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Getting to Hyderabad
Reaching Hyderabad is a breeze from most places around the world. This beautiful city is located on the Deccan plateau in south India and is extremely well-connected by airways, railways, and roadways.
Just swoop in.
By Air: Hyderabad is well-connected with many of the major national and international airports via the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA). The airport is located in Shamshabad about 20 kilometres from Hyderabad city. A dedicated flyover, the PVNR Elevated Expressway (India’s longest flyover) provides fast, signal-free, uninterrupted connectivity between the airport and the city.
One of the busiest airports in India by passenger traffic, RGIA has separate domestic and international terminals with 4 visa-on-arrival facilitation counters apart from 96 check-in counters and 42 Immigration counters.
While free shuttles connect many locations within the airport, the state government runs air-conditioned electric buses and Volvo buses from various parts of Hyderabad to the airport. Taxi/cab (Uber, Ola) services are also available and the airport has four Rapid Exit Taxiways.
Leading airlines, both domestic as well as international, operate flights to Hyderabad International Airport with a good frequency. Operators include:
Domestic: Air India | Vistara | IndiGo | Spice Jet | Trujet | GoAir
International: Air Arabia | Air Asia | Alliance Air | British Airways | Cathay Pacific | Emirates | Etihad | FlyDubai | Gulf Air | Jazeera Airways | Malaysian Airlines | Oman Air | Qatar Airways | Saudi Arabian Airlines | Silk Air | Srilankan Airlines | Thai Airways | Tiger Air | Flynas
Just drive in.
By Road: National and state highways link Hyderabad to the rest of the country. It’s easy to reach the city by public or private transport. Hyderabad is well-connected to all parts of Telangana state and other parts of South and Western India. The state government and private bus operators run many luxury and ordinary bus services across the state and neighbouring states.
While luxury buses include Volvo, Mercedes, and other air-conditioned, multi-axle, sleeper/semi-sleeper buses to Bengaluru, Chennai, and Mumbai, the regular buses are non A/C buses that connect towns and non-metropolitan cities. Mahatma Gandhi Bus Terminus (Imlibun), and Jubilee Bus station in Secunderabad are the major bus stations for state-run buses. Major pick-up points for private buses include Kukatpally, Ameerpet, Panjagutta, Lakdi-Ka-Pool, Paradise centre-Secunderabad and Dilsukhnagar.
Road distance, travel time and route between Hyderabad and major cities in India:
Hyderabad to New Delhi: 1559 kms. | 24:00 hours approx. | via NH-44
Hyderabad to Chennai: 626 kms. | 12:00 hours approx. | via NH-16
Hyderabad to Kolkata: 1531 kms. | 26:00 hours approx. | via NH-16
Hyderabad to Mumbai: 709 kms. | 13:00 hours approx. | via NH-65
NH: National Highway
Just chug in.
By Train: If you are wondering how to reach Hyderabad by train, don’t worry. The city is well connected with many major cities of India through its three railway stations: Secunderabad, Nampally and Kachiguda. Secunderabad Junction is the largest railway station in the Hyderabad urban area and is the zonal headquarters of the South Central Railway serving about 1.8+ lakh passengers and 230 trains that either originate, pass-through or terminate here. There are either direct or connecting trains to Hyderabad/Secunderabad from most major cities in India.
Distance and travel time from major cities in India to Hyderabad/Secunderabad:
New Delhi – Hyderabad: 1660 kms. approx. | 21 – 30 hours
Mumbai – Hyderabad: 766 kms. approx. | 14 – 17 hours
Chennai – Hyderabad: 707 kms. approx. | 11 – 13 hours
Kolkata – Hyderabad: 1590 kms. approx. | 25 – 30 hours
Whatever the mode of travel, Hyderabad is an easy to reach destination with its well-connected multi-modal transport network. If you wish to know how to reach hotel novotel Hyderabad convention centre or other major destinations in Hyderabad, just call Novotel or use your Google maps to guide you efficiently to the destination.