Srinagar is directly connected to all Indian cities.
Srinagar is 231 kilometers from Udhampur and 280 kilometers from Jammu.
Srinagar is well connected internally as well as with all cities. Luxury buses, Taxis are available round the clock and so are the State Road Transport buses.
Srinagar’s Sheikh-Ul-Alam International Airport has good connectivity with almost all major cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Bengaluru and Jammu.
Indian Airlines operate regular daily flights to Srinagar from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu. They leave from Delhi directly, from Delhi via Jammu, and from Bombay via New Delhi and Jammu. Jet Airways also operate daily flights to Srinagar from Delhi as well as from Jammu.
Srinagar is 231 kilometers from Udhampur and 280 kilometers from Jammu. 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.
Srinagar is well connected with all cities within Kashmir. State run buses / private luxury buses / taxis / cabs are available from Udhampur/Jammu.
Many tourists bring their own vehicles while travelling to Srinagar from Jammu. We want to add that there are several places en route, developed for the convenience of the motorist. Among them Jajjar Kotli, Kud, Patnitop, Batote, Ramban, Banihal and Qazi Gund, all have tourist bungalows and provisions for meals, snacks, petrol pumps and repairs.
Some of these like Kud offer delicacies like Patisa. Others have a post office and mobile charging facilities as well.
Tips for Driving Own Vehicle
1. If you are travelling on own vehicle in winters, 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.
2. Please note that many towns allow only local vehicles to enter. You may have to leave your vehicle unattended at the entry point and board another one to enter the town limits