Being the capital of the country, New Delhi is well connected to all the major parts of India and the world. The Delhi Airport serves for domestic as well as international flights. New Delhi also is a main railhead, being well connected to all major cities in India. State buses also run to and from neighbouring cities.
Indira Gandhi International Airport is located in the west part of the city and is one of the best airports in the world. It has three operational terminals- Terminal 1C/1D which is the domestic terminal used by low-cost carriers like IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir, Terminal 3 used by international flights and domestic carriers Jet Airways and Air India, and Terminal 2 which is used during the Hajj pilgrimage. To travel from the airport to the main city you can use the Delhi Airport Metro Express which runs from Terminal 3. Alternatively, you can use the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses available outside the airport or book a taxi.
Nearest Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)
Tentative return flight prices to from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 5,786 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 9,960 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 9,089 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 6,137 Non-stop|
|Kolkata||₹ 8,182 Non-stop|
Delhi is connected by road to all the major cities in the country. Though buses are not as comfortable as trains, these are the only choices from some of the destinations, especially in the mountains. Delhi has several bus terminals and the major operator is the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). Kashmere Gate ISBT, popularly called as " The ISBT", is the largest terminal. The other major terminals are Sarai Kale Khan ISBT (near Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station), Anand Vihar ISBT, Bikaner House (near India Gate), Mandi House (near Barakhamba Road) and Majnu ka Tila.
Delhi has four main stations - Delhi Junction also called "Puraani Dilli", New Delhi lying in central Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin in the south part of the city and the Anand Vihar in the east. The Delhi Junction and New Delhi railway station are connected by Metro Line 2, while Anand Vihar is connected by Metro Line 3. The Hazrat Nizamuddin is the departure point for most trains heading South and Anand Vihar operates most of the east-bound services. There are taxis and buses available outside all the stations to take you to different parts of the city.
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If you are visiting Delhi for the first time and do not have a hired taxi, there are many other ways of commuting.
Make sure that you have Ola and Uber downloaded. Booking a cab is a super convenient way of commuting in Delhi. These services will ensure that the fare is fair! Sometimes this can be an expensive affair, mostly, these services ensure hassle-free trips.
If you have to cover long distances and the roads are jam-packed, the Delhi Metro is the best alternative. The minimum fare that can be charged is INR 10 and the maximum is INR 60, for one trip. While tokens are available, if you are looking forward to a lot of travelling by metro, a smart card is viable, which can be issued at a cost of INR 150. Then it has to be recharged (the minimum amount has to be INR 200 and maximum INR 2000). There are a number of metro lines covering the vast expanse of Delhi, with the major junctions for changing metros being - Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Mandi House, Central Secretariat, Kirti Nagar, and New Delhi. The main lines are - Yellow (Jahangirpuri to Huda City Centre), Blue (Noida City Centre/Vaishali to Dwarka Sector 21), Red (Rithala to Dilshad Garden), Violet (Kashmere Gate to Badarpur), Green (Inderlok to Mundka), and Orange (New Delhi to Dwarka Sector 21). The Orange line is also known as the airport express which is faster and has directly connected to the airport. It is a more expensive line than the others. There is connectivity with the NCR region as well. On the Yellow line, there is a rapid metro from Sikandarpur connecting it with Cyber Hub.
If the distance to be covered is extremely small, then Rickshaws and Autos are the best. However, much of your time might go into bargaining with these drivers. While the rickshaw drivers are still reasonable, the auto drivers might charge unfairly. Try to ask them to charge according to the fare tapped by the meter (quite a difficult task for Delhi). You can also download Ola Auto option, as the rates will be reasonable. Another option from hopping on from one place to another in the same area is of availing the option of e-rickshaw, which accommodates four people, for a charge of INR 10.
Buses are the cheapest form of travel in Delhi. The fare can be as low as INR 5. If you are lucky enough to get a slightly less crowded bus, then it is an extremely cheap form and efficient form of travel. Otherwise, buses in Delhi are overcrowded, and being non-Delhiite it might be difficult to manage. There are innumerable routes that these buses cover.
|Route Name||Distance||Time||More Information|
|Hyderabad to Delhi||1,564 km||23 hours 58 mins||View Details|
|Agra to Delhi||233 km||3 hours 30 mins||View Details|
|Chandigarh to Delhi||244 km||3 hours 49 mins||View Details|
|Shimla to Delhi||343 km||6 hours 52 mins||View Details|
|Bangalore to Delhi||2,154 km||1 day 7 hours||View Details|
|Pune to Delhi||1,465 km||1 day 0 hours||View Details|
|Jaipur to Delhi||281 km||4 hours 47 mins||View Details|
|Manali to Delhi||536 km||10 hours 55 mins||View Details|
|Mumbai to Delhi||1,415 km||22 hours 2 mins||View Details|
|Gurgaon to Delhi||42.1 km||1 hour 12 mins||View Details|
|Varanasi to Delhi||816 km||11 hours 39 mins||View Details|
|Goa to Delhi||1,883 km||1 day 8 hours||View Details|
|Amritsar to Delhi||448 km||6 hours 50 mins||View Details|
|Kolkata to Delhi||1,486 km||23 hours 7 mins||View Details|
|Udaipur to Delhi||663 km||10 hours 13 mins||View Details|
|Chennai to Delhi||2,189 km||1 day 9 hours||View Details|
|Jodhpur to Delhi||605 km||9 hours 40 mins||View Details|
|Ahmedabad to Delhi||947 km||14 hours 16 mins||View Details|
|Srinagar to Delhi||838 km||14 hours 56 mins||View Details|
|Jaisalmer to Delhi||753 km||13 hours 15 mins||View Details|
|Noida to Delhi||46.7 km||1 hour 7 mins||View Details|
|Ernakulam to Delhi||2,693 km||1 day 16 hours||View Details|
|Munnar to Delhi||2,629 km||1 day 16 hours||View Details|
|Gangtok to Delhi||1,599 km||1 day 3 hours||View Details|
|Coorg to Delhi||2,401 km||1 day 12 hours||View Details|