Travelling to Delhi
- Kashmere Gate ISBT (also recognized as Maharana Pratap): The main and largest ISB located in the north direction.
- Sarai Kale Khan ISBT (also recognized as Vir Hakikat Rai): Located to the south, next to the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station.
- Anand Vihar ISBT (also recognized as Swami Vivekanand): Located along the east bank of Yamuna, with buses traveling to the east.
- Terminal 1A – domestic: Serves Air India and GoAir flights with IC numbers (formerly provided by Indian Airways).
- Terminal 1D – domestic: Serves all other domestic flights (aside from Indian, Kingfisher and GoAir).
- Terminal 2 – international: Serves domestic Air India flights with AI numbers as well as all international flights.
No matter what area you are arriving from, there are buses running to the city of Delhi from virtually all surrounding cities in India. Buses are the primary option for transportation throughout Delhi, especially for destinations located in the mountains.
The inter-state bus terminals (ISBT) are found almost everywhere you look – the Delhi Transport Corporation being the main provider, as well as several independent operators offering services.
Delhi has trains arriving from each city to the three main stations: Delhi Junction, AKA Old Delhi or Purani Dilli, the New Delhi station which is located in Central Delhi, and the third station Hazrat Nizamuddin which is located a few kilometers to the south.
Both Delhi Junction and New Delhi Railway station are connected and operate via Metro Line 2. Be sure to leave room in your schedule for connecting these trains, as they are a lengthy trip. Take into account the large span of the city – to arrive at the airport can take up to 40 minutes from any of these station locations, depending on traffic.
It is recommended to book tickets in advance as the railways are constantly in a rush due to their popularity. A ticket office close to the New Delhi station is open to the public; however, the Indian Railways booking website is the easiest way to make your purchase to assure meeting your schedule needs.
The Indira Gandhi International Airport is a well-known location in the city as one of the main arrival points for those visiting Delhi. The terminals contain convenient factors such as restaurants and money changing, yet do contain a fast movement and crowding of people for international travelers at night, and early morning domestic flights.
However, with new construction going on in celebration for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the airport will be seeing a lot of upgrades. Despite the continuing work, passengers are helped along with prominent signs and staff support.
Indira Gandhi International Airport is divided into four terminals (1A, 1C and 1D are regarded as “Palam Airport” for domestic flights).