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Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station (LKO)
लखनऊ चारबाग रेलवे स्टेशन

Lucknow Charbagh railway station (Station code is LKO & official name is Lucknow NR) is operated by Lucknow Division of Northern Railway.

Lucknow's Charbagh Railway Station, till 1867, was a large orchard. The present Station building was constructed in 1926 with domes and minars of Mughal architectural design, intended to harmonise with the architecture peculiar to the important historical buildings to the city which date to the days of the Nawabs of Awadh. The building constructed in red brick has a frontage of long verandahs adorned with Mughal arches.

It is situated at Charbagh in the south of the city, hence the popular name. The words 'Char Bagh' refer to the four gardens which existed here earlier. Lucknow city is well connected with all metro and other important cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Jammu Tawi, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Pune, Jaipur and Bhopal either by Lucknow Charbagh (N.R.) or by Lucknow Junction (N.E.R.). The terms "Lucknow Charbagh railway station" and "Lucknow NR station" are used for the same railway station LKO.

It is also the main hub for the Lucknow-Kanpur Suburban Railway system (MEMU).

Lucknow GRP Helpline Number 1512

Lucknow Railway Station Contact Number 0522 2233042

Best Place to Visit Near Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station

  1. Bada Imambada : 5.5 km from Lucknow Charbagh Rly Station
  2. British Residency : 5.6 km from Lucknow Charbagh Rly Station
  3. Lucknow Zoo : 5.1 km from Lucknow Charbagh Rly Station
  4. Ambedkar Park & Museum : 7.8 km from Lucknow Charbagh Rly Station
  5. Janeshwar Mishra Park : 10.4 km from Lucknow Charbagh Rly Station
  6. Chota Imambara : 8.1 km from Lucknow Charbagh Rly Station
  7. Dewa Sharif Dargah : 39.6 km from Lucknow Charbagh Rly Station

Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station to Bara Imambada

Bara Imambara known as Bhool-Bhulaiyan : This large structure was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1786-91 and is one of the architectural wonders of that era. Its central hall is said to be the largest vaulted chamber in the world. Except for the galleries in the interior, there is no woodwork in the entire structure. It is now used by Shia Muslims for the purpose of Azadari.

After reaching the Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station, you need of local transport to reach Bara Imambara. You can easily get taxi, auto-rickshaw, local Bus in the city that will take you to your destination Distance from Lucknow Railway Station To Bara Imambara is 5.5 km & Travel Time is 13 mins By Road.

Timing : Sunrise to Sunset.

Tourist Type Entry Fee (INR)
Foreigner 500/- (INR)
Indian 50/- (INR)


Platforms 09
Parking Yes
WiFi Yes
Public Transport Yes
Retiring/ Dormitory Rooms Click Here, (How to book)
Cloak Room Yes
Restaurants Yes

Airport Connectivity

Distance between Lucknow International Airport and Lucknow Railway Station is 10 kms or 6.2 miles.

  • Lucknow Metro is the best way to reach Lucknow International Airport. Nearest Metro Station is Charbagh it is only 600 meter from from Lucknow Railway Station.
  • Fare is 30/- INR. only from Lucknow Metro Station to Transport Nagar Metro Station.
  • Sharing Auto also available but its take more time to reach Lucknow Airport.

Metro Connectivity

Nearest Metro station is Charbagh. Distance between Charbagh Metro Station to Lucknow NR Railway Station is 600 meter only.

Bus Connectivity

Distance between Charbagh Bus Stand Lucknow and Lucknow Railway Station is 3 kms or 1.9 miles.


Prepaid Taxi and autorickshaws are available to anywhere from both sides of Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station.

Hotels Near Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station

  • Vivanta by Taj : 8.6 km from Lucknow Charbagh Rly Station
  • Renaissance Lucknow Hotel : 8.7 km from Lucknow Charbagh Rly Station
  • Novotel Lucknow Gomti Nagar : 14.1 km from Lucknow Charbagh Rly Station
  • Hotel Silvete : 5.1 km from Lucknow Charbagh Rly Station
  • Hotel Ranjee'S : 13.1 km from Lucknow Charbagh Rly Station

Suggested Itinerary from Delhi to Lucknow

Travel from Delhi to Lucknow 493 Kms (306 miles) 8 to 9 hours Journey.

Places to Visit : British Residency, Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Lucknow Zoo, Ambedkar Park & Museum.

Day1 Best Trains from Delhi to Lucknow
Departure Trains Dep Arr Travel 3AC Fare CC Fare SL Fare
12004 LJN Swarn Shatabdi 06:10 12:40 06.30 XX ₹ 890 XX
14206 DLI Faizabad Exp 18:25 03:45 09.20 ₹ 755 XX ₹ 280
12230 Lucknow Mail 22:05 06:45 08.40 ₹ 815 XX ₹ 315
12430 NDLS LKO AC Superfast 23:25 07:30 08.05 ₹ 815 XX XX
Tatkal booking for 3AC/CC opens at 10AM and for SL opens at 11AM
  Stay in hotel
  • Hotel Ganga Maya
  • Lucknow Homestay
  • SSJ International
  Sight Seeing
  • British Residency
  • Bara Imambara (Bhool Bhulaiya)
  • Chota Imambara

British Residency

The large collection of gardens and ruins that makes up the Residency offers a fascinating historical glimpse of the beginning of the end for the British Raj. Built in 1800, the Residency became the stage for the most dramatic events of the 1857 First War of Independence (Indian Uprising): the Siege of Lucknow, a 147-day siege that claimed the lives of thousands.

The compound has been left as it was at the time of the final relief and the walls are still poclunarked from bullets and cannon balls.

  • Timing : 10:00am to 05:00pm
  • Open : Tue to Sunday, Monday Closed
  • Ticket Price : ₹ 15/- for Indian, ₹ 200/- for Foreigners

Bara Imambara (Bhool Bhulaiya)

'Bara Imambara', a historical edifice with such a marvellous architecture that even modern architects seem to be perplexed by its design. The Imambara was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784 and its designer was Kifayat-ullah who is said to be a relative of the architect of the Taj Mahal. Built by the Nawab in a famine relief programme, this fort like huge and elegant structure is also called Asafai Imambara.

  • Timing : Sunrise to Sunset
  • Ticket Price : ₹ 50/- for Indian, ₹ 500/- for Foreigners

Chota Imambara

The 'Chhota Imambara' also known as Hussainabad Imambara stands to the west of Bara Imambara and was built by Nawab Muhammad Ali Shah (1837-42). It is more ornate in design with gilded dome, several turrets, exquisite chandeliers said to be brought from Belgium, gilt-edged mirrors and colourful stuccos which adorn the interiors. The tombs of Muhammad Ali Shah and other members of his family are inside the Imambara.

  • Timing : Sunrise to Sunset

Local Transport

  • Auto Rickshaw availabe 24*7 outside from the Station & Hotels.
  • Taxis can be hired from any travel agent and is one of the most comfortable options to move around in the city without any hassles.
  • Lucknow Mahanagar Bus Service also available.

Ola cabs Transportaion : For Fare details click here

Shopping : The main shopping areas in the city are

  • Hazratganj (Sunday closed),
  • Aminabad (Thursday closed) &
  • Chowk (Thursday closed)

In the evening enjoy shopping & Back to hotel.

Day3 After Breakfast Start your sightseeing for Ambedkar Park & Museum.

Sight Seeing

  • Ambedkar Park & Museum.
  • Lucknow Zoo

Food & Cuisine : Tunday Kababi, Seenk Kabab, Mutton Biryani, Tandoori Chicken.

Lucknow is famous for its sarees, chikan embroidery, zari work, handicraft, leather purses and hand crafted shoes.

Full day enjoyment & transfer to Railway Station for your home destination.

Return Trains Dep Arr Travel 3AC Fare CC Fare SL Fare
12003 LJN Swarn Shatabdi 15:35 22:15 06.40 XX ₹ 975 XX
14205 Faizabad DLI Exp 20:10 05:40 09.30 ₹ 755 XX ₹ 280
12229 Lucknow Mail 22:15 07:10 08.55 ₹ 815 XX ₹ 315
12429 LKO NDLS AC Superfast 23:30 07:25 07.55 ₹ 815 XX XX
Tatkal booking for 3AC/CC opens at 10AM and for SL opens at 11AM