Airports in Raipur: Ambedkar International, Swami Vivekananda Airport

Raipur is not just the capital city of Chhattisgarh, but it is also the biggest city in the state. This beautiful city is on the way to development due to industrialization and education facilities which have attracted people from far and wide to the town.

Today, the airport in Raipur is well-functioning and goes by the name of Swami Vivekananda situated in the Mana. This beautiful airport is just 16 km away from the city, which makes it easily accessible. However, this airport is exclusively for domestic flights. If one wishes to take an international trip, the nearest airport would be Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur, which is approximately 280-300 km from Raipur.

1. Swami Vivekananda Airport

Swami Vivekananda Airport
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Swami Vivekananda Airport ranks 28 in the busiest airports in the country and is one of the airports which are recently upgraded by the Airports Authority of India. The airport is named after the famous saint Swami Vivekananda as a tribute to him since the saint Swami Vivekananda spent his teenage years in Raipur.

Easy Connectivity:
Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur comes with great ease and connectivity to the nearby Raipur Junction Railway Station which is a distance of just 16km from the airport. A bus terminal by the name of Pandri Bus Terminal is at a distance of 14 km from the airport.
Further, there are private taxis and buses outside the airport, which will ply one to the city. All this makes for easy access to the town.

Airlines and Destinations:
The Airlines which cater to and fly to and fro from the Swami Vivekananda Airport include- Air India, Alliance Air, Indigo, and Vistara.
The different destinations to which the airlines cater to include- Delhi, Nagpur, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Bhopal, Jaipur, Ranchi, Kolkata, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Patna, Srinagar, and Thiruvananthapuram.

2. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport
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Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is the airport which is closer to the city of Nagpur and the closest international airports near Raipur. This airport was named after Babasaheb Ambedkar, who is the architect of the Constitution of India. This massive airport handles over 7500 passengers in one day, which is inclusive of domestic as well as international airlines. One will also find private taxis, buses near the airport to travel to and fro from the airport.

Airlines and Destinations:
The Airlines which cater to and fly to and fro from the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport include- Air Arabia, Air India, Go Air, IndiGo and Qatar Airways.

Airlines from the domestic airport in Raipur cater to all the major cities of India along with Sharjah and Doha.

This post was published by Priyanka Chugh

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