Is there an Airport in Udaipur?
Udaipur is an enthralling tourist gem of India. It has captured the souls of many who wish to visit this place at one point in life. That said, transportation is not a hurdle in travelling to Udaipur. Yes, there is an airport in Udaipur. It is called Maharana Pratap Airport. It is a domestic airport that facilitates travelling within India easier and merrier. Let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions by the travellers visiting Udaipur for the first time.
1. Where is Maharana Pratap Airport?
Before that, you must know that Dabok airport and Maharana Pratap airport are the same. The Maharana Pratap Airport is also known as Dabok airport because the airport is located in the city of Dabok in Udaipur. Dabok is situated 22 km east of the central part of Udaipur. Hence, it will take 15 minutes to travel from the heart of Udaipur to the airport. It could extend to 30 minutes during heavy traffic.
2. How to reach the airport in Udaipur
The journey from the city centre to the airport in the east is simple. The airport is off the bustling National Highway 48, which runs straight into the city and intersects with Sardar Patel Marg. So, you should catch the NH 48 route to reach the airport.
3. Codes of the Udaipur airport
If you are unaware of the Udaipur airport codes, here you go. ICAO code is a four-letter code provided by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. IATA is a three-letter code provided by the International Air Transport Association. The ICAO code of Udaipur airport is VAUD, and the IATA code of Udaipur airport is UDR.
4. Airport pickup in Udaipur
Let us quickly go into the most important aspect of flying to Udaipur. That is, how do you get from Udaipur to your lodging? If you had intended to hire a taxi from the airport, this would be a major flaw in your itinerary. Yes, obtaining a ride in front of the Maharana Pratap Airport is now unavailable. You may see a few taxis, but this is hardly the rule. As a result, my suggestion from my experience is to avoid relying on a ride near the airport.
The second advice is to always reserve a ride in advance from a Udaipur car rental agency. Udaipur is a major tourist destination with a plethora of rental services. For a hassle-free trip from the airport, book one ahead of time and acquire their phone number. Considering a hotel/hostel in Udaipur that comes with airport shuttle services is surely a blessing for solo travellers. So, if you want to unburden yourself from the transportation services, look for a hostel or hotel with pickup and drop-off services. Nevertheless, ola and uber are available in Udaipur if you insist on instant booking.
5. Parking charges of the Udaipur airport
Now that we have discussed the transport facilities from Udaipur. A tormenting issue that comes with transport is parking. With no worries intended for the public, the Maharana Pratap airport has a huge arena reserved for parking. The best aspect is free pickup and drop-off at Udaipur airport. You will be charged when you park your vehicle. I doubt you’ll find yourself in a situation where you must keep the vehicle waiting. However, parking at Maharana Pratap Airport costs Rs. 30 for 30 minutes and Rs. 10 for every extra hour.
6. Features and facilities of the Udaipur airport
The airport in Udaipur has two floors. Arrivals and departures are handled on both floors. The busiest platform with shops is on the first floor, where ATMs, restaurants, and other services are available. Security checkup is managed here too. The in-line baggage screening is not accessible at the airport. Hence departing travellers must physically present their luggage for screening at the terminal. There is also a nice lounge at the airport where you can unwind. It is not, however, a free service. You will have to pay entry fees unless you have a priority pass. It is open every day from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
7. Airlines in the Udaipur airport
Air India, Alliance Air, Vistara, and low-cost carriers like IndiGo and SpiceJet are among the airlines that fly into the airport. In addition, Udaipur airport has separate flight schedules for different seasons. Certain cities’ flights are suspended during the off-season. So make sure to factor this into your travel plans.
8. Airports near Udaipur
The airports near Udaipur are Jodhpur Airport, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, and Kishangarh Airport. If you are planning to visit nearby tourist cities of Udaipur, such as Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, and Ajmer, you can reach one of these airports. Udaipur is 197 kilometres away from Jodhpur Airport, 200.7 kilometres from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, and 250.1 kilometres away from Kishangarh Airport.
9. Is there free Wi-Fi at the Udaipur airport?
Well, although they claim free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes, it is mostly not available to the public. Nevertheless, you can give it a try! When you connect to the airport Wi-Fi, it will require your mobile verification. So, complete the verification and see if you have managed to access the free Wi-Fi. If you have succeeded in this task, please post it in the comments below. Let us know whether or not free Wi-Fi in Udaipur airport is a myth.
- Public Grievance Officer: email@example.com
- Airport Terminal Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org / 91-294-2655719
- Airport Director: email@example.com / 91-294-2655950
I hope I have covered every piece of information that will make your solo trip to Udaipur so much better. A short recap, Udaipur’s airport is a domestic airport. Rental cars or uber/ola are a good choice of transport from the airport as standby taxis and autos are rarely at reach. If you still have any queries, you can use the helpline numbers mentioned above. Have a safe trip!
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