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a VirtualTourist member asked on Jul 4, 2014

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Which is the best way to travel within Delhi? Cab/Metro/Auto?

11 Answers

answered on 7/4/14 by
a VT member from Udaipur

I think metro... then auto rickshaw... gets you to most places within Delhi

answered on 7/4/14 by
a VT member

I have a lot of luggage to carry! Plus a lot of places to visit! Will metro be favorable?

answered on 7/4/14 by
a VT member from Udaipur

in that case take a cab!

answered on 7/4/14 by
a VT member from Wakefield

Metro is much quicker, if your hotel is near a station. Taxis are affordable, but you could take up to 2 hours to get to some places from the airport. You will not move fast in Delhi at anytime.

Have fun.

answered on 7/4/14 by
a VT member from Vadodara

With more luggage no metro is not advisable as it has lot of rush. But in case you are flying then you can surely take a metro from Airport till New Delhi metro station from where you can take a cab (pls do check the map only if you are gonna stay in Delhi and around New Delhi)

Quick cabs are the cheapest cabs available and I would surely recommend them to you

answered on 7/4/14 by
a VT member from Sydney

I have flown into Delhi 7 times ................its always best to take a pre-paid taxi. There is a booth is inside the airport. Just tell them where you want to go, and they will give you a reciept for payment. Then go outside to pre-paid taxi stand, and give it to the driver once you arrive at destination. In this way you cannot be overcharged, and it is not expensive at all. It usually costs me about IR300 to get from airport to Nizamuddin East.
For short distance travel within Delhi, I use auto-rickshaws, but longer trips I usually get my B&B or hotel to call a taxi. Its not expensive.
I have used the Metro many times, but I sit in women-only carriage. The mens carriages are packed like sardines.No good if you have luggage

answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from New Delhi

Hi, if you dont have to use your luggage while you roam in delhi...then submit your luggage at airport / Bus / new delhi [VT member 14f4cc] station's baggage room . and roam in delhi [VT member 14f4cc] metro and auto. pre paid auto and taxis are avaibale every where. if you know the route then you can take red DTC bus which are airconditioned and ply on every route in delhi [VT member 14f4cc] adjoining areas. Dont use metro in peak time (8-10:30 am and 5 -730 pm ) have a nice ride

answered on 7/13/14 by
a VT member from Faridabad

You will end up using all as Metro is not avbl everywhere.... Autos will be exhaustive for long distance plus high temprature and then Taxi would be like last resort!

answered on 7/21/14 by
a VT member from India

Metros are the best way to travel within the city as it is fast and takes less time.And it is inexpensive also.

answered on 7/31/14 by
a VT member from Sydney

You really have a few choices. For short distances, use Auto-Rickshaw

For longer distances, take a taxi

If you feel up to taking the Metro, make sure that you find the right route

I have used all of these, and I still prefer walking wherever I can.

MOST important- Fix a rate BEFORE using Taxi or Autorickshaw (e.g. tell them where you want to go, ask how much, and stick to that) It is quite common to literally be 'taken for a ride' - unnecessary round about distance.........and thus you will be overcharged

Where I always stay (in Nizamuddin East) the owner of the B&B has good, honest contacts for taxis & drivers- and he just calls them for me

answered on 2/24/15 by
a VT member from Union Territory of Delhi

If you want to EXPLORE by yourself ..take the mtetro route METRO-CASH-CARD ( no need to Queu and buy ticket/token every time)...and travel Safe in Day Time from 1100 hrs to 1700 hrs IST....and if you dont want to Hassle...Take TAXI.....

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