Delhi Airport (DEL) or Indira Gandhi International Airport

Get your trip off to a flying start with 6E at Delhi airport. From check-in details to airport facilities for departures and onward travel information for arrivals, don't stress - we've got it covered.

Delhi is the home to the third busiest globally and the busiest Airport in India called the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI). It is the largest airport in our country, with over 950 flights departing each day. It comprises three Terminals with over 80 airlines operating out of them and is named after the former Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi.

The heart of India- New Delhi is not only the capital of India but also the capital of culture, history, and politics. Delhi is the perfect mix of a traditional and contemporary atmosphere with its historical monuments and metropolitan advancements. From buzzing colourful markets to years old buildings to its new high rise skyscrapers, Delhi gives you the whole experience and is often the first choice for foreign tourists while visiting India. For the full lowdown on making every day in Delhi a new adventure, you can find all the insider information you need in our Delhi destination guide.

To know how to move between the three terminals, click here.

  • 15 km from New Delhi Railway Station.
  • It is around a 45 min drive from the center of New Delhi
  • Delhi Airport offers round-the-clock arrival and departure so that you can travel at your convenience.
  • Delhi IGI Airport is equipped with free Wi-Fi to help you stay connected.

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How to reach Indira Gandhi International Airport?

The Delhi Airport is spread over 5,106 acres in Delhi and is surrounded by Delhi NCR. To make your travel to the airport easy and efficient, have a look at the different ways you can reach the airport.

  • By bus – A low-cost and efficient way to travel to the Indira Gandhi International airport is via the shuttle bus service facility. These buses run on CNG to reduce pollution in our city. The shuttle service runs every 30 mins and connects major hustling parts of Delhi from Connaught Place to the Interstate Bus Terminal to the IGI Airport. This service is open 24/7. These are state-owned DTC buses that stop at the bus stop opposite Centaur Hotel.
  • Metro – The Airport Express metro is one of the easiest ways to reach the IGI Airport. This high-speed metro links the Delhi Airport to New Delhi and other parts of NCR. This is the Orange Line, and it takes approximately 23 mins to reach the airport from the most active parts of Delhi.
  • Cabs/ taxis – There are a plethora of cab services that you can avail of to reach the Indira Gandhi international airport on time. This post-paid and more comfortable service will ensure your safety and work around the clock.

Delhi IGI Airport details – Pin code and address

The Delhi IGI Airport is located in Palam, Delhi, which is 15 km southwest of the New Delhi Railway Station and around 16 km from the centre of New Delhi. It is easily accessible from all sections of the capital via the different modes of transport.

Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal information

The Delhi IGI Airport is a significant destination for IndiGo, along with a few others. We operate more than150 flights between Delhi and other key locations in India and abroad. The 3 terminals, Terminal 1, 2, and 3, are separately located and connected via cab/shuttle bus.

Terminal 1(C-D)

This terminal is exclusively for budgeted domestic airlines, including IndiGo. There used to be two separate buildings, but now there is Terminal 1D which has expanded halls and a capacity of holding 30 million passengers and staff.

Terminal 2

Recently revamped Terminal 2 of Indira Gandhi international airport is home to the low-cost carriers, including IndiGo. IndiGo operates about one-third of its domestic flights from this terminal. The terminal has many key features to provide a hassle-free experience to flyers, including adequate check-in counters, X-ray machines, baggage reclaim belts, and aerobridges.

All flights numbered from 6E 2000 to 6E 2999 will depart from and arrive at Terminal 2. Shuttle services are available connecting the international and domestic terminals. And for passengers from Terminal 1 concourses, complimentary golf cart services are available.

Terminal 3

Terminal 3 is the terminal that handles all international flights and some domestic flights. It is a two tier building, spread over 20 acres with separate floors for arrival and departure. The airport has 168 check-in counters, 78 aerobridges at 48 contact stands, 95 immigration counters, and 15 X-ray screening areas.

AVA Store - You can now indulge in some Retail Therapy at the AVA store present at terminal 1 and terminal 3 of Delhi airport. Please click here or browse through the Inflight Merchandise - Hello 6E, to choose from a range of fun and functional products. Show your IndiGo boarding pass to avail exciting discounts and pay using cash or card to make the purchase! So, next time you fly IndiGo, get ready to shop!

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How to move between Delhi Airport terminals?

T2- T3

Travel time – 5 min

  • Take the exit on the right side from T2 arrivals
  • Signages show the pathway that goes directly to T3
  • Cross the tunnel which leads to T3
  • Near pillar 09-10 (next to the visitor entry ticket counter), take a lift to the 2nd floor to the T3 departure area.

Buggy services are available outside arrivals (right side exit from T2 arrivals)

T3- T2

Travel time – 5 mins

  • Exit from arrivals (If arriving from an international flight please collect your checked-in bags and hand them over to our staff at terminal 2)
  • Walk on the left side (towards pillar 18)
  • Signages show the pathway that goes directly to T2
  • Cross the road which is under the covered passage
  • Cross the tunnel which leads to T2
  • Take a lift to 1st floor to the T2 departure area

Buggy services available after pillar no 18

Important points -

  • Passengers can take the baggage carts between T2 and T3
  • Both the terminals are adjacent to each other. They are within walking distance and can be accessed through a clearly marked path
  • Buggy services are also available to assist PRM/passenger with infant and old age passengers on a FOC basis by the airport operator

T1- T3

This requires the passenger to commute through the National Highway 8, so one must avail of the free shuttle or cab. Estimated time: 45 min.  

Indira Gandhi International Airport facilities

Delhi IGI Airport provides the following facilities for your smoother travel:

Free trolleys.
ATM and cash machines.
Currency exchange counters.
Child care area and availability of strollers.
Children play area.
Free newspapers and magazines.
Free medical facilities.
Assistance for differently-abled/elderly passengers.
Prayer room.
Luggage Wrapping as well as paid luggage storage & lockers.
Lost and Found baggage services.
Car rental services, pre-paid taxi services
Wifi and charging services
Lost and Found services
Smoking area
Porter services
Parking for Park N Fly

Delhi Airport lounge information

Be it a business trip or a holiday, the best place to unwind and relax at the IGI airport as you wait for your flight is at the Delhi Airport Lounge. If you are waiting for your delayed flight, layover flight, or breakfast after coming to the airport early in the morning, the lounge is the best place to find serenity.

  • Plaza Premium Lounge T3- International
  • Plaza Premium Lounge T1
  • Plaza Premium Lounge T3- Domestic
  • ITC Green Lounge
  • Earth Spa T1
  • O2 Spa T2

Things to do in IGI Airport

Waiting at the Airport can be tiring and boring, but you will be neither at the Delhi Airport. The IGI Airport offers you a plethora of activities to keep you busy and entertained during your time at the airport.

  • Shopping at Duty-Free shops for reasonable prices.
  • Picking up your heart’s desires for apparel, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics, toys, souvenirs, electronics, and jewellery.
  • Pleasuring your gamer spirit with Amoeba (Gaming Zone).
  • Cherishing your inner pilot with the flight simulator.
  • Relaxing at the Massage Parlours is another reason to reach early for a flight.
  • Lazing in the rest zones.
  • Hibernating in the sleeping pods for a good night's sleep.
  • Relishing your taste buds with offerings from several restaurants and cafes.
  • Snacking at the kiosk for cheaper hunger relief.

Hotels near the IGI Airport

devna

Four Points by Sheraton Airport Highway, Samalka 9 Plot No, New Delhi 110002, India

haveli-dharampura

Hotel T3 Classic A - 334/1a Near Igi Airport, New Delhi 110002, India

marriot

JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity, Asset Area 4 - Hospitality District | Delhi Aerocity, New Delhi 110002, India

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Red Fox Hotel Delhi Airport 6 Asset No, New Delhi 110002, India

The Delhi Airport is surrounded by various hotels that will cater to all your needs be it a one-night layover stay or a holiday package. These hotels are all within the vicinity of the Airport and easy to access and reach.

  • Four Points by Sheraton
  • Hotel T3 Classic
  • JW Marriott Hotel
  • Red Fox Hotel
  • Centaur Hotel
  • IBIS New Delhi
  • Lemon Tree Hotel

Places to visit near Delhi Airport

When you are sitting in the airport waiting for your flight or during a Layover and have time in hand, you must visit the City of Culture and see places around the Airport. But be sure to come back on time so that you don't miss your flight!

India Air Force Museum

The Indian Air Force Museum, located near IGI airport in New Delhi, features many airplanes that have played an essential part in the nation's defense. The museum features a comprehensive collection of images, weaponry, artifacts, and tributes that tell the story of the Indian Air Force.

  • Address - Palam Road, New Delhi
  • Distance - Distance from IGI, New Delhi airport to Indian Air Force Museum is 1.4 km

Qutub Minar

One of the most famous monuments in Delhi is the Qutub Minar. The Minar is built in the Indo-Islamic architectural style, and if you want to see it up close, you must purchase access tickets. It is open every day.

  • Address - Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030
  • Distance - Distance from IGI, Delhi Airport to Qutub Minar is 13.8 km

Hauz Khas Fort

Apart from the significant fort ruins, it's an excellent site to kill time near Delhi Airport, with a glistening lake, royal water tank, Islamic Madrasa, and various pavilions. People come to see the majesty of this old monument and the sunset vistas, lush surroundings, and beautiful fort.

  • Address - Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi 110016
  • Distance - Distance from IGI New Delhi Airport to Hauz Khas Fort is 11.6 km

IndiGo flights operating to/ from IGI Airport

1600+ Daily flights
74 Domestic Destinations
26 International Destinations
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