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Uber from Delhi International Airport, India

Uber from Delhi International Airport, India

Old Feb 6th, 2017, 06:28 PM
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Uber from Delhi International Airport, India

Hi,
We will be arriving almost at mid night to Delhi International airport. Is it safe to get Uber to go to the hotel with luggage?
Would appreciate your recommendation.
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Old Feb 6th, 2017, 06:34 PM
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Also, could you please let me know if dollars are accepted or we need to use ATM to get Rupees...
Thank you, again!
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Old Feb 6th, 2017, 07:31 PM
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You will be in India - you need to use the local currency. Also, there is a taxi desk inside the airport for you to use an official taxi.
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Old Feb 6th, 2017, 07:52 PM
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Yes, Kathie is correct. Go to the taxi desk, tell them your destination, and purchase a little ticket to give to the driver. The ticket is tiny, so put it in a safe place after you purchase it. Guys will try to grab your luggage once you are outside the airport, but ignore them and keep walking until you find a proper taxi driver.
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Old Feb 6th, 2017, 11:37 PM
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Thank you for taxi recommendation! Sounds like Uber is not an advisable option. Right?
Thank you for your help.
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Old Feb 7th, 2017, 08:08 PM
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A friend just returned from India and said Uber is used everywhere in India's big cities. Traveling alone, she used it frequently and safely over a two week period in New Delhi and Mumbai. Maybe this will help:

https://www.uber.com/cities/new-delhi/
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Old Feb 7th, 2017, 10:52 PM
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Calinurse, thank you very much for sharing re. Uber. I read somewhere that it is used widely in India but def. wanted to hear personal stories.
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Old Mar 1st, 2017, 06:57 PM
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Yelana, i have been using uber all the time in india. when u come out of the international airport in new delhi, there are counters of three cab companies. merucabs, megacabs and easycabs. u could book either of those, they charge 20 rs per km. also if u wish to take uber, then just book it and it wil pick you up from the last lane of the arrivals.

there is also a prepaid taxi counter on the right hand side when u come out of the airport. just tell them your location and they will arrange a black and yellow taxi for you.

let me know if you have any more questions.
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Old Mar 1st, 2017, 09:42 PM
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Thanks Priya for your advice on taxis.
Is there only one door from where the passengers exit to the taxi desks?
Are there any signs that make it easy to find the desk.
Last time when I went there it was very chaotic.
The pre-paid counter is outside the door on the right side, is good to know.
Any other tips will be welcome as this is helpful for me.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2017, 01:16 AM
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ileen yes there is one exit and you wont miss the cab counters. they are pretty easy to spot. else ask the security person at the exit and he will point you to them. yes india is chaotic but you will love it.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2017, 05:59 PM
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Are ATMs readily available inside the airport before exits towards the taxis?
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Old Mar 4th, 2017, 01:07 AM
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there are atm's available though i have not withdrawn money inside the airport so i would not be able to pinpoint the exact location.
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Old Mar 4th, 2017, 04:07 AM
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Uber in India does accept "foreign" credit card as I was able to use it numerous times in New Delhi.
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Old Sep 8th, 2017, 11:00 PM
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The cabs described above are private taxi companies. The local taxi pre-paid booth is a small square affair outside to the left of the entrance as you come out and across the first "road" inside the airport precinct. This is a local black taxi - but pre-paid
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