How To Reach Lucknow


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How to Reach Lucknow

Read about the best & quickest Lucknow transport routes, travel guide to save time & money.

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.

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.

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.

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.8.

By Airby roadby train
Mumbai to Lucknow1.5 hrs22 hrs20 hrs
Delhi to Lucknow2 hrs16 hrs14 hrs
Chennai to Lucknow3 hrs36 hrs28 hrs
Kolkata to Lucknow2 hrs22 hrs20 hrs

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.

FAQs on Lucknow

Market rates are low. Rich culture and heritage.

Not very clean. Traffic maintenance is not so good. Bad roads in some areas.

The city of Lucknow is a unique blend of ancient and modern. Dotted with extraordinary monuments, Lucknow is ideal for art and history lovers. Sourced from the kitchens of the Nawabs, the cuisine of Lucknow makes it a divine treat for food lovers. monuments that are milestones in Indian history, or teenagers coming in to enjoy a taste of the most amazing kind of nightlife, or just another traveller looking to explore the beautiful city.

Influenced by a subtropical climate with extreme temperatures, the best time to visit Lucknow is October to March when the city experiences winter. Even though December and January could be a little foggy, which might mean trains and flights getting delayed occasionally, the weather is pleasant and suitable for sightseeing.

The summers are unusually hot and should be avoided. Lucknow could be visited during July-September as well, but rains might be a little hindrance and could delay your day plans.

Lukhnow’s cuisine borrows much of its royalty, grandeur and elaborate delicacies from its glittering past, while is vibrant, colourful and sparkling with a rich street food culture. Mughal delicacies like the countless varieties of Kebabs as well as Tikkas, Roomali Roti are the dishes that one must try in Lucknow. They are available in various styles and versions and in almost every food outlet, while the older areas of the city can offer you authentic flavors of the Mughlai food.