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Air

The airport is 15km east of the centre.

Air India subsidiary Alliance Air flies to Delhi daily. SpiceJet flies to Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Indigo also flies to Hyderabad.

Bus

The ISBT is 6km northwest of the centre. Departures (sleeper places available on night buses only):

Bhopal Seat/sleeper ₹450/610, eight hours, nine daily

Khajuraho Seat/sleeper ₹300/350, eight hours, 6.30pm

Nagpur Seat/sleeper ₹369/485, eight hours, half-hourly 5.30am to 12.30am; Volvo AC ₹450, 9.30am, 11am, 2.30pm, 11pm

Raipur Seat/sleeper ₹370/450, 10 hours, 4pm, 7.30pm, 8pm

To The Tiger Reserves

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve It’s best to take a train direct to Umaria, but you can also take a bus to Katni (₹110, three hours, half-hourly 7am to 8.30pm), from where there are trains and buses to Umaria.

Kanha Tiger Reserve There are buses to Mandla (₹100, 3½ hours, every 15 to 20 minutes from 5.30am to 7pm), from where there are eight buses daily to Khatia (₹60, 2½ hours).

Pench Tiger Reserve Take a Nagpur bus as far as Khawasa (₹180 to ₹200, six hours, half-hourly from 5.30am to 12.30am), then take a shared 4WD (₹20) for the final 12km to Turia.

Train

About 20 daily trains (sleeper/3AC/2AC ₹140/495/700, three hours) leave for Satna, where you can take buses to Khajuraho (usually with a change at Panna and/or Bamitha). For Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, take a train to Umaria, then a 1½-hour bus ride.

Handy Trains From Jabalpur

Agra

Train No & Name

12189 Mahakaushal Exp

Fare (₹)

425/1125/1600

Duration (hr)

14

Departure

6.10pm

Bhopal

Train No & Name

11472 Jabalpur-Indore Exp

Fare (₹)

250/645/895

Duration (hr)

Departure

11.30pm

Delhi

Train No & Name

12192 Shridham SF Exp

Fare (₹)

505/1340/1920

Duration (hr)

19

Departure

5.30pm

Kolkata (Howrah)

Train No & Name

12322 Kolkata Mail

Fare (₹)

535/1420/2050

Duration (hr)

23

Departure

1.20pm

Mumbai (CST)

Train No & Name

12321 Howrah-Mumbai Mail

Fare (₹)

490/1305/1870

Duration (hr)

17½

Departure

5.55pm

Raipur

Train No & Name

12854 Amarkantak Exp

Fare (₹)

335/870/1230

Duration (hr)

Departure

9.25pm

Satna

Train No & Name

Different trains each day

Fare (₹)

140/495/700

Duration (hr)

3

Departure

8.50am

Umaria

Train No & Name

18233 Narmada Exp

Fare (₹)

90/450/635

Duration (hr)

4

Departure

6.35am

Varanasi

Train No & Name

12165 Lokmanya Tilak Exp

Fare (₹)

330/860/1215

Duration (hr)

10

Departure

8.50pm (Mon, Thu & Fri)

Varanasi

Train No & Name

12669 Ganga Kaveri Exp

Fare (₹)

330/860/1215

Duration (hr)

10

Departure

8.50pm (Tue & Sun)

Fares: sleeper/3AC/2AC