New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Guide (DEL)

Airport info
Code: DEL
Address:
New Delhi 110 037, India
Location:

New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport is located 23km (14 miles) southwest of central Delhi.

No. of terminals: 3 Dialling code: +91
Telephone:
(0124) 337 6000.
Timezone: GMT ++05:30
Map:
New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport map

Named after former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, Delhi’s main airport is one of the major air transport hubs for the region. Browse our New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport guide for information on airport hotels, transport options and facilities.

Airport news

After the completion of Terminal 3 in 2010, three more terminals and two more runways are planned to combat the expected increase to 100 million passengers a year by 2026.

Information

There are information counters in all terminals. For major enquiries and 24-hour information and assistance, contact the Airport Manager's Offices in the terminals. English is widely spoken throughout India.

Transfer between terminals

A free shuttle bus links the two domestic terminals and the international terminal every 20 minutes.

Driving directions

New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport is located just off National Highway 8, which leads from Delhi to Mumbai. Follow the highway southwards from the city centre and the airport is clearly signposted.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Metro: Delhi Metro's (tel: (011) 2256 1231; www.delhimetrorail.com) recently extended Orange line connects directly with Terminal 3. The journey time to central New Delhi is 18 minutes, and the single fare is Rs150.

Public transport road

Bus: Express buses (route 4), operated by the Delhi Transport Corporation (www.dtc.nic.in), run from the arrivals areas of the terminals to central Delhi, 24 hours a day (journey time: 50 minutes, fare Rs50).

Coach: An air-conditioned coach service is available; bookings and information are available in the arrivals hall of Terminal 3.

Taxi: Pre-paid taxi booths, located in the arrivals areas, issue vouchers for travel to the city; travellers should retain the receipt until reaching the desired destination and then hand it to the driver - avoid the many touts operating at the airport. Among the operators are Meru Cabs (tel: (011) 4422 4422; www.merucabs.com), Mega Cabs (tel: (011) 4141 4141; www.megacabs.com) and Easy Cabs (tel: (011) 4343 4343; www.easycabs.com). Metered taxis and auto rickshaws are also available.

Terminal facilities

Money

Banks, bureau de change facilities and ATMs are available in the terminals.

Communication

Public telephones and postal facilities are widely available. Wi-Fi access (free for the first 20 minutes) is offered throughout the airport.

Food

There are numerous places to eat in the arrivals and departures areas of the domestic and international terminals. The Terminal 3 departures area has the largest selection of restaurants, bars, cafés and fast-food outlets.

Shopping

Duty-free shopping is available in Terminal 3, which has a vast amount of retail space that boasts designer brands such as Boggi and Versace. Terminal 1 also has a good range of shops ranging from confectioners to souvenir retailers.

Luggage

There is a left-luggage facility in the connector building between the terminals. Baggage wrapping services are available in Terminal 3. Lost property enquires should be directed to the Airport Manager’s Office (tel: (011) 4965 2022) in Terminal 1.

Other

The medical centres in each terminal are manned by doctors 24-hours a day. Rest rooms and baby care rooms are available at all terminals. Additionally, Terminal 3 has lounges, nap and shower rooms.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The AMEX Express Platinum Lounge is available to cardholders in Terminal 1. Plaza Premium Lounge runs five executive lounges in Terminal 3; these offer a range of services from work space to massages and refreshments.

Conference and banqueting facilities are available at the Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi hotel (tel: (011) 2677 9191; www.radissonblu.com), which is a short distance from the airport.

Disabled facilities

Toilets and ambulift facilities for disabled travellers are available: passengers should request any special assistance when booking their tickets. There is a dedicated parking area for disabled travellers. Terminal 3 was constructed to be barrier-free for passengers with reduced mobility.

Car parking

Short- and long-term car parking is available at each terminal. The large multi-storey car park at Terminal 3 can house more than 4,000 cars and also offers space for motorcycles. The car park at Terminal 1 is just 100m (109 yards) from the terminal complex.

Car rental

There is no dedicated facility for hiring self-drive cars at the airport, as these are not generally available in India. Instead, Carzonrent offers chauffeur driven cars as well as limited self-drive options and it has desks in the arrivals areas of the terminals.

Hotels

There is a transit hotel on the third floor of Terminal 3. Other options are available nearby, while a larger selection can be found in the city centre. Our New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport guide includes the following options:


Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi

(011) 2677 9191.

Just 5km (3 miles) from the airport, the Radisson Blu offers a free shuttle service and complimentary internet access to guests. The well-appointed hotel has a range of leisure facilities, as well as a business centre and extensive meeting/conference facilities, enabling it to cater to both business and leisure guests.

National Highway 8, Delhi, India

Eaton Smart Transit Hotel

(011) 4525 2000.

This comfy 100-room transit hotel in Terminal 3 offers on-site dining, spa facilities and a fitness centre for those transferring to connecting flights.

Terminal 3, New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, India
Edited by Gavin Haines
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