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Transportation in Motihari

Motihari, the district headquarters of East Champaran is one of the most important and developing cities in Bihar. It is a rapidly developing academic and tourist centre. Its association with famous personalities and number of tourist attractions have made this place quite popular among the tourists. Its strategic location and easy accessibility have proved a boon for the tourists visiting this place. It is well connected to other major cities by rail, road and airways.

Railway Connectivity in Motihari

The city of Motihari has its own railway station named Bapudham Motihari Railway Station. It is an 'A' grade railway station, equipped with all modern amenities and is well maintained. It is a part of the Samastipur Division in the East Central Railway Zone and is said to be one of the busiest stations in this division.

Railways in Motihari

There are regular trains connecting Motihari to cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Porbandar, Lucknow, Amritsar, Kanpur, Guwahati, Jammu, Ahmedabad, Bareilly, Guwahati, Muzaffarpur, Jaipur, Darbhanga, at regular intervals.

Bapudham Motihari Station
Code: BMKI
Address: State Highway 54, Motihari, Bihar
Elevation: 72 m
Railway Zone: ECR/East Central

Air Connectivity to Motihari

The city of Motihari does not have its own airport. Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport in Patna, about 120 kilometres from Motihari, approximately two hours by road is the airport, nearest to Motihari. There are regular flights to major Indian cities like Lucknow, Kolkata, Chennai, Ranchi, Mumbai, New Delhi and Bhopal, run by various leading airlines. Visitors can opt for taxis for to and fro travel between the airport and Motihari city.

Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport
Address: Khajpura, Shaheed Pir Ali Khan Marg, Patna, Bihar 800014
Code: PAT
Elevation: 52 m
Phone No: 0612 2220683

Road Network in Motihari

Motihari city has a well-developed network of roadways, connecting it to major nearby cities. Its proximity to National Highway 17 (NH-17) ensures its connectivity with cities within Bihar. Motihari is connected to cities like Muzaffarpur, Lucknow and Kathmandu by National Highway 28. The city of Motihari is at a distance of about 48 Kms from Bettiah, 86 Kms from Musahri, 116 Kms from Chhpara, 160 Kms from Patna, 203 Kms from Gorakhpur, 345 Kms from Faizabad, 235 Kms from Azamgarh, 473 Kms from Lucknow city etc. The Chakia D K S Bus Stand is at a distance of about 8.4 kilometres from Motihari city centre. Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) run buses as well as private bus services are available at regular intervals, connecting Motihari to major nearby cities.

Local Transport in Motihari

Taxis, autorickshaws and private vehicles like cars, scooters etc form the major means of local transport in Motihari. Metered taxis, metered and unmetered auto rickshaws, private cabs and luxury coaches are available for travelling to prominent tourist spots within the city as well as to nearby cities. In addition, the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) provides a fleet of buses, cars, vans, tourist coaches and taxis for local sightseeing as well as for outstation trips that can be hired at moderate rates.

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