Allahabad is an important pilgrimage destination in the Ganges plain and that is why it is well connected to all the major cities in Uttar Pradesh and India. The Kumbh Mela that takes place on its confluence is attended by millions of Hindus round the globe.
There is no air link to Allahabad presently. The nearest Airport is at
Varanasi that is 150 kilometers from Allahabad. Varanasi being another
important pilgrimage is well connected to the rest of India by daily
flights. Both private as well as public carriers operate these flights.
Allahabad is well connected by trains with all major cities, viz.
Calcutta, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow and Mumbai. The main station in
Allahabad is Allahabad Junction. Several expresses as well as super fast
trains ply to and from Allahabad.
Allahabad, on National Highways 2 and 27, is connected to all parts of
the country by good roads. Buses ply to all the neighboring as well as
far-flung places such as Varanasi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Patna, Jhansi and
Gorakhpur among others. Both Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport
Corporation as well as Private players operates these buses.