Public transport between Gurgaon and Delhi

#1 Nov 11th, 2007, 21:23
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I'm not quite sure where to put this thread since it ostensibly covers the trains and buses.

I'll be staying with friends in Gurgaon (they live in DLF V) and want to commute daily to delhi (preferably New delhi railway station or connaught place) so I can do the tourist stuff.

From my research there are buses that depart from Gurgaon's main bus stand but they are supposedly pretty infrequent and I don't know where they drop off in Delhi. All the trains that i've found between gurgaon and NDLS (and vice versa) are long distance trains and I'm assuming there wont be any seats if I try to jump on without a prior reservation. Do these trains have a non-reserved seating section? I don't care if I'm squished in with hundreds of people I just want to make sure that I can do the daily commute from gurgaon to delhi and back without having to make advance reservations.

Any info or tips on what system I should use or particularly useful bus or train numbers would be really helpful. Thanks guys...
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For Buses, your best bet would be coming to National Highway 8, and from there you can get some transportation to Delhi in frequency of less that 30 minutes..

for commuting by trains, there are very frequent local trains operating between Gurgaon (Originating from Rewari) and Delhi...however you won't find much info about them on the net ..even if you do then there won't be much for NDLS, they will be for 'Sarai Rohilla' station in Delhi OR maybe Delhi Cantonment.

Not sure howver I do believe that except for Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express all trains have a General section, so any trains except the two mentioned above can be boarded with an unreserved ticket..(Called general)
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Thanks heaps!

The national highway you mentioned. Is that where Gurgaon's main bus depot is?

I'm glad to know about the local trains. You're absolutely right, there's nothing about them on the net so i didn't know they existed. Do you happen to know what public transport is like from Sarai Rohilla and Delhi Cantt. It would be great if there's autorickshaws or better still a prepaid booth at these stations.

If anyone has actually used these local trains or the gurgaon-delhi buses please let me know since I'd love to know your experiences. For those who travel from Sarai Rohilla and Delhi Cantt to connaught place/NDLS/old delhi I'd love to hear your thoughts too.
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Gurgaon's main bus depot is in Old Gurgaon and reaching that place would be an ordeal in itself...

Gurgaon severely lacks public transport and traveling within Gurgaon is Pain in the A**. Bus connections to Delhi are better from NH 8, as all the buses which come from Rajasthan and Some parts of Haryana pass though there. So they do pick up passengers in Gurgaon. If you feel that bus depot would be closer to the place yopu are living then you can use that.

However when you say DLF V, I assume that you mean DLF phase 5. From there NH would be closer option..

Public transport from Sarai Rohilla and Cantt is excellent however Sarai Rohilla would be more (very) near to Central Delhi. in Non traffic hours hardly 10-15 minutes...

There is a third way of traveling, however that is 'unofficial' and there would be no info of that..

There are cabs hired by companies to pick and drop their employees, many times these cabs operate without any staff from Delhi to Gurgaon OR Vice Versa...So they would stop at some locations to pick up local passengers and charge Rs.10 per person. I have used them very often in past and they are as safe as any other mode on those roads.

But remembers all those modes of Transport are used by Blue Collar workers, laborers, farmers, Milk vendors etc...
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From Sarai Rohilla you will get metro for ISBT and NDLS as well as Old Delhi.
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Originally Posted by karnail View Post From Sarai Rohilla you will get metro for ISBT and NDLS as well as Old Delhi.
I guess The nearest station would be Karol Bagh, that is on Pusa road, and in the time the person can reach Karol Bagh metro station from Sarai Rohilla the person might reach NDLS itself...
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Thanks again.

You are right. My friends stay in DLF phase V. Do you happen to know exactly where the buses stop on NH8? Is there a specific cross street where the buses stop?

Also, is there a prepaid autorickshaw booth at sarai rohilla.

I;m not very worried about taking the public transport since I've lived in Sri Lanka so I'm used to using jam packed public transport. Communicating with the ticket collector on the bus may be a bit hard but I think I can manage it.
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There would be several of them on the NH8, cannot point them out as have not used them for several years, however you will easily locate one when you one, there might not be a particular sign, however you will see many people standing there..waiting for the bus...

For first time it would be advisable to ask your hosts to drop you to the highway so that you can easily locate the bus stand, or take a rickshaw and ask him to take you to the bus stop on NH8..

Not sure about Sarai Rohilla auto booth...not transportation would not be an issue, you will get used to it after couple of times...its a major station of Delhi...
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Cheers mate. Your help's been invaluable!
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Okay, you can get buses from IFFCO Chowk on the NH8 and most of them atleast go to Daula Kuan in Delhi and many go on further to Central Sceteriate (near parliament).
the other option is taking public buses on Mehrauli- Gurgaon (MG road) road. Again the best spot to take this buses is the intersection of NH8 (IFFCO Chowk) and MG road while standing on the MG road.
I would avoid taking these buses during the office hours( 8Am to 10Am and 5PM to 7.30PM). these buses gets really very full and it is best to grab a seat if possible or find a nice corner for relatively comfortable standing.
Another point is place in Sector 56 which I think would be near DLF V. I've seen buses for delhi from Kendriya Vihar. these would be ideal as these buses originate from Kendriya Vihar and you can reach early and grab a seat before it gets filled.

Other than that we'll have to wait till 2010 when Gurgaon gets connected by metro.
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Thanks vinayverma.
I assume Kendriya vihar is somewhere in sector 56? I'll ask around and see if I can get one of those buses since as you said it'll be closer to DLF V. BTW - does anyone know where exactly in Delhi these buses terminate and how far that terminus will be from NDLS/connaught place.

Thanks for the help everyone!
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There would three points..

1. Dhaula Kuan
2. Karol Bagh
3. ISBT.

You ask the copnductor if it goes via Karol Bagh then its your best bet..the metro station is near by and it will hardly take 5 minutes for CP and NDLS.

Even if you get down at Kashmere Gate then also metro will take 5-10 minutes for NDLS and CP. However from Dhaula Kuan you need to get a local bus or Auto. which will take 20-25 minutes.

Your first Choice shud be Karol Bagh or else Kashmere Gate.
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Have been in gurgaon for the past couple of days and have got the hang of the public transport into delhi and back. Thought I'd post the results in detail for anyone who may need to do the same thing. BTW - thanks to everyone again for their help

I stayed at DLF phase V and would stand outside the Genpact building to catch a share-auto (this was the closest main point for me where I could flag down an auto. It cost RS 5 to get to IFFCO chowk. I then crossed NH8 to the side heading towards delhi. There is no proper bus stop but they will be a gazillion buses slowing down at this point with the conductors yelling otu the window yelling the destination. My preferred destination was Dhaula Kuan but I know you can also get direct buses to the ISBT at Sarai Khale Khan near Nizammudin station.

If you get on a bus to Dhaula Kuan the charge should be RS 13 and get someone to let you know (if you can't speak hindi or are unfamiliar with the area) when the bus reaches Dhaula Kuan. There are various connecting buses you can catch from Dhaula Kuan but the most useful one for me was the 729 to connaught place/NDLS. This should cost you Rs 10. The Dhaula Kuan bus stand is easy to navigate becuase it is a proper stand and once you get off the gurgaon bus you just hang around and wait for your connecting bus to depart.

On the return journey I usually caught the direct bus to IFFCO chowk from Sarai Khale Khan ISBT. It cost Rs 19. The bus continues past IFFCO chowk (to the old gurgaon bus depot i think) so be sharp so you know when to get off. Once you get off at IFFCO chowk just follow the people who get off and invariably they will lead you to where the share-autos park near IFFCo chowk. Find a driver yelling your destination or ask aro9und and you should be fine!

Fastest I've done the journey from Westend heights in DLF V to connaught place was 1.5 hrs but I usually leave about 2 hrs.
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I recently read an article that they are introducing 10 AC Super Luxury buses plying from Gurgaon to Delhi...if fact they wrote that they will be added...I guess some of them might already be operational..

The fare mentioned was around Rs.30...

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