New Delhi Airport
The primary airport for India's capital and largest city, Indira Gandhi International Airport is located 10 miles (16km) southwest of New Delhi. The busiest airport in India, the facility was named for former prime minister Indira Gandhi.
Processing 30 million passengers each year, Indira Gandhi International Airport has had a major upgrade with the brand-new Terminal 3 opening in 2010. Formerly a dirty and crowded facility, the new terminal has plenty of shopping and dining opportunities for passengers. Friendly staff members are ready to assist in making gate transfers and finding transportation into New Delhi.
Flights to Indira Gandhi International Airport are available from many destinations worldwide, including London, Paris, Rome, Moscow, Tokyo, Beijing, Mauritius, Chicago, Abu Dhabi, Doha, and many destinations across the Asian subcontinent. Several low-cost airlines offer cheap flights to Indira Gandhi International Airport, and it's a base for ten Indian airlines, including jet Airways and Air India.
The airport is located 10 miles (16km) south-west of New Delhi city centre.
Getting to the city
The airport express Delhi Metro line connects the airport to central New Delhi. It operates from Terminal 3 between 5am and 11pm. Trains run at 20-minute intervals. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses run every 30 minutes between the airport and central Delhi's Interstate Bus Terminal and Connaught Place. The buses can be found at the 'staging area' near Terminal 3 and opposite the Centaur Hotel. The free DIAL shuttle runs between the staging area and the terminal every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day. Bus fares from the airport cost between INR 25 and INR 100, depending on your destination. Concessions are available for parents buying tickets for their children.
Local time is GMT +5.5.
+91 (0)11 329 6535, +91 (0)11 565 2011, IGIA Customer Care Line: +91 (0)12 4337 6000.
Carzonrent is located just after the customs area in the arrivals section of Terminal 3.
Metered taxis are available at the airport but it is best to use pre-paid taxis. The airport has a relationship with three Cab operators, Meru Cabs, Mega Cabs and Easy Cabs. Approved fares for various locations are displayed at the taxi counters located inside the Arrivals halls. Pick-up points are just outside the terminals. Travel time to the city is about 30 minutes.
Transfer between terminals
Terminal transfer shuttles connect Terminal 3 (international) and Terminal 1 (domestic). The shuttles are free and run every 20 minutes. Some domestic airlines operate from Terminal 3 (international) so it's best to check with your airline before mistakenly transferring terminals.
Airport facilities include banks, ATMs and currency exchange; public telephones and a post office; baggage wrapping and storage; conference facilities and VIP lounges; complementary strollers, a kids play area and baby changing rooms; foot massages, a smoking area, shower facilities, prayer room, drinking water fountains, medical facilities and a pharmacy. There are also sleeping pods available at an hourly fee, and plenty of shopping and dining options.
Parking garages are just 300 feet (100m) from Terminal 1, and there is a multi-level car park attached to the International Terminal.
Wifi is available through TATA Docomo at Terminal 3.
There are business facilities available in the airline lounges located in Terminal 3, including services like printing, fax, and workstations. There are also workstations with plug points spread throughout the airport. Conference facilities can be found at nearby hotels like the Centaur Hotel and Radisson hotel.
New Delhi Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.