Lucknow, the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh, is situated about 475 km, 510 km and 420 km away from New Delhi by road, rail and air, respectively. People from Lucknow and its adjoining areas visit New Delhi for tourism, trade, employment and education purposes. Lucknow to Delhi flights are the fastest way to reach the national capital. There are non-stop as well as connecting flights from Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow (LKO) to the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi (IGI). Non-stop flights take about 1 hour 15 minutes to reach Lucknow from Delhi.
LKO is the second busiest airport in North and Central India, second only to the IGI Airport in Delhi. It is the Terminal 2 of LKO, from where domestic flights
are operated whereas Terminal 1 is used for international flights.
Details of Lucknow to Delhi Air Services
With more than 15 daily nonstop or over 90 weekly air services, there is a good frequency of Lucknow to Delhi flights. Generally, flights operate from 6:15 am to 8:05 pm from LKO to IGI. IndiGo
flies the first and the last flight of the day. Go Air
operates the second flight of the morning at 7:00 am. Notably, there is no air service on this route late at night. Travellers can expect the lowest price of tickets with budget carriers and on the first and the last non-stop flights of the day. IndiGo is a major operator, flying six of these daily flights. The only other low-cost carrier (LCC) to fly on this route is GoAir. Full-service carriers, Air India
, Jet Airways
and Vistara also operate on this route.
Connecting LKO to IGI flights operate with stops in other domestic and international cities, including Mumbai
, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. These connections are generally flown by luxury carriers that have multiple cabin classes, and provide in-flight meals and entertainment, and other amenities; however, these take longer to reach New Delhi. The layover time could be more than one day for some flights. Travellers are advised to take due note of the stopover cities, layover time and price factors before booking tickets.
Connectivity to Nearby Cities of Delhi
Passengers travelling from Lucknow to Delhi visit its many historical monuments, museums, parks, glitzy markets and trading centres. The IGI Airport of New Delhi caters to their travel needs to other cities as well. These include the IT centres of Gurgaon, and Noida, and commercial and industrial cities of Faridabad, Meerut, Rohtak, Karnal and Panipat. Lucknow to Delhi flights also meet the need of people to travel to tourist centres like Nainital, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Auli. These are well-connected to Delhi with rail and road transport, making it convenient for people from Lucknow to reach these places.
Cities and towns close to Lucknow, such as Raebareli, Kanpur, Allahabad, Faizabad and Varanasi are well known for their traditional craftsmanship, places of worship, trade, industry, education and monuments. These places are served by the LKO airport as the city has good road and rail connections to them.