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Transportation Options from New Delhi Railway Station to the Airport

The New Delhi Railway Station and Indira Gandhi Airport are Delhi’s two main hubs for locals and travellers. The distance from New Delhi Railway Station to the airport is about 15 km and the best transportation options to get there are Delhi taxis or the metro.

If you’re looking for the fastest and most convenient option, then a comfortable taxi ride from New Delhi Railway Station to the airport is the best option for you and your travel party. Taxis are available for on-demand service 24/7 outside the railway station but pre-booking a personalised transfer is an even better option for a smooth experience. The average fare is €5 (INR 450) for up to 4 passengers and the trip takes about 40 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Another quick way to cover the Delhi Railway Station to Delhi Airport distance is by using the metro, thanks to the city’s extended metro network; you will reach the airport in about 1 hour, not including waiting times, for only €0.45 (INR 40) per traveller.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €23 40min 24/7
Taxi €5 40min 24/7
Metro €1.40 40min 04:45–23:30

How to get from New Delhi Railway Station to the airport by taxi

Getting from New Delhi Railway Station to the airport by taxi is a great option that gives you a chance to unwind before catching your flight. Taxis are available around the clock at New Delhi Railway Station but you can also pre-book a private transfer to have a driver waiting for you and save time. Depending on traffic conditions, you’ll be at the airport in about 40 minutes.

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

Delhi taxi drivers use taximeters to calculate their fares. For a ride from New Delhi Railway Station to the airport, you can expect to pay around €5 (INR 450) but it’s best to pre-book your ride if you want to ensure a fixed fare.

Cost

€5

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*Fares will vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available at New Delhi Railway Station 24/7.

Where do I take a taxi from?

There is a taxi rank outside the New Deli Railway Station for on-demand services around the clock. Look for the relevant signs inside the station or ask the information desk if you have trouble locating the rank.

Convenience

Taxi service is the most convenient and fastest option to cover the New Delhi Railway Station to Indira Gandhi Airport distance in comfort. You will ensure a private vehicle and a quiet ride instead of a crowded train full of locals and other travellers. For an even better experience with air-conditioning, consider pre-booking your ride instead of looking for a taxi at the last minute, especially if you’re in a hurry to catch your flight and don’t have a lot of time to wait for an available taxi.

Editor’s Note

Delhi taxis are reliable and you can get various types of taxi services, from traditional black and yellow cabs to radio taxis and app-based services.

Useful Tips

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

How to get from New Delhi Railway Station to the airport by metro

Delhi Metro is another great option to get from New Delhi Railway Station to the airport in about 1 hour. You have two options; taking the Airport Express Line or combining the Yellow and Magents lines. The Airport Express Line is the way to go if you’re looking to get directly from New Delhi Railway Station to Indira Gandhi Airport Terminal 3. The total trip takes about 40 minutes including some walking and costs €0.70 (INR 60) per traveller. The other option is to take the Yellow Line from New Delhi and switch to the Magenta Line at Hauz Khas station. You will reach Terminal 1 in about 1 hour and a single ticket costs €0.45 (INR 40).

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

A single ticket for the metro from New Delhi Railway Station to the airport costs €0.70 (INR 60) for the Airport Express Line and €0.45 (INR 40) for using the Yellow and Magenta lines.

Cost

€0.70

Trip Duration

40 Min.

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

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Airport Express Line runs from 04:45 until 23:00 daily and the Yellow Line runs from 05:50 until 23:00 daily. You can check the New Delhi Railway Station to airport metro timetables on Delhi Metro's official website.

Where do I take the metro from?

The Airport Express Line departs from Platform No. 4 at the New Delhi metro station and the Yellow Line from Platform No. 1.

Convenience

The metro is a good value-for-money option to get from Delhi Railway Station to Delhi Airport quickly. The fare is very low and service is available from early in the morning until late at night. Keep in mind that during peak hours, the metro can get very crowded, especially if you use the regular lines and not the express line to the airport.

Editor’s Note

If you're carrying multiple pieces of luggage or you're travelling with young children, using the metro during peak hours can be a stressful experience due to the large number of passengers. A taxi will ensure a much more comfortable and quiet ride to the airport.

Useful Tips

You can purchase your ticket from the automatic Ticket Issuing Machine (TIM) or online.
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 New Delhi Railway Station to the airport?

The most convenient option to get from Delhi Railway Station to Delhi Airport is by taking an on-demand taxi or pre-booking a private transfer.

The taxi fare is around €5 (INR 450) for up to 4 passengers and the ride takes approximately 40 minutes in average traffic.

Taking the metro from New Delhi Railway Station to the airport is the next best option to taking a taxi. There are multiple options for taking the metro from the railway station to the airport, ranging from €0.70 (INR 60) to €0.45 (INR 40) per traveller, and taking anywhere between 16 minutes and 1 hour, not including wait times, depending on which metro line you choose.

The various metro options can take you from New Delhi Railway Station to Airport Terminal 3 or Terminal 1. Booking a private transfer for a hassle-free, quiet, air-conditioned ride is the most recommended option.

What is the distance from New Delhi Railway Station to the airport?

The Delhi Railway Station to the airport distance is approximately 15 km; getting there takes about 40 minutes by car or taxi and 1 hour by metro.

When you book an airport taxi with Welcome Pickups at the same rate as a standard taxi, your driver will know the best routes to avoid heavy traffic.

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

Taxis in Delhi use taximeters and the final fare depends on multiple factors including distance, traffic conditions and additional fees for luggage or nighttime travel. For a taxi from Delhi Railway Station to Delhi Airport, the average fare is around €5 (INR 450) but this is only an estimate; to ensure a low, fixed fare, you can pre-book your ride for a direct route in a modern vehicle.

Can I get the metro from New Delhi Railway Station to the airport?

The metro from New Delhi Railway Station to the airport is a great value-for-money transportation option. You will need to reach the New Delhi Station, which is about a 6-minute walk from the railway station.

From there, you can either take the Airport Express Line and reach the airport directly or take the Yellow Line and switch to the Magenta Line at Hauz Khas. A single ticket costs €0.70 (INR 60) for the express line and €0.45 (INR 40) for the regular lines.

The total trip takes from 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the line you choose.

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