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an important link in connecting the three regions of Andhra Pradesh and is a
major transit point. Two National Highways, the National Highway 5 from Chennai
to Calcutta and the National Highway 9 from Machilipatnam to Hyderabad pass
through the city connecting it to other parts of the country. It is connected to
other areas of the state, by state highways and district roads.
The domestic airport located at Gannavaram, about 20-km, from the city connects
Vijayawada to Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam. It's about a 30-minute flight from
Situated along the Chennai- Howrah and Chennai-Delhi rail route, this is the
largest railway junction of the South Central Railway. There are a number of
express and super fast trains that connect Vijayawada with almost all the
important places of the country.
Good motorable roads connect Vijayawada with all the places within the state and
also with the major cities in India. Transport by road from Vijayawada to all
the places of Buddhist interest is available in the form of Andhra Pradesh State
Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) buses.
Tourist Taxis, Metered Taxis, Auto rickshaws, and Cycle Rickshaws are available.
The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) operates
point-to-point bus services, which connect important places within the city with