Patna, the state capital of Bihar, has a long history of inhabitation. It has been a strong political and administrative centre, from where numerous dynasties have ruled vast territories, with frontiers extending to as far as Afghanistan. Though the political and administrative centre of the country has shifted to New Delhi, Patna still holds its charm as a tourist destination. The places close to it are major pilgrimage centres for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus. Though good multimodal transportation links exist between the two cities, Delhi to Patna flights provide the fastest journey. Details of Delhi to Patna Air Services
Delhi and Patna are only 480 km flight distance away, and it takes about two hours to cover this distance by non-stop flights, operated by the domestic carriers of India. These include no-frills carriers, such as IndiGo and Go Air
, as well as full-service legacy carriers like Air India
and Jet Airways
. In all, there are eight Delhi to Patna flights on all seven days of the week. This frequency shows that the current air transport demand on this sector is not too high as is the case with some of the other flight sectors in the country.
For travellers, willing to take the air route to Patna, the earliest flight takes-off from the Delhi airport to Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport in Patna at 5:55 am. At 10:35 am, the next flight is operated by the low-cost carrier (LCC), Go Air. There are flights on this sector at regular intervals till 8:55 pm, with the non-stop flights operating within a span of these seven hours. Passengers would find the lowest fare
with budget carriers, but full-service carriers provide a more comfortable journey at a higher price.
Besides non-stop flights, there are connecting air services too, which have one or two stopovers on the way. Kolkata is the most important layover location for those connecting flights that have one intermediary location. Flights, which have two stopovers, the most important of which is Kolkata-Mumbai
, are essentially operated by Jet Airways. Connecting flights are dearer than direct flights and also more expensive. However, these meet the need of all those passengers, who are looking for a stopover in these other cities.
Yatra.com provides convenient online flight booking services for New Delhi to Patna flights. Passengers can also check information, related to schedule, fares, travel deals and other flight details on this portal. Connectivity To Nearby Cities of Patna
The Patna Airport serves the need of people from Delhi to reach the prominent tourist and trading centres situated close to Patna. Located to its south, Bodhgaya is a major Buddhist pilgrimage centre. Likewise, there are many places and structures of the Maurya period, which interest tourists. Delhi to Patna flights have become quite important for travellers, who are interested in visiting these places. Another tourist destination near the city is Varanasi, one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in the country. A number of people visiting New Delhi also use these flights to see these attractions near Patna. From Patna, visitors can take trains, buses or taxis to reach the above-mentioned places.