How To Reach Vijayawada
By Air: The Vijayawada Domestic Airport situated at Gannavaram about 25 kilometers away from the heart of the city provides Vijayawada efficient air connectivity with a number of important destinations of India including Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and so on. Some of the worth mentioning airlines those cater their services at the Vijayawada Airport comprise Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Kingfisher Airlines etc. This booming airfield of Vijayawada handles the total traffic of about 1, 80,000 passengers every year. It is reported that direct flights from Vijayawada to Mumbai, Tirupati and Vishakhapattnam will commence soon. To reach Vijayawada Airport from the Vijayawada City tourists can avail the rented cabs that would cost around 400 INR for a one way trip. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, also known as the Hyderabad International Airport parked about 288 kilometers away is the nearest international airport from Vijayawada.
By Rail: The Vijayawada Junction located right in the heart of the city close to the Hanumanpet and Tarapet regions of Vijayawada is the main train station that links Vijayawada with a number of important destinations of the country via rail route. The Vijayawada Junction happens to be the second busiest railway station of the country, the most bustling railway hub of Southern India and the largest railway junction on the South Central Railway Zone. Vijayawada has been yielding the largest revenue in the entire South Central Railway Region and it has also been bestowed upon the status of the A1 railway station by the central government. Vijayawada Junction falls on the Chennai – Howrah and Chennai - Delhi route and over 200 trains are daily operated by the station. Almost all the major destination of the country including Chennai, Secunderabad, Vishakapatanam, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Kanyakumari, Tiruchchirapali, Nagarcoil, Pondicherry, Trivandrum, Ernakulam, Mumbai, Manmad, Hubli, Howhra, Kakinada Port, Gudur, Guwahati, Lucknow, Patna, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Gorakhpur, Dibrugarh, New Jalpaiguri, Dehradun, Puri, Jammu, and many others are linked to Vijayawada by rail. Apart from the Vijayawada Junction, the city is also bequeathed with several other subsidiary railway stations namely Krishna Canal Junction, Madhuranagar, Rayanapadu, Nidamanuru, Ramavarappadu, Gunadala, Kondapalli, etc.
By Road: Vijayawada due to its strategic geographical location functions as an important linkage that connects three major provinces of Andhra Pradesh with one another. National Highway No 5 (Chennai - Kolkata) and National Highway No 9 (Machilipatnam - Mumbai) pass through Vijayawada and the NH 221 annexes the city to Jagdalpur in the state of Madhya Pradesh by road. Other state and district highways connect Vijayawada to all the major destinations of Andhra Pradesh and other neighboring states. The Pandit Nehru Bus Station of Vijayawada, originally known by the name ‘Telugu Satavahana Prayana Pranganamwith’ and located on the Kanaka Durgamma Temple Road in Krishnalanka is the second largest bus station of the Asia Continent. APSRTC, other state transport buses and private buses plying from Vijayawada provide an extremely sound connectivity with other parts of the country by road. Regular buses are available from Vijayawada to several destinations such as Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Addanki, Adilabad, Amlapuram, Chittoor, Gajuwaka, Sullurpet, Thirupathi, and Vishakhapattnam and so on.