By Airways: Chakeri Airport, Kanpur, has become operational since January 1996 and is serviced by , Archana Airways and other private airlines. Apart from this the nearest airport is Amausi, Lucknow, 65 km.
By Railways: Connections to all the major stations of the country by express, super-fast and passenger trains.Express and Rajdhani Express of India ran via this station. There are direct trains from this station to almost all important stations in India.
By Roadways: Kanpur is connected by road with all the major cities of the country. It is situated on National Highway No. 2 on the Delhi-Agra-Allahabad-Calcutta route and on National Highway No. 25 on the Lucknow-Jhansi-Shivpuri route.
By Other Means: Three wheeler tempos are the second most used means of mass transport. Though a bit uncomfortable, they are still faster in service than Kanpur Mahanagar Bus Seva. Their fare is fixed between two places and you cannot negotiate it. The tempo has capacity for 7 passengers (6 on two back seats and one on front seat beside the driver) and one driver but normally 11 people sit including the driver (8 on two back seats and 3 on front seat).
Kanpur stands as one of North Indias major industrial centers with its own historical, religious and commercial importance. Believed to be founded by king Hindu Singh of the erstwhile state of Sachendi, Kanpur was originally known as `Kanhpur`.