There are internal shuttle buses between the International and Domestic terminals frequently. You may hop into one and reach the domestic terminal in maybe 20 mins time. After you clear immigration and customs, ask a staff for domestic terminal transfer, they would guide you there and you need to take up the queue for the shuttle. This, I feel is the fastest way to reach the domestic terminal from the international one.
Welcome to India and have a great trip..
PrasannaEdited: 25 June 2011, 14:05
Just clear customs and then ask for the gate for the Inter-terminal free shuttle bus which will take you about 20 minutes from the inside of the international terminal to the outside of the domestic terminal. It is the fastest and best way to go in comfort as it is an air-conditioned coach and it does not take much time once you wait in queue. Just have your onward journey ticket ready to show as they may not allow you to board the bus if you don't have the ticket booked already.
Thanks guys. How frequent are the buses? My Lonely Planet Guide says every 30 minutes but Rough Guide says every 15 minutes. I hope its the latter, as I'm likely to be in a hurry
The frequency of the buses depend upon the time....In morning it is 15 minsEdited: 27 June 2011, 12:27
Not to worry. You would comfortably be in time. Assuming you take 40 mins to clear the customs and immigration, you would reach the domestic terminal by max 10 A.M.
Instead of starting a new thread, I'd like to hop on this one fora similar question.
I have a flight scheduled to land at the international terminal at 11:45pm and would really like to book the 13:40pm flight to Cochin. Is this enough time to clear customs, collect our baggage, and get to the domestic terminal? Next flight is 5pm and would hate to have to wait at the airport for so long and get into Cochin so late...
EDIT: Found a 14:55 flight. Is 3+ hours enough time?
3+ hrs time is ideal. While, in a normal course you may be able to do this in 2 hrs, plan some buffer, just in case. The frequencies of the shuttle buses are not very high in the nights.
The 14.55 flight should be do-able. In case you are really late in coming out of the international airport, dont wait for the shuttle. Take a cab to the domestic airport. It should take about 15 minutes to get to the domestic airport at that time of the night. Also, do keep i mind that you have to report about an hour earlier for your domestic flight.
Am I confused or confusing? 11.45 PM and 01.40 PM are some 13 hrs apart, until and unless it is just a typo of PM instead of Hrs. Check on that.