Travelling to and from Kanpur
Travelling by air
Travelling by train
Pickup and drop from/to local airports and stationUseful information on Local Transportation. Click here.
The FSTTCS Local Organizing Committee can arrange taxi pickups and drops to/from the Lucknow or Kanpur airport or Kanpur Central railway station to the IIT Kanpur campus. To avail of this facility, please check the appropriate box in the registration page and enter arrival/departure details, including date(s), train/flight numbers and the scheduled time of arrival/departure. The approximate charges to arrive at IITK are as follows. (Invited speakers do not have pay.)
Note: In case we are able to schedule car-pooling for multiple delegates arriving at these entry points, the charges will be split across them.
Autorickshaws may also be hired at Kanpur Central railway station. The fare to IITK campus is around Rs. 110. Taxi service is also available at Lucknow airport and at Kanpur Central railway station although some bargaining may be involved. There is no reliable travel service at the Kanpur airport.
International TravelThe Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi is a convenient point of entry for arriving at Kanpur. The IGI airport at Delhi is served by most major airlines. The international terminal at the IGI airport is called Terminal 2.
Connecting to a domestic flightDomestic flights operate out of Terminal 1 of the IGI airport. Terminals 1 and 2 are linked by a free courtesy shuttle that runs once every half hour (approximately). The travel time is 20-25 minutes. From Terminal 2, the shuttle departs from the domestic airport shuttle lounge. This is located immediately to your left when you exit the main Customs gate of the airport. While the service is free, you will need to show your international flight's boarding card and a printout of your domestic flight e-ticket or paper ticket. Please note that printing services are not readily available once you exit the main Customs gate. There is an information desk and airline help desks at the baggage claim area, before you come through the Customs check.
Taxi Service at IGI international airportYou can also take a taxi to go to Terminal 1 or to any other destination in New Delhi, including the New Delhi Railway Station. It is recommended to avail of a pre-paid taxi service that is monitored by the Delhi police to avoid overcharging of passengers. Pre-paid taxi booths are located immediately to the left when you exit the main Customs gate. Approximate fare to Terminal 1 is Rs. 120 and to the New Delhi Railway Station is Rs. 250. Please allow for 30 minutes to travel between Terminals 1 and 2 and 90 minutes to travel from either of the Terminals to the New Delhi Railway Station.
Transit Assistance in DelhiFSTTCS delegates may make use of the services of Dreamz Travel for travelling within India, hotel bookings, airport pickups and drops etc.. For charges please contact Dreamz Travel.
Domestic air travelKanpur is mostly served by the airport of the city of Lucknow that is about 1 hour and 45 minutes drive from IIT Kanpur. There are currently four airlines that serve the Lucknow airport with several direct flights to Delhi and Mumbai everyday. There is also a local airport in Kanpur that is about an hour's driving distance from IIT Kanpur. There is currently only one Indian Airlines flight to and from Delhi that arrives at and departs from the Kanpur airport.
Air Travel from DelhiNote that domestic flights mostly operate out of Terminal 1 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Terminals 1 and 2 are at a distance of about 5 miles from each other. There are courtesy shuttle buses that run between the two terminals at a frequency of approximately one per half-hour. Please contact the airline help desk across from the baggage claim area to avail of this facility. You will need to show a print-out of the e-ticket of your international flight. Terminal 1 is divided into several buildings, named Terminals 1A through 1D. Please refer to the IGI airport website to find out which airlines operate out of which terminals.
If you wish to take a taxi from Terminal 1, it is recommended that you avail of the pre-paid taxi service. This service is monitored by the Delhi Police to avoid overcharging of passengers. There is a pre-paid taxi service counter located across from the baggage claim area at each of Terminal buildings 1A through 1D. Approximate fares are as follows: Terminal 2 Rs. 120, New Delhi Railway Station: Rs. 230.
Air Travel from MumbaiThere are a few direct flights from Mumbai to Lucknow. Another possibility is to take one of the many flights between Mumbai and Delhi and then connect to a Delhi-Lucknow or Delhi-Kanpur flight.
Coming to Kanpur from Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, HyderabadIf you are planning to come from one of the Indian metros or state capitals, you can take a flight from that city to either Delhi or Mumbai and then connect to one of the flights to Lucknow.
Domestic Train TravelTrain service in India is provided by the Indian Railways and is the most popular form of public transportation. Passenger service in the Indian Railways is divided into several classes, namely, Air Conditioned I (First) class, Air Conditioned II (Two Tier) class, Air Conditioned III (3-tier) class, Air Conditioned Chair Car and Sleeper Class. The Rajdhani and the Shatabdi family of trains are widely regarded as the best trains in India. Train reservations can be made at one of the many Railway reservation counters all over India or over the internet using the Indian Railways e-ticket facility. See the Indian Railways website for further details. For those inexperienced in travelling by the Indian Railways, it is recommended that they travel by one of Air Conditioned I, Air Conditioned II or the Air Conditioned Chair Car (for Shatabdi trains) classes.
Travelling to and from New DelhiThere are over twenty trains connecting New Delhi with Kanpur. A few of the convenient trains are listed below. The city of Delhi has several railway stations. The trains listed below originate from the New Delhi Railway Station (code NDLS). The New Delhi railway station is about 10-12 miles from either of the airports. Depending upon the traffic, it may take from 45 minutes to an hour and a half to get from the airports to the railway station. It is suggested that passengers connecting from a flight to a train take this into consideration. The main train station at Kanpur is called the Kanpur Central railway station (code CNB).
Direct Trains from KolkataAir travel from Kolkata (formerly called Calcutta) to Kanpur requires a changeover at Delhi. Overnight train journey by the Rajdhani expresses can provide a comfortable alternative, besides being less expensive. Below is a list of the timings of the Rajdhani expresses that connect Kanpur to Kolkata . Note that Kolkata has two stations, namely, Howrah and Sealdah. The Calcutta Rajdhani departs from the Howrah station, whereas, the Sealdah Rajdhani departs from the Sealdah station. (In the following table (+1) indicates that the timings specified are for the day after the day of boarding the train.)
Staying in Kanpur for FSTTCS 2009Useful information on Local Transportation. Click here.
The IIT Kanpur Guest House facility (also called the Visitors' Hostel) is the recommended option for lodging for FSTTCS. Due to the large number of delegates expected for FSTTCS and the limited number of rooms allotted for the conference, delegates might have to share their rooms with another person. [This does not apply to invited speakers.] Each room has two twin beds, an attached bathroom, television and wifi internet connectivity. In order to allow us to make appropriate room allocations, the registration page requests you to specify the name of a preferred roommate.
There are some new buildings as part of the IIT Kanpur Guest House facility and some allocations will be made in these Visiting Faculty Apartments.
Students will, in all likelihood, be lodged in one of the student hostels (dormitories) on campus.
The registration page requests delegates to indicate whether they wish on-campus accommodation along with their scheduled arrival and departure dates. For early registrants, who have indicated that they wish to stay on-campus for FSTTCS, we will make the necessary allocations and inform by e-mail of their accommodation status.
Please note that while we will make every effort to accommodate all delegates wishing to stay on campus in the Guest House, in case of overflow, some delegates may be allocated rooms in the student dormitories.
Lunch, Dinner and coffee breaks will be organized by the conference and
its costs are included in the registration fee. There is a banquet
planned on the evening of December 16.
||Distance from IIT||Approx Travel Time to IIT
||5 star||11 km||50 min
|Kanha International||3 star||8 km||30 min
|Kanha Continental||3 star||8 km||30 min
|Celebration||2.5 star||8 km||30 min
The one-way taxi fare from these hotels to IIT ranges between Rs. 150-200.
You can contact the hotels directly and book accommodation. Alternatively, if you wish assistance with booking at any of the hotels mentioned above, you can contact Pearl Tours below.
Pearl International Tours and Travels
Shopping Center, IIT Kanpur
For purposes of monitoring, it is suggested that you inform us at fsttcs(@cse.iitk.ac.in) if you will be using the services of any of the travel agencies mentioned on this page.