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

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Fly to Kanpur

  1. Fly from Kolkata (CCU) to Kanpur (KNU)

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Train

  1. Take the train from Sealdah to Kanpur Central

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Fly to Lucknow, taxi

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Kolkata to Kanpur Airport (KNU)

Kolkata to Kanpur Airport (KNU) by train

The train journey time between Kolkata and Kanpur Airport (KNU) is around 12h 30m and covers a distance of around 1006 km. Operated by Indian Railways, the Kolkata to Kanpur Airport (KNU) train service departs from Sealdah and arrives in Kanpur Central. Typically 20 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

20 Weekly Trains
12h 30m Average Duration
₹460 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Kolkata to Kanpur Airport (KNU) is to train, which costs ₹460 - ₹2,200 and takes 12h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Kolkata to Kanpur Airport (KNU) is to fly and taxi which costs ₹3,700 - ₹9,500 and takes 4h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sealdah and arriving at Kanpur Central. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 30m.

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The distance between Kolkata and Kanpur Airport (KNU) is 917 km. The road distance is 1019.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kolkata to Kanpur Airport (KNU) without a car is to train which takes 12h 30m and costs ₹460 - ₹2,200.

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Kolkata to Kanpur Airport (KNU), including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Kolkata to Kanpur Airport (KNU) is to fly which takes 6h 36m and costs ₹5,000 - ₹12,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹460 - ₹2,200 and takes 12h 30m.

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There is no direct flight from Kolkata Airport to Kanpur Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h and has one stopover.

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Kolkata 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 Kolkata to Kanpur Airport (KNU).
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  • Distance: 916.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 36m

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

IndiGo Airlines, Spicejet and three other airlines fly from Kolkata to Kanpur Airport (KNU) every 2 hours. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Sealdah to Kanpur Central 3 times a day. Tickets cost ₹460 - ₹2,200 and the journey takes 12h 30m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kolkata to Kanpur via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
₹6,500 - ₹13,000
Flights from Kolkata to Kanpur via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
₹7,500 - ₹14,000
Flights from Kolkata to Lucknow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,800 - ₹8,000
Flights from Kolkata to Lucknow via Patna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,800 - ₹8,500
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kolkata to Kanpur via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹15,000
Flights from Kolkata to Kanpur via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,000 - ₹11,000
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 Sealdah to Kanpur Central
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
₹460 - ₹2,200
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹460 - ₹600
Third AC (3A)
₹1,200 - ₹1,500
Second AC (2A)
₹1,700 - ₹2,200
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 Kolkata to Kanpur Airport (KNU) is 1019 km. It takes approximately 14h 20m to drive from Kolkata to Kanpur Airport (KNU).

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AirAsia India, Air India Limited, IndiGo Airlines and Spicejet offer flights from Kolkata 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 Kolkata to Kolkata Airport is to line 154 bus which takes 28 min and costs ₹40 - ₹55.

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