Guide to Using Delhi Transport

Options for Transport in Delhi

Tuk-tuks aka auto rickshaw on the street.
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Transport in Delhi has undergone significant development in recent years to become the best in India. Visitors can look forward to air conditioned trains and buses, computerized tickets, and dial-a-cab services. The usual taxis and auto rickshaws are available as well.

Here's what you need to know about Delhi transport, including how to get from the airport.

Delhi Trains

The new Metro train network has revolutionized transport in Delhi.

It's modern, quick, convenient, and operates on an automated ticketing system. For more information, check out this quick guide to train travel in Delhi.

Delhi Buses

The Delhi bus network is substantial, and you can pretty much get anywhere you want to go in Delhi cheaply by taking the bus. However, the quality of your trip will vary, depending on the type of bus you take and the amount of traffic on the roads. Some bus services are downright avoidable! Learn more about buses in Delhi here.

Delhi Auto Rickshaws

Delhi has plenty of auto rickshaws but it's extremely difficult to get any of them to put their meters on. The drivers will quote you a fare for your journey, so it's important to have an idea of the correct fares before you travel to avoid getting ripped off (which you certainly will otherwise!). This quick guide to auto rickshaws in Delhi will help you.

Delhi Taxis

As an alternative to taking an auto rickshaw, you can take a slightly more expensive taxi.

Different types of taxis can be both hailed from the street as well as called over the phone. Find out more about taxis in Delhi here.

Transport From Delhi Airport

There are a number of options for getting from Delhi airport to your hotel, depending on your budget.