Lucknow to Kanpur

Lucknow to Kanpur

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Transportation from Lucknow to Kanpur

How to get from Lucknow to Kanpur

When you want to get from Lucknow to Kanpur, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about INR 12,124. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as INR 131.

How far is Lucknow from Kanpur?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Lucknow to Kanpur. Your trip will be a total of 51 miles (81 km). The flying distance is 40 miles (63 km).

How long does it take to get from Lucknow to Kanpur?

The travel time from Lucknow to Kanpur can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 27 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Lucknow to Kanpur?

The cost of the trip from Lucknow to Kanpur varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Indian Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as INR 131 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as INR 12,124.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Lucknow to Kanpur:

  • Train tickets - INR 149 to INR 1,637;
  • Bus tickets - INR 223 to INR 7,665;
  • Plane tickets - INR 7,889 to INR 12,131;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from INR 5,358 to INR 6,623.

How many trips per day are there between Lucknow and Kanpur?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 60 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 00:15 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:45. There are 21 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Lucknow to Kanpur depart during the day - there are approximately 2 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Lucknow to Kanpur any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Lucknow to Kanpur. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is INR 7,889.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Lucknow to Kanpur
Air India, Air Vistara, Go Air, IndiGo


Taking a bus from Lucknow to Kanpur is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Lucknow to Kanpur. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as INR 5,358.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Lucknow to Kanpur

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Lucknow to Kanpur? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.