Fleets of metered taxis, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws clog the streets of Delhi providing transport for locals and visitors. Rates fluctuate, but drivers should have rate charts available and tourists should ensure the meter is reset, or a price negotiated before departure. Uber operates in the city as well. A ring railway starts and ends at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station with trains running in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions around the city. The Delhi Transport Corporation runs a large fleet of buses covering the entire city, but these are always overcrowded. There are night service buses on selected routes and from the three main railway stations between 11pm and 5am. The Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) covers 135 miles (280km) and 164 stations between Delhi and its satellite cities of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, and Ghaziabad. It also has a fast airport line. It is not advised to hire a car in Delhi as the driving is frenetic and the traffic overwhelming. There are parts of the city where walking is the best way to take in the sights and sounds, but in general transport is required to get around.
New Delhi Airport
The airport is located 10 miles (16km) south-west of New Delhi city centre.
New Delhi Airport (DEL)
LocationThe airport is located 10 miles (16km) south-west of New Delhi city centre.
Getting to the city
The airport express Delhi Metro line connects the airport to central New Delhi, and trains run daily between 4.45am and 11.30pm. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) deploys a fairly large fleet of buses to all parts of the city.
TimeLocal time is GMT +5.5.
Carzonrent is located just after the customs area in the arrivals section of Terminal 3.
Metered taxis are available at the airport but it is best to use pre-paid taxis. The airport has a relationship with three Cab operators, Meru Cabs, Mega Cabs and Easy Cabs. Approved fares for various locations are displayed at the taxi counters located inside the Arrivals halls. Pick-up points are just outside the terminals. Travel time to the city is about 30 minutes.
Transfer between terminals
Terminal transfer shuttles connect Terminal 3 (international) and Terminal 1 (domestic). The shuttles are free and run every 20 minutes. Some domestic airlines operate from Terminal 3 (international) so it's best to check with your airline before mistakenly transferring terminals.
Airport facilities include banks, ATMs and currency exchange; a post office; baggage wrapping and storage; conference facilities and VIP lounges; complementary strollers, a kids play area and baby changing rooms; foot massages, a smoking area, shower facilities, prayer room, drinking water fountains, medical facilities and a pharmacy. There are also sleeping pods available at an hourly fee, and plenty of shopping and dining options.
Parking garages are just 300 feet (100m) from Terminal 1, and there is a multi-level car park attached to the International Terminal.