How To Reach Bodh Gaya

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By Air

Gaya is the nearest airport which is approximately 17 kilometres from the town of Bodh Gaya. Though the frequency of flights is lesser, the airport is well-connected to Kolkata by flights. Now, however, the airport has started catering to international as well as domestic sectors. To start with, Thai Airways has an everyday flight to Gaya, Druk Air (an international carrier) flies once in a week from Bangkok.

The second nearest airport to Gaya is in Patna which is approximately 135 kilometres away from the town. Patna airport is well-connected to Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Ranchi, Lucknow and various other Indian cities via Indian Airlines and other domestic carriers.

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By Bus

A main road connects the town of Bodh Gaya to the city of Gaya. Bihar State Tourism Corporation runs bus services (standard as well as deluxe buses) from Patna to Bodh Gaya twice daily. Apart from Patna, bus services are also available from Nalanda, Rajgir, Varanasi and Kathmandu. Now, a new line of luxury air-conditioned Volvo buses have been introduced that connect Bodh Gaya with nearby towns and cities.

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By Train

The nearest rail head is Gaya Junction, which is 13 kilometres away from Bodh Gaya. It is well-connected to major Indian cities. Once you reach at the Gaya railway station, you can reach the holy town by hiring any local taxi from there. The taxi charge will vary and depend upon the time of the day your trains reaches. Some of the regular trains are Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, Howrah Rajdhani Express, Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express and Kolkata Mail.

The second nearest railway station is in Patna which is 110 kilometres away from Bodh Gaya. Patna rail head boasts of a good connectivity and most of the Indian cities including metros like Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune are linked with the Patna railhead.

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Road/Self Drive

A lot of taxi operators provide cab services to Gaya. Though Gaya is just 3 hours away from Patna (if you avoid the Gaya market) but very few travellers would prefer to drive from Patna or other nearby towns to Bodh Gaya. The road connecting to Gaya is quite rough and not many people would be comfortable to drive on the rocky path as the journey would take long.

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