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.
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
Tentative return flight prices to Patna from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 8,092 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 4,504 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 6,872 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 36,956 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 6,729 Non-stop|
|Kolkata||₹ 2,611 Non-stop|
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.
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.
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.