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How to Reach Leh Ladakh

Leh Ladakh is the Land of High Passes and it has some of the world’s highest motorable passes. But on this page, you can get to know a comprehensive detail regarding how to reach Leh Ladakh by various modes. It is well connected from major cities of India via air, road and rail services.

By air: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee is the only airport in Leh Ladakh and one of the highest airports perched at an elevation 3256 m. There are so many flights for Kushok Bakula airport from major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jammu and Srinagar is some of them.

If you are international traveller and want to go Leh Ladakh by air then Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata will be best option to catch direct flight to Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh Ladakh.

By Road: There are two main highways to reach Leh Ladakh by road. One is Manali – Leh highway and second is Srinagar - Leh Highway. The first approach is Srinagar – Leh Highway is mostly open between July and November and this route covers a distance of 434 km. The second approach is Manali – Leh Highway which is mostly opens from mid-June to early-October and cover around 473 km.

By Rail: Closest railway station is Jammu Tawi, Located on the distance of approximately 708 km from Leh. In order to reach Leh Ladakh, you have to take taxi/bus service to reach and this will take around 15 hours.