How to Reach Allahabad

Allahabad is one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh and is also centrally located making it very well connected by bus, car, train and air. The most convenient way to reach this city from outside UP is by train or by flight, but within the state, road travel is more convenient and economical. Buses, trains and flights regularly ply to and from other cities in the state as well other major cities in India like Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.

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Most frequently searched routes to Allahabad

Route Name Distance Time
Varanasi to Allahabad 121 km 2 hours 28 mins
Delhi to Allahabad 697 km 10 hours 18 mins
Hyderabad to Allahabad 1,136 km 21 hours 11 mins
Chennai to Allahabad 1,761 km 1 day 6 hours
Bangalore to Allahabad 1,725 km 1 day 4 hours
Ahmedabad to Allahabad 1,290 km 19 hours 33 mins
Mumbai to Allahabad 1,559 km 1 day 0 hours
Agra to Allahabad 487 km 7 hours 41 mins
Kolkata to Allahabad 792 km 13 hours 56 mins
Chandigarh to Allahabad 925 km 13 hours 36 mins
Pune to Allahabad 1,357 km 1 day 2 hours
Jaipur to Allahabad 719 km 11 hours 35 mins
Ernakulam to Allahabad 2,265 km 1 day 14 hours
Goa to Allahabad 1,752 km 1 day 9 hours
Amritsar to Allahabad 1,130 km 16 hours 38 mins
Udaipur to Allahabad 1,032 km 15 hours 20 mins
Gurgaon to Allahabad 702 km 10 hours 21 mins
Jodhpur to Allahabad 1,055 km 16 hours 51 mins

How to reach Allahabad by flight

Although Allahabad has its own airport, there is currently only one flight every day from Delhi (Air India). If you want to reach completely by flight, you can take the connecting flight from Delhi. Another option would be to take a flight to Varanasi (120 km) or Lucknow (200 km) and take an AC bus/cab from there.

Nearest Airport: Allahabad Airport (IXD)

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Tentative return flight prices to Allahabad Airport (IXD) from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 9,578 View
New Delhi ₹ 7,252 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 8,089 Non-stop View
Chennai ₹ 12,368 View
Kolkata ₹ 7,126 Non-stop View

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How to reach Allahabad by road

Allahabad falls on the NH-2 which runs from Delhi to Kolkata and is part of the Golden Quadrilateral - so the road connectivity from Delhi/Agra/Kanpur/Varanasi/Patna/Kolkata is great. The highway is smooth and very well maintained, and not at all crowded. The road from Lucknow to Allahabad is also pretty good.
There are also quite a few frequent Volvo bus services to Allahabad from Varanasi/Lucknow which have very comfortable seats and run throughout the day, so you can practically just reach the bus station and catch the next bus.

How to reach Allahabad by train

Allahabad is the headquarters of the North-Central division of Indian railways and is very well connected by train to most major cities in India. There are numerous overnight trains from Delhi/Kolkata, and a lot of trains connecting to nearby cities (Varanasi/Lucknow/Kanpur/Agra) so this is one of the most convenient options. There are quite a few Rajdhanis/Durontos connecting Allahabad to Delhi/Kolkata/Mumbai, so this is one of the most convenient ways to reach Allahabad.

Local transport in Allahabad

Ola cabs are easily available and the most convenient mode of transport within the city. Other than that, autorickshaws as well as cycle-rickshaws are easily available here. Since the city is not too large and traffic is not much of an issue, you can use cycle-rickshaws for traveling, even all the way upto Sangam banks.
There are a couple of bus routes as well but they mostly run through the residential parts of the city, not the touristy places, so don't depend on them too much.

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