The most popular route to IIT Kanpur is through Lucknow Airport (IATA: LKO – ICAO: VILK). There are flights every hour between 0600 - 0900 from New Delhi. Lucknow is also connected by direct flights to major destinations like Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore
From Lucknow Airport you can take a taxi from the Airport Taxi Stand to IIT Kanpur, or you could book one from IIT Kanpur. The rough travel time is 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The rough cost is between Rs.1000 to Rs.1500 (depending on vehicle type).
IIT Kanpur is also the first institute to offer helicopter services from Lucknow Airport to IIT Kanpur airfield (inside the campus). The estimated charges are Rs. 6000 per person. If you would like to avail the facility please get in touch with SPO, since the helicopter service is subject to availability of chopper rights.
There is also a single flight from New Delhi to Kanpur (AI 9605).
This flight but has been subject to cancellation many times in the past, and hence is advised only if other options are unfeasible
Kanpur is connected by rail with all metros, and with high speed trains from Delhi and Kolkata. The Delhi-Kanpur connection ranges from 5 hour travel in morning/evening. It is also connected by overnight trains.IIT Kanpur is about 16 kms from the Kanpur Central Railway Station. Taxis and Three-wheelers are available from the Cantonment side (Platform No. 1 side) of the Kanpur Central Railway Station. The rates are around Rs. 200/- to 250/- for a taxi and Rs. 130/- for a Three-wheeler. Visitors are expected to reach the Guest House (Visitors' Hostel) in the IIT-campus for accommodation (subject to availability).
Kanpur is connected to NH-2 that runs between Amritsar and Kolkata and connecting cities like Delhi, Agra, Allahabad, Patna. Delhi is about 480 KM through this route. Kanpur is also connected to Lucknow on NH25 and is about 91 km from Lucknow. Kanpur is connected to Delhi (440 KM) through another parallel highway NH81 that through Ghaziabad and Aligarh.
The company officials can avail the facility of accomodation in the Visitor's hotel, IIT Kanpur, on payment basis subject to availability of the rooms. Kanpur city also has many good hotels with 3-4 star rating. The list of the hotels and their contacts can be found
here. The rooms would be unavailable during various conferences in IIT Kanpur, and also during the placement season from December 1st. Please contact SPO for any accomodation requests within the campus.
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