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Quick Guide to Auto Rickshaws in Delhi

How to Travel Around Delhi by Auto Rickshaw


India, Delhi, Old Delhi, Traffic outside Jama Masjid - Jama Mosque built by Shah Jahan
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Want to travel by auto rickshaw in Delhi? This quick guide to auto rickshaws in Delhi will help make it easier for you (and ensure you don't get ripped off)!

  • 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!).

  • The rate is 19 rupees for first 2 kilometers and 6.50 rupees for each additional kilometer. You'll be charged 25% extra at night from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Waiting charges are 30 rupees per hour. There's also a luggage charge of 7.50 rupees for extra luggage (large bags).

  • Here's a useful auto rickshaw fare calculator.

  • As an estimate, you really shouldn't pay much more than 100 rupees to travel anywhere in Delhi. New Delhi Railway Station (Paharganj) to Nizamuddin Railway Station or Khan Market is around 50 rupees, New Delhi Railway Station to Connaught Place is 30 rupees, Connaught Place to Karol Bagh is 40 rupees, and Connaught Place to Old Delhi and the Red Fort is 50 rupees.

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