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The Bangalore/Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) is finally commencing operations from 23 May 2008.

The switch to the new airport will take place at midnight on May 23. As per the statement from BIAL (BIA Limited) all flights landing and departing after midnight will operate from the new airport.

Update: BIA opened on May 24 (Saturday) and handled 341 flights on Day One

bial

Also flights arriving before midnight (on May 22) can also choose to land on the new airport.

Air India’s flight from Bangalore to Singapore will supposedly be the first flight to take off from the new international airport in the city, when it becomes operational on May 23.

BIAL Dining

Even though I am not traveling out of Bangalore in the near time, I decided to checkout on the connectivity and the various transport options available to and from the new international airport.

Official Website

The BIA official web site does have a lot of information on the new airport. The site is indexed pretty well in Google and also has managed to get the Sitelinks.

http://www.bialairport.com
http://www.bengaluruairport.com

Contact Details

Bangalore International Airport Limited
   118, Gayathri Lakefront
   Outer Ring Road
   Hebbal
   Bangalore - 560 024
   Tel: +91 80 2354 0000
   Fax: +91 80 2333 3400
   Email: contact@bialairport.com

Flight Schedule Details

BIAL has also come up with a Flight Schedule List which is effective from 24 May 2008 to October 25 2008.

Note that these schedule are subject to change and for more accurate information you should/could always call up 1800 425 4425

BIAL website also has added a new feature via which you can view the live flight arrival and departure information.

BIAL Live Flight Information

Transportation Facilities

Following is the list of current transport options available. You can either travel by bus, use the Airport Taxi Service or drive by yourselves.

Airport Shuttle Service

There are around 40 Volvo AC buses which will shuttle between the city and the airport. The following table has more information on the pick-up/drop-off points. The following areas are covered as of now

  • Hebbal
  • MCTC
  • Jeevan Bhima Nagar
  • HAL (Old Airport)
  • JP Nagar 6th Phase
  • Koramangala
  • Kempegowda Bus Stand
  • Whitefield(ITPL)
  • Electronic City

Note: Once you know the route taken by these buses, you can catch the bus at any place on the route.

Route Table

The following transport map seems to show 2 more locations not mentioned in the above table.

BIAL Transportation Map

For more information on the areas covered, you can always call up these numbers.

BMTC Control Room: Telephone No: 22952522/22952422
BMTC, Kempegowda Bus Stand: Telephone No: 22952311/22952314
BMTC, Shivajinagar Bus Stand: Telephone No: 22952321/22952324

For those who are familiar with Bangalore, the following image might help in choosing the shortest road to the airport

Route to Bangalore Airport

Airport Taxi Service

Meru and Easy Cabs are the official taxi operators at the airport. The cars supposedly have a GPS and are also air conditioned. They are also are equipped with a credit card machine and at a charge of 15 INR/km this is definitely required 🙂

You can also book these taxis over phone; the facility however is available only if you are going towards the airport.

Easy Cabs - 43434343
Meru Cabs - 44224422

Limo and Car Rental

You can also rent premium cars from Hertz or Akbar Travels. Apart from the regular chauffeured cars, passengers can also avail self-driven cars at the airport.

There will be three ranges of self drive cars- the compact category (Suzuki Swift), the intermediate range – (Ford Fiesta), the standard category- (Toyota corolla), Multi Utility Vehicles (Toyota Innova) and Sports Utility Vehicles (Ford Endeavour)

AirLift

AirLift is another car rental service which is currently charging 300 INR for a pickup/drop from any place in Bangalore. I checked on the official Website of Airlift and it looks like they are covering only south and east Bangalore as of now.

airlift

However at 300 INR, a drive in Toyota Innvoa with personal entertainment is a steal. I haven’t had the opportunity to use AirLift and hence can’t give a feedback on their service, if anyone has used Airlift, please feel free to give your feedback on the same.

If you intend to use Airlift, note that they are available at P-3 parking at BIA’s arriving terminal.

You can contact Airlift using the following details:

AIRLIFT
#106, Sherwood Suites,17/2 Varthur Main Road, 
Marathahalli,Bangalore 560 037 
Call : 97313 96331 
Email : support@airliftonline.com 

RedBus

redbus

RedBus, the online bus ticket booking service has introduced BMTC Bus booking for Bangalore International Airport.

You can book using RedBus irrespective of whether you are traveling to or from the International Airport.

redbus1

RedBus allows you to book the Volvo buses on all the routes mentioned above and they even let you pick your seats.

(Note: The available seats have a checkbox which when checked appears in the “Chose Seats” text field)

redbus4

Parking Facilities

The Airport’s car park can accommodate 2000 cars. The system used for the parking management is fully automated, efficient and transparent and is provided by SKIDATA

BIAL Parking Map

Car parking fees have been priced at Rs.40/- for two hours and Rs.20/- for every additional hour in the general parking area. For overnight parking, Rs. 300 will be charged for the first 24 hours and Rs. 200 for every additional day.

BIA Photos

For up-to-date information, bookmark the official BIA Website !

Update – BIA has now come up with an Easy Guide which has lot of useful information.

Download BIA Easy Guide.pdf

38 comments… add one

  • Shobhan Jun 3, 2008

    Thank you for your detailed information on transportation to and from the new Bangalore International Airport, and especially for info on Airlift.
    However, I find that any of the hyperlinks you provide for Airlift do not work. Moreover, i tried just http://www.airliftonline.com and it doesn’t come up with the site either. Any ideas why?

  • venukb Jun 3, 2008

    Hi Shobhan,
    Glad that you found the post informative.
    Regarding Airlift, I checked now and the site is opening with no issues. Probably the site was down for some time.
    Also I have got bad feedback on Airlift, guess their service isnt upto the class.

    Do have a backup plan if you are trying Airlift for the first time
    And if you do use Airlift, please do come back here with your feedback.

  • Ian Jun 4, 2008

    I flew into BIAL late on 24/5, so still on Day 1. Its a decent enough airport. I’d never been to HAL airport so I have no idea of how it compares. Apart from a bit of a delay getting a gate to unload at, things worked ok. Left on 31/5 and again things went ok except for the repeated queuing which I’m sure could be streamlined.

  • Venu Jun 4, 2008

    Ian,
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience.

    I haven’t seen the new airport, but going by the photos, it looks waaaay better than the HAL one.

    I did read in your post regarding the queuing issue, its something that should get sorted out over the time 🙂

  • Srikanth patibanda Jun 5, 2008

    I have booked airlift using credit card on their website. I have selected 6/6/2008 as pickup date and flight time as 9:55am, but the confirmation email came as 6/8/2008 7:55pm, not sure why it happened that way. I have called their call center and have spoken with atleast 6-8 different persons and everytime they ask 10 different questions and say that i will get email within 5min and its been 2 days and i still havent received anyting. I am keeping my fingers crossed, hopefully by tomorrow morning, they will come to pick me up. Its pretty bad and unfriendly customer serivice, if you intend to cancel you get only 50%, so basically you are stuck.

  • venukb Jun 5, 2008

    Srikanth,
    Yes I have heard a lot of bad about Airlift and it seems people haven’t got the cab on time.
    So be prepared with a backup plan. The VOLVO service does seem to go empty towards airport, something which you should keep as a backup.

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  • Kanwar Preet Singh Oct 19, 2008

    I have my flight at 6 a.m. And i am thinking of going by volvo. Is this service available 24hrs or i have to catch the volvo on 22nd night?? And is this compulsory to book the tickets online for volvo?

  • venukb Oct 22, 2008

    Kanwar – Not sure if its a 24 hour service. But I can confirm that you don’t need to book online 🙂

  • Trupti Jan 22, 2009

    Hi

    I have a flight at 6 in morning. I stay in koramangala….the first cab is at 4.20 am , would it be late for me to reach the airport…else in that case I will have to leave the previous night volovo?

  • Puneet Mar 18, 2009

    BMTC is no longer booking via Redbus and Viaworld. For online booking please visit http://www.ticketvala.com.

  • satish Jul 10, 2009

    hi all,
    even i left by air lift very early like for 7am flight i was in airport at 4:45am. now i have my own car logan running for airport pick and drop services. if any body needs drop call me on 9481801053.

  • satish Sep 4, 2009

    airport pickup and drop for 699/-

  • kumari priyanka Nov 24, 2009

    cn u pl tell me what time should i leave to catch the BIAS bus and from where to reach the airport before 8am.i live in ITPL

  • kumari priyanka Nov 24, 2009

    i need to be there before 8 am on 26th nov.i hv to pick up someone.so pl help me how could i get bus easily in the morning from ITPL or else should i go to HAL old airport as because it is the starting point of BIAS bus rather than waiting for one in the route of ITPL….pl help…

  • satish Dec 10, 2009

    hi priyanka to reach BIAL in early mornings it takes approx one hour so to reach before 8am minus 2.5 hrs => 5:30am so catch a BIAL bus between 5:30am to 5:45am for safer side keep a buffer of half an hour more or u can call me for a drop on above mentioned mob number. regards satish

  • satish Dec 19, 2009

    hello sir,

    We offer AIRPORT PICKUP and DROPS in Bangalore City.
    please find the rate list attached below.

    MAHABALAA TRAVELS PH: 9481801053

    Type DROP PICKUP
    ————————————–
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    INDIGO 750/- 800/-

    Waiting charges Extra.

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  • BALASAB Apr 13, 2010

    I am from Bagalkot I have to reach banglore air port with in 8 am dated 23 april 2010 because flight is at 10 am but I am reaching banglore 6 OR 7 am from bagalkot so with in one or two hours I need to reach airport from mejastic or anandrao circle so please tell me details of airport buses from where can i get and is it possible reach airportbe there before 8 am on Please help me full details of busstop in mejestic or anandrao circle

  • Javed Saikia May 24, 2010

    I spoke to the Airlift Folks and came to know that the company was closed 4 months ago. Do we have any shared Cab Facility in Bangalore which is similar to Bangalore? Please let us know.

  • ravichandra Jun 5, 2010

    dear sir
    we have taxi services for airport , please see our website
    we will make a good service for international airport custemers,

    thanking you sir

  • priyanka Sep 2, 2010

    What is your website ? Could you provide a link to it overhere.

  • Sunny Sep 22, 2010

    Hi,
    Is there any system of shared cabs in Bangalore? I need to catch my flight at ~ 6am for which I need to get a cab in the wee hours of the morning. So checking if is any shared cabs facility available?
    Thanks.

  • sunil kumar Oct 8, 2010

    Thank you for your detailed information on transportation to and from the new Bangalore International Airport, and especially for info on Airlift.
    However, I find that any of the hyperlinks you provide for Airlift do not work. Moreover, i tried just http://www.airliftonline.com and it doesn’t come up with the site either. Any ideas why?

    • Sunny Oct 14, 2010

      I think I read somewhere that Airlift has withdrawn its services. You may like to confirm that!
      btw, I’m still looking for any shared cab facility but haven’t found anything yet.

      • Bikram Oct 22, 2010

        Same here. Even none of the phone numbers are working. Guess all the negative feedback drove it underground. I personally had no issues with it. In fact, the one time I had used Airlift, I got it on time.

        Now, I guess I’ll have to board the Volvo itself. The fare would be Rs 240 from my place. :-O

        Let me know if you get any info on any other shared cab service in Bangalore.

  • Well i soon start this service from Bangalore airport …

  • ramdev travels Nov 8, 2010

    Bangalore Airport Taxi Pick up and drop services
    call 9481801053.

    sincere and prompt service garunteed

  • SURU Nov 30, 2010

    Is there any Airport shuttle bus service from Bangalore city train statioon to Bangalore international airport around 10pm? Where is the location in the city station to locate airport bus? and how much is the fare one way.

    Or is there any direct train from Bangalore city train station to airport?

    Thanks in advance for the reply.

  • Ajay Dec 13, 2010

    Kindly let me know the mode of travel from bangulure Airport to MG Road and about 12.30 noon. I want a taxi on sunday 19/12. Let me know the distance from airport to MG Road and per KM fare.

  • Bhuvan Jan 18, 2011

    Bangalore Airport pick up/drop@55o Rs.
    (Malleshwaram,VIjyanagr,Rajajinagar,YPR,Mathikere)
    Contacat Bhuvan @9663600129

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  • Moti Chand Das Sep 12, 2011

    Sorry. Flights arvl 01:30 AM – but no Bus Service to BTM /Kuvempu Nagar Bus Terminus . How can a Lady alone will come by Taxi ? Plz take care & have some Bus service for the benefit & risk less travel in Night . What is the arrangements & why telling 24 hrs services . BMTC & Govt shoud think the I T City outsiders problem & facilities.

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