Autorickshaw

Getting Around in Delhi

Like any great city of the world, Delhi is a fairly easy to get about in once you get the hang of it. Having a data connection on your mobile will help find out routes and to get your bearings.

Here are your top choices for local travel in Delhi:

The Metro

(Delhi’s lifeline – quick, reliable, safe!)

The Delhi Metro

The Delhi Metro

metrosightGetting there: Use Google Maps or ask a trusted local for nearest metro station or look for this sign of the Delhi Metro

Tickets: For single journey, it’s best to buy a token at the station. For multiple journeys, the ‘Metro card’ is super-convenient and great value. (no lines, discounted fare and a refundable deposit)

Metro Card

Metro Card

In the metro train: First coach of the train is reserved for women and extremely useful during crowded hours (especially mornings and evenings). No food/drink allowed inside.

 

Buses

(Useful for shorter distances, routes not covered by metro)

Getting there: Use Google Maps for routes & bus numbers to the required destination. Look for this sign to identify Bus Stops.

Air-Con Bus

Air-Con Bus

Tickets: Buy using cash inside the bus – make sure you have the correct change in coins/ notes. Cost usually in multiples of Rs. 5, and very cheap!

Non-A/C Bus

Non-A/C Bus

In the bus: It can get very crowded and uncomfortable – especially during rush hours. Look for separate seats reserved for ladies in front of the bus.

 

Autos (a.k.a ‘tuk-tuks’) and Rickshaws

(Last mile-connectivity)

Getting there: Usually hailed from the street; autos can also be called using the ‘Ola’ app which you can download if you are planning a longer stay and are keen on only using public transport for travel.

Autorickshaw

Autorickshaw

Fare/ Cost: Autos are metered, but drivers rarely abide by them. Use a thumb-rule of Rs. 10/km; find out the shortest distance using Google Maps. Cycle-rickshaw fare is usually standard amount depending on distance. Ask a trusted local when in doubt.

Rickshaw

Rickshaw

Radio & App Based Taxis

(When You’re in a Hurry)

Getting there: Use your mobile phone to call for a cab using the Uber or Ola apps. Another option is Meru.

Fare/ Cost: Fares are typically around Rs 10/km, while they vary lower and higher depending on the time of the day, special offers as well as surge pricing. Meru is about 2-3 times more expensive.

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