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Delhi Metro Airport Express Train Guide

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How to Travel on the Delhi Airport Metro Express
Delhi Metro Airport Express Train Guide
Delhi Airport Metro Express
The Delhi Metro Airport Express train line opened in February 2011. A much anticipated part of Delhi's expanding Metro train network, it cuts travel time to Delhi airport from at least one hour to just 18 minutes. What a huge difference! Trains, imported from Spain, travel the 22 kilometer distance at over 100 kilometers per hour. It's the fastest metropolitan train ride in India.

Here's what you need to know about the Airport Metro Express.

Delhi Airport Metro Express Stations

The Airport Metro Express line starts at the New Delhi Metro Station, located opposite New Delhi Railway Station. (If you want to get to the Paharganj backpacker area from there, cross over the bridge at New Delhi Railway station and you'll find it on the other side).

It terminates at the new Terminal 3 at Delhi Airport. If you're traveling on a domestic stand-alone budget airline (IndiGo, Spice Jet, GoAir), you'll have to take a transfer bus to Terminal 1 to catch your flight, or get off the train at Delhi AeroCity station.

The Metro Airport Express also stops at Shivaji Stadium, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi AeroCity, and Dwarka Sector 21.

Delhi Airport Metro Express Fare

A discounted inaugural fare of 80 rupees is being offered. The fare will later increase to around 150 rupees.

Delhi Airport Metro Express Timetable

Trains run every 13 minutes. The first train departs at 5.34. a.m. from New Delhi Station and at 5.15 a.m. from Dwarka Sec 21. The last train departs at 11.33 p.m. from New Delhi Station and at 11.14 p.m. from Dwarka Sec 21.

Delhi Airport Metro Express Baggage Check-In

As of June 10, 2011, if you're traveling on a full service domestic flight in India (Air India, Kingfisher and Jet Airways), it's possible to check in your baggage and get your boarding pass at New Delhi Metro station and Shivaji Stadium station. These three airlines have opened check-in counters at these stations on the Airport Metro Express line. The check-in facility means that passengers will be able to travel baggage free on the Metro, enabling two layers of security checks to be avoided.

Delhi Airport Metro Express Route Map

Downloadable and printable Delhi Metro map.

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