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How to Reach Ahmedabad

India’s first Heritage City inscribed by UNESCO is the treasure trove of culture, spirituality, and modern vibes amalgamated in the old world charm. In order to witness the dramatic beauty of Ahmedabad in all its comforts and charming glory, having the right knowledge about how to reach Ahmedabad is crucial.

Whether you want to experience the joy of luxury promenade at the Sabarmati Riverfront or you want to marvel at the finest blend of Indo Islamic architecture, expect to backpack around Ahmedabad for 3-4 days (approx.) irrespective of the season and the mode to reach. Ahmedabad has excellent public transportation, which connects it with the rest of the country via National Highways, rail networks, and air connectivity.

Continue reading to find out how to reach Ahmedabad via air, train, or road from the prominent tourists attractions in India:

How to Get to Ahmedabad by Air

Flight travel is the best way to reach Ahmedabad from domestic as well as international destinations. The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad has two terminals. Its Terminal 1 welcomes domestic flights like Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, and Jet Airways from metro towns of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow. While international destinations tourists from Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Singapore will arrive at Terminal 2 via Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Kuwait Airways.

Initial Destination and Its Airport

Final Destination and Its Airport

Aerial Distance and Flight (approx.)

Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport 

755 kilometers/1 hour 30 minutes

Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport 

442 kilometers/1 hour 5 minutes

Bangalore - Kempegowda International Airport

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport 

1,235 kilometers/2 hour 30 minutes

Kolkata - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport 

1,617 kilometers/2 hour 40 minutes

Chennai - Chennai International Airport

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport 

1,371 kilometers/2 hour 20 minutes

Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport 

876 kilometers/1 hour 25 minutes

Jaipur - Jaipur International Airport

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport 

524 kilometers/1 hour 15 minutes

Lucknow - Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport 

942 kilometers/1 hour 55 minutes

How to Get to Ahmedabad by Rail

There are 15+ (approx.) railway stations in Ahmedabad, but the main one that operates with extensive, smooth, and frequent rail connectivity is Ahmedabad Railway Station. Also called Kalupur Station, a handful of superfast and express trains operate between Ahmedabad Junction and the metro towns like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad. If you are coming with your friends or a budget traveler, train travel is the most affordable way of reaching Ahmedabad but a time-consuming over-the-air network approach.

Initial Destination and Its Junction

Final Destination and Its Junction

Train Travel Distance in Kilometers (approx.)

Delhi - New Delhi Railway Station, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar, Sarai Rohilla 

Ahmedabad - Ahmedabad Junction, Sabarmati Junction SBLS, Sabarmati Junction SBG

855 kilometers/16 hours

Mumbai - Mumbai Central, Kalyan Junction, Bandra Terminus, Borivali

Ahmedabad - Ahmedabad Junction, Sabarmati Junction SBLS, Sabarmati Junction SBG

452 kilometers/7 hours

Bangalore - Bangalore City Railway Station, Bangalore Cantonment, Yesvantpur Junction


 

Ahmedabad - Ahmedabad Junction, Sabarmati Junction SBLS, Sabarmati Junction SBG

1,547 kilometers/28 hours 45 minutes

Kolkata - Howrah Railway Station, Kolkata Railway Station, Sealdah, Shalimar, Santragachi Junction 

Ahmedabad - Ahmedabad Junction, Sabarmati Junction SBLS, Sabarmati Junction SBG

2,071 kilometers/35 hours

Chennai - Chennai Central Railway Station, Chennai Egmore, Chennai Beach Railway Station, Tambaram

Ahmedabad - Ahmedabad Junction, Sabarmati Junction SBLS, Sabarmati Junction SBG

1,885 kilometers/33 hours

Hyderabad - Secunderabad Junction, KCG Kacheguda, HYB Hyderabad Deccan, WL Warangal

Ahmedabad - Ahmedabad Junction, Sabarmati Junction SBLS, Sabarmati Junction SBG

874 kilometers/25 hours

Jaipur - Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Gandhinagar Jaipur Railway Station

Ahmedabad - Ahmedabad Junction, Sabarmati Junction SBLS, Sabarmati Junction SBG

524 kilometers/10 hours

Lucknow - Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station, Lucknow Junction

Ahmedabad - Ahmedabad Junction, Sabarmati Junction SBLS, Sabarmati Junction SBG

1,320 kilometers/28 hours 

How to Get to Ahmedabad by Road

If you are coming from the neighboring cities and towns of Ahmedabad, road travel via Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service is the cheapest way to reach Ahmedabad. Regular buses from Mumbai, Shirdi, Pune, Bhavnagar, and Gandhinagar connect to Ahmedabad. AC Sleeper buses run from Delhi, Mount Abu, Jaipur, Udaipur to Ahmedabad for long-distance tourists.

But start your long-distance journey overnight. National Highways like NH 47, NH 48, NH 64, and NH 147 connect Ahmedabad smoothly if you want to self drive your car from any of the destinations mentioned above to Ahmedabad.

Initial Destination to Final Destination

Road Travel Distance in Kilometers (approx.)

Route to Take

Delhi 

950 kilometers/18 hours 

NH 48

Mumbai

525 kilometers/10 hours 

NH 48

Bangalore

1490 kilometers/27  hours 

NH 48

Kolkata 

2,060 kilometers/40 hours

NH 19, NH 27

Chennai

1,842 kilometers/32 hours

NH 48

Hyderabad

1,176 kilometers/23 hours

NH 48

Jaipur

680  kilometers/12 hours

Via Beawar - Pindwara Road

Lucknow

1,180 kilometers/22 hours 

NH 27

Getting Around in Ahmedabad (5 Local Commute Ways)

The flagship smart city mission initiated by the Government of India announced that Ahmedabad will also be one of those 100 developed cities of India. It goes without saying that if this is the case, the local commute in Ahmedabad is smooth as butter. One can explore the length and breadth of the city via any means, including taxi, city bus service, autorickshaw, and even Metro to hop on the 6 stations on the East-West Corridor Line.

How to Commute Within City

Per Kilometer Charges (approx.)

Best For

Taxi - Ola, Uber, Meru

8 kilometers (approx.)

Couples, and leisure travelers

Metro - GMRC

₹ 20

Backpackers, family tourists

City Bus

₹ 10

Budget travelers

Rickshaw

₹ 15

Everyone

By Foot

Free

Everyone

Taxis are common in Ahmedabad, and one could book OLA, Uber, Savari Taxi, and Meru Cabs in Ahmedabad from morning till night. However, keep in mind that the night charges between 12 AM - 5 PM (approx.). The average cost per kilometre ride is almost the same as any other metro town in India.

Ahmedabad by City Bus

Save your cash to splash it over shopping or something else if you commute in Ahmedabad locally by City Bus Service run by Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service (AMTS). On average, there are around 1,050+ (approx.) buses running in the metropolis with extensive connectivity within Ahmedabad. Expect the usual ticket price of the journey as of any other city-run local bus of India.

Ahmedabad by Auto Rickshaw

Ahmedabad has around 2.5 lakhs (approx.) registered Auto Rickshaw drivers or tuk-tuk drivers. Locals prefer to travel via this mode of commute for a shorter distance in a comfort capsule. However, the auto-rickshaw and cab rates hover around the same most of the time. So choose from the Auto Rickshaw or Cab commute.

Ahmedabad by Metro

A part of phase 1 construction from the section of the east-west corridor has been operational since it started back in March of 2019. Under the observation of the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Ahmedabad Metro has 6 stations of total length, 6.50 kilometers.

Ahmedabad by Foot

The idea of exploring Ahmedabad on foot is daunting because the city is very big. However, Ahmedabad by foot sounds when on heritage walks around the spiritual and historical places of attractions in and around Ahmedabad.






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