Leh Airport

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL)

The Leh Airport is located at an altitude of 3256 m, making it the 23rd highest commercial airport in the world.

Air India operations

Check-in counters
Check-in counters

We do not have dedicated check-in counters at the airport. But all our check-in counters are located in the domestic departure area of the main terminal building.


This airport has only one terminal.


Unwind before and between your flights at the lounges in Leh Airport.

Services and amenities


Smoking area




Childcare room


Babycare room

Connectivity between the airport and city

  • Ladakh taxi service
  • State transport bus

IXL is around 2.4 km from the city centre.

Taxi pick-up area

  • Pick-up area is right outside arrival building. There are information boards and footmarks for passengers to reach the taxi area.

Minimum layover time

  • More than 45 minutes.

Resolution desk for baggage issues

You will find dedicated booking office and information centre at the arrival hall of this airport.


Cell phone zones/Waiting lots

Waiting zone with ample seating is available in the arrival building. 



Places to visit nearby

Hemis National Park

Hemis National Park

48 km
Diskit Monastery

Diskit Monastery

119 km
Pangong Tso Lake

Pangong Tso Lake

227 km
Shanti Stupa

Shanti Stupa

6 km

Airport FAQs

The Leh Airport does not provide Wi-Fi for passengers. You may use your mobile data instead.

The smoking area is situated in the Security Hold Area of the airport. 

Photography and filming are allowed within the airport.