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Please note that all flights at Delhi Airport are currently operating from Terminals 3 and 2 only. Flights originally scheduled from Terminal 1 have been relocated to Terminals 3 and 2.

About Terminal 3

One of the biggest terminals in the world, Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) boasts of four runways. The newly-developed terminal was inaugurated in 2010 with a capacity to handle up to 40 million passengers every year.

T3 operates both international and domestic flights with the lower tier serving as the arrivals area and the upper tier functioning as the departures area. Boasting of direct metro connectivity, self check-in kiosks, airport hotel, business centre, and DigiYatra service, T3 ensures a comfortable journey for the flyers. With expansive interiors and beautiful landscaped exteriors, it is nothing short of an architectural marvel.

DIAL Terminal 3 consist of five levels as follows:

Each level is split into the international and domestic areas as follows below:

Ground Level

The ground level at T3 is the arrivals area providing access to Delhi Metro and services like the information desk, and baggage claim area, among others. The domestic arrivals deboard at the domestic arrivals pier, while the international arrival passengers get off at the international arrivals pier at ground level.

First Level

Operating as the departure area, the first level at T3 offers separate access to international and domestic gates. Services including check-in counters, currency exchange, international security, and immigration area available at this level.

Second Level

The second level at Terminal 3, Delhi Airport, houses a few lounges for flyers to relax and food courts where they can enjoy culinary delights.

Third Level

The third level of Terminal 3, Delhi Airport, is dedicated to airport lounges. Here, flyers can relax in luxurious surroundings until it is time for take-off.

Fourth Level

This area at the Delhi Airport houses luxurious airport lounges. Flyers can comfortably sit here and enjoy high-class amenities and delightful delicacies.

Fifth Level

The fifth level houses Delhi Airport’s transit hotel (domestic and international wings). Here, international and domestic passengers with connecting flights from DEL, T3, can refresh and rejuvenate for a seamless and convenient journey.

Here is the boarding gates allotment based on the concourse/pier:

  • International departure concourse: Section A (gates 1-3 and 4-14), Section B (gates 15-26)
  • Domestic departure concourse: Section C (gates 27-36), Section D (37-41 and 42-62).

Transport to/from Terminal 3

A handy guide to help commute to and from terminal 3, Delhi Airport

Delhi Airport offers a complimentary shuttle service for passengers to commute between terminals. Both flyers and staff can avail of this facility.

The Inter-Terminal Transfer Counter at T3 is situated on arrival Near Pillar No. 10. Follow the signages after dropping bags to reach the shuttle. After presenting your boarding pass to the officer in charge at the kiosk, you can board the transit bus.

The service remains operational 24x7

The shuttles arrive every 20 minutes

The Airport Express or Orange Line links Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector- 25 to the Airport (T-3) metro station in approximately 16 minutes. For issuing a ticket, flyers can use the automatic Ticket Issuing Machine (TIM) at T3 domestic and international arrivals.

The first metro runs at 5:30 am, while the last train arrives at 11:30 pm at T3.

A train arrives at an interval of 10 minutes during peak hours and 15 minutes during non-peak hours.

To transit to and from T3, prepaid cabs, OLA, Uber, Meru cabs, WTi cabs, Mega cabs, and Carzonrent among others are available. Flyers can book cab services via their smartphones or by calling their offices.

Taxis can be booked for commuting between the terminals from the Taxi Counters inside the airport premises. Flyers can board the taxi from the T3 Arrival Forecourt.

The cabs are available 24x7

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Terminal 3 FAQ's

Is terminal 3 a domestic or international terminal?
Terminal 3 at Delhi Airport operates as both an international and domestic terminal.
At T3, the second, third, and fourth levels are dedicated to lounges. Many luxurious and elite lounges, including the Encalm Lounge, are situated here.
International and domestic flyers with a connecting flight from Terminal 3 within 24 hours can book an overnight room at the transit hotel, which is situated inside IGI Airport, Terminal 3.
It is recommended to arrive at least 3 hours before your international flight departure time. This allows sufficient time for check-in, security checks, and any necessary formalities.
Terminal 3 is approximately 8 km far from Terminal 1. The distance between Terminal 3 and Terminal 2 is less than 1 km.
The best option is the Express Line or Orange Line that connects Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector- 25 to DIAL while also connecting New Delhi Railway Station. Otherwise, a public bus or cab can also drop you at T3.
Follow these 3 easy steps:
  • Switch on Wi-Fi and select GMR Free Wi-Fi on your device.
  • Enter your mobile number and OTP.
  • Use the OTP and set your 4-digit numeric pin to access High-Speed Free Wi-Fi.

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