How to Reach
How to Reach Gaya
Gaya is an important Junction in the Mughalsarai-Dhanbad Grand Chord Section of the East Central Railway (erstwhile Eastern Railway). It has direct Train Services from New Delhi, Howrah and Mumbai. It is about 1100 Km away from New Delhi and 450 Km away from Kolkata (Howrah Junction). Altogether Four Rajdhani Express Trains apart from other Super-Fast trains take you directly from Delhi to Gaya. While Rajdhani Express takes 12 hours, the other Mail Express trains take 15 to 17 hours. From Kolkata it is an overnight journey of approximately Six hours. It has direct train links from Puri, Nagpur, Indore, Lucknow, Chennai, Kamakhya, Patna as well. Gaya has one International Airport. Air India operates daily flight on Delhi-Gaya-Varanasi route. Bi-weekly Kolkata-Gaya-Bangkok and Kolkata-Gaya-Yangoon flights and Druk Airlines of Bhutan operates Paro-Gaya-Bangkok bi-weekly flights. With expansion of existing runway on card, more Domestic and International flights are expected to be added to the fleet. However, Patna Airport is very well connected with all major domestic Airports. Gaya is well connected by Road (National Highways) as well. The Grand Trunk Road (NH-2) touches Gaya at Dobhi, 30 km south joining Delhi & Kolkata Expressway. The state capital Patna is 120 km away and well connected by road (NH-83) and train services.
The nearest railhead is Gaya itself and all the major trains pass through the station. Patna is another railhead from where you can board trains for other destinations in India. Patna is linked with all the major cities of India including the metros of New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. The Mahabodhi Express is a special train that runs between Delhi and Gaya daily and non-stop and takes just 16 hours to reach Gaya from Delhi. Several Rajdhani Express trains connect Gaya Tourism National New Delhi.
GT Road connects Gaya from major cities of north India. Gaya is well connected with Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Raurkela, Hazaribagh, Kolkata, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Delhi and Amritsar.
Gaya has its own international airport and is connected with the airports of Delhi, Varanasi and Yangoon(Myanmar). One can get down at Patna airport too and hire taxis or buses to reach Gaya. There are direct flights from Delhi to Gaya.