Taxi fare many times fluctuate a lot specially if the journey is outstation but during search & bargain finally I found a travel service at Bodh Gaya that was offering Rs. 3000/- for Bodh Gaya to Patna to-and-fro journey (same day return) by Indigo car.
Offer accepted. Advance amount paid to Asian Travel Services (0-9234772239/9471477707), near Chinese Temple, Bodhgaya. Done – said I.
We started our journey at 7 am from Bodh Gaya to Patna via Makhdumpur > Dhanurua (famous for lai). At Dhanurua (9:20 am) – 90 km approx. journey we stop for a cup of tea and finally reached Patna Railway station at 10 am.
Road condition between Bodh Gaya and Patna is very good except few km after Jehanabad not that good. Need improvement.
The distance between Bodh Gaya and Patna Railway Station is approx. 120 km and travel time 3 hours. Driver said if there is more traffic on road specially when you enter Patna – travel time could be more.
In short 120 km x 2 (Bodh Gaya to Patna to-and-fro) plus approx. 25 km travel within Patna town. Total 265 km journey maybe or even more and total taxi fare I paid Rs. 3000. I am happy with the car rental service. Driver was punctual and efficient too.