FLYING to INDIA & TRAVEL from AIRPORT to IIMB
- Bangalore has an international airport (http://www.bengaluruairport.com) and is well connected to all major international cities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (Air France, Air India, Air Asia, British Airways, Jet Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Kuwait Airways, Malaysia Airline, Thai Airways etc., ).
- Taxis are available day and night from the airport to IIM Bangalore located on Bannerghatta Road. If you are staying at IIMB, ask to be dropped at the Management Development Center (MDC) of the School. You will be issued with a printed receipt at the end of your journey. Check the following links for details on taxis at the airport:
- App based Uber cabs are also available at the airport. Check the following link:
- The distance from the airport to IIMB is around 47 kilometers. The IIMB campus is located in south Bangalore on the main Bannerghatta Road, in an area called Bilekahalli. The 100-acre IIMB campus is on the left side of the road immediately after you pass the Bilekahalli bus stop and market area.
The IIMB campus is located in 100 acres of sylvan surroundings on the southern edge of Bangalore. The portals of this hallowed centre of learning, in all-stone buildings, are encircled by verdant, lush woods alternating with undulating landscaped gardens. This provides a perfect setting for learning. The IIMB campus is located in south Bangalore on the main Bannerghatta Road, in an area called Bilekahalli. (Geographical co-ordinates: 12.897604N, 77.600191E). Bannerghatta Road is an arterial road that radiates from the centre of Bangalore city and stretches right up to the Bannerghatta National Park. The IIMB campus is positioned at the “10th Km” from the city centre (MG Road). Bilekahalli (pronounced Be-lay-ka-halli; also sometimes called Bilekhalli) is the name of the locality and also the postal area, and this area location is the prime reference for the drivers of taxis and autorickshaws.
On arrival at the Bangalore International Airport, near the exit of the airport building, the airport security personnel can guide you towards the airport taxis (MERU, MegaCabs or KSTDC brand). These official airport taxi operators ply by the meter; it should cost you about INR 1000 to reach the IIMB campus from the airport. By taxi, it should take you about 90 minutes to reach the IIM Bangalore campus. However, traffic is at a peak during 9 am – 11 am and 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, and the travel could take more time. Once you are on Bannerghatta Road, watch out for the landmark Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology hospital/flyover; at this point you are within three kilometers of the campus. The 100-acre IIMB campus is on the left side of the road immediately after you pass the Bilekahalli bus stop and market area. The landmark opposite IIMB on the right side of the road is the Honeywell office building. The campus has a single main entrance – the access is via a ramp which veers to the left of the Bannerghatta Road. The Security Office at the main gate will guide you to the person/building you wish to reach. (If you happen to drive past the entrance to IIMB, you will see Apollo and Fortis Hospitals on your right and would have to do a U-Turn to come back to the IIMB entrance).