Situated in a bush forest on a ridge of the Aravali hills with about 1000 acres (4 km²) of land in South Delhi, JNU is located in southern part of New Delhi. It is approximately 8km from the Airport. It is also well connected by road from the three main Railway stations- New Delhi, Delhi and Nizammudin as well as the Inter-state Bus Terminus of Delhi. Pre-paid taxis can be taken from the airport and railway stations to reach here. DTC bus route no. 615 comes directly from New Delhi Railway Station to inside JNU if one prefers to take a bus.
The best way from here is to take a prepaid taxi outside the arrival terminal. Ask the prepaid booth operator to give you a receipt for your destination i.e. JNU. JNU is near Vasant Kunj and is about 15 kilometres from the Airport. Once you take the receipt, look around -there would be many taxis lined in queue. They are all prepaid taxies and would go to any place in Delhi if you show them your receipt. The approximate taxi fare from the IGI airport to JNU is between Rs. 200-300.
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