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How to Reach Bhopal

Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh is the 16th largest city in India. Also famous as the ‘city of lakes’, Bhopal holds important institutions including ISRO’s Master Control Facility and BHEL and various institutes of National importance like IISER, MANIT, SPA, and AIIMS. Moreover, the capital exhibits the coherence of northern and southern influences. The old city of Bhopal consists of historical monuments and colorful bazaars which exhibit the traditional handicrafts and the new city with modern buildings. Tourists can reach Bhopal by air, rail, and road.

Here, you will get details that give you great insight for planning your trip with all the transport modes from the major destinations of India. You can get to know about the nearest airport to Bhopal by route map to reach Bhopal by road.

If there are some questions regarding how to reach Bhopal by air, train, or road, check out the below details.

Lets check out the detailed information about how to reach Bhopal.

By Air:

One can easily reach Bhopal by air as it conducts both domestic and international flights. Bhopal airport also known as Raja Bhoj airport is 15km away from the main city. There are various flights which directly connect Bhopal to Delhi, Indore, Gwalior and Mumbai.

By Train:

The city has its own railway station near Hamidia road and is well linked with all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai

By Road:

Regular bus services are available from central cities of the state to Bhopal namely- Sanchi 46km, Indore 186km, Ujjain 188km and Jabalpur 295km. Also, there are number of bus services which are available from Bhopal to other major cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur.

Note: Kindly check the days availability of Trains to Reach Bhopal.

How to Reach Bhopal from Delhi

Delhi to Bhopal by Flight:

Taking a flight from Delhi to Bhopal is one of the fastest and best ways to reach this beautiful city of Madhya Pradesh. You can take a direct flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi to Raja Bhoj Airport of Bhopal. It is the prime airport of Bhopal that is located around 15 km from the city. After landing at the airport, you can hire a cab, taxi to reach your desired locations.

Delhi to Bhopal by Train:

Bhopal has six railway stations that connect this city with the major cities of India. The Bhopal Junction is the major railway junction that is around 2 km away from the city. After reaching the station, you can take a cab, taxi, or bus to reach the destination you want to visit.

Delhi to Bhopal Trains

Train Name Train Code Timing
Bhopal SHTBDI 12002 7 hours, 55 minutes
BILASPUR RJDHNI 12442 8 hours, 10 minutes
KARNATAKA EXP 12628 9 hours, 30 minutes
TELANGANA EXP 12724 9 hours, 55 minutes

Delhi to Bhopal by Road

The distance between Delhi to Bhopal is around 786 km. You can take a bus service from Delhi to reach Bhopal, or you can choose to self-drive. Take a look at the following details to plan your road trip from Delhi to Bhopal. 

  • Route Map: DR NS Hardikar Rd - NH9 - Noida- Greater Noida EXP- Taj Express Highway- NH44 - NH 46 - Shivpuri Bypass Rd - Nh46 - Bhopal
  • Delhi to Bhopal Distance & Time: 786, 14 hours 20 minutes (approx.)
  • Attraction on Route: Madame Tussauds Delhi, Indian Gate, Purana Qila, Oxygen Park, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Gwalior Fort
  • Restaurants on Route: Veg Daawat, Lazeez Restaurants, Punjabi Rasoi, Green Vatika Restaurants & Lounge, Madras Cafe

How to Reach Bhopal From Mumbai

Mumbai to Bhopal by Flight:

Reaching Bhopal from Mumbai by air is the fastest way that will save your time and give you comfort. You can reach Bhopal from Mumbai by taking a flight from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to land at Raj Bhoj Airport of Bhopal. A non-stop flight to reach there would take only 1 hour, 35 minutes.

Mumbai to Bhopal by Train:

Mumbai has numerous railway junctions, and you can enjoy your train trip from there to reach Bhopal. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and Bandra are some of the major railway stations that connect you with Bhopal Junction. After reaching Bhopal Junction, you can take a taxi, cab, or bus to get to your desired location in the city.

Mumbai to Bhopal Trains

Train Name Train Code Timing
NZM RAJDHANI EXP 22221 10 hours
PUSHPAK EXPRESS 12534 12 hours, 30 minutes
LUCKNOW SUP EXP 12107 12 hours, 30 minutes
PNVL GKP EXPRESS 15066 13 hours, 25 minutes

Mumbai to Bhopal by Road:

The distance between Mumbai and Bhopal is around 776 km. You can take bus services from Mumbai to Bhopal or opt to self-drive by road to reach Bhopal. Check out the following details to reach Bhopal from Mumbai by road.

  • Route Map: Eastern Express Highway- Agra National Highway- NH160 - NH60 - NH52 - NH 86 - Bhopal
  • Mumbai to Bhopal Distance & Time: 776 km, 15 hours 10 minutes (approx.)
  • Attraction on Routes: Mumbai Selfie Point, Central Museum, Rajwadi Garden, Myanmar gate, Vihigaon Falls, Click Art Museum, Gandhi Hall
  • Restaurants on Routes: Sawali Restaurants, Hotel Tulip & Restaurants, Food Max Restaurants, Hotel Surbhi, Hotel Citizen Restaurants, Dhingra Hotel

Jaipur to Bhopal by Train

The capital city of Rajasthan has its own Railway Junction-Jaipur Junction. It is the main junction that is connected with major destinations of India, and most of the trains pass through this station. It is located around 2 km away from the main city.

Jaipur To Bhopal Trains

Train Name Train Code Timing
JB CBE SUP EXP 12970 11 hours. 30 minutes
JP Mysore EXP 12976 11 hours, 30 minutes
JP Chennai EXP 12968 11 hours, 30 minutes
ANUVRAT EXP 22632 12 hours, 10 minutes
TBM HUMSAFR 14815 12 hours

Jaipur to Bhopal by Road

The distance between Jaipur and Bhopal is around 596 km. And you can take bus service or self drive to reach Bhopal from Jaipur by road. It will take around 11 hours to cover the distance. 

  • Route Map: Sahakar Marg - Mahatma Gandhi Road - NH21 - NH - NH 752 B - NH-46 - Bhopal  
  • Jaipur to Bhopal Distance & Time:  596 km, 11 hours 10 min (approx.)  
  • Attraction on Route: Central Park, Amar Jawan Jyoti, Sukh Mahal, Sun Temple, Deer Park, Gauhar Mahal 
  • Restaurants on Route: Rajput Room, Kitchen Zayka, Peacock Restaurant, Cava- The Uptown Lounge, Spie Court, Restro NH52, Highway Tadka Family Restaurants 


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