Kathmandu Airport Informational Guide to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) - Non Official

Kathmandu Airport Taxi

Get within 10 to 15 minutes to Kathmandu city centre by taxi from KTM Airport. 


Taxis are immediately located outside Arrivals.

Please note that it is possible to pay your trip in advance at the counter right outside Arrivals, since prepaid taxis are available as well as metered taxis.

We recommend to negotiate fares with the driver if taking a metered taxi, as there aren’t fixed rates.


The cost of a one-way ride by a metered taxi to anywhere in Central Kathmandu is around 400 rupees (about $4) and maximum fare is 600 rupees.

By a prepaid taxi, costs begin at 550 rupees and up to 1,000 rupees if you decide to travel to other areas such as Thamel.

Please note that it is only allowed payment in cash.

*fares may change. 

Ridesharing SERVICES

Pathao and Ola are available at Kathmandu.

Tootle is also available for riding a motorcycle taxi.