One of the major reasons I love travelling to the Delhi T3 terminal is the superb Delhi metro connectivity. During my last trip earlier this year, I travelled to Noida directly from Delhi airport using the Delhi Metro. It’s not only economical but also fast compared to other modes of transportation. I recently visited Lucknow and seeing the Lucknow Airport Metro station right across the arrivals, I opted for it. So this post is going to be all about the Lucknow Metro and how you can use the Lucknow Airport Metro service.
Lucknow Airport Metro Connectivity
The Lucknow Metro is a recent addition to the city’s existing transportation options. Vikram and Ram Rath (as known locally) are the most widely used modes followed by buses. The addition of Metro service in Lucknow makes it more convenient to travel to places that otherwise are too crowded or parking is a concern.
Lucknow Metro has a single operational line at the moment. The terminal stations are the Lucknow Airport (Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport) and Munsipulia. Other important stations on the Lucknow Airport Metro route are Charbagh (Lucknow Railway Station), Alambagh (Bus station), Hazratganj (Shopping) and Vishwavidyalaya (Lucknow University) to name a few.
So if you are planning to catch a train or a bus from the airport, the Lucknow Airport Metro service is just for you.
Lucknow Airport Metro Charges
The Lucknow Airport Metro station is within a walking distance from the arrivals gate. It’s an underground metro station and you might have to walk quite a bit. I had to travel to Nishatganj and the nearest metro station was IT college. Whether you are a frequent traveller or a one time visitor, using the Lucknow Airport Metro is definitely a boon.
The charges of Lucknow Airport metro depends on where you are travelling to in Lucknow. For my journey from Lucknow Airport to IT college was Rs 50. There wasn’t much rush at the airport so purchasing a token was easy. In case you are a frequent visitor to Lucknow, purchasing a Lucknow Metro card makes sense. The total travel time was about 40 minutes which is lesser than the cab services in Lucknow.
As a comparison, the charges for Uber/Ola cabs is around Rs 400 and around Rs 300 for auto. So if you stay close to a metro station, using the Lucknow Airport metro is quicker.
My Experience of Lucknow Airport Metro
I had an amazing experience using the Lucknow Airport Metro service. It’s economical and faster, compared to any other mode in the city. However, there are a few things to note:
- Lucknow Airport Metro isn’t a dedicated Metro service like you have the Delhi Airport Express line. This is the regular Metro service which is extended to the Lucknow Airport as well. Hence it stops at every station.
- Since this isn’t a dedicated Airport metro service, there aren’t dedicated places to put your luggage in the metro. Hence if you are traveling with a lot of luggage this might not be a good idea.
- During the current times, the Lucknow Airport Metro isn’t functioning on weekends due to the lockdown guidelines.
- Lastly, there is a fair bit of walking, climbing stairs involved. Hence its best if you have a single bag (backpack preferred).
Overall, the Lucknow Airport metro service is an asset to the city and the travellers. I’m sure that when the Lucknow metro expands in the future, a lot more travellers will be benefited from it. Hope you found this information on Lucknow Airport metro useful. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, Tweet to me at @Atulmaharaj, DM on Instagram or Get In Touch.