How to Reach

Prayagraj is an important pilgrimage destination in the Ganges plain and that is why it is well connected to all the major cities in Uttar Pradesh and India. The Kumbh Mela that takes place on its confluence is attended by millions of Hindus round the globe.

By Road

As Prayagraj is located in the heartland of the great Indian plains, the road density is quite high in these parts and is well connected to rest of the country via National and State Highways. NH2 links Delhi-Kolkata passes from Prayagraj while NH27 starts from Prayagraj and ends at Mangawan in Madhya Pradesh, NH76 links Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh with Pindwara in Rajasthan, NH96 connects to NH28 in Faizabad and brings together two major centers of Hindu Pilgrimage – Prayagraj and Ayodhya. The three bus stands of Prayagraj cater to different routes of the country through interstate bus services. Local transportation like tourist taxis, cabs, auto rickshaws, and local buses are also available that connects you to various parts of Prayagraj and some neighboring cities.

Distance from Major Cities of India
Name of the City Distance (in kilometers)
Agra 431 km
Kanpur 191 km
Ayodhya 156 km
Mumbai 1162 km
Lucknow 183 km
Kolkata 732 km
Chennai 1385 km
Patna 330 km
Trivandrum 1954 km
Delhi 582 km
Udaipur 829 km
Varanasi 112 km
Jaipur 628 km
Gorakhpur 212 km
Mathura 476 km
Haridwar 621 km
Chitrakoot 104 km
Vindhyachal 71 km
  • UPSRTC Bus Stand, Civil Lines Tel. : 2407257
  • UPSRTC Bus Stand, Zero Road Tel. : 2564009

By Rail

Being the headquarters of the North Central Railway Zone in India, Prayagraj has eight railway stations within its city limits, all of which are well connected to many of the major cities of India namely – Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jaipur etc. Cabs, Auto Rickshaws, eRickshaws and City buses are available near all the railway stations to reach your onward destination.

  • Allahabad Junction Station Tel. : 139
  • Allahabad City Station (Rambagh) Tel. : 2557978
  • Prayag Station Tel. : 2466831
  • Naini Station Tel. : 2697252

By Air

The Allahabad Domestic Airport, also known as Bamrauli Air Force Base, is 12 Km from Prayagraj and though it is operational for domestic flights, it serves only a limited number of cities in India. Other two nearest airports from Prayagraj are Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in Varanasi (150 Km) and Amausi International Airport in Lucknow (200 Km). Both these airports are well connected to rest of the major cities of India. Daily flights from major airlines like Air India, Air India Express, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, and Spice Jet are available. Local cabs and Interstate buses can be boarded from near the airports to reach Prayagraj.


Important Contacts

UP Government Regional Tourist Office,
Ilawart Tourist Bungalow Campus,
35, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines
Tel. : 0532-2408873
website :

  • D.M., Prayagraj Tel. : 2250300, 2440515
  • S.S.P., Prayagraj Tel. : 2440700, 2641902
  • Foreigner’s Registration Office, (LIU), Tel. : 2461097 Opp.- Anand Bhawan