New Delhi airport: New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport

The international airport of New Delhi is currently being renovated thoroughly. Work is underway on a new terminal, which should be ready in 2010 and will increase the airport's capacity to almost 40 million passengers a year. This is not the end of the extensions, more runways and terminals have been planned to further increase capacity, up to 100 million passengers a year in 2026.

The terminals for domestic (T1) and international (T2) flights are located quite some distance apart (5 km), there is a free shuttle bus connecting the terminals.

Rates mentioned here are in Indian rupees, 1 euro is worth almost 85 rupees (March 2008).

Address

New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
'Udaan Bhawan’, Terminal 1B
Indira Gandhi International Airport
New Delhi-110 037
India

Airport codes

IATA airport code: DEL
ICAO airport code: VIDP

Transport

Local transport

Train

There is no train connection to Delhi Airport.

Car and bus

The airport of New Delhi is located 23 kilometers to the south of the city, along the main south-bound roads from Delhi. The road to the airport is clearly indicated.

There is a bus to the center every 25 minutes, travel time is approximately 50 minutes. Luxury buses with air-conditioning depart from the International Terminal. There are two bus companies: Delhi Transport Corporation (green-yellow buses) and EATS (white-blue buses), both companies have their final destination at New Delhi Railway Station, tickets can be bought and a fixed seat can be booked at a desk in the Arrivals Hall.

Car rental

In the Arrivals Hall there is a service desk of Avis, which provides chauffeur-driven cars (tel: +91(0)11 6501 2525), there are also other private car rental companies, which all rent only chauffeur-driven cars.

Taxi

In front of the Arrivals Hall there are plenty of taxis. The city's biggest taxi company is EasyCabs (tel: +91(0)11 4343 4343), at the end of the ride you will be handed a receipt with the number of kilometers driven, make sure to check this receipt! The official rate is 15 rupees per kilometer. In addition, there is a desk of the Delhi Traffic Police, where you can buy a ticket for a fixed price, which you hand to the driver at the end of the ride.

Airport Parking

At Terminal 2 there are two parking areas, divided into premium and standard parking, there is a free shuttle bus between the parking areas and the terminal building. The rate for the standard parking spaces is approximately 60 rupees per four hours, the premium ones costs twice as much.

Services

Services

Hotels

There is one hotel at the airport, the Centaur Hotel (tel: +91(0)011 2565 2223). Hotels in the neighborhood of the airport include: Radisson Hotel Delhi (tel: +91(0)11 2677 9191) and Uppal's Orchid (tel: +91(0)11 2506 1515). For more hotels and to reserve online, visit Booking.com, they have a wide range of hotels at very reasonable internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

Delhi Airport has a reasonable number of shops and places to eat and drink. Both in the Arrivals and the Departure Hall there are Duty Free shops. In the transfer lounge of Terminal 2, there are a few speciality shops.

Baggage

At the parking area near Terminal 2 there is a counter where you can store your baggage, you can also have your baggage packaged. For lost and found objects, please contact the office of the Airport Manager (in both terminals).

Information

In the International Arrivals Hall, there is a counter with the text ‘May I help you’, where you can obtain general information about the airport, as well as transport and hotels. Both in the Domestic and International Arrivals Halls, there are counters of the Tourist Agency.

Business

Business services, such as faxing, copying and computers with internet connection can be found in the Maharaja Lounge (transfer room Terminal 2) and in the lounges of airline companies. To rent meeting rooms or conference halls, go to the Centaur Hotel, or, a little further away, the Radisson Hotel or Uppal’s Orchid (see under Hotels).

Disabled facilities

Delhi Airport is reasonably accessible to disabled people, but the services are not very extensive. There are modified toilets and disabled parking spaces.

Other services

There are exchange offices, banks and ATM's in both terminals. There are also internet cafés, but to use them you will need to pay by credit card. There are First Aid stations in both terminals and in Terminal 2 there is also a pharmacy.

Contact

Contact

Address

New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
'Udaan Bhawan’, Terminal 1B
Indira Gandhi International Airport
New Delhi-110 037
India

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: + 91(0)11 25661000 (T1) ; + 91(0)11 25662000 (T2)
Fax: + 91(0)11 25672144
Email: via contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport code: DEL
ICAO airport code: VIDP

Websites