How to Reach Gulmarg Jammu and Kashmir

How to reach Gulmarg

By Air
Nearest Airport – Srinagar, 56 kilometers away.

By Rail
Nearest railhead is Jammu/Udhampur i.e. 180/142 kilometers respectively.

By Road
Gulmarg is well connected with all cities within Kashmir. State run buses / private luxury buses / taxis are available.

In Detail

By Air

Gulmarg boasts of its Sheikh-Ul-Alam International Airport at Srinagar, which is just 56 kilometers away. All major cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Amritsar have direct flights to Jammu and the fares are easy on the pocket. Tourists can hire either cabs or local taxis.

If you are a couple, try hiring a shared taxi for much less price. Negotiate before you settle down as some operators become noisy when arriving at your destination.

By Rail

Nearest railhead is Jammu/Udhampur i.e. 180/242 kilometers respectively. Jammu being the oldest among the two has maximum trains whereas Udhampur is getting the newly introduced trains. Some of the trains departing from Udhampur to Delhi are: Himsagar express that touches the farthest station Trivandrum, Andaman express, Uttar Sampark Kranti express etc.

Local taxis and cabs are available at both stations for various destinations in the valley. If travelling in a group you can also hire mini buses. We advise to negotiate beforehand and never turn to other operator midway, as noisy scenes are reported. Couples and small families can try hiring a shared taxi and you can save much money travelling.

By Road

Gulmarg is well connected with all cities within Kashmir. State run buses / private luxury buses / taxis / cabs are available. It is 57 kilometers from Srinagar and it takes around 2 hours due to the high altitude snake bends consuming most time at hills.

Buses / taxis / cabs are also available from Udhampur and Jammu. The buses are rickety and not so comfortable and take maximum time to reach. The cabs may charge more but drop you quickly and offer convenience of stopping anywhere en route to click pictures and easing out.

Special Tip

If you can wait for a few minutes, even rigid cab owners give in to charging per person. This benefits all individual passengers and couples because booking a full cab means paying manifold.

Driving Own Vehicle

If you are travelling on own vehicle we recommend you to change your tyres with those that can handle roads in this region. It can make a huge difference in costing and budget travelers should consider another mode of travel.

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