburJanuary 9
    Been here 5+ times
    Departures section at BLR is like Hotel California. No exiting the doors once you are in. Scan bags (b/w doors 7 & 8) before heading to checkin counters.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HalleranApril 8, 2015
    A few stores and restaurants near the international gates, but otherwise not much. Must show your departing ticket or itinerary to enter. Inefficient baggage payment, customs, and immigration.
  • Harshita K.
    Harshita KumbharApril 8
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the airport for the ease and space. Way outside the city but transport is easily accessible.
  • Vishnu R.
    Vishnu RajeevOctober 12, 2014
    Only Kotak Mahindra ATMs here except for one Canara Bank ATM which is almost a kilometre away. Make sure you have sufficient cash in hand in case if their network gets clogged as it happened with me.
  • milind s.
    milind srikantamurthyOctober 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Next to the baggage claim belt #1, there's oversized baggage claim or "dodda gathrada samanu padeyuva sthala". Childish giggle follows every time I see this.
  • Anuroop Nair V.
    Anuroop Nair Voice OverJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Do pay special attention to the airport announcements every time you fly. The lovely BIAL staff do a really good job in keeping you informed about your flight details. :-)
  • Bryan T.
    Bryan ThompsonMarch 11, 2012
    Watch out! If you arrive hungry and too early for your check in, you cannot go back out to the food area when you pass by the soldiers at Departure check in area!
  • Karthik G.
    Karthik GopalakrishnanJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The BIAL airport road is getting a 6 lane expressway..Construction underway the entire stretch (35 KM).Add 1 extra hour to your travel time. We have to grit out teeth till the expressway opens in 2014
  • Goutham G.
    Nice and clean airport!! Loved the traditional art shops..
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysMay 6, 2011
    A PAN Card copy attested by the passenger is mandatory if the sale of air tickets for foreign travel exceeds Rs.25,000 per ticket & the payment is made against CASH across the Jet Airways counters.
  • Mehul P.
    Mehul PatelOctober 29, 2015
    Amazing service for senior citizens and disabled people, staff is so helpful and caring..
  • Rahul D.
    Rahul DesaiMarch 29, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    There's an amazingly comfortable city shuttle to reach out to every corner for the city. Don't fall for the unreasonably expensive cabs. Check at 'Inquiry' and they'll lead you to the right bus.
  • Saurabh S.
    Saurabh SenguptaOctober 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a shoe shine kiosk on the first floor before the security check. Business travellers can thank me later.
  • Tod
    TodMay 13, 2010
    Nice airport for India, or anywhere for that matter. Only gripe is they check your passport and boarding pass about 100 times. Sometimes every 5 steps. Enough already!
  • Sourabh V.
    Sourabh VermaSeptember 7, 2014
    For 5:45am flights you can peacefully take 3 am bia4 bus from Hal. Reaches by 4-4:15 and peaceful travel.
  • Mehul V.
    Mehul VedOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are ordering Ola Cabs, call them and ask for A399 offer. You pay 399+ toll, for the first 40 km. Offer only valid from Airport to the city, not other way around. Offer is not shown in the app.
  • Robert F.
    Robert FelsMarch 6, 2016
    Awesome airport. Go to buy souvenirs, they are very cheap for the good quality.
  • Sachin Y.
    Sachin YadavOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    BEWARE. You won't find smokes anywhere on this airport except for GOLD FLAKE KINGS. Get your smokes beforehand.
  • Mustafa A.
    Mustafa AMay 7, 2015
    Above ground lounge serves @ 779 rupees a fairly sized open buffet and wi-fi
  • Prashant S.
    Prashant SinghOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want to save some money on taxi than try walking out from designated taxi area and talk touts you might get a car pool for as low as 100 bucks
  • Sandeep
    SandeepMay 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The dimwits who set up the wifi decided you need an indian phone number to access wifi...in an international airport. Dumb*ucks!
  • preetam r.
    preetam rajNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    nice place to relax especially in evenings.coffee and tea are good here.
  • Rahul D.
    Rahul DesaiApril 3, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Their claims of checking in every passenger in 10.5 mins is 'all conditional'. Make sure you reach at least 1.5 hours in advance if not more and start your check-in procedure immediately.
  • Mohammed S A.
    Mohammed S AlkhonainiJanuary 25, 2015
    Love this hotel . Take a club room to enjoy the Wonderfull club facilities .
  • Sandhya M.
    Sandhya MajithiaSeptember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Be there at the lounge if u can get an access. Loved the food and ambience
  • Sandeep N.
    Sandeep NairFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Best airport in India 😎
  • Sobia A.
    Sobia AkhtarDecember 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Travelin early mornin on a weekday doesn't mean you will b reachin early to the airport at all. Make sure you have enough time to get through.
  • Parthiban R.
    Parthiban RMay 24, 2015
    The airport is partially under renovation. A/C is not working in domestic waiting lounge, no idea why is it!! Other than that the airport is clean and having many shops than Chennai to kill time.
  • Siddhartha B.
    Siddhartha BanerjeeMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are travelling light, try BIA to B'lore City bus service. Cost effective yet comfortable. Voted as one of the World's Best Airport Transfers.
  • Jayashree C.
    Jayashree CoutinhoApril 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    For all those who like sending postcards from their travels, please note there is no postbox at Departures of the domestic section at BIAL. Apparently there is one at Arrivals.
  • Harish M.
    Harish MenonJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're planning to grab a bite, get it from the Subway outside. Rest of the places; including the ones in the intl lounge are crappy
  • Siddhartha B.
    Siddhartha BanerjeeMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are travelling light, try BIA to B'lore City bus service. Cost effective yet comfortable. Voted as one World's Best Airport Transfers.
  • Sai S.
    Sai SubramanianNovember 7, 2014
    Best thing is airport shuttles to city! Quick easy and affordable :)
  • Abhishek D.
    Abhishek DesaiJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cleanliness, world class standard, always energetic
  • Sharath J.
    Sharath JeppuJanuary 17, 2012
    It is best to take the authorized cabs outside the Airport (Meru, Easycabs and KSTDC). If you are light on baggage, would highly recommend taking a bus instead.
  • Chinmay J.
    Chinmay JethwaJuly 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the BIA Vayu Vajra Bus to and frm airport..economical and its always on time, betta thn payin bomb in Taxi.
  • Shivkumar J.
    Shivkumar JagannathJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The dosa with beer (near gate 1) is awesome but only till 5pm!
  • Ranjit S.
    Ranjit SatyanathFebruary 23, 2013
    Get a book from Crossword & grab a coffee from Barista and you're all set to beat the flight delays.
  • utsav M.
    utsav MittalMay 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Take AC Airport shuttle buses, charge about 200 Rs from Airport to Kormangla, and almost every city destination. Check http://www.mybmtc.com/
  • Misnad H.
    Misnad HaqueMarch 26, 2014
    Good airport, but annoying immigration officers. They've got a separate Q for foreign passport holders where you don't need to fill a form. But they treat you like a criminal. Ignore them.
  • Ravi B.
    Ravi BhatMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The smoking area after security check in is closed. Don't forget to have your last one before you enter the terminal.
  • Rahul M.
    Rahul MatthanFebruary 27, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    This is truly the airport you fly through. From kerbside to airside - I don't know an airport in the world that can match up.
  • Stallard M.
    Stallard MpataSeptember 26, 2014
    Once you check in up the escalators security checks domestic to your left and international to your right! 👍
  • Bennet Roy J.
    Bennet Roy JosephDecember 28, 2012
    Don't sit on the first row of the Gate 20 waiting lounge, The AC vent will blow directly onto your face
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