Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Amritsar, the holy city in the heart of Punjab, India. Flights from Amritsar fly out of Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, located on the Amritsar-Ajnala Road, near the village of Raja Sansi, approximately seven miles northwest of the city center. Air India, British Midland International, Qatar Airways, Air India Express, Jet Airways, Turkmenistan Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways fly out of this airport, offering air tickets for commuter flights to Delhi as well as domestic and international travel.
The trip from the downtown area by car takes 15 to 20 minutes. The airport was expanded in 2009, adding a new car park for short-term and long-term parking. Parking at the airport costs approximately Rs. 60 for every four hours.
Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport Ground Transportation
Airport authorities are working on expanding public transportation access to Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport. As of 2012, there is no public transportation option that will take a traveler to the airport from the downtown area. The best option is to travel there by taxi, which should cost approximately Rs. 200. Another option is to take the free shuttle from the Golden Temple to the airport. Many of the local hotels also offer free shuttle service to the airport.
Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport expanded its international terminal to add snack bars and restaurants for travelers. Perhaps the most economical option is to grab a bite to eat before getting to the airport. There are a number of restaurants in the downtown Amritsar area where you can order breakfast or a cup of coffee before heading to the airport, including Bubby Dhaba, Kesar da Dhaba and Moolchand Fish Shop. Orbitz.com can help you find deals on dining options in the area in addition to helping you book cheap flights from Amritsar.
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