Cheap flights to Kuwait International Airport
As the country's only airport and a major regional hub, Kuwait International Airport (KWI) is one of the main gateways to the Gulf Region. The airport serves destinations throughout the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, with some flights further afield. Finding cheap flights to Kuwait International Airport is simple and easy. You can use Skyscanner's monthly search feature to help you narrow down the time of year that offers the best airfare to Kuwait.
Best time to book a flight to Kuwait
Winter is undoubtedly the best time to visit Kuwait. Between April and October you will have to deal with dangerously high temperatures, sand storms, and unpleasant winds. In winter, on the other hand, daytime temperatures are far more comfortable, although at night it can be downright cold. Booking a few months in advance will allow you to grab the cheapest airfare. You can also sign up for Price Alerts to make sure you don't miss out on low-cost flights.
Airlines that fly to Kuwait International Airport
Kuwait International Airport is served by the following major airlines year round:
- Aegean Airlines
- Air Arabia
- Air Cairo
- Air India
- British Airways
- Cebu Pacific
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Etihad Airways
- Gulf Air
- Jazeera Airways
- Jet Airways
- Kuwait Airways
- Pakistan International Airlines
- Philippine Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Royal Jordanian
- Turkish Airlines
What to expect when arriving at the airport
Kuwait International Airport is located 15.5 km south of Kuwait City. You can find taxis just outside of the arrivals hall. The fare into Kuwait City should be around 6 Kuwaiti dinar. Often the better option is to arrange for your hotel to pick you up at the airport. Hotel pick-up is usually either free or cheaper than getting a taxi. You can also rent a car at the airport. Be advised that while street signs are in both Arabic and English, local drivers are notoriously aggressive.
Kuwait International Airport consists of only one terminal, which means that making connecting flights is usually pretty quick. However, be warned that delays at check-in and customs are common, so schedule a few hours when appropriate. Unfortunately, shopping and restaurant options are rather limited in the transit area. You will find more stores and places to eat in the public departures and arrivals areas. There is also a hotel that serves exclusively passengers who are transiting through the airport. Banks and currency exchanges are plentiful and there is free wifi throughout.
What to see and do in Kuwait
Kuwait City is a modern metropolis that still retains plenty of reminders of its history. One of the most popular sights is the Kuwait Towers, which serve as the unofficial symbol of the country. They have an observation deck with fantastic views of the city and the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. For a more traditional experience, head to the Souq Al-Mubarakiya, a traditional market where you will find hagglers selling olives, dates, meats, and other local foods. The Scientific Center has an impressive aquarium while the Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyya features some exquisite cultural and archaeological exhibits. When looking for a hotel room in Kuwait City, be sure to check out Skyscanner's hotel search feature.
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