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How to Reach Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya is an important religious site for followers of Buddhism, as Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under its popular Bodhi Tree. This region is frequented with travelers and pilgrims from different regions across the globe. This page assists you about how to reach Bodhgaya. It is well connected via different modes of transportation like air, train and road.

By Air:

Gaya International Airport is located around 17 km away from the town. This airport is connected to Varanasi, Colombo (seasonal), Mandalay, Paro, Kathmandu and others; with the services of  Sri Lankan Airlines, Air India, Druk Air, Myanmar Airways International, Golden Myanmar Airlines and Thai Airways International. Many of these flights are not frequent, so you need to have a look once before planning a trip to Bodhgaya, like Thai Airways and Druk Air that fly once a week.

Another option is Patna Airport (Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport) which is located about 135 km away from the town. This airport is connected to Indian cities, such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, Bangalore, Goa and Ranchi among others; through the services of Air India, GoAir, Jet Airways, Indigo and Spirit Air.

By Train:

Gaya Junction is a broad-gauged railway station located just 13 kilometers away from the town. It is regularly connected to major cities of India such as Delhi, Kolkata, Kota, Varanasi, Amritsar, Ranchi, Mumbai, Pune, Gwalior and Dehradun, among others.

Another option is Patna Railway Station, at a distance of 110 kilometers away from Bodh Gaya. This railway station has great connectivity to metro cities of India like Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune.

By Road:

The town of Bodhgaya and city of Gaya are connected via a main road. In order to travel within or outside the state of Bihar, you can opt for government bus service or privately owned buses. Cities such as Nalanda, Rajgir, Varanasi and Kathmandu are easily connected through frequent bus services. You can choose to travel in luxurious air-conditioned Volvo buses which are also connected to nearby towns and cities of Bodhgaya.

Taxi services too are frequent here.


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