How to reach VBRI

Travel Information

Indira Gandhi International Airport commonly known as IGIA (IATA- DEL, ICAO- VIDP) is the main international airport and is located at capital city of India, Delhi. Allahabad city is situated in the northern part of India in the Awadh region of the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is well connected with road, rail and flights to other parts of India. There are following methods for travelling between Vinoba Bhave Research Institute, Allahabad and IGIA airport, Delhi.

Air Connectivity

Allahabad has its own domestic airport at Bamrauli (Bamrauli Airport, IXD) which is 10 km away from the heart of the city and 35 km from VBRI campus at Saidabad. Bamrauli (IXD) has daily flights to and from IGI airport, Delhi. Taxi and cabs are normally available at outside the Allahabad airport. Air-connectivity to other parts of India is also available for example through Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow (i.e., about 200 km from Allahabad) and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi (i.e., about 90 km from VBRI campus). The participants may also reach Allahabad via Lucknow or Varanasi by train, bus and taxi.

Rail Connectivity

Main Allahabad Railway Station (ALD) is well connected to all other important cities in India. The Allahabad Junction railway station is satuated at a distance of about 30 km from the VBRI campus, Saidabad. Auto-rickshaw at about INR 400 and cab/taxi about INR 600 from the station are available. Saidabad has own train station connected to Allahabad (about 35 Km) and Varanasi (About 90 Km) railway stations. The delegates are advised to make railway reservation well in advance to avoid any rush. For more information please visit IRCTC Reservation Portal.

Road Connectivity

Good bus services are available in Allahabad. The state owned UPSRTC offers AC bus service to most of the cities in Uttar Pradesh. From Allahabad bus services are available to as far as Delhi (650 km) and Kolkata (800 km). However, it is advised to use train service for long distances. VBRI campus Saidabad is located on the Allahabad-Varanasi road about 25 km from the bus stand in Civil Lines, Allahabad city. For VBRI campus, Saidabad, you can get auto-rickshaw at about INR 400 and cab/taxi at about INR 600 at the bus stand of Allahabad city.