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How to Get There


Air :
Delhi is the main gateway city for northern India with a modern airport. All major international air carriers operate direct services to Delhi from various centres in the world. Indira Gandhi International Airport is located at 23km southwest of Central Delhi and the domestic terminal at Palam is 5km away from the international terminal.

Taxi and coach transfer is available from both International and Domestic Arrivals.

Pre-paid Taxi (a service with journey fare paid at the booking counter), air-conditioned and non- air-conditioned coach counters are located immediately outside the customs Hall in International Terminal and outside Baggage Claim area in Domestic Arrivals.

Airport Coach (non-airconditioned) is operated by Delhi Transport Corporation (via Connaught Place and Railway Stations) to Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT), Kashmiri Gate and by Ex- Servicemen's Airlink Transport Service to Connaught Place. The coach covers all major hotels enroute.

Indian Airlines 011-25675121, 23313317
Jet Airways 011-25675404, 51513232/45
Air Sahara 011-25672107, 23359801
Jagsons, 12-E, Vandana Building, Tolstoy Marg 011-23721594
Pawan Hans Helicopters 011-24632273
011-24602596 (Fax)
UP Air 011-25675126, 26901436

Rail :
Delhi is the hub of the Indian Railways network with Express trains to all parts of the country. The city has two major railway stations in New Delhi and Old Delhi. New Delhi station is within walking distance of Connaught Place and Main Delhi station is about 7km from Connaught Place. Delhi offers express trains to all parts of the country. For the foreigners, tickets are available at the International Tourist Bureau (Ph: 011-3346804), located at New Delhi station. The main ticket office is at the IRCA building on Chelmsford Road, Pahar Ganj, between New Delhi station and Connaught Place. 

Shatabdi Express air-conditioned fast tourist train operates to Bhopal (via Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi), Lucknow (via Kanpur) and Chandigarh, provides access to some of the neighboring tourist centres.

Taxis, auto rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and city Bus Service are available at the railway stations. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) operates special services from railway stations to different parts of the city.

Computerised Railway Reservation Offices:

  1. IRCA Building, Chelmsford Road, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi. (0745-2100 hrs; Sunday 0745-1400 hrs)

  2. Delhi Main Railway Station. (0745-2100 hrs; Sunday 0745-1400 hrs)

  3. Delhi Shahdara Railway Station. (0745-2100 hrs; Sunday 0745-1400 hrs)

  4. Sarojini Nagar Railway Station. (0745-2100 hrs; Sunday 0745-1400 hrs)

  5. Near Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. (0745-1300 hrs and 1400-2000 hrs; Sunday 0745-1400 hrs)

  6. Kirti Nagar Railway Station. (0745-1300 hrs and 1400-2000 hrs; Sunday 0745-1400 hrs)

  7. Karkardooma, Har Govind Enclave, Vikas Marg. (0745-1300 hrs and 1400-2000 hrs; Sunday 0745-1400 hrs)

  8. International Tourist Bureau, 1st Floor New Delhi Rly. Station, 0730-1700 hrs. Closed on Sunday. (0745-1300 hrs and 1400-2000 hrs)

Rail Enquiry

  • Computerised Enquiry 
    North Arr: 1331; Dep: 1336
    East Arr: 1332; Dep: 1337
    West Arr: 1333; Dep: 1338
    South Arr: 1334; Dep 1339
    Central Ph: 131
    Centralised Reservation Enquiry: 1345
    Sarai Rohilla Enquiry : 25723267
    Palam Enquiry: 25085218
    Shahdara Enquiry : 22115991
    Delhi Cantonment Enquiry : 25693846
    Hazrat Nizamuddin Enquiry: 24359748

Bus :
Delhi is linked by bus services, airconditioned, deluxe and ordinary, to all major destinations in north India. Five National Highways pass through Delhi and the most important of these are the Grand Trunk Road (National Highway 1) from Amritsar in the north, Mathura Road from Agra in the south, National Highway 2 from Calcutta in the east, and Gurgaon Road (National Highway 8) from Jaipur in the west. The Interstate Bus Terminus (ISBT), at Kashmir Gate ( Ph: 011-23867042, 23868836), north of Old Delhi railway station, is the terminus for all intercity bus services.

Delhi Transport Corporation (Ph:011-23354518) and Road Transport Corporations of neighboring States provide frequent bus services. The Delhi Transport Corp bus service operates between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. However, buses are less frequent between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Select routes also have night service buses plying between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Bus fares range from 1.50 to 5 rupees on some buses and a flat 5 or 7 rupees on others. 
For inquires on bus routes, call: 011-23371745/23317445

State Bus Services Enquiry: 

  • Haryana Roadways, ISBT Kashmere Gate
    Phone : 011-23861262

  • Himachal Roadways, ISBT Kashmere Gate
    Phone : 011-23868694

  • Rajasthan Road Ways, ISBT Kashmere Gate
    Phone : 011- 23861246;
    ISBT Sarai Kale Khan; Ph:011-24353731

  • Punjab Roadways, ISBT Kashmere Gate
    Phone : 011-23867842

  • Uttar Pradesh Roadways, ISBT Kashmere Gate
    Phone : 011-23868709,
    ISBT Sarai Kale Khan : 011-24353359

Sightseeing Bus Services : The Hop-On/ Hop-Off Bus service provides sightseeing options to tourists who are willing to explore Delhi in every 30 minutes. These tours are conducted in specially designed buses which move continuously along a route, allowing tourists to board or alight at any of the pick up/drop off points. The route of these buses covers monuments, museums, galleries, gardens, shopping malls, hotels and bazaars. All in all, the service is designed to provide a complete experience of the city to a tourist.