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Kuwait Airport

Kuwait International Airport located about 16 kilometer south of Kuwait City is a major hub for Jazeera Airways, Kuwait Airways and Wataniya Airways. The Kuwaiti Armed Forces uses the airport as their base as well. Besides, Kuwait Airport typically serves the Middle East and has some prominent airlines flying out of it including Air India.

kuwait Airport Information

Kuwait International Airport Address
Gazali Expressway

Enquiries Number: 965 2431 9829

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Kuwait International Airport, kuwait

Kuwait International Airport is located in Farwaniyah, around 16 km away from Kuwait city. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation operates the airport. The airport’s cargo complex can handle 7 million passengers a year. It is a military cum public airport serving as a base of Kuwait Air Force. The airport is located above the sea level at a height of 206 feet. It houses Kuwait Air Force Museum. Several airlines connect the airport to different parts of the world including Asia, Europe, and Middle East. Kuwait Airport has 2 parallel runways measuring 3,400 m and 3,500 m in length.

Terminals Trivia

Kuwait International Airport has one terminal and has the capacity to handle more than 23,000 passengers every day. The three-story terminal building was renovated with modern infrastructure including new check-in areas, entry point, and a multi-story parking lot. The terminal building also has a VIP lounge, private office, conference room, a hanger, and an apron. The Kuwait Ministry of Public Works has plans to build a new terminal.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

Restaurants, cafeterias, and hotels at the airport cater to the passengers. Facilities at the airport include medical center, commercial center, travel information desk, banks, free Wi-Fi, mobile hire outlets, and telephone offices. Apart from this, kid’s zone, prayer area, car rental office, car parking, and lost and found baggage counters are present at the airport.

The Pearl Lounge offers a quiet and luxurious relaxing environment for passengers as they wait for their flights. The lounge is equipped with comfortable seating areas, children’s play area, restrooms with showers and amenities, charge bar and complimentary tablet PC usage, high-speed wireless internet, five-star catering, and smoking rooms.

Also, floral services, baggage delivery, and wheelchair assistance are provided at the airport.

Transport Facilities

CityBus Aiprot Express operates every half hour between 4 AM to midnight and every hour from midnight to 4 AM to and from the airport. Public transport is cost efficient and operates regularly between the airport and the main bus station in the city. The service is available outside the arrivals terminal every 45 minutes. Other means of transport include limousine services, car rentals, and taxis along with free airport shuttles offered by several hotels in Kuwait.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

Travelers can enjoy a comfortable stay at any of the hotels during their visit to the city. Some of the hotels include Magic Suite Al Mangaf, Ibis Sharq Kuwait, Movenpick Hotel Kuwait, Radisson Blu Hotel, and Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa.

Explore Kuwait

You can witness some of the best architectural wonders built with a blend of Arabic and modern style in Kuwait. Pay a visit to Kuwait National Museum, which is home to a planetarium, books, and Islamic manuscripts. Other must-visit places include Kuwait Science Club and Kuwait Musical Fountain. You can also visit Kuwait Towers, Sada House, and Failaka Island. Mosques such as Al-Ujairy, Al-Mudairees Mosque, Al-Hammad, and Fadalah are also worth a visit.


Q. Are there any affordable Kuwait Holiday packages on Yatra?
A. Presently, Yatra does not offer holiday packages to Kuwait.

Q. How long might it take me to reach Kuwait Zoo centre from Kuwait Airport?
A. It is a 9km stretch, and you can reach the Kuwait Zoo from the airport in 8mins if you are in a cab or a rented car.

Q. If I’m on a honeymoon, which place in Kuwait is a must-visit?
A. If you are on a honeymoon, go to Kobar Island and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Q. Which is the best place to relax in Kuwait?
A. Go to Hilton Kuwait Resort and get pampered for an hour or two. Go to CRL Bar for a few drinks before relaxing on the warm beaches of Kuwait.

Q. Is there any nightlife in Kuwait?
A. Alcohol is prohibited in Kuwait and hence the lack of bars and a happening night life. However, you can go have a fancy dinner and watch a movie after.

Q. What are some of the popular eating destinations in Kuwait?
A. The best places to grab a bite in Kuwait are The Breakfast Club, Mais Alghanim and the Jamawar Crowne Plaza Kuwait.

Q. What can children do for fun in Kuwait?
A. Children can have a fun time at the Kuwait Zoo, Aqua Park and KidZania.

Q. What should I not miss out on when in Kuwait?
A. Be sure to not miss out on Kuwait Towers and Mirror House Museum.

Q. Where can I view traditional art in Kuwait?
A. Dar Al Funoon and Boushahri Gallery are art galleries where you can see the traditional art of Kuwait.

Q. Where can I experience the native culture of Kuwait?
A. You can witness the rich culture and heritage of Kuwait while walking the streets of the Fahaheel bazaar. There are also smaller local bazaars where you can have a taste of the exotic and refreshing seafood that is unique to this land.

Q. What is the best place to shop in Kuwait?
A. The Avenues, Souk Al-Mubarakiya and 360 Mall are some of the best places to splurge in Kuwait.

Q. Are most hotels in Kuwait safe for traveling with family?
A. Hotels in Kuwait are safe for travelling with your family, and there are some hotels exclusively for families.

Q. Is public transport affordable in Kuwait?
A. Taxis are expensive in Kuwait, and it is way cheaper to rent a car. A 25km stretch can cost you about $95-120, whereas a rented car will cost you $1-2.

Q. What is the tariff range for hotels near Kuwait Towers?
A. Hotel tariffs in the vicinity of Kuwait Towers range from INR 4,000-25,000.

Q. Can I find hotels close to the Kuwait Towers?
A. There are a number of hotels near Kuwait Towers that you can choose from. There is the City Tower Hotel, the Residence Inn by Marriott Kuwait City, the Regent Hotel and the Carlton Hotel, to name a few.

Q. How can I reach The Kuwait Towers from Kuwait International Airport?
A. Kuwait Towers is a 20.9km from the Kuwait Airport, and you can either drive a rented car or take a cab to Kuwait Towers.

Q. How long might it take to reach The Adan Hospital from Kuwait Airport?
A. From the airport you can reach the Adan Hospital in 18mins, if you want to cover the 27km stretch in a cab.

Q. How can I get to The National Museum from Kuwait Airport?
A. You can take a taxi from the airport and reach The National Museum. It will take you around 14mins to reach The National Museum from the airport.

Q. Are there any attractions close to Kuwait International Airport?
A. The National Museum and The Sadu House are popular attractions close to the Kuwait International Airport.

Q. When is the traffic at its peak, while approaching Kuwait International Airport?
A. 7AM-9AM, 2PM-4PM and 8PM-9PM are the peak traffic hours when you are approaching Kuwait Airport from the city.

Q. How long does it take to reach The Scientific Centre from Kuwait Airport?
A. It takes about 18mins to cover the 18km stretch, and reach The Scientific Centre from Kuwait Airport, when travelling by car.

Q. Are buses available from Kuwait Airport to the city centre?
A. The bus number 501 is the main service between the airport and the main bus station 'Mirqab' in Kuwait City.

Q. How much would a room in a budget hotel in Kuwait cost?
A. A double bed room in a budget hotel in Kuwait will cost you around INR 3,800-4,000.

Q. What are some budget hotels in Kuwait, where I can stay with my family?
A. The City Tower Hotel, Mirage Suites Hotel, Royal Inn Hotel and Flora Park Hotel Apartments are budget hotels where you can stay with your family.

Q. How long might it take me to reach Kuwait Zoo centre from Kuwait Airport?
A. It is a 9km stretch, and you can reach the Kuwait Zoo from the airport in 8mins if you are in a cab or a rented car.

Q. What transport can I avail of from Kuwait Airport?
A. You can avail of the bus services, or you can hire a taxi. Renting a car is also an option.

Q. How far is the city centre from Kuwait International Airport?
A. The city centre is located 16km from the Kuwait airport. It will take you about half an hour to reach the city from the airport if you are travelling by bus. Much lesser if you take a taxi or a rented car.

Q. How far is Holiday Inn Kuwait Al Thuraya City hotel from Kuwait Airport?
A. The Holiday Inn Kuwait Al Thuraya City is just 3.9km from Kuwait Airport.

Q. Is there a ‘family only’ hotelnear the Kuwait International Airport?
A. Mirage Suites Hotel is a family only hotel which is close to the airport.

Q. Can you name some of the best hotels near Kuwait International Airport?
A. Holiday Inn Kuwait Al Thuraya City, Crowne Plaza Kuwait Al Thuraya City and Jumeirah Messila Beach Hotel and Spa Kuwait, are the best hotels near the airport.

Q. What are some of the budget hotels near Kuwait Airport?
A. City Tower Hotel, Mirage Suites Hotel, Palazzo Hotel and Continental Suite Farwaniya are budget hotels near Kuwait Airport.

Q. What are the most popular airlines that operate from Kuwait airport?
A. Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, and EgyptAir are the most popular airlines that operate from Kuwait airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights that operate from Kuwait airport?
A. Etihad Airways and EgyptAir are the cheap flights that operate from Kuwait airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Kuwait airport?
A. The airport code for Kuwait airport is KWI.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Kuwait airport? 
A. Cairo is one of the most frequent international routes from Kuwait airport.

Q. Which is the first flight from Kuwait airport?
A. The first flight from Kuwait Airport is Air India 982, which takes off from the airport at 12:05 AM to Ahmedabad.

Q. Which is the last flight from Kuwait airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Kuwait Airport is Air Arabia Egypt RBG 552 that leaves the airport at 11:40 PM to Alexandria.

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