Tourists travelling light can get from Delhi Airport to the city center by bus or metro. But, mothers with children and couples with large luggage should choose taxi or transfer. More routes can be found in the Airguide.
In the Indian capital, Delhi, transport is developed quite well compared to the rest of the country: there are trains, buses, and even metro. However, while planning a trip from Delhi Airport to your destination, keep in mind that it is not that easy to travel by electric train or shuttle bus. In order to get to the majority of remote provinces, you will have to make at least one change (at the train or bus station). Car park of the DTC company (Delhi Transport Corporation) has a good range of rather new buses of green and red colors, many of which are equipped with air conditioners. However, intercity transportation is carried out in older cars, which have no air conditioning. At summer temperature of 35-38 degrees, it will be very hard for small children and elderly people to endure the trip.
Nevertheless, a trip by bus or train is a good travel option for young people with light carry-on baggage and no suitcases. Public transport runs quite often: it departs from Delhi Airport every 15-30 minutes. Intercity transport operates not that frequently. You should check its timetable at the bus or train station of Delhi. Buses going to the resorts and tourists destinations run pretty often, whereas, to remote provinces – 1-2 times a day.
Transport prices in Delhi
The ticket price on city bus routes from Delhi Airport is around 1-1,2 dollars, and on inter-city bus routes – from 7 dollars and more (depending on the trip distance). The taxi and transfer booked in advance will cost several times more. However, these high prices are set for the comfort level, which is much higher than on city and inter-city buses of Delhi. Besides, the plague of Indian transport – constant crowds and hustle (there are 1,3 billion residents in India!) will not affect the passengers of a taxi. The transfer goes several times faster than public transport. So, having ordered taxi in Delhi, you will definitely get to your hotel 1,5-3 times faster than by bus/train with changes.
A trip with a child from Delhi Airport
One of the main transport problems in Delhi is the unsuitability of local transport means for trips with children. Buses are not equipped with special seats and belts, and all the taxis drive without child seats. Driving style of Delhi drivers is very special and the city is suffocating in traffic jams, so speeding and sudden start and stops are quite common. In these conditions, one needs to take care of child’s safety in advance.
Those who arrive in Delhi with children are recommended to book a transfer to your holiday destination. When booking online, you can specify your child’s age and choose a child seat, which will not only protect your kid from a sudden stop but will also help him/her have a good rest during a long journey. Child seats, boosters, and baby seats are available when booking.
Whatever transport mode in Delhi you choose for your trip, make sure to learn the timetables and ticket prices in advance – in Kiwitaxi Airguides on this region. In the guides, you will find all the main information: from the trip routes and timetables of particular modes of transport to actual ticket prices. We wish you a relaxed and exciting trip across India!