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Transportation Options from Delhi Airport to Delhi Railway Station

New Delhi Railway Station is an important transportation hub serving the capital of India, connecting it to other major cities around this vast country. To reach the railway station, you need to get to the city centre from Delhi Airport, which is very easy by taxi or metro.

Taking a taxi is the most convenient and comfortable option as you’ll enjoy a quiet, private ride to your destination. The trip from Delhi Airport to Delhi Railway Station by taxi takes around 40 minutes in average traffic and costs approximately €5 (INR 450) for up to 4 passengers; you can pre-book your transfer to ensure a fixed, low fare and update your travel plans up to the last minute in case of any changes.

If you don’t mind a crowd and have only one piece of luggage per person, you can get from Delhi Airport to New Delhi Railway Station by metro at an even lower fare. You can combine the Magenta and Yellow metro lines to reach the railway station in about 1 hour for only €0.45 (INR 40) per traveller.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Delhi at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €23 40min 24/7
Taxi €5 40min 24/7
Metro €0.90 60min 05:50–23:10

How to get from Delhi Airport to Delhi Railway Station by taxi

Airport taxis are a great choice to get from Delhi Airport to Delhi Railway Station quickly and comfortably. You can take a taxi from the airport rank or, better yet, pre-book an airport taxi to skip the crowded taxi ranks and have a driver waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall. The ride takes around 40 minutes or less if you’re not travelling during rush hour.

What's the cost of a taxi from Delhi Airport to the railway station?

The average fare for a ride from Delhi Airport to Delhi Railway Station with a standard Delhi taxi is around €5 (INR 450) depending on traffic and other factors like luggage and time of day.

For a fixed fare that you’ll know ahead of time, you can book your transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups and enjoy peace of mind that you’ll arrive on time at the railway station.

Cost

€5

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*The fare may vary unless the taxi is booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Delhi Airport (DEL).

Where do I take a taxi from?

You can find a taxi at Delhi Airport 24/7 at the official airport taxi rank. Follow the taxi signage inside the Arrivals Hall and you should see taxis lined up right in front of the Terminal. For pre-booked services, the pick-up area may vary; you can check Delhi Airport’s official website for more information on each operator.

Convenience

Getting from Delhi Airport to New Delhi Railway Station by taxi is the most convenient option in terms of speed and comfort. Instead of using crowded public transport and carrying your luggage around, you’ll enjoy a quiet ride to the railway station at a competitive price whenever your flight lands at Delhi Airport.

Editor’s Note

Taking a taxi is great value for money even for solo adventurers or travellers on a tight budget as the fares for local taxis are quite low. Especially if you're in a hurry to catch a train, it's worth taking a taxi since they're faster than the metro even in heavy traffic.

Useful Tips

When you enter the taxi, make sure that there is a working taximeter installed on the dashboard.
Not all taxis are air-conditioned so make sure to ask the driver before getting in the taxi for a comfortable ride.
You can pay for your taxi in Delhi using both cash and a credit or debit card.
Tipping your taxi driver 10% of the total fare is common in India for good service.

How to get from Delhi Airport to Delhi Railway Station by metro

Delhi Metro operates a very extended network that can get you from Delhi Airport to Delhi Railway Station in 1 hour. You will ride the metro for 17 stations total and a single ticket costs €0.45 (INR 40). First, you will take the Magenta Line from the Airport and then switch to the Yellow Line at Hauz Khas to reach your destination.

How much does the metro ticket cost from Delhi Airport to New Delhi Railway Station?

A single ticket for the metro from Delhi Airport to Delhi Railway Station costs €0.45 (INR 40) per traveller. Purchasing a Tourist Card is a good option if you’re staying in Delhi and plan to use the metro more than once.

Cost

€0.45

Trip Duration

1 Hr.

The average waiting time for the metro from Delhi Airport is around 5 minutes during peak hours.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The first train for the Magenta Line departs from Delhi Airport at 05:50 Monday through Saturday, and at 08:10 on Sundays. The last train departs at 23:10 daily.

Where do I take the metro from?

The Magenta Line departs from Indigo Terminal 1 IGI Airport. You will need to disembark at Hauz Khas to switch to the Yellow Line to reach the New Delhi Railway Station.

Convenience

The metro is a very convenient and cheap option to reach the railway station in the city centre. Even though the Delhi Airport to Delhi Railway Station distance is around 15 km, you will only need to change trains once, thanks to Delhi Metro’s extended network. Keep in mind that during peak hours the metro can be very crowded so if you prefer a quieter and more comfortable option, it’s best to use an airport taxi.

Editor’s Note

The metro can be a great choice if you're carrying light luggage but it can be rather challenging if you're carrying multiple pieces of luggage or you're travelling with young children, especially during peak hours.

Useful Tips

You can purchase your ticket from the automatic Ticket Issuing Machine (TIM), set up in the Arrivals Hall at Terminal 3 and outside Terminal 2 Arrivals.
There is a baggage limit of 25 kg per passenger to ensure safe and comfortable transportation for everyone on the train.
If you're travelling in a wheelchair, contact the Delhi Metro Customer Care Centre for assistance and staff will help you at entry and exit stations.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Delhi Airport to Delhi Railway Station?

The most convenient option to get from Delhi Airport to Delhi Railway Station is by taking an airport taxi from the airport rank or pre-booking a private transfer. The average cost is around €5 (INR 450) for up to 4 passengers and the ride takes about 40 minutes depending on traffic.

The next best option is to get from Delhi Airport to the railway station by metro. You can use the Magenta Line, which departs from Delhi Airport, and switch to the Yellow Line at Hauz Khas to reach New Delhi Railway Station. The trip by metro takes around 1 hour and costs only €0.45 (INR 40) per traveller.

What is the distance from Delhi Airport to the railway station?

The Delhi Airport to New Delhi Railway Station distance is around 15 km; getting there takes about 40 minutes by car or taxi and 1 hour by metro, not including wait and transfer times.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Delhi Airport to Delhi Railway Station?

For a taxi from Delhi Airport to Delhi Railway Station, you can expect to pay around €5 (INR 450) but this is only an estimate.

Taxi rides use a taximeter and the actual fare depends on multiple factors like traffic conditions and additional fees for luggage or nighttime travel.

To ensure a low, fixed fare, you can pre-book your ride and pay in advance, even if your travel plans are still subject to change.

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