Buses run from Delhi Airport to central parts of the city, such as Connaught Place and the interstate bus terminals Kashmiri Gate ISBT (Northern Delhi), Anand Vihar ISBT (Trans-Yamuna area) and Sarai Kale Khan ISBT (South-East Delhi).
The trip to the city center takes about 50 minutes.
A ticket costs ₹10-60, and can be purchased at the desk in the arrivals hall.
Buses run every 30 minutes.
In addition, buses operated by EATS (Ex-Servicemen Air-link Transport Service) will also take you to Connaught Place via New Delhi Railway Station in 50 minutes.
A ticket costs around ₹50.
They run 24 hours a day, every 30 minutes during peak hours, and once an hour at other times.
If you aren't on too tight a budget, avoid the buses (they get overcrowded!) and take either the Airport Express metro line or an authorized taxi.
By far the most convenient way to reach the city center is to take modern Airport Express (Orange metro line).
The pleasant journey to New Delhi Railway Station takes around 25 minutes, stopping at Dwarka (Asia's largest residential area), Dhaula Kuan, Connaught Place and New Delhi Railway Station (last stop).
A ticket to New Delhi Railway Station costs ₹60.
The trains run every 10-15 minutes between 4:45 AM and 11:30 PM from Terminal 3.
Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport is located 23 km from Delhi city.
There are official, pre-paid taxis that will take you to central Delhi in about 40 minutes, depending on traffic.
The fare is around ₹700.
You will find the pre-paid taxi counters when you step out of the arrivals area, in Terminals 1 and 3. You pay the fare at the counter and will be given two receipts, one pink and one green, with your taxi number. You hand the green receipt to the driver at the end of the trip. Do not give the receipt to the driver beforehand, as they may otherwise try to scam you by pretending not to know the way to your hotel or by telling that your hotel is closed.
The fare is ₹24 per km, around ₹500-700 in total to central Delhi, depending on traffic. Keep in mind that there's also a surcharge of 25% between 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM.
They run out of Terminal 1 (Easy Cabs) and Terminal 3 (Meru Cabs and Mega cabs).
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of taxi companies or long bus queues, you can prebook a ride via Kiwitaxi, an online booking platform that offers reliable and cheap airport transfers worldwide. The English-speaking driver will wait for you at the airport even if your flight is delayed, holding a sign with your name on it.
We highly recommend booking a private ride in India to avoid scams.
Avoid non-official and illegal taxis where scams are almost guaranteed. Don't believe someone if they tell you that your hotel has burned or closed down, as it's an excuse to bring you to another hotel where the driver will receive a commission.
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