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Delhi Orange Line Metro Map Timings, Lines, Facts & Stations

Published Date: 22-Oct-2019

Orange Line, more popularly known as the Airport Express Line, was the first line of Delhi Metro built via a public–private partnership and intended to be operated privately. However, after Reliance Infra — the company with operational rights — admitted its inability to handle the operations, the management of the line was transferred to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

Quick Info

  • Inaugurated in: 23 February 2011
  • Number of Stations: 6 Stations and 3 Interchanges
  • Timings: 4:45 am to 11:30 pm
  • Ticket Price: Rs.10 to Rs.60

Orange Line Route Map

Orange Line Interesting Facts

  • Designed to radically cut down the journey time between the city’s two busiest transit hubs — Indira Gandhi International Airport and New Delhi Railway Station — the line has a top speed of 130 km/h, the highest across the metro system. 
  • It covers a distance of 23 km. The line uses 1435 mm (standard gauge) tracks, six-coach trains, 25 kV AC via overhead wires, and full-height platform screen doors at every station.
  • Frequency is every 15 minutes on non-peak time and every 10 minutes on peak time.
  • The Airport Express line introduced WiFi services at all six stations along the route on 13 January 2012. It was the first line of the Delhi Metro to provide WiFi services.

Stations on Orange Line

Station Interchange/Connections Nearby Accommodation
English Hindi    
New Delhi नई दिल्ली Yellow Line; New Delhi Railway Station Hotels near New Delhi Railway Station
Shivaji Stadium शिवाजी स्टेडियम    
Dhaula Kuan धौला कुआँ Pink Line (Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus station)  
Delhi Aerocity दिल्ली एयरोसिटी   Hotels in Aerocity
Airport हवाई अड्डा Indira Gandhi International Airport T3–T2 Hotels near IGI Airport/ Hotels in Mahipalpur
Dwarka Sector 21 द्वारका सेक्टर 21 Blue Line Hotels in Dwarka

Further Extension of Orange Line

Orange Line is being extended till the under-construction Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre in Dwarka.

Top Attractions Connected by Orange Line

Attraction Nearest Station Distance from Nearest Station (Km)
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Shivaji Stadium 0.5
Sacred Heart Cathedral Shivaji Stadium 0.5
Jantar Mantar Shivaji Stadium 1
Janpath Market Shivaji Stadium 1.1
Connaught Place Shivaji Stadium 0.8
Cathedral Church of the Redemption Shivaji Stadium 1.9
Mughal Gardens (Rashtrapati Bhavan) Shivaji Stadium 2.5
Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Shivaji Stadium 2.1
Kali Bari Shivaji Stadium 1.6
Birla Mandir Shivaji Stadium 1.3

Other Delhi Metro Lines: Red | Yellow | Blue | Green | Violet | Magenta | Grey | Rapid Metro | Pink

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many metro stations are there on the Orange Line?

A. Currently, the Orange Line Delhi Metro is running on 6 stations with 3 interchanges.

Q. Which is the 1st station on the Orange Line metro in Delhi?

A. New Delhi and Dwarka Sector 21 are the initial stations on the Orange Line on both ends.

Q. Which is the most popular station on the Orange Line metro in Delhi?

A. Some of the most popular stations on the Orange Line are New Delhi, Dhaula Kuan, and IGI Airport.

Q. Who made the Orange Line metro in Delhi?

A. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) operates all the operations of Delhi Metro.

Q. Which is the cleanest metro line in Delhi?

A. The Delhi Metro has made significant efforts to maintain cleanliness by implementing regular cleaning schedules, and waste management systems, and educating passengers about maintaining cleanliness inside the trains and stations.

Q. Which metro line is the longest in Delhi?

A. The Pink Line is the longest with 59 km and 38 stations. The Orange Line covers a distance of 23 km with 6 stations.

Q. Where is the fastest metro in Delhi?

A. The 23 kilometres-long Airport Express Line or the Orange Line is the fastest Metro connection in India providing seamless connectivity from the New Delhi Railway Station to Dwarka Sector 21 through IGI Airport Terminal -3 and Aerocity.

Q. Which is the shortest Delhi Metro line?

A. The shortest line in Delhi Metro is the Grey Line with a distance of 5.19 km with 4 stations.

Q. What is the timing of the first train from the Orange Line in Delhi?

A. The first train departure time on the Orange line of the Delhi Metro is 4:45 am.

Q. What is the timing of the last train from the Orange Line in Delhi?

A. The last train departure time on the Orange Line of the Delhi Metro is 11:30 pm.

Sargun Preet Kaur
Sargun has an appetite for challenges and creative hurdles that can help her grow as she conquers them one by one. With an innate desire to travel the world, she weaves through life by visiting her dream destinations. When not in her creative zone, Sargun loves to smash in badminton and binge-watch her favourite shows.

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