Lucknow, fondly called the ‘City of Nawabs’, is the capital of Uttar Pradesh, one of the largest states of India. Known for its age-old buildings, mouth-watering Mughlai cuisine and rich history, the city is among the top tourist destinations in the country. Some of its prominent tourist attractions are Bara Imambara, Ambedkar Memorial Park, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden, Janeshwar Mishra Park and The Residency that attract lakhs of travellers to the city, every year. Moreover, there are many major industries in the city, including aeronautics, distillery chemicals, furniture, automotive and machine tools and the most famous of all, Chikan embroidery. Private companies, such as HCL, TCS, Sony Corporation and Reliance Retail, are also housed in the city. The presence of such industry giants draws a good number of business travellers to Lucknow from both India and overseas.

How to Get to Lucknow by Flight, Train or Bus

Located in the north eastern part of India, Lucknow is home to one of the two international airports in Uttar Pradesh and thus, it serves as a major junction for foreign travellers visiting the state. It also has a world-class road and rail network that enables travellers to access Lucknow with ease.

More details about how to reach Lucknow are given below:

How to Reach Lucknow by Air

Both domestic and international flights can enter Lucknow via Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (LKO). Located about 13 km away from the centre of the city, this air gateway services a good number of airlines, GoAir, IndiGo, Air India, Oman Air and SriLankan Airlines being some of the most frequently operated ones. Upon arrival, travellers can hire a prepaid cab from the airport or opt for public transport like taxi, rickshaw or bus to travel to different parts of Lucknow.

How to Reach Lucknow by Rail

Lucknow is well-connected to other major cities across the length and breadth of the country via an integrated rail network. The main railway station serving the city is Lucknow Junction (LJN), where a large number of short and long-distance trains take a halt. Travellers can easily get public or private transportation from the railway station to access the rest of the city.

Major train stations in Lucknow: Lucknow Charbagh, Badshahnagar (BNZ), Lucknow Junction (LJN), Alamnagar (AMG), Malhour (ML), Utraitia Junction (UTR), Gomati Nagar (GTNR), Lucknow City (LC), Aishbagh (ASH)
Daliganj (DAL)

How to Reach Lucknow by Road

Travelling to Lucknow by road is one of the most preferred ways to reach the city for people coming from nearby cities like Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi and Gorakhpur. Travellers who prefer to take the bus can de-board at Alambagh Bus Stand or Charbagh Bus Station, which are the major bus stations in Lucknow. Major highways connecting the city to neighbouring regions are NH 30 and NH 27.

Interstate bus terminal and major bus station of Lucknow: Lucknow(Kaisarbagh)

Distance Between Lucknow and Major Indian Cities:

  • New Delhi to Lucknow: 472 km (approximately 8 hours by road)
  • Mumbai to Lucknow: 1385 km (approximately 22 hours by road)
  • Pune to Lucknow: 1386 km (approximately 27 hours by road)
  • Bangalore to Lucknow: 1879 km (approximately 29 hours by road)
  • Ahmedabad to Lucknow: 1171 km (approximately 20 hours by road)
  • Hyderabad to Lucknow: 1286 km (approximately 21 hours by road)
  • Kolkata to Lucknow: 963 km (approximately 15 hours by road)
  • Chennai to Lucknow: 1918 km (approximately 31 hours by road)
  • Amritsar to Lucknow: 1009 km (approximately 16 hours by road)
  • Noida to Lucknow: 452 km (approximately 8 hours by road)
  • Nagpur to Lucknow: 824 km (approximately 17 hours by road)
  • Visakhapatnam to Lucknow: 1359 km (approximately 31 hours by road)
  • Bhubaneswar to Lucknow: 1130 km (approximately 27 hours by road)
  • Chandigarh to Lucknow: 690 km (approximately 11 hours by road)
  • Goa to Lucknow: 1831 km (approximately 35 hours by road)
  • Jaipur to Lucknow: 568 km (approximately 10 hours by road)
  • Pondicherry to Lucknow: 2062 km (approximately 39 hours by road)
  • Vadodara to Lucknow: 1111 km (approximately 21 hours by road)
  • Surat to Lucknow: 1263 km (approximately 24 hours by road)
  • Patna to Lucknow: 538 km (approximately 11 hours by road)
  • Bhopal to Lucknow: 649 km (approximately 13 hours by road)
  • Indore to Lucknow: 795 km (approximately 15 hours by road)
  • Dehradun to Lucknow: 552 km (approximately 12 hours by road)
  • Shimla to Lucknow: 902 km (approximately 16 hours by road)
  • Kanpur to Lucknow: 83 km (approximately 2 hours by road)
  • Aligarh to Lucknow: 438 km (approximately 7 hours by road)
  • Meerut to Lucknow: 582 km (approximately 9 hours by road)
  • Agra to Lucknow: 330 km (approximately 6 hours by road)
  • Gurgaon to Lucknow: 471 km (approximately 9 hours by road)
  • Udaipur to Lucknow: 969 km (approximately 16 hours by road)
  • Jodhpur to Lucknow: 908 km (approximately 15 hours by road)
  • Ludhiana to Lucknow: 869 km (approximately 13 hours by road)

Top Attractions to Explore While Travelling to Lucknow:

Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, British Residency, Rumi Darwaza, Chattar Manzil, Dilkusha Kothi, Husainabad Clock Tower, Amrapali Water Park, Four Seasons Fun City Water Park, Aminabad Market, Hazratganj Market, Chowk, Indira Gandhi Planetarium, Ambedkar Park, Nawab Wahid Ali Shah Zoological Garden, State Museum, Ram Manohar Lohiya Park, Gomti Riverfront Park, Janeshwar Mishra Park, Chandrika Devi Temple, Fun Republic Mall, Jama Masjid, Constantia House, Satkhanda, Charbagh Railway Station