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About Indira Gandhi Intl. Airport

Safdarjung Airport, which was opened in 1930 in New Delhi, the capital of India, for executing the military flights of the Indian Air Force, was later named after Indira Gandhi, the legendary prime minister of the country. The airport, whose second terminal building was constructed in 1986, started hosting regional and international flights. Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is accepted as the center of the air operations in India, is the busiest airport of the country in terms of cargo transportation. The third terminal building of the airport was opened in 2010 for increasing the passenger capacity. The airport welcomes over 50 million passengers per year.

Getting to the City Center from Indira Gandhi Intl. Airport

Indira Gandhi International Airport is located 16 km from the New Delhi city center. Indira Gandhi International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. One of the easiest transportation alternatives to get to the city center from the airport is by using your hotel’s airport shuttle service. If your hotel does not provide an airport shuttle service then other methods of transportation include taxis, buses, or the metro.

The first thing we recommend you do when you land is exchange money into the local currency. We would recommend having local currency on you at all times. Taxi drivers or bus drivers tend to demand higher fares in foreign currency. If you have the local currency on hand you won’t face this problem.

Bus

The cheapest transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport is by bus. Most buses depart every 30 minutes and provide transportation to major parts of the city, such as Connaught Palace and the Interstate Bus Terminal. Buses depart from the airport terminals and take about 50 minutes to get to the city center.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available at the arrivals section of the terminals and they provide convenient transportation to the city center. There are 3 taxi operators at the airport that charge based on the kilometers traveled, Meru Cabs, Mega Cabs, and Easy Cabs. There are also fixed-rate taxis that provide transportation to the city center. For these pre-paid taxis you pay the fare at the taxi office first and are given a receipt that you hand to the driver once you have reached your destination. After you’ve paid the fare at the taxi office ignore any requests for additional payment made by the driver. A taxi to the city center will cost around 200-400 rupee.    

Metro

The most convenient method of transportation to get to the city center from the airport is by metro. The Airport Express metro line provides a quick commute to the city center, running every 3 minutes from the Airport Metro Station located at Terminal 3. A portion of this metro line runs above ground, giving you a brief tour of the city. The last stop on the metro linke in the city is the New Delhi Train Station. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the city center by metro and tickets can be purchased from ticket counters or automatic ticket issuing machines.    

Airport Information

Located 16 km from the New Delhi city center, Indira Gandhi International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. In 2015 the airport was awarded the Best Airport in Central Asia/India by Skytrax. The airport acts as a major hub for various Indian carriers. Indira Gandhi International Airport operates passenger services out of 2 terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Terminal 2 has been dedicated for special operations since 2010. There are plans for further expansion in the future.  

The airport features a variety of services to ensure passengers’ needs are met as they wait for their flight or after they land. There are also many special services that passengers can benefit from. Indira Gandhi International Airport contains a hotel, spa services, lounges, duty free shops and famous brands like Mango and Hugo Boss where you can go shopping. The international terminal, Terminal 3, features sleeping pods that passengers can use as they wait for their departing flight. For more detailed information on these sleeping pods please visit Indira Gandhi International Airport’s website.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019
Getting to Indira Gandhi Intl. Airport from the City Center

Indira Gandhi International Airport is located 16 km from the New Delhi city center. Indira Gandhi International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. One of the easiest transportation alternatives to get to the airport from the city center is by using your hotel’s airport shuttle service. If your hotel does not provide an airport shuttle service then other methods of transportation include taxis, buses, or the metro.

We would recommend having local currency on you at all times. Taxi drivers or bus drivers tend to demand higher fares in foreign currency. If you have the local currency on hand you won’t face this problem.

Bus

The cheapest method of transportation to get to Indira Gandhi International Airport is by bus. The bus fare is 50 rupee. It takes about 50 minutes to get to the airport from the city center. Buses run until 11 pm and depart from the Connaught Place area.

Metro

Public transportation in Delhi is provided by buses and the metro. The metro is the most profitable transportation alternative in terms of speed and price. The metro network in Delhi reaches almost every part of the city. To get to Indira Gandhi International Airport from the city center by metro you have to travel to the New Delhi Station. From this station you can get to the airport in about 20 minutes. The metro runs directly to the airport, stopping at Terminal 3.

Taxi

There are two types of taxicabs in Delhi that you can use for urban transportation. There are standard taxis whose fares are based on the kilometers traveled. These taxis can be called from any part of the city and provide comfortable transportation to the airport. Rickshaws are another type of ‘taxi’ transportation. However, rickshaws do not travel long distances. Rickshaws travel a maximum of 1-2 kilometers, making them ideal to use for a city tour. To get to the airport from the city center you can use a normal taxicab.

Airport Information

Located 16 km from the New Delhi city center, Indira Gandhi International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. In 2015 the airport was awarded the Best Airport in Central Asia/India by Skytrax. The airport acts as a major hub for various Indian carriers. Indira Gandhi International Airport operates passenger services out of 2 terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Terminal 2 has been dedicated for special operations since 2010. There are plans for further expansion in the future.  

The airport features a variety of services to ensure passengers’ needs are met as they wait for their flight or after they land. There are also many special services that passengers can benefit from. Indira Gandhi International Airport contains a hotel, spa services, lounges, duty free shops and famous brands like Mango and Hugo Boss where you can go shopping. The international terminal, Terminal 3, features sleeping pods that passengers can use as they wait for their departing flight. For more detailed information on these sleeping pods please visit Indira Gandhi International Airport’s website. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

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