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Transportation in Rajgir

The city of Rajgir is home to numerous religious monuments and tourist venues, attracting multitude of pilgrims and tourists from far and wide. Due to its association with both Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira, it is one of the most sought after destinations by followers of Buddhism and Jainism. Being one of the rapidly developing tourist centre, Rajgir is easily accessible from nearby cities by rail, road and airways.

Road Network in Rajgir

Road Network in Rajgir

Rajgir being an important tourist destination is well connected to other cities by road. Rajgir is connected to Patna, the capital of Bihar via Bakhtiarpur. One can reach Rajgir from Patna via NH 30 A to Bakhtiarpur, then NH 31 to Bihar Sharif and from there reach Rajgir via NH 82. Rajgir is at a distance of about 110 kilometres from Patna, 12 kilometres from Nalanda, 78 kilometres from Gaya, 38 kilometres from Pawapuri, 25 kilometres from Bihar Sharif etc. Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) operates regular buses connecting Rajgir to nearby cities. Crowded shared jeeps take you from Rajgir to Nalanda, the fare being Rs 8. Apart from state transport buses, one can also find many private bus services offered by individual operators plying within as well as outside Rajgir.

Railways in Rajgir

Rajgir Railway Station has regular trains to Danapur, Varanasi and New Delhi. However a convenient railhead is the next major railway point, the one at Gaya, about 78 kilometres from Rajgir. Rajgir is well connected to Gaya and from Gaya, one can board trains for Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and other major cities.

Rajgir Railway Station
Code: RGD
Address: National Highway 82, Rajgir, Bihar
Zone: ECR/East Central
Division: Danapur
Phone No: 06112-255227

Air Connectivity to Rajgir

Air connectivity to Rajgir

At present Rajgir does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is the Gaya International Airport, about 78 kilometres from Rajgir city. It has flights to domestic as well as international destinations like Colombo, Kathmandu, Bangkok etc. However, a more convenient one would be the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport at Patna, about 100 kilometres from Rajgir. It has regular flights to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, Lucknow etc, run by various airlines. It is therefore more preferred by the tourists visiting Rajgir.

Gaya Airport
Code: GAY / VEGY
Address: Airport Rd, Gaya, Bihar - 823004
Phone No: 0631 2210129

Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport
Address: Khajpura, Shaheed Pir Ali Khan Marg, Patna, Bihar 800014
Code: PAT
Elevation: 52 m
Phone No: 0612 2220683

Modes of Local Transport in Rajgir

Auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws form the major means of local transport here. Taxis can also be availed to travel within the city. Decorated private tongas are also available to take you to prominent tourist spots in the city. Shared jeeps ply between Rajgir and Nalanda on a regular basis. Being a prominent tourist centre, there are travel agents and tour operators offering tour packages at discounted rates, and providing luxury coaches, private cabs and other personalized services as per your needs.

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    sandip de from asansol 1883 Days ago

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