Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)
Travel and Ground Transport
India boasts a modernised and well maintained railway infrastructure and Delhi is reachable by train from most major and minor destinations within India.
There are three well-known railway stations in Delhi. These are: Delhi Main, New Delhi, Nizamudin, while prominent minor stations include Sarai Rohilla and Delhi Cantonment. Trains are reliable and run frequently.
Besides trains, buses provide good services for getting around. For local travel around the city of Delhi, taxis or rickshaws are a good and inexpensive way to get around or to reach your hotel.
Buses to downtown Delhi via Terminal 1 serve the Arrivals area of Terminal 2 24 hours a day; the duration of the journey is about 50 minutes. The biggest bus station in the city of Delhi is the Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Kashmere Gate. ISBT may confuse you with its disorder and pollution. However, if you can find your way through the chaos, travelling by bus is an inexpensive option.
Many reputed hotels such as the Marriot and Crowne Plaza Hotel in Delhi offer transportation services to and from Delhi International Airport.
Delhi Traffic Police pre-paid taxi booths can be found in the Arrivals areas of the two terminals. These booths issue vouchers for trips to Delhi. Retain your receipt until you arrive at your hotel or travel destination and then produce it to the driver. Besides the Traffic Police taxi booths, there is always the option of taking an auto-rickshaw, which can be easily found nearby the airport. It is recommendable that you negotiate the fare before setting off. Using taxi services is the fastest way to get to your hotel in Delhi.
No Western-style limousines serve Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. However, if you want a Mercedes to collect you at the airport, you'll have to make arrangements with your hotel or travel agency in advance.