The Delhi Airport Metro Express is a high-speed metro rail service that connects the Indira Gandhi International Airport with the city center. It is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to travel between the airport and the main attractions of Delhi.
There are smart cards and tourist cards available for frequent and longer-term travelers. The smart card costs Rs. 200 and offers a 10% discount on every trip. The tourist card costs Rs. 650 for one day and Rs. 1200 for three days and allows unlimited travel on the metro network.
The Delhi Airport Metro Express operates every day from 4:45 am to 11:30 pm. The frequency of trains is every 10 to 15 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during off-peak hours. The travel time from the airport to the city center is about 20 minutes.
To get to the Delhi Airport Metro Express, you need to go to the Terminal 3 of the airport and follow the signs for the metro station. The station is located at the lower level of the terminal building. You can also take a free shuttle bus from Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 to reach the metro station. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or an auto rickshaw to the nearest metro station on the line, such as Dwarka Sector 21 or New Delhi.
Some tips to make your travel easier and safer are:
- Plan your trip in advance and check the metro map and timetable before you go.
- Buy your ticket or card from the authorized counters or machines at the metro stations.
- Keep your ticket or card with you until you exit the metro station.
- Follow the security checks and instructions at the metro stations and on board the trains.
- Keep your luggage and valuables with you at all times and beware of pickpockets and scammers.
- Respect the local culture and dress modestly.
- Avoid traveling alone at night or in unfamiliar areas.
- Carry some cash and change for emergencies.
Some prohibitions that you should be aware of are:
- Smoking, drinking, eating, chewing gum, or spitting on the metro premises or trains.
- Carrying any flammable, explosive, or hazardous materials on the metro.
- Playing music or making noise that disturbs other passengers on the metro.
- Taking photos or videos without permission on the metro premises or trains.
- Damaging or defacing any property or equipment on the metro.