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How to reach Kanpur from various parts of the country

Travelling to and from Kanpur

Travelling by air

International Travel and Transit Assistance in Delhi Domestic Travel

Travelling by train

International Travel

The Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi is a convenient point of entry for arriving at Kanpur. The IGI airport at Delhi is served by most major airlines. The international terminal at the IGI airport is called Terminal 2.

Domestic air travel

Kanpur is mostly served by the airport of the city of Lucknow that is about 1 hour and 45 minutes drive from IIT Kanpur. There are currently four airlines that serve the Lucknow airport with several direct flights to Delhi and Mumbai everyday. There is also a local airport in Kanpur that is about an hour's driving distance from IIT Kanpur. There is currently only one Indian Airlines flight to and from Delhi that arrives at and departs from the Kanpur airport.

Indian Airlines
Jet Airways
Jetlite Airlines

Air Travel from Delhi

Note that domestic flights mostly operate out of Terminal 1 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Terminals 1 and 2 are at a distance of about 5 miles from each other. There are courtesy shuttle buses that run between the two terminals at a frequency of approximately one per hour. Please contact the airline help desk across from the baggage claim area to avail of this facility. Terminal 1 is divided into several buildings, named Terminals 1A through 1D. Please refer to the IGI airport website to find out which airlines operate out of which terminals.

Air Travel from Mumbai

There are a few direct flights from Mumbai to Lucknow. Another possibility is to take one of the many flights between Mumbai and Delhi and then connect to a Delhi-Lucknow or Delhi-Kanpur flight.

Coming to Kanpur from Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad

If you are planning to come from one of the Indian metros or state capitals, you can take a flight from that city to either Delhi or Mumbai and then connect to one of the flights to Lucknow.

Domestic Train Travel

Train service in India is provided by the Indian Railways and is the most popular form of public transportation. Passenger service in the Indian Railways is divided into several classes, namely, Air Conditioned I (First) class, Air Conditioned II (Two Tier) class, Air Conditioned III (3-tier) class, Air Conditioned Chair Car and Sleeper Class. The Rajdhani and the Shatabdi family of trains are widely regarded as the best trains in India. Train reservations can be made at one of the many Railway reservation counters all over India or over the internet using the Indian Railways e-ticket facility. See the Indian Railways website for further details. For those inexperienced in travelling by the Indian Railways, it is recommended that they travel by one of Air Conditioned I, Air Conditioned II or the Air-Conditioned Chair Car (for Shatabdi trains) classes.

Travelling to and from New Delhi

There are over twenty trains connecting New Delhi with Kanpur. A few of the convenient trains are listed below. The city of Delhi has several railway stations. The trains listed below originate from the New Delhi Railway Station (code NDLS). The New Delhi railway station is about 10-12 miles from either of the airports. Depending upon the traffic, it may take from 45 minutes to an hour and a half to get from the airport to the railway station. It is suggested that passengers connecting from a flight to a train take this into consideration. The main train station at Kanpur is called the Kanpur Central railway station (code CNB).

Train Number
 
Train Name
 
Origin
 
Dep. Time
 
Destination
 
Arr. Time
 
Travel Time
 
Days of Run
 
Classes
 
M
 
T
 
W
 
T
 
F
 
S
 
S
 
18110 JAT MURI ROU EXP SZM 04:10 CNB 12:40 08:30 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL  
12312 KALKA MAIL ANDI 05:11 CNB 14:20 09:09 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
12004 LJN SWRAN SHTBD NDLS 06:10 CNB 11:20 05:10 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y EC  CC  
12816 NANDAN KANAN EX NDLS 06:25 CNB 12:20 05:55 Y N Y Y N Y N 2A  3A  SL  
15484 MAHANANDA EXP DLI 06:35 CNB 15:12 08:37 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL  
12506 NORTH EAST EXP ANVT 06:45 CNB 12:50 06:05 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL  
13008 U A TOOFAN EXP NDLS 07:00 CNB 18:45 11:45 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 3A  SL  
22806 ANVT BBS SUP ANVT 07:05 CNB 13:15 06:10 Y N N N N N N 1A  2A  3A  SL  
12488 SEEMANCHAL EXP ANVT 07:30 CNB 13:45 06:15 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL  
12398 MAHABODHI EXP NDLS 12:10 CNB 17:35 05:25 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL  
12420 GOMTI EXPRESS NDLS 12:25 CNB 19:50 07:25 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  CC  2S  
15026 ANVT MAU EXP ANVT 12:55 CNB 19:15 06:20 Y N N N Y N N 2A  3A  SL  
12566 BIHAR S KRANTI NDLS 14:15 CNB 20:15 06:00 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
12368 VIKRAMSHILA EXP ANVT 14:40 CNB 20:25 05:45 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
15708 ASR KIR EXPRESS SZM 14:42 CNB 22:50 08:08 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL  
14006 LICHCHAVI EXP ANVT 15:10 CNB 23:25 08:15 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL  
12034 NDLS CNB SHT NDLS 15:50 CNB 20:45 04:55 Y Y Y Y Y Y N EC  CC  
12440 NDLS RNC RAJ EXP NDLS 16:00 CNB 20:55 04:55 Y N N N Y N N 1A  2A  3A  
12424 DBRT RAJDHANI NDLS 16:10 CNB 21:05 04:55 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  
12314 SEALDAH RJDHANI NDLS 16:25 CNB 21:15 04:50 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  
12302 KOLKATA RJDHNI NDLS 16:55 CNB 21:35 04:40 Y Y Y Y N Y Y 1A  2A  3A  
22406 ANVT BGP G RATH ANVT 16:55 CNB 22:12 05:17 Y N Y N Y N N 3A  CC  
22812 BUBNESWR RJDHNI NDLS 17:05 CNB 21:45 04:40 Y N N N Y N Y 1A  2A  3A  
12310 RJPB RAJDHANI NDLS 17:15 CNB 21:55 04:40 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  
12394 SAMPOORN K EXP NDLS 17:25 CNB 22:25 05:00 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
12382 POORVA EXPRESS NDLS 17:35 CNB 23:00 05:25 Y Y N N Y N N 1A  2A  3A  SL  
12560 SHIV GANGA EXP NDLS 18:55 CNB 01:00 06:05 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
22434 ANVT GCT S F EXP ANVT 19:10 CNB 01:27 06:17 Y N N N Y N N 1A  2A  3A  SL  
12226 KAIFIYAT EXP DLI 19:15 CNB 01:35 06:20 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
12260 SDAH DURONTO EXP NDLS 19:40 CNB 00:29 04:49 Y Y N Y Y N N 1A  2A  3A  
12818 JHARKHAND EXPRE ANVT 19:45 CNB 01:45 06:00 Y N N Y N Y N 2A  3A  SL  
12554 VAISHALI EXP NDLS 19:50 CNB 02:20 06:30 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
12572 GKP HUMSFAR ANVT 20:00 CNB 00:50 04:50 Y N N N N N N 3A  
12402 MAGADH EXPRESS NDLS 20:00 CNB 02:30 06:30 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
12556 GORAKDAM EXPRES NDLS 20:25 CNB 03:05 06:40 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  2S  
12562 SWATANTRTA S EXP NDLS 20:35 CNB 02:40 06:05 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
14218 UNCHAHAR EXP SZM 20:48 CNB 05:05 08:17 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL  
12428 ANVT REWA EXP ANVT 21:15 CNB 03:15 06:00 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
12418 PRAYAG RAJ EXP NDLS 21:20 CNB 03:30 06:10 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
13414 FARKKA EXPRESS DLI 21:40 CNB 05:30 07:50 Y N Y N N Y N 2A  3A  SL  
14724 KALINDI EXPRESS DLI 21:50 CNB 11:10 13:20 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
12802 PURSHOTTAM EXP NDLS 22:15 CNB 03:55 05:40 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL  
12582 NDLS MUV SF EXP NDLS 22:25 CNB 04:45 06:20 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
14056 BRAHMPUTRA MAIL DLI 23:40 CNB 05:50 06:10 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL  
12452 SHRAM SHKTI EXP NDLS 23:55 CNB 06:30 06:35 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  
14020 AGTL SUNDRI EXP ANVT 23:55 CNB 06:05 06:10 Y N N N N N N 2A  3A  SL  

Direct Trains from Kolkata

Air travel from Kolkata (formerly called Calcutta) to Kanpur requires a changeover at Delhi. Overnight train journey by the Rajdhani expresses can provide a comfortable alternative, besides being less expensive. Below is a list of the timings of the Rajdhani expresses that connect Kanpur to Kolkata. Note that Kolkata has two stations, namely, Howrah and Sealdah. The Calcutta Rajdhani departs from the Howrah station, whereas, the Sealdah Rajdhani departs from the Sealdah station. (In the following table (+1) indicates that the timings specified are for the day after the day of boarding the train.)

Train Number
 
Train Name
 
Origin
 
Dep. Time
 
Destination
 
Arr. Time
 
Travel Time
 
Days of Run
 
Classes
 
M
 
T
 
W
 
T
 
F
 
S
 
S
 
12303 POORVA EXPRESS HWH 08:05 CNB 00:05 16:00 Y Y N N Y Y N 1A  2A  3A  SL  
22857 SRC ANVT SF EXP SRC 08:50 CNB 03:50 19:00 Y N N N N N N 2A  3A  SL  
13007 U ABHATOOFAN EXP HWH 09:35 CNB 08:25 22:50 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 3A  SL  
12273 NDLS DURONTO HWH 12:45 CNB 00:50 12:05 Y N N N Y N N 1A  2A  3A  SL  
12313 SDAH RAJDHANIEXP SDAH 16:50 CNB 05:10 12:20 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  
12301 KOLKATA RAJDHNI HWH 16:55 CNB 04:45 11:50 Y Y Y Y Y Y N 1A  2A  3A  
12259 NDLS DURONTO SDAH 18:30 CNB 06:20 11:50 Y N Y Y N N Y 1A  2A  3A  
12311 HWH DLI KLK MAIL HWH 19:40 CNB 12:35 16:55 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL  2S  
12938 GARBHA EXPRESS HWH 23:00 CNB 14:00 15:00 Y N N N N N N 2A  3A  SL  
12987 SDAH AJMER EXP SDAH 23:05 CNB 14:30 15:25 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL  
12307 HWH JU EXPRESS HWH 23:40 CNB 15:05 15:25 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL  

How to Reach IIT

Taxis are easily available from the Cantt side of the Kanpur Central Railway Station (from Platform number 1 side). There is a pre-paid auto and taxi booth.

Lucknow Airport also has taxis available, but they can ask for any arbitrary amount. The best thing is to ask your host in IIT Kanpur in advance to book a taxi for you.

Rates (as of Nov 2016)

Mode From Kanpur Station From Kanpur Airport From Lucknow Airport
Auto 250 - -
Taxi (Toyota Etios, Fiat Linea, Maruti Swift Dzire) 450 640 2100
Innova 575 860 2580

You can also hire OLA cabs. OLA cabs fare in Kanpur.  

 

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