How to Reach Lucknow

Being the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow has great connectivity by air, rail and road. Direct flights connect Lucknow to and from all major cities in India through the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport. The Charbagh Railway Station of Lucknow is connected to most parts of India through an extensive rail network. It is connected by good road network as well and buses are also available from New Delhi and other major cities of Uttar Pradesh. One can also take a cab from nearby cities like Allahabad, Varanasi, Mathura, New Delhi to reach Lucknow.

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Route Name Distance Time
Delhi to Lucknow 559 km 7 hours 31 mins
Agra to Lucknow 338 km 4 hours 51 mins
Varanasi to Lucknow 320 km 5 hours 35 mins
Mumbai to Lucknow 1,440 km 22 hours 35 mins
Hyderabad to Lucknow 1,423 km 21 hours 29 mins
Kolkata to Lucknow 991 km 17 hours 2 mins
Gurgaon to Lucknow 564 km 7 hours 35 mins
Jaipur to Lucknow 579 km 8 hours 49 mins
Pune to Lucknow 1,462 km 1 day 0 hours
Ahmedabad to Lucknow 1,170 km 17 hours 58 mins
Bangalore to Lucknow 2,012 km 1 day 5 hours
Chennai to Lucknow 2,048 km 1 day 7 hours
Chandigarh to Lucknow 787 km 10 hours 50 mins
Shimla to Lucknow 887 km 13 hours 54 mins
Jodhpur to Lucknow 914 km 14 hours 5 mins
Srinagar to Lucknow 1,381 km 21 hours 57 mins
Udaipur to Lucknow 913 km 13 hours 44 mins
Amritsar to Lucknow 992 km 13 hours 52 mins
Manali to Lucknow 1,080 km 17 hours 56 mins
Goa to Lucknow 1,879 km 1 day 8 hours

How to reach Lucknow by flight

Air travel is the most convenient way to reach the City of Nawabs. The Lucknow airport is well connected to the major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Patna etc through a number of airlines operating on a regular basis. Popular carriers like Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Air India, IndiGo, Oman Air and Etihad have daily flights to Lucknow. Most international flights reach Lucknow via Delhi. Buses, taxis and cabs are easily available from the airport to reach the main city.

Nearest Airport: Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (LKO)

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Tentative return flight prices to Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (LKO) from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 23,906 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 4,060 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 7,435 Non-stop View
Chennai ₹ 9,260 View
Hyderabad ₹ 6,721 Non-stop View
Kolkata ₹ 4,944 Non-stop View

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How to reach Lucknow by road

The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation runs regular luxury and deluxe buses between Lucknow and other cities within the state. There is a regular service of a number of luxury and budget buses from cities like New Delhi, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Agra, Jhansi etc at reasonable fares.

How to reach Lucknow by train

The Indian Railways offers many mail and superfast trains to reach Lucknow from other parts of India. Though Charbagh is the main railway junction serving the city, tourists can reach Lucknow via Alamnagar, Gomti Nagar and Aishbagh Junction too. An additional attraction is the Maharajas Express which offers a royal ride to Lucknow.

Local transport in Lucknow

Moving around in Lucknow is never a problem, local modes of transport are available round the clock, autos and taxis being the most insistent type. All modes are affordable and very convenient. Recently the government has flagged off the metro which is expected to make commuting faster and easier.

The local city uses run in plenty in Lucknow, on common routes. They are cheap, safe and reliable. Other than that, private buses run for tourists which have a set route for sightseeing and heritage visits.

Three wheelers are also available in the city. You can either travel through shared autos, also called “Tempos” or hire your personal one which is slightly smaller in size than a tempo and can accommodate 4 people at max. Popularly called as “Autos”, it is advisable to bargain before hiring one.

Prepaid taxis can be hired from any place to any destination for easy commuting. Ola cabs are also available. Although slightly expensive, these are the most comfortable option to travel.

The metro changed the way people commute in Lucknow. Operational from 6 AM to 10 PM every day, the metro covers all the major parts of the city. It is a stress-free, easy commuting option and is also expected to reduce traffic jams on the roads.

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