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Ahmedabad airport

Ahmedabad Airport or Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is located in the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat. It caters to both domestic and international traffic. It is named after the former Deputy Prime Minister of India and pride of Gujarat Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Location of Ahmedabad Airport Ahmedabad airport is located at a distance of 15km northeast of Ahmedabad and 20km south of Gandhinagar. So it caters to two major cities of Gujarat. It is the biggest and the busiest airport in the state. Distance from airport to Ahmedabad Railway Station is 8 Km.

Its airport code is AMD and geographical coordinates are Longitude: 72° 38’ 5” E and Latitude: 23° 4’ 38” N. Runway length of this airport is 15121 ft. and elevation is 189 ft. Other airports in the vicinity of Ahmedabad airport are Bhavnagar ( 83 NM), Bhuj (IAF) (176 NM), Jamnagar (147 NM), Keshod (168 NM), Kandla (139 NM), Porbandar (185 NM), Rajkot (112 NM), Surat (117 NM), Vadodara (55 NM).

How to Reach Ahmedabad Airport Travelers can take taxis, local transport buses and private cars on rent from both Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar to reach the airport. Reaching at the international terminal at least 3 hours before the flight timings and domestic terminal at least 2 hours before flight timings allows enough time to complete all formalities.

Terminals of Ahmedabad Airport Ahmedabad Airport has two terminals- one international and one domestic. Two terminals are at walking distance from each other. The International terminal has a capacity of accommodating 250 passengers at a time, both at arrival and departure. Domestic terminal has a capacity of accommodating 600 at one time on arrival and 800 at departure.

International airlines operating from Ahmedabad airport are Air India, Air India Express, Indian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air Arabia, Emirates, and Qatar Airways.

Domestic Airlines at Ahmedabad Airport Domestic airlines operating from this airport are Indian Airlines, Indigo Airlines, Jet Airways, Go Air, Simply Deccan, Kingfisher, Paramount and Spicejet with regular flights to destinations like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Jaipur, Bhopal, Indore, Pune, Raipur, and Coimbatore

Facilities Available at Ahmedabad Airport Ahmedabad Airport has many facilities like ATMs, money exchange counters, child care lounge, lost and found, first aid etc.

Travelers can make use of following facilities at the airport: • Baggage Trolleys and wheelchair for disabled passengers • Medical / First Aid Room • Tourist Information • Entertainment TV • Car Rental • Drinking Water • Child Care Room • Money Exchange • STD / ISD / PCO • Post Office • Pre-paid Taxi • Gift Shops • Restaurant and Snack Bars • Tea / Coffee Vending Machines • Soft Drink Vending Machines • Hotel Reservation • ATM • STD / ISD / PCO • T.R. Stall • Handicraft Shops

Food and drinks offered at the airport cost much more than their usual prices. For instance, you can buy 1 coffee for Rs. 70, 1 scoop ice cream for Rs. 80-100 and 1 Veg Pattice for Rs. 60.