Delhi offers affordable airport transportation in India: survey

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Superfast Airport Express helps to connect the airport with the central part

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Mumbai: When it comes to most affordable andconvenient ways to reach your destination in the country, New Delhi offers the most affordable taxis for travellers from theairport to the city centre, covering 17.70 kilometre in Rs 500, according to a recent survey.  

It takes about 35 minutes from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the capital city to reach the city centre, online accommodation booking website the Hotels.com 'Airport Transportation Insider' survey said. Further it said, in Delhi the local taxi costs around Rs 500 and for travellers looking for mass transit the Metro is one of the fastest ways to commute in the city.  

Recently a Superfast Airport Express has also been  introduced to connect the airport with the central part of New Delhi, which costs Rs 30-100 depending on the distance, it added. New Delhi is followed by the financial capital of the country Mumbai, where it takes approximately 20 minutes to reach the city centre that about 11 kilometres and costs about   Rs 350.  

Yellow Black taxis, auto rickshaws along with the local trains and buses are available for travellers commuting. When it comes to Bengaluru, travellers will have to pay Rs 1,050 with the average time of 1 hour 20 minutes by cab covering a distance of 34 kilometres from the airport to the   city centre, it said. Among the international destinations the survey found that Bangkok offers the most affordable taxis for travellers from   the airport to the city centre, covering 27.35 kilometres in Rs 491.   Bangkok is followed by Beijing, Mexico City, Singapore and Rio de Janeiro, where transportation from the airport to the city centre is offered at a price below Rs 1,200.  

The London Heathrow airport is one of the busiest airports of the world and a cab from the airport to the city centre would cost around Rs 6,700, while a pocket friendly alternative would be to use the mass transit at Rs 552.  

Other airports offering affordable mass transit options   are Mexico City at Rs 22, while the TransMilenio bus in Bogota the capital city of Colombia costs about Rs 61. Travellers in Singapore prefer to use the MRT rail, which costs approximately Rs 61. Hotels.com has compiled an insider's look at the best transportation options from 29 major airports around the world   and India. The Airport Transportation Insider compares taxi, private   car and mass transit options within the most popular  international and domestic destinations.   

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