Ahmedabad Airport (AMD) is also known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport and is located 9 km north of central Ahmedabad. This international airport serves the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. You can fins the cheapest flights to Ahmedabad by using Skyscanner’s flight search feature. All you need to do is tell it when you want to fly and you will see the cheapest flights available.
Airlines and Destinations
As an international airport, Ahmedabad is served by several major airlines including Air India, Emirates, Etihad, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, and SpiceJet. You can find all airlines that fly to Ahmedabad here. Cities with flights to and from Ahmedabad include Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi.
Arriving at Ahmedabad Airport
Passengers arriving in Ahmedabad from outside of India will go through border control. Canadians will need to present a passport valid for at least 6 months past date of entry as well as a return or onward ticket and a valid visa appropriate for the purpose of your trip. Visas must be obtained prior to arrival. The airport has two terminals, one primarily for international arrivals and one for domestic. The international terminal is newer and has multiple baggage claim carousels.
Ahmedabad Airport has minimal food services and shopping including a duty free and a restaurant. There are usually plenty of food trucks outside the airport. Terminal 1 serves domestic flights and Terminal 2 sees domestic and international traffic. Both terminals have washrooms and ATMs. Banking services are available and Terminal 2 has a currency exchange desk in the arrivals area. There is an airport lounge that economy passengers can access for a fee. The airport has limited wi-fi so be sure to download Skyscanner’s mobile app before you go so you can stay connected to the best travel deals no matter where you go.
Getting Away from Ahmedabad Airport
You can get from Ahmedabad Airport to the city by taking a pre-paid taxi from the arrivals hall of the domestic terminal. There is limited bus service to the airport. You can rent a car to drive yourself, or you can hire a car with a driver. Driving in India can be chaotic and dangerous and it is not recommended unless you are already familiar with driving in India. Hiring a car with a driver is much more common. Some area hotels will set up a shuttle for guests from the airport. The drive from the airport to central Ahmedabad takes around 30 minutes.
Things to Do in Ahmedabad
As the largest city in Gujarat province, Ahmedabad is full of things to do. Visit the Calico museum of textiles for a look at the collection of handmade fabrics some up to 500 years old. Pre-book your tour as only one is offered each day. Sabarmati Ashram sits on the bank of the Sabarmati River and was Gandhi’s home during India’s fight for independence. His living quarters are preserved as a museum. The historic Adalaj Vav is one of the mort ornate Gujarati Step-wells and is full of detailed stone carvings. Gujarat is extremely hot in the summer, so it is more comfortable to visit during the winter season from October to March. Use Skyscanner’s whole month search tool to find the cheapest time to fly to Ahmedabad.