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How To Reach Patna

By Air: Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, also commonly referred to as the Patna Airport and Jayaprakash Narayan Airport situated in the vicinity of the ICAR Research Complex approximately 5 kilometers to the southwest of the city is a domestic airfield that provides Patna direct air connectivity with a number of important cities of the country. This public airport operated by the Airports Authority of India is graded the 22nd busiest airport of the country. The chief airlines catering their services at the Patna Airport include Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jetlite, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, etc. The major cities accessible from Patna via air are; Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Ranchi, Ahmedabad, Goa, Indore, etc.
By Rail: Patna Junction (PNBE) located in the Mithapur area of the city is an exceptionally hustling bustling railway station that falls under the East Central Railway Zone and lies on one of the busiest rail routes of the Indian Railways connecting New Delhi and Kolkata. Patna enjoys proficient rail connectivity with almost all the important cities of the country such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bangalore, Jammu, Varanasi, Amritsar, Shri Ganganagar, Jhansi, Dehradun, Haridwar, Guwahati, Puri, New Jalpaiguri, Darbhanga, Barmer, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Gandhidham, Ahmedabad, Okha, Surat, Bilaspur, Danapur, Gaya, Rajgir, Durg, Rajendra Nagar, Indore, Mathura, Tatanagar, Secunderabad, Ranchi, Buxar, Vasco-da-Gama, and many others.
Apart from the Patna Junction, the city is also bequeathed with four other railway stations namely Rajendra Nagar Terminal, Danapur Station, Patna Sahib Station and Gulzarbagh Station. Some of the worth mentioning trains plying from Patna include; Patna Rajdhani Exp, Samproon Kranti Exp, Shramajeevi Exp, Magadh Exp, Vikramshila Exp, Garib Rath Exp, Kolkata Rajdhani Exp, Udyan Abha Toofan Exp, Lal Quila Exp, Jan Shatabdi Exp, Danapur Exp, Sanghmitra Exp, Mumbai CST-Rajendra Nagar Patna Exp, Mumbai LTT-Patna Rajendra Nagar Exp, Vihbhuti Exp, Mathura Patna Exp, Patna Ranchi Jan Shatabdi Exp, etc.
By Road: Patna is well linked with rest of the Bihar and other neighboring states through an extensive road network of state and national highways. The four major National Highways viz. NH 19, NH 22, NH 30 and NH 98 pass through Patna. NH 19 enters the city from its north eastern suburbs and merges with NH 30 near Agam Kuan. NH 19 connects Patna with Hajipur of Vaishali District, Chapra of West Bengal, Rudrapur of Uttarakhand and Ghazipur of Uttar Pradesh. NH 30 passes through the Patna City attaching it to Maner, Arrah and Mohania to its west and to Fatwah, Khusropur and Bakhtiyarpur to its southeast. NH 22 annexes Patna with Gaya via Nadaul and Makhdumpur. Moreover, NH 98 is a bypass road that runs through the Ramakrishna Nagar and Transport Nagar of the city and adjoins Patna directly to Aurangabad of Bihar and Daltonganj of Jharkhand.
State Transport Buses operated by Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) and Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) link Patna with almost all the towns and cities of Bihar and the neighboring states. Not only that, even the BSTDC deluxe buses and cars can be rented for reaching Ranchi, Vaishali, Bodhgaya, Pawapuri, Rajgir, Nalanda, etc. The Inter-State Bus Terminus of Patna is positioned at Bankipore in the neighborhood of the famous Gandhi Maidan from where luxury buses are available for Gaya, Ranchi, Siliguri, Purnia, Jamshedpur and even the Nepal border. Patna is located 62 km from Vaishali, 74 km from Muzaffarpur, 80 km from Chapra, 81 km from Nalanda, 101 km from Gaya, 106 km from Rajgir, 261 km from Varanasi, 305 km from Ranchi, 336 km from Kathmandu, 431 km from Jamshedpur, 476 km from Siliguri, 529 km from Darjeeling, 580 km from Kolkata and 1043 km from Hew Delhi.