Sonauli is located on the Indo-Nepal Border and is a well-known transit point between India and Nepal.
Sonauli is around 90 km from Gorakhpur, a major city of India located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The nearest Railway stationfrom Sonauli is Nautanwa Railway Station, which is around 7 km away and is now well connected with Indian Railway Network. Earlier Nautanwa was connected with Gorakhpur through Narrow Gauge Railway Track. But with the development of Indian Railway Network, this track is converted into Broad gauge which facilitate fast long railway transit.