How to Reach Jammu Kashmir

Due to the natural beauty of the route towards Jammu and Kashmir, and the adventurous mountain passes to cross, most of the tourists prefer to take the road route towards the state. However, this is not the only option for reaching the state.

By Train

The most commonly chosen railway station is Jammu Tawi station. This station connects the state with major cities including the southern regions like Trivandrum. If you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing route to visit Jammu, the Jammu-Baramulla rail route is the best option. This route covers numerous hill towns along the Kashmir Valley. Among the most beautiful train routes of India, this is a top tourist option. However, Kashmir doesn’t have railway station. Thus, you have to reach Jammu and find road transportation to reach Kashmir, if needed. From the railway station, you can find buses and taxis to reach different destinations of the state.

By Road

It is comparatively easier to reach Srinagar and Jammu via road, throughout the year. Routes of Ladakh would be closed during heavy rainfall. The most common route to take for road travel is the NH1A, which passes through the Kashmir Valley to Srinagar. The route halts at Ladakh. You can find numerous private and government buses in this route. Those who prefer road trip choose jeep or mountain motorbike. If you are planning to visit Jammu, choose to drive through the Jawahar Tunnel for a little less than 3 km. If you are visiting via Manali, choose the Leh Manali or Srinagar- Manali highway. However, this would be closed during heavy snowfall and peak winter.

By Air

Sheikh-ul-Alam airport or Srinagar International Airport is the busiest airport in the state. Tourists also choose to visit via Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh. You can find frequent flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and other major states to Srinagar airport, every day. Leh gets direct flights from Srinagar, Delhi, and other destinations. From both the airports, you can find road transportations to reach different parts of the state. The Jammu Airport is a domestic airport, which connects Jammu with major cities.

How to Reach Jammu Kashmir From Delhi

You can find direct flight from Delhi to Kashmir and direct train from Delhi to Jammu. The Srinagar airport is just 15 km away from the city, but the nearest railway station is 297 km away. You can find buses and cabs to both Jammu and Srinagar from Delhi. Both private and public buses are frequent in this route.

  • By Air - minimum 2 hours
  • By Road - minimum 18 hours
  • By Train - minimum 12 hours
  • Distance - 576 km

How to Reach Jammu Kashmir From Mumbai

You can find direct flights from Mumbai to Kashmir. If you are choosing trains, there are three direct trains to Jammu namely, Bdts Jat AC Special, Vivek Express, and Swarj Express. The cheapest option to reach Jammu is train. You can also find buses and taxis from Mumbai to Kashmir or Jammu. However, buses are usually not preferred by tourists.

  • By Air - minimum 3 hours
  • By Road - minimum 40 hours
  • By Train - minimum 30 hours
  • Distance - 2286 km

How to Reach Jammu Kashmir From Chennai

There are no direct flights from Chennai to Kashmir. Most of the flights connect via New Delhi. Andaman Express is the only direct train from Chennai to Tawi; however the availability of the train is quite low. Tourists do not prefer taking road trip from Chennai to Delhi. Usually, tourists reach New Delhi from Chennai via flight and choose any transportation option to reach Kashmir or Jammu from Delhi.

  • By Air - minimum 4 hours
  • By Road - minimum 48 hours
  • By Train - minimum 56 hours
  • Distance - 2742 km

How to Reach Jammu Kashmir From Kolkata

You cannot find direct flights from Kolkata to Srinagar airport. You have to connect via New Delhi if you are choosing air transportation. If you are choosing trains, you can find direct trains from Howrah Junction to Tawi station. From Tawi, you can choose road routes to cover destinations of your choice. The train route is the most commonly opted transportation among tourists. If you are choosing road transportation, it is best to reach New Delhi and choose any transportation from there.

  • By Air - minimum 4 hours
  • By Road - minimum 25 hours
  • By Train - minimum 36 hours
  • Distance - 1696 km

How to Reach Jammu Kashmir From Hyderabad

If you are choosing flights, you cannot find direct flights between the two destinations. You will be connected via New Delhi. The Svdk Suvidha Express train is the cheapest way to travel from Hyderabad to Tawi. If you are choosing road transportation, you can find buses from Hyderabad to Delhi and from Delhi to Jammu and Kashmir.

  • By Air - minimum 2 hours
  • By Road - minimum 18 hours
  • By Train - minimum 12 hours
  • Distance - 1934 km

Frequently Asked Questions

Sheikh-ul-Alam airport or Srinagar International Airport is the busiest airport in the state. Tourists also choose to visit via Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh. You can find frequent flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and other major states to Srinagar airport, every day. Leh gets direct flights from Srinagar, Delhi, and other destinations. From both the airports, you can find road transportations to reach different parts of the state. The Jammu Airport is a domestic airport, which connects Jammu with major cities.

The most commonly chosen railway station is Jammu Tawi station. This station connects the state with major cities including the southern regions like Trivandrum. If you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing route to visit Jammu, the Jammu-Baramulla rail route is the best option. This route covers numerous hill towns along the Kashmir Valley.

Among the most beautiful train routes of India, this is a top tourist option. However, Kashmir doesn’t have railway station. Thus, you have to reach Jammu and find road transportation to reach Kashmir, if needed. From the railway station, you can find buses and taxis to reach different destinations of the state.

It is comparatively easier to reach Srinagar and Jammu via road, throughout the year. Routes of Ladakh would be closed during heavy rainfall. The most common route to take for road travel is the NH1A, which passes through the Kashmir Valley to Srinagar. The route halts at Ladakh. You can find numerous private and government buses in this route. Those who prefer road trip choose jeep or mountain motorbike.

If you are planning to visit Jammu, choose to drive through the Jawahar Tunnel for a little less than 3 km. If you are visiting via Manali, choose the Leh Manali or Srinagar- Manali highway. However, this would be closed during heavy snowfall and peak winter.

You can find direct flight from Delhi to Kashmir and direct train from Delhi to Jammu. The Srinagar airport is just 15 km away from the city, but the nearest railway station is 297 km away. You can find buses and cabs to both Jammu and Srinagar from Delhi. Both private and public buses are frequent in this route.

  • By Air - minimum 2 hours
  • By Road - minimum 18 hours
  • By Train - minimum 12 hours
  • Distance - 576 km

You can find direct flights from Mumbai to Kashmir. If you are choosing trains, there are three direct trains to Jammu namely, Bdts Jat AC Special, Vivek Express, and Swarj Express. The cheapest option to reach Jammu is train. You can also find buses and taxis from Mumbai to Kashmir or Jammu. However, buses are usually not preferred by tourists.

  • By Air - minimum 3 hours
  • By Road - minimum 40 hours
  • By Train - minimum 30 hours
  • Distance - 2286 km

There are no direct flights from Chennai to Kashmir. Most of the flights connect via New Delhi. Andaman Express is the only direct train from Chennai to Tawi; however the availability of the train is quite low. Tourists do not prefer taking road trip from Chennai to Delhi. Usually, tourists reach New Delhi from Chennai via flight and choose any transportation option to reach Kashmir or Jammu from Delhi.

  • By Air - minimum 4 hours
  • By Road - minimum 48 hours
  • By Train - minimum 56 hours
  • Distance - 2742 km

You cannot find direct flights from Kolkata to Srinagar airport. You have to connect via New Delhi if you are choosing air transportation. If you are choosing trains, you can find direct trains from Howrah Junction to Tawi station. From Tawi, you can choose road routes to cover destinations of your choice. The train route is the most commonly opted transportation among tourists. If you are choosing road transportation, it is best to reach New Delhi and choose any transportation from there.

  • By Air - minimum 4 hours
  • By Road - minimum 25 hours
  • By Train - minimum 36 hours
  • Distance - 1696 km

If you are choosing flights, you cannot find direct flights between the two destinations. You will be connected via New Delhi. The Svdk Suvidha Express train is the cheapest way to travel from Hyderabad to Tawi. If you are choosing road transportation, you can find buses from Hyderabad to Delhi and from Delhi to Jammu and Kashmir.

  • By Air - minimum 2 hours
  • By Road - minimum 18 hours
  • By Train - minimum 12 hours
  • Distance - 1934 km

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