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Indira Gandhi International Airport
Delhi International Airport - TravelPuppy.com
 Address International Airports Authority of India,
New Delhi 110-037,
India
 Location The airport is located 23km (14 miles) south of Delhi
 Country code 91
 Airport code DEL
 Telephone (0)11 565-2011
 Fax (0)11 566-5444
 Email apdigia@nde.vsnl.net.in
 Web site www.delhiairport.com
 
 
Time Zone

GMT + 5.5

Number of Terminals

2

Indira Gandhi International Airport
is 23km (14 miles) southwest of central Delhi and is the main international gateway to India. When flying to Indian destinations beyond Delhi passengers should be aware that the domestic terminal at Palam (tel: (011) 329-5126) is five kilometres (3.1 miles) away from the international terminal.

Major Airlines

Air India (tel: (011) 373-1225; web site;) is the national airline.

Other airlines serving the airport include Air Lanka, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Air Canada, Air France,Delta Airlines, Gulf Air, Japan Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines, SAS, Jet Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Thai International Airways, United Airlines and Virgin.

Approximate flight times to Delhi:

From London: 8 hours 25 minutes

From New York: 16 hours

From Los Angeles: 24 hours

From Toronto: 18 hours

From Sydney: 17 hours

Airport Facilities

These include foreign exchange (but no ATM), tourist information counter, a bookshop, snack bars, a restaurant, duty-free shops, and resting rooms. Car hire is available outside the customs halls at both international and Domestic arrivals, however, self-drive cars are not available at the airport, as self-drive cars are not generally available in India.

Business Facilities

There is a business center with office facilities including telephones, fax, and photocopiers.

Arrival/departure tax

A Foreign Travel departure tax of Rs500 or Rs150 is included in the price of the ticket.

Transport to the city


Although metered taxis are available outside the airport, it's much easier to pre-book at one of the several taxi counters in the arrivals area. Fares should be about Rs300-400 for the 30-45-minute drive to central Delhi, although it is more expensive in the evening. The Delhi Traffic Police Pre-Paid Taxi Booth issues a ticket, which is then given to the allocated driver instaed of a cash. Hotels and travel agents can, by prior arrangement, organize airport transfer by taxi, which shouldn't cost more than Rs500 in each direction.

Airport Hotels

The closest airport hotel is Qutab Hotel, located 10 kms from the airport. Hotels in Delhi include the Hyatt Regency Delhi and Oberoi Maidens Hotel. reservations with a discount be made at DirectRooms.com
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