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Patna Airport

Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport is the 18th busiest airport in India located at 5km southwest of the city. Patna Airport is under expansion mode to accommodate the increasing number of passengers. It is well-connected to the city by taxis and auto rickshaws.

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Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport Address
Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport
Shaheed Pir Ali Khan Marg
Near sheikhpura, Patna
Bihar 800014

Enquiries Number: 91 612 222 0797

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Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport, Patna

The Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport is named after Jay Prakash Narayan, the country’s prominent political leader of the 20th century. It is located at 5 kilometers southwest of Patna, the capital of Bihar. The Patna airport is the 18th busiest airport in India and was built in 1973. In the first quarter of fiscal 2017-18, the passenger growth in the airport saw a rise of 50.8 %. The number of flights from this airport has increased from 10 in 2012-13 to 35 in 2017. The airport is at an elevation of 170 ft. above the sea level and covers an area of 254 acres. Various expansions and constructions for the airport are being planned by the government for accommodating more number of passengers.

Terminals Trivia

There are 3 terminals and 4 boarding gates at Patna airport. Terminal 1 is the most operational terminal that is meant for domestic flights, Terminal 2 is dedicated to International flights (not currently operational), while the 3rd terminal is for handling cargo services. The domestic passenger count has increased by 23.18 % in 2016 to 998.88 lakhs. The terminal building has a passenger traffic of around 7000 on a daily basis and the seating area can hold around 1000 passengers. The main airlines operating from the terminals are Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo, and GoAir.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

There are various outlets for snacks at the airport. You will find snack bars, cafes like the Café Coffee Day, sweet shops, shops selling noodles, burgers and pizzas, restaurants, juice counters, and much more. Shop for books, jewelry, and read newspapers while you await your flight. There is also a VIP lounge for you to relax at the airport.

The other facilities at the airport include a childcare room, wheelchairs and assistance for physically challenged and senior citizens, phone booths, banks, ATMs, Forex counters, airport trolleys, lost and found counters, and medical assistance.

Transport Facilities

There are many transport facilities available at Patna Airport for traveling to the city. Pre-paid taxis and auto rickshaws are available in plenty at the airport. Car rental services are also available and can be booked online or at counters in the airport. Local transport facilities like horse-drawn trams, minivans, and rickshaws are the common ways to travel around the city.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

There are plenty of hotels near airport in Patna. Some luxury hotels in the nearby area are The Panache, Hotel Gargee Grand, Hotel Pataliputra Continental, Hotel Chanakya, Patliputra Exotica, Hotel Maurya Patna, Samarpan Nesh Inn, and Republic Hotel. Few options for budget travelers are Hotel Vinayak International, Hotel Kamat Inn, Hotel Lord Shiva, Hotel Laavish, and Hotel Alcajars-Inn.

Explore Patna!

There are many places of historical, spiritual, and cultural significance in Patna. These are a few of the places worth visiting: Hanuman Mandir, Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Buddha Smriti Park, Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, Patna Museum, Golghar, Gandhi Maidan, Eco Park, Pavapuri Jain Temple, Jalmandir Temple, Sri krishna Science Centre, Patna Planetarium, Gandhi Sanghralaya, Maner Sharif, Jalan Museum, Kali Mandir, Martyr’s Memorial, Funtasia Island, Khuda Baksh Oriental Library, St Luke’s Church, Hungama World, and Gurudwara Handi Sahib.

FAQs

Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Patna airport?
A. GoAir, Jet Airways, and Etihad Airways are the most popular airlines that operate from Patna airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Patna airport?
A. IndiGo, GoAir, and British Airways are the cheap flights that operate from Patna airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Patna airport?
A. The airport code for Patna airport is PAT.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Patna airport? 
A. Patna to Los Angeles is one of the most frequent international routes from this airport.

Q. Which is the most frequent domestic route from Patna airport? 
A. Patna to New Delhi is one of the most frequent domestic routes from Patna airport with around 265 weekly flights.

Q. Which is the first flight from Patna airport?
A. The first flight from Patna Airport is GoAir 338 which departs to New Delhi at 8:20 AM.

Q. Which is the last flight from Patna airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Patna Airport is Air India 416 to New Delhi at 8:55 PM.

Q. How do I get to Gandhi Ghat from Patna airport?
A. You need to take a cab to get to Gandhi Ghat from Patna airport.

Q. How can I get to Funtasia Water Park from Kankarbagh?
A. You can take a cab to get to Funtasia Water Park from Kankarbagh.

Q. What is the best means to tour Patna city?
A. The best means to tour Patna is by booking a car rental or by booking a guided tour with a bus operator in the city.

Q. Are there any non-motored transport available in Patna?
A. Yes, cycle rickshaws are available in Patna as a form of public transit.

Q. Can I get a taxi to Purnea from Patna airport?
A. Yes, you can get a taxi to Purnea from Patna airport.

Q. Is there local train connectivity from Patna airport?
A. No, there is no local train connectivity from Patna airport.

Q. How long will it take me to get from Patna airport to Bailey road?
A. It will take around 10 minutes to get from Patna airport to Bailey road.

Q. What all transport is available from Patna airport?
A. There is an auto service, bus service, online cab service, prepaid taxi service and car rental service from Patna airport.

Q. What is the best means to get to Bodhgaya from the Patna airport?
A. There is a daily bus service to Bodhgaya and you can also book a prepaid cab to Bodhgaya from Patna airport.

Q. How do I get to Danapur from Patna airport?
A. You can book a prepaid cab to get to Danapur from Patna airport.

Q. How far is Nalanda University from Patna?
A. Nalanda University is 105 km away from Patna.

Q. What are the timings of the light and sound show in Patna?
A. Buddha Smriti Park has a light and sound show which you can see from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Q. What is the local food of Patna one should try?
A. Litti Chokha, Sattu sherbet, Soan papdi and Thekua are some local food of Patna one should try.

Q. What are the must-buys in Patna?
A. Madhubani paintings, rock paintings, Stone and bead jewelry and leather goods are some of the must-buys in Patna.

Q. What are the good budget shopping markets of Patna?
A. Maurya lok, Khetan super market and Hathua market are the good budget shopping markets of Patna.

Q. What are the must-see monuments of Patna?
A. Buddha Smriti Park, Golghar and Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park are some of the must-see monuments of Patna.

Q. What are the entry timings for Golghar?
A. The entry timings for Golghar is from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Q. Where can I find the best street food in Patna?
A. You can find the best street food in Patna in Maurya Lok.

Q. Are there any other attractions near Patna Junction railway station?
A. Buddha Smriti Park is an attraction near Patna Junction railway station.

Q. How far is Golghar from the Patna airport?
A. Golghar is 7.5 km away from the Patna airport.

Q. Which 4-star hotel would you recommend within 10 km of Patna airport?
A. FrontLine Residency is a 4-star hotel within 10 km of Patna airport.

Q. What is a good family hotel near the Patna airport?
A. Hotel Patliputra Continental is a good family hotel near the Patna airport.

Q. Are there decent budget hotels in Nalanda?
A. Siddharth Hotel and Hotel Laxmi Palace are some decent budget hotels in Nalanda.

Q. What are some cheap hotels in Boring road?
A. Park Inn Resort and Tirupati Garden are some cheap hotels in Boring road.

Q. Would you recommend the Hotel Patliputra Nirvana as a good option to stay with family?
A. Yes, Hotel Patliputra Nirvana is a good option to stay with family.

Q. Name some three star hotels near Golghar?
A. Hotel Chanakya and Hotel Royal House are some three star hotels near Golghar.

Q. Is there any cheap hotel near Patna airport?
A. Hotel Vrindavan is a cheap hotel near Patna airport.

Q. Can you tell me names of some budget hotels near Patna airport?
A. OYO 4655 Home Stay, Hotel Vihar and Amit Hotel are some budget hotels near Patna airport.

Q. Which 5-star hotel is near Patna airport?
A. Hotel Maurya is a 5-star hotel near Patna airport.

Q. What are the most popular hotels near Patna airport?
A. Hotel Patliputra Continental, Hotel The Panache and Krrish Clarks Inn are the most popular hotels near Patna airport.

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