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There are 4 ways to get from Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU) by plane, taxi, train or car

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Fly to Kanpur

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Kanpur (KNU)

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Train

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central to Kanpur Central

Fly to Lucknow, taxi

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Lucknow (LKO)
  2. Take a taxi from Lucknow to Kanpur Airport (KNU)

Drive

  1. Drive from Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU)

Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU) by train

6 Weekly Trains
32h 55m Average Duration
₹800 Cheapest Price
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Chennai → Kanpur Airport (KNU)
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The cost-effective way to get from Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU) is to train, which costs ₹800 - ₹3,800 and takes 32h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU) is to fly and taxi which costs ₹4,700 - ₹13,000 and takes 4h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chennai Central and arriving at Kanpur Central. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 32h 55m.

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The distance between Chennai and Kanpur Airport (KNU) is 1485 km. The road distance is 1791.4 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU) without a car is to train which takes 32h 55m and costs ₹800 - ₹3,800.

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It takes approximately 6h 24m to get from Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU), including transfers.

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Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU) train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Chennai Central station.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU) is to fly which takes 6h 24m and costs ₹5,000 - ₹16,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹800 - ₹3,800 and takes 32h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from Madras Airport to Kanpur Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 20m and has one stopover.

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Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU) train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Kanpur Central station.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU).
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  • Distance: 1484.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 24m

What companies run services between Chennai, India and Kanpur Airport (KNU), India?

IndiGo Airlines, Spicejet and two other airlines fly from Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU) hourly. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Chennai Central to Kanpur Central 6 times a week. Tickets cost ₹800 - ₹3,800 and the journey takes 32h 55m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Kanpur via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹16,000
Flights from Madras to Kanpur via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
₹5,000 - ₹15,000
Flights from Madras to Kanpur via Madurai, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹17,000
Flights from Madras to Kanpur via Bengaluru, Mumbai
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹17,000
Flights from Madras to Lucknow
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,700 - ₹11,000
Flights from Madras to Lucknow via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,800 - ₹11,000
Flights from Madras to Lucknow via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,600 - ₹13,000
Flights from Madras to Lucknow via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,600 - ₹13,000
Flights from Madras to Lucknow via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,500 - ₹13,000
Flights from Madras to Lucknow via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,100 - ₹12,000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Kanpur via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,000 - ₹15,000
Flights from Madras to Kanpur via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,000 - ₹15,000
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Chennai Central to Kanpur Central
Ave. Duration
32h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
₹800 - ₹3,800
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹800 - ₹1,100
Third AC (3A)
₹2,100 - ₹2,600
Second AC (2A)
₹3,000 - ₹3,800
Other operators
Taxi from Lucknow to Kanpur Airport (KNU)
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Estimated price
₹950 - ₹1,200
King Cabs Travels Privated Limited
Phone
+91 76 07 61 76 26
Care Services
Phone
+91 96 70 70 65 55
Cabio Cab Lucknow
Phone
+91 89 53 76 76 76
Website
cabio.in

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU) is 1791 km. It takes approximately 26h 18m to drive from Chennai to Kanpur Airport (KNU).

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Spicejet and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Kanpur Airport.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Kanpur Airport (KNU). Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to line 40003 train which takes 29 min and costs ₹85 - ₹550.

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