Getting to Hyderabad
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad is about 22 km southwest of the city and is approximately a 30 minutes' drive to the Colloquium venue – HICC; and about 45 minutes to the Colloquium Hotels.
RGIA is well connected to the Middle East, S.E Asia, Europe (London, UK), and the US (Chicago), and via these hubs to the rest of the world. The direct flights to Hyderabad are shown below:
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam
Dubai, Jeddah, Muscat (and Chicago via New Delhi)
The other options for international travellers are to connect to Hyderabad via International carriers such as Air India, Jet Airways, & Spice Jet or with other domestic flights from Indigo & GoAir via Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, or Chennai or from any other Indian city.
Domestic flights from all major Indian cities take around 2 hours to reach Hyderabad as it is located in the centre of the country. The cities with non-stop flights connecting Hyderabad are shown below:
SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air India
IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet,
IndiGo, SpiceJet, Jet Airways
IndiGo, Air India, SpiceJet
IndiGo, Air India, Jet Airways
IndiGo, Air India, SpiceJet,
Jet Airways, IndiGo, Air India
IndiGo, Jet Airways
Jet Airways, SpiceJet
SpiceJet, Jet Airways, Air India
Air India, Jet Lite, SpiceJet
SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air India
Click here to find out more about flight arrival and departure timings at RGIA.
Train services are available from most of the major cities in the country.
For information about Trains to Hyderabad click here.
Getting to the City from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
There are numerous options to get to Hyderabad and the Colloquium Hotels, or other accommodation that you may have chosen, from Hyderabad Airport no matter what time your International or Domestic flight arrives, and at any time of day or night.
There are two radio taxi operators licensed by the State Government that provide air-conditioned, metered, cab service that are available round the clock for travellers arriving at RGIA. They offer efficient, clean and fast services to destinations in and outside Hyderabad.
Note: Radio taxi cannot be pre-booked from the Airport by overseas or domestic travellers.
The current approved fare is INR 21 per km (Minimum INR 20 per km for the first 2 Km travelled). Waiting charges @ INR 1 per minute; and a 25% night surcharge are applicable between 2300 hours to 0500 hours (please check the websites of the operators for any variations or revisions).
Radio Taxis can be availed at the pick-up point situated at the car park level, below the arrivals concourse.
The two licensed operators are:
Meru: Tel: +91-40-44224422 | Web-site: http://www.meru.com
Sky Cabs: Tel: +91 40 49494949 | Web-site: http://www.skycabs.in/Default.aspx
Colloquium Travel Desk
For those who wish to book their airport transfers in advance, Royal Travels will set up a travel desk outside and opposite the International and Domestic arrival entrances in the counter marked Ramoji Film City. The counter will not have any Cochrane or Colloquium signage (to save costs) but the staff of Royal Travels will be easily identifiable by their South Asian Cochrane Network T-shirts and caps. They will direct you to the radio-taxi pick up point and offer you any other information you may need. They will also help with your airport transfers pre-booked with them.
Rates: Airport to Hotel drop to any hotel in the vicinity of and including Novotel HICC and the Colloquium Hotels in an air-conditioned sedan: INR 1200 (max: 3 adults)
You can also hire a Royal Tour taxi for longer periods:
Rates: Sedan (Indigo) for 16 hrs| 100 km- INR 3,200/; Toyota Innova - INR4,450/-.
(parking fees and entry fees based on actuals).
To book in advance, and for further enquiries, contact:
Mr Ramesh Iyengar | Royal Travels
Tel: +91-8333014492 | +91-9848014492
You can also hire a self-drive car at RGIA from:
Carzonrent: India's leading self-drive rental service. For enquires regarding rates, vehicles and terms and conditions, contact them directly:
Pushpak – Airport Liner
Pushpak – Airport Liner is a luxurious express bus service from airport to important destinations in the city, operated by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (“APSRTC”). These air conditioned, low-floor buses offer a safe, secure and comfortable travel option between the airport and the city.
Click here for routes, pick up points, and service frequency.
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