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) 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 20minutes 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.


Delhi Metro is the fastest way to go to New Delhi. The superfast airport Metro Express connects Terminal 3 with the central part of New Delhi.

The fare for a single journey ticket is 60 RS from DEL airport to New Delhi.

First train departs at 4:45AM from New Delhi and Airport, and last train departs at 11:15PM from both sides. Travel time is 15 minutes approximately.

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Ticketing: To purchase the tickets, passengers can request it in the ticket counters at the stations or can obtain it at the automatic ticket issuing machine located in T3 (domestic and international arrivals) and outside T1, in arrivals


New Delhi is well connected to other parts of India using the rail system. You can book your tickets online and plan your trip well in advance. More information


The bus service is the most common and the cheapest way to travel around the city, there are public buses (DTC, Delhi Transport Corporation) and private contractors.

DTC offers a shuttle-bus service every 30 minutes that connects the airport with central parts of New Delhi ( Interstate Bus Terminal and Connaught Place ).

All buses operating at Terminal 3, can be found at the 'staging area' opposite the Centaur Hotel. Use the Dial inter-terminal shuttle bus to reach Terminal 3.

Be aware that the buses can be really crowded and could be difficult to use them if it is your first time on the city.

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In order to make this service better and avoid scams, the airport has a relationship with three Cab operators:

- Meru Cabs: located at T3 International arrivals

- Mega Cabs: located at T3 international arrivals

- Easy cabs: located at T1C Domestic Arrival Terminal

To find out the taxis, just step out the terminal at arrivals. All cabs are equipped with:

- A/C

- Digital Cab Meters

- Credit Card or Cash payments

Taxi fares to New Delhi vary depending on the kilometres to your destination. The fare is 20-25 INR per kilometre.

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.