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New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Ground Transportation

New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport is the busiest airport in India. The airport boasts of excellent ground transportation facilities between the airport and the New Delhi City. The IGI Airport is located at a distance of 20 kms from the city center. The passengers can reach here from all parts of the city through different modes of transportation such as rail, bus, cabs, taxi, metro and autorickshaw. The superb Delhi Airport ground transportation system ensures comfortable movement of the Indian as well as international travelers.

Different Modes of Transportation At IGI Airport

Below here we have listed different modes of Delhi airport ground transportation system so as the reach of IGI Airport, New Delhi is convinient.

Inter Terminal Transfers

To commute the passengers between the Domestic and the International Terminals of Indira Gandhi International Airport, shuttle bus services are available. This is available between the terminals every 20 minutes. The passengers who have arrived at the Domestic or the International Airport can get the connected flight from the next Terminal. To commute passengers between the domestic terminals, complimentary golf cart services are available.

Delhi Metro Airport Express

The introduction of the Delhi Metro rail has transformed the public transportation system of the city. In fact the Delhi Metro Airport Express line has given new a life-line to the city and is the fastest way to commute. The newly created super fast Airport Express connects the airport with the central part of the city. The timings of Delhi Metro Airport Express are from 6 am to 10 pm in the interval of every 20 minutes and the talks are on to increase the runing time of the line from 5 am to 11 pm to make it convinient for the passengers. It operates between New Delhi Railway Station and Dwarka Sector 21. In between it touches various destinations such as IGI Airport Terminal T3, Aerocity, Dhaula Kuan and Shivaji Stadium (Connaught Place).

Journey through this airport express is safe and secured. The compartments are fully automatic — there are emergency exits in the train and the gates operate automatically. The driver of the train can be communicated easily in case of emergency. All the metro stations in New Delhi have sufficient parking area and provide hassle free commuting to the people.


Buses in New Delhi are a very popular mode of transportation. These are indeed very reliable and a fast way of ground transportation within the city. It is to be noted that New Delhi has the largest eco-friendly CNG bus services system in the world. Buses which ply in the city are either owned by the State-owned Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) or the private contractors. Shuttle bus services are run by the DTC at a frequency of 30 minutes from Connaught Place, Noida & Inter-State Bus Terminals to the Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal T3, New Delhi. These buses are air-conditioned as well as non air-conditioned and commute passengers at a very cheap rate with baggage. All buses which come towards the Terminal T3, arrives and departs from a 'staging area' located just opposite to the Centaur Hotel. The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) provides shuttle bus services from the 'staging area' to the Airport Terminal every 15 minutes. Apart from these, regular bus services are available from various Inter-State Bus Terminals in the city. These services have been extended to all the neighboring areas and the northern states.

Cab Services

To ensure easy and hassle free journey of the travelers, IGI Airport, New Delhi has tied up with 3 cab operators. The major features of these cabs include air-conditioned luxury cabs, round-the-clock availability, backed by GPS technology to track location, in-car payment facility — payment can be made through cash or credit card. The Brief description of these cab operators are given below :

Meru Cabs

Meru Cabs is located at T3 international airport arrival covering both the Domestic and International Terminals. The fleet of Meru Cabs include Tata Indigo, Mahindra Logan and Maruti Suzuki Esteems. To obtain more information about Meru Cabs, one can dial 44224422.

Mega Cabs

Mega Cabs have pioneered the concept of Radio Taxis in India. It boasts of brand new fleet of cabs. This is also located at T3 international airport arrivals and it also covers both the Domestic and International Terminals. Cabs are available at the Radio Taxi stand outside the arrival hall at Terminal T3 of the New Delhi Airport. To obtain more information about Mega Cabs, one can dial 41414141.

Easy Cabs

Easy Cabs are a part of Carzonrent India Pvt Ltd. This is the largest personal ground transportation provider in the country. The fleets of Easy Cabs include Hyundai Accent, Toyota Innova, Tata Indigo, Maruti Suzuki Versa and the Maruti Suzuki Esteem. It is located at Terminal 1C Domestic Arrival Terminals. To obtain more information about Easy Cabs, one can dial 43434343.

Apart from these air-conditioned cabs, one can also find typical yellow & black taxis around the city. Taxis provide quiet, easy and fast ground transportation within the city. To move to some place from the IGI Airport one can reserve a pre-paid taxi. From the airport to the Paharganj, the pre-paid taxi fare is around Rs. 250 and from IGI Airport to the Connaught Place, the fare is less than Rs. 200.

Car Rentals

Carzonrent India Pvt. Ltd is the leading personal ground transportation service provider in India. It runs nearly a fleet of 6300 Cars throughout the country. It has specialized in providing end-to-end short and long term Car Rental solutions to the passengers. It has been servicing the Indian as well as international travelers with Chauffeur Drive, Self Drive and Limousine Services. Its dedicated fleet of cars include economy as well as premium category of cars. The premier car division of Carzonrent includes Limousine, Mercedes Benz C Class and other premium category sedans. Payments for these services can be made through cash, debit as well as credit cards. Self-drive facilities are also available and offer a variety of options to the customers in terms of cars, choice of services and rentals. These services are available from all the airports and other city center locations. This has added to the excellent Delhi Airport ground transportation system.

Auto Rickshaws

There are plenty of auto rickshaws plying on the roads of New Delhi. The IGI airport can be reached from all parts of the city through auto rickshaws. But one should negotiate the fares with the driver before boarding an auto. There are high chances that the drivers can make exorbitant charges. The best way is to fix the charges beforehand or go by the mode of meters.

Indian Railways

New Delhi is well connected with major Indian cities by Indian Railway network. Reservation for rail journey can be made online or over the counter available at the Domestic & International arrivals of Terminal T3.

Last Updated On: 2011/06/30