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Gorakhpur Airport

Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport is around 8 km of the city of Gorakhpur and is situated on Lucknow-Barauni National Highway. Owned by the Airports Authority of India, Gorakhpur Airport offers basic facilities like trolleys, baggage claim, cafes, etc. It is well-connected by taxis, and cars.

gorakhpur Airport Information

Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport Address
Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport
Airport Area
Uttar Pradesh 273002

Enquiries Number: 91 551 227 3485

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Gorakhpur Airport, Gorakhpur

Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport, situated on NH 28 (Lucknow-Barauni National Highway), serves the city of Gorakhpur and is approximately 8 km east of the city center. Gorakhpur airport is operated as a civil enclave at the Gorakhpur Air Force station of the Indian Air Force (IAF). It is owned by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), and administered jointly by the AAI and the IAF. Gorakhpur airport was renamed as Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport recently.

Terminals Trivia

The airport, which is a part of an IAF military base, is in the process of expansion. Recently in June 2017, the first phase of a new passenger terminal was inaugurated. The single terminal is for both arrivals and departures and can cater to around 100 passengers at a time. The airport has 1 runway, which is 9000 ft long and is also used by the Air Force for operating military aircraft. It is a domestic airport and has airlines like Air India, Alliance Air, and Spice Jet operating domestic flights to New Delhi and Kolkata.

There is a proposal to include international flights in the airport’s itinerary, starting with flights to the neighboring nation of Nepal.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

Basic facilities like complementary trolleys, baggage claim, wheelchair assistance, etc. are provided by the airport. There are a few eateries, snack bars, and cafes selling beverages, drinks, and snacks for transit passengers in the airport. Few shopping options for apparel, stationery, books and magazines, and other products can also be found in the airport.

Transport Facilities

The airport is 7.5 km away from the main bus-stand and 8 km away from the railway station. Taxis, private vehicles, and autorickshaws are available to travel to the bus-station, railway station, and the city center. Some hotels provide shuttle services to and from the airport.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

There are several hotels in the city, where passengers arriving at the airport can stay comfortably. Luxury hotels include Hotel Manas Continental, Hotel R. R. Palace, Hotel Kama International, Shivoy Hotel, and Royal Residency Hotel. Hotels like the King Prince Palace, The Grand, Hotel Park Regency, and Kamal’s Inn offer good value for your money.

Explore Gorakhpur!

The city of Gorakhpur is home to several beautiful historical monuments. The most famous one is the Gorakhnath temple, the place where Yogi Gorakhnath performed austerities in ancient times. Another beautiful temple is the Vishnu temple of the 12th century, which features a black stone idol of Lord Vishnu. Other places to visit include Imambara, an 18th century dargah of a Sufi saint- Roshan Ali Shah, Ramgarh Tal (a beautiful natural lake), Veer Bahadur Singh Planetarium, Kushmi Forest, Arogya Mandir – a Yoga and Naturopathy center, and Gita Vatika, where hymns are continuously sung to Radha, the Divine consort of Lord Krishna. Also, not to be missed is the iconic Gita Press, one of the largest publishers of Hindu religious texts in the world. Gorakhpur, which shares a border with Nepal is also an important access point for Buddhist tourism, to sites across the border, like Lumbini Gardens and Kapilavastu.


Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Gorakhpur airport?
A. Spice Jet, Air India, and Alliance Air are popular airlines operating domestic flights out of Gorakhpur Airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Gorakhpur airport?
A. Alliance Air and Spice Jet operate cheap domestic flights from Gorakhpur airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Gorakhpur airport?
A. The airport code for Gorakhpur airport is GOP.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Gorakhpur airport? 
A. Currently, there are no international flights from Gorakhpur airport, but flights to Kathmandu in Nepal are expected to be launched soon.

Q. Which is the most frequent domestic route from Gorakhpur airport? 
A. The most frequent domestic route from Gorakhpur airport is to New Delhi.

Q. Which is the first flight from Gorakhpur airport?
A. The first flight from Gorakhpur Airport is by Alliance Air CD 810 to New Delhi at 12:15 PM.

Q. Which is the last flight from Gorakhpur airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Gorakhpur Airport is by Spice Jet SG 3272 to Kolkata at 4:25 PM.

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