Car Hire at Amritsar Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Whether you want to dine in a Golden Temple, hike or paraglide from the lush green hills of an old Hill Station or sip refreshment in a cool mountain-top tea plantation, you can find the best car hire at Amritsar Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Amritsar Airport
There are two car hire companies with desks at Amritsar Airport: Avis and Hertz. Both the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Amritsar Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is an Indian Oil petrol station located just a 6 minute drive from Amritsar Airport. Head west form the airport, turn left then right onto Ajnala Road. The petrol station will be on the left hand side.
Driving around Amritsar Airport
Amritsar Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The main 25 highway runs from the airport right into the city centre and also north east to Gurdaspur. The AH1 intersects the 25 highway at the city centre. This road leads east to Lahore and south west to Jalandhar.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Amritsar Airport.
Set high up in stunning Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala is a pristine retreat for nature lovers. Rich, scented pines cover the hillside while teahouses and Tibetan temples are wonderful places to relax after a day’s walking in the mountains. Seat of the Dalai Lama, this spiritual place is the heart of Tibetan Buddhism.
The drive to Dharamsala from Amritsar Airport is approximately 4 hours. From the airport, get onto the NH1, then merge onto the NH15 toll road. Stay on this road until you reach the exit for the NH1A then take the ramp onto the NH20. Get on to the MDR45 which takes you past the Tibetan Hospital then to the NH503 towards Upmuhal. Follow signs to Dharamsala.
Palampur is the ‘Tea Capital of North India’. This breath-taking hill station is also in the valley of Himachal Pradesh. Meandering streams and brooks are why this place is so perfect for tea growing, hence the vivid, lush green landscapes. Snow clad mountains cool the soul and are a welcome break from the heat of central India. Visit Palampur to experience mountain trekking, paragliding, shopping for Tibetan crafts and the warmest of local welcomes.
The drive from Amritsar Airport to Palampur is just under 5 hours by car. Head for the NH1 road then merge with the MH15 toll road. Exit onto the NH1A and follow this to the NH20. From here follow signs to Palampur.
Centre of Sikh religion, Amritsar is another spiritual capital and home to the famous and quite jaw-dropping Golden Temple where Hindu’s also come to worship. Beautiful folk art and culture adorn the areas buildings while locals are smiling, friendly and welcoming to all. Don’t miss a chance to eat in the Golden Temple – with its giant community kitchen it is the largest free eatery in the world. Delicious!
It takes just 20 minutes to reach Amritsar by car from the airport. Head west from the airport take a right onto Ajnala Road, then the second exit onto Court Road. Take a left onto Queen’s Road and follow the signs to the city centre.
Parking on the street in Amritsar is quite a haphazard affair. It is better to use an open air car park or parking at one of the major temples or one of the hotels in Amritsar that often offer well protected, free parking.