How to Reach Nalanda

The Patna airport is the nearest (100km) for access to Nalanda. The city does not have its own railway station, the nearest being at Rajgir (13km). Bus facilities are also available to and from Patna, Gaya, Bihar Sharif and Rajgir.

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How to reach Nalanda by flight

The nearest airport, Lok Nayak Jayaprakash International Airport in Patna is 75 km away. The airport is well connected to the main cities in the country via regular flights.

Nearest Airport: Patna Airport (PAT) - 64 kms from Nalanda

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Tentative return flight prices to Patna Airport (PAT) from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 16,986 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 4,926 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 8,320 Non-stop View
Hyderabad ₹ 6,756 Non-stop View
Kolkata ₹ 3,241 Non-stop View

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How to reach Nalanda by road

Nalanda is well connected to nearby cities like Patna, Bodhgaya, and Rajgir by a good network of roads. Regular state-run and private buses move to and from Nalanda to these towns.

How to reach Nalanda by train

The Nalanda Railway station controlled by the East Central Railway is well connected to major cities of India via the Delhi-Kolkata Line and Patna-Mughalsarai Line. Regular superfast and express trains are available on this route.

Local transport in Nalanda

Buses and jeeps are used to get around in Nalanda, but the local way of travel is the Tonga, i.e the horse drawn cart.

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