Delhi Airport’s Terminal 1 is primarily used for Domestic airlines and passengers where 1D is the Departure terminal for Terminal 1 and 1C is arrival terminal. This terminal is dedicated for flight operations by low-cost airline and carriers like Indigo, Go Air, Spicejet, and private jets. Indira Gandhi International airport T1 terminal is located at Palam close to Cant area in Delhi almost 15 Kms from New Delhi Railway station and 12Kms from Gurgaon.
IGI airport T1 terminal is easily reachable by Public Bus, taxi services, and Metro. T1 is located in the middle of Gurgaon and New Delhi, therefore app-based cab services like Ola, Uber, and Meru is available to passengers 24/7. One can also hire private taxi services from Avis, carzonrental, Airport taxi services and more. Self Drive options like MYLES and Zoom cars are also available.
Public Bus and transportation system in Delhi NCR is quite good, there is a bus arriving and leaving Delhi airport T1 terminal in every 10 Minutes which also connects to Terminal 3 through internal transfer cum linking road making it easy for internal transfers for a passenger traveling through connecting flights. Here are the timings for Buses at T1 terminal
0515,0555,0645,0705, 0725,0745,0805,0825, 0845,0905,0925,0945, 1005,1025,1045,1105, 1125,1135,1145,1155,
1205,1215,1225,1235, 1255,1335,1415,1455, 1515,1530,1535,1555,
1615,1635,1640,1655, 1715,1730,1735,1745, 1755,1815,1825,1915, 1935,1955,2015,2035, 2055,2115
Metro Services, there are no direct metro services as of now for the T1 terminal, but one can use internal bus transfer services for Terminal T3. Passengers traveling by low-cost airline can reach T1 airport by using Orange of Airport express line Metro. They need to reach Terminal 3 and then catch internal bus transfer to terminal 1 airport.
Delhi Airport’s Terminal 1 is primarily used for low-cost Domestic airlines and these low-cost airlines have pushed the demand for air travel by multiple folds, therefore Airport Authority of India in Joint venture with GMR infra has planned to increase the current capacity of terminal T1 from 25 million per annum to 40 Million by 2021. They are also planning to merge both arrival 1C and departure hall 1D of T1 for the ease of internal transfers. This will require a great deal of planning for improving not only Infra but Sevices as well.
Delhi airport Terminal T1 has 2 Airport lounge services from Premium Plaza located at
Terminal 1- 1D, Domestic departure, next to food courts at the mezzanine level on the right side after security check.
Terminal 1- 1D, Domestic Departure, Mezzanine level, above croma and sunglass hut on the left side after security check. Learn more about the Premium Plaza lounge services
Medical Services at Terminal 1 Delhi Airport
The T1 domestic terminal at IGI New Delhi airport has the Medical facility outside main arrival and departure building managed by Medicity Medanta and Air India Medical services. Know more about Medical Facilities at T1
Children care facilities at T1- 1D terminal is provided as Stroller services, Nursing rooms which could be located next to all restrooms for comforting toddlers and infants.
Food Courts and restaurants
Terminal 1D has a large choice of mouth-watering food. It has some very popular food chains like KFC, Krispy Kreme donuts, The Belgian fries, For south Indian Vaango Pizza Hut, Subway, Joost, Nizam’s, ile Bar, Costa Coffee, and Baker’s treat. Outside Food court one can indulge in authentic north India food at Street Food by Punjab Grills, Haldiram’s. For coffee lover it has Starbucks. Other than that Haldiram’s and Chokola also offer a wide variety of Chocolate and sweets for gifting as well. One can Find Food court on Mezzanine floor to his left as soon as he enters main departure hall after security check.
T1 -1D has the Smoking Zone is located on the first floor.
Terminal T1- 1D departure terminal is a great shopping experience to offer. It has high-end stores like William Pen, Tanishq, SWARVOSKI, TOMMY HILFIGER, MAC, HIDESIGN, Sunglass Hut, and SATYA PAUL. For Value conscious passengers it offers brands like W, DA MILANO, ACCESSORIZE, United Colors of Benetton, Shoppers Stop, Metro shoes, lot more. Other important stores like Croma, Samsonite, Hamleys, Relay, Da Milano, Parcos, and Forest Essentials are also available for that last moment shopping. In case you have forgotten your important medicine at home you can find Guardian Pharmacy at 1D departure terminal on the extreme right corner of the main departure hall after security check.
1D has two SBI ATMs after security check in main departure hall and 2 before security in the check-in hall from IndusInd Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Terminal 1C arrival terminal in T1 has Kotak Mahindra Bank, Punjab National Bank, and SBI ATM just outside the arrival hall.
Spa, shower & Bath
1D has shower and Bath services on all the Plaza premium lounges after security checks It has Spa with the name Heaven on Earth Spa. Check details.