New Delhi Airport (DEL)
Location: The airport is located 12 miles (20km) south of
Time: GMT +5.5
Terminal transfer shuttles connect Terminal 3 and Terminal 1.
The shuttles are free and run every 20 minutes. Some domestic
airlines (Air India, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Kingfisher)
operate from the International Terminal so it's best to check with
your airline before mistakenly transferring terminals.
Train: 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. The INR 80 tickets can be
bought from the automatic ticket machines or at a manned
Taxis: New Delhi's airport is well known for scams related to
taxis and taxi fares. Passengers are advised to take a prepaid
official airport taxi rather than trying to negotiate a fare with
unofficial taxis outside the ai
Passengers willing to brave the often crazy streets of Delhi in
a car will find the airport's only car rental operator, Carzonrent,
just after the customs area in the arrivals section of Terminal 3.
The company offers a variety of cars as well as a chauffeur-driven
service. Other companies, such as Avis and Hertz, operate from New
Metered taxis are available at the airport but it is best to use
pre-paid taxis. The Airports Authority of India offer pre-paid taxi
service for arriving passengers. Approved fares for various
locations are displayed at the taxi counters located inside the
Arrivals halls. Pick-up points are just outside the terminals. The
fare is fixed at Rs.13 for the first kilometre and Rs.7 for
subsequent kilometres, with 25% extra from 11pm to 5am. Travel time
to the city is about 30 minutes.
Money and communications: Several international and domestic
banks have ATMs at the airport. Travel insurance services and
currency exchange facilities are also available, as are public
telephones and a post office.
Luggage: The lost and found office is located in the domestic
terminal (Terminal 1) and open from 9.30am until 6pm from Monday to
Friday and until 1.30pm on Saturdays. Baggage wrapping and a left
luggage facilities are available. Prices for storing luggage depend
Parking garages are just 300 feet (100m) from Terminal 1, and
there is a multi-storey garage attached to the International
Terminal. The parking at Indira Gandhi International Airport is
divided into general parking and premium parking. Parking rates
start at INR 50 for the first 30 minutes and go up to INR 600 per
day for general parking. Premium parking is INR 70 for the first
half hour and INR 900 per day.
There are a number of hotels located close to the airport along
National Highway 8, Mahipalpur, which cater to all budgets.
Departure Tax: The departure tax is INR 500 on most international