Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

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Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)
AddressNew Delhi 110 037, India
Telephone(0124) 337 6000.
Number of terminals3
Time zoneGMT India Standard Time: GMT/UTC +5:30
MapNew Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
LocationNew Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport is located 23km (14 miles) southwest of central Delhi.
Airport codeDEL
Airport newsAfter 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.
Transfer between terminalsA free shuttle bus links the two domestic terminals and the international terminal every 20 minutes.
Driving directionsNew 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.
Car rentalThere 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.
Public transport and taxisBus: Express buses (route 4), operated by the Delhi Transport Corporation (, 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;, Mega Cabs (tel: (011) 4141 4141; and Easy Cabs (tel: (011) 4343 4343; Metered taxis and auto rickshaws are also available.
Metro: Delhi Metro's (tel: (011) 2256 1231; 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.
Car parkingShort- 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.
Information and help desksThere 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.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Banks, bureau de change facilities and ATMs are available in the terminals.
Communications: 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 facilities: 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.
Conference and business facilitiesThe 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;, which is a short distance from the airport.
Disabled facilitiesToilets 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.
Airport hotelsThere 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:

Eaton Smart Transit Hotel
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.
New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, Terminal 3
Delhi, India
Tel: (011) 4525 2000.

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi
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
Tel: (011) 2677 9191.
Full airport nameNew Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
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