Bhopal, a Y class city and the capital of Madhya Pradesh is well connected to other parts of the country. Compared go other parts of the country Bhopal has a robust transportation network. It is well connected via Roadways, Railways and Airways to other cities of the nation. People looking to explore Bhopal will always find it easy to reach this historic city which is also called City of Lakes. The city is one of the popular places in Madhya Pradesh and is known for its rich in cultural heritage. If you are planning to visit Bhopal then there are multiple options to reach such as by air, train, bus and or by your own car. Let us find out the cities near to Bhopal and the means of transportation to commute to the city.
Bhopal to Indore
Indore, a beautiful city is located at the distance of about 200 km from Bhopal. Indore is the largest city of Madhya Pradesh (in terms of area) and is famous for its temples and religious activities.
202 kms & around 5 hours journey. With a travel speed of 50km/hr, one can reach Indore by road in 4.28 Hours. There is more than one route to reach Indore. Many public and private buses are available on the route. Bus services of MP Tourism are there with the ticket charge of Rs. 250 per seat. Also, Taxis can be hired from Bhopal with a charge ranging from Rs 4,000 to Rs 6,000 (for a round trip).
193 kms or 4 hrs, 10 minutes journey. There are total 19 trains on Bhopal-Indore route. There are direct trains from Bhopal and is convenient option to reach Indore. Some of the popular trains on Indore-Bhopal route are- Indore-Jabalpur Express, Malwa Express, Indore Nagpur Express, and many more.
169 kms or 40-50 minutes journey. Bhopal and Indore both has an airport of its own making it possible to reach the city by air. The Raja Bhoj Airport (BHO), serving Bhopal is located about 15 km from the city . Major airlines like Air India, Jet Konnect, Spice Jet and Jet Airways operate regular flights from Bhopal and the fare is also economical. Spice Jet operates direct Bhopal to Indore flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Bhopal to Pachmarhi
The beautiful place Pachamrhi is a hill station in Madhya Pradesh and a most visited tourist location . Located in Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh, the hill station is famously called as "Satpura ki Rani".
199 kms or 3 hrs, 20 minutes travel. There are Taxi services and Bus services to reach Pachmarhi. Several tourist buses and private buses travel from Bhopal to Panchmarhi on daily basis. Private taxis for Bhopal-Pachmarhi route charges Rs 12 to Rs 25 per km.
There are no direct train services from Bhopal to Pachmarhi as the hill station doesn’t have any railway station of its own. Pipariya is the nearest railway station, 47km from Panchmarhi, and from there one can get a taxi or bus to reach Panchmarhi.
No direct flight. There is no direct air service from Bhopal to Pachmarhi.
Bhopal to Gwalior
Gwalior, the city of fort and monuments
in Madhya Pradesh and is located to the south of Agra. The city is home
to several tombs and temples, well managed parks and gardens, and many
other historic structures.
388 kms or 4 hours journey. Gwalior
is very near to Bhopal and has good connectivity of roads. There are
several private and public buses from Bhopal to Gwalior at a distance of
merely 388 kms.
6 hours journey. Traveling by train is a good option to reach Gwalior as the city is very well connected by rail network.
No direct flight. There
is no direct connectivity from Bhopal to Gwalior via air. It takes 6
hours 20 mins to reach Gwalior as the only flight on the route comes via
Mumbai to this place.
Bhopal to Delhi
Delhi is the capital of India and has good road, rail and air connectivity to major cities in India. Delhi is the 2nd most populous city and the largest city in terms of area in India. It is also the political hub of India and is also rich in heritage and culture.
751.7 kms or 13 hours travel. There are both bus and taxi services on Bhopal-Delhi route. Bus service is more economical than taxi and it takes around 13 hours to reach Delhi.
Around 14 hours travel. Trains from Bhopal Junction and Habibganj Station departs from Bhopal connecting it to major major stations- New Delhi Railway Station, Sarai Rohilla and Hazrat Nizamuddian departs in Delhi.
The Delhi- Bhopal route is served by regular Air India and Jet Airways flights. The airfare is inexpensive and affordable too.
Bhopal to Nagpur
Nagpur is the city of Maharashtra and the 3rd largest city of the state after Mumbai and Pune. The city is famous for Oranges and is also known as the ‘Orange City’.
353 kms or around 6 hours travel. Nagpur is well connected to its neighboring cities in the state through Nagpur inter-state buses. Bus fare starts from Rs. 300 per head.
Around 6 hours journey. Several express and Superfast trains are available on Bhopal-Nagpur route from Bhopal Junction to Nagpur Junction.
No direct flight. No direct flight from Bhopal to Nagpur. The route is connected via Mumbai.
Bhopal to Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar is the capital of the State of Gujarat . Gandhinagar is an educational hub with numerous places to visit. The most visited among them is "Akshardham Temple" of Gandhinagar.
The road distance between Bhopal to Gandhinagar is 598 km. There is no direct bus between Bhopal and Gandhinagar. You can take a taxi from a bus from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar .
Also, there are no direct trains on this route. There is direct train from Bhopal to Ahmedabad and then one can take bus or taxi from there to reach Gandhinagar.
There is no direct flight on this route. The convenient and fastest way to reach from Gandhinagar to Bhopal is to take a taxi from Gandhinagar to Ahmedabad then take Jet Konnect from Ahmedabad to Bhopal.
Bhopal to Lucknow
Lucknow city, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is known for its exquisite lifestyle. The popular economic hub and an admired tourist destination, it draws travelers from across nations of the World. The City is situated on the banks of Gomti River .
11 hours 12 mins or 649 kms distance. There are direct buses and taxi between Bhopal and Lucknow. There is more than one route to reach Lucknow from Bhopal. Many public and private buses are available on the route. Luxurious buses such as Volvo are available for the round trip also.
There are direct trains on Bhopal-Lucknow route with a travel distance of 582 km. It will take 9 hrs, 40 mins to reach Lucknow by train. More than one trains are available from Bhopal Junction to Lucknow.
Direct flights are available on Bhopal-Lucknow route. The flights tariffs are cheaper and convenient. Various carriers Indigo Airlines, Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Indian Airlines, Go Air, Air India Express and AirAsia provide direct services from Bhopal to Lukcnow.
Bhopal to Raipur
Raipuris the capital of Chhattisgarh and is one of the most important industrial and trading centers in the state. Situated on the banks of Mahanadi river, Raipur shared boundaries with Bilaspur in the north and the famous Bastar tribal region in the south. Raipur is known for its historical and archaeological significance which attracts large number of tourists from far and wide.
714 kms or 11 hours 38 minutes journey. There are direct buses from Bhopal to Raipur with a nominal fare. Also several luxury buses such as Volvo, AC, Non AC, AC available between Raipur-Bhopal route.
There are more than 5 trains on Bhopal-Raipur link. Apart from these trains, long distance trains are also available which links Bhopal to Raipur in Chhattisgarh.
Bhopal-Raipur route is connected with several daily & weekly flights via air. There are 14 weekly flights from Bhopal to Raipur. Domestic airlines like Jet Lite and Jet Airways Konnect offer you the cheaper and convenient flights to reach Raipur from Bhopal.
Bhopal to Jaipur
Jaipur the Pink city known forits heritage is the capital of India’s largest state (in terms of area), Rajasthan. Jaipur is rich in monuments and attractive tourist destinations. Here you can see Hawa Mahal, Naharghar Palace, Amer Palace, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Albert hall, and many more. Jaipur is famous for its stone and marble industry.
You can reach Jaipur by road in 10 hours 23 minutes There are direct and linked routes between Bhopal and Jaipur by road or bus. It’s a journey of 588 kms from Bhopal. All public and private buses are available on the route. There are also Jaipur inter state buses on the route with a nominal tariffs.
There are no direct trains between Bhopal and Jaipur but long route trains are available which connect these destinations from nearby stations. From there one can use taxi or bus to reach the exact place.
With air travel getting cheaper for domestic flights, journey to Jaipur via air is available from all major cities across the country. Air India provides daily flight from Bhopal to Jaipur with low fare prices.