Transportation from Delhi Airport

Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport is the unique airport that serves the City of New Delhi. There are two main terminals in Delhi Airport: T1 (C and D), temporary T2, that operates domestic flights from Low Cost carriers, and T3, the main terminal, operating Domestic Flights and all International Flights. Both terminals are connected by a shuttle bus.
See below the different transport options that you have in Delhi Airport:

Inter terminal shuttle bus: There is a free shuttle bus that connects both terminals. The shuttle bus operates every 20 minutes between T1 and T3. The shuttle bus is available for those passengers transferring or transiting in the airport, having an onward connection from the next terminal. The bus is operated by DIAL

The distance between T1 and T3 delhi airport is 7,6 km driving.


The Metro Express is the most reliable mean of transport to transfer from Delhi Airport to downtown within 15 minutes. Opening hours: From 04:45 am to 11:30 pm. Metro Stations are located in both Terminal 1 and 3.

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Even Delhi Airport hasn't an own train station, New Delhi is connected with major cities within India.

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Delhi Airport is served by many bus companies to transfer to downtown among other private companies. Note that this is the most convenient and cheapest mean of transport.

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Get to New Delhi within 30 minutes from Delhi Airport. Please bear in mind that transferring times are approximated, since it will be up to traffic conditions. Available companies: Meru Cabs, Mega Cabs and Delhi Airport Taxi Services.

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Car Rental

If you want more independence during your stay in New Delhi, you can also rent a car.

You can compare the different options available at Delhi airport, at car rental page.

If you are planning a large trip inside India, consider to use railway instead of renting a car, since the distances are really big.