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How to Reach Srinagar

Srinagar can be reached by flight, train, and road. It is the biggest city of Jammu and Kashmir and one of the largest cities in North India. Thus, the connectivity to Srinagar from prominent cities in India is great. 

With that being said, there is no railway station in Srinagar, and the nearest one is located in Jammu (266 km). However, reaching Srinagar by air from Delhi, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, and more cities is easy and hassle-free. By road too, the city of Srinagar is connected to Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jammu, and other cities. 

Here is the detailed information on how to reach Srinagar by air, rail, and road.

Srinagar By Flight

Major airlines in India like Indian Airlines and Jet Airways operate regular flights to Srinagar Airport from Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kolkata, and more cities. Thus, reaching Srinagar by air becomes easy and convenient. 

Srinagar By Train

The closest railway station to Srinagar lies in Jammu, to be exact Jammu Tawi. This is the main railhead of the region. It connects Srinagar to other cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chandigarh.

Srinagar By Road

Srinagar is connected by a network of well-maintained roads. It can easily be accessed from Chandigarh, Gulmarg, Jammu, Sonamarg, Delhi, and Pahalgam via road.

How to reach Srinagar from Delhi

Delhi to Srinagar by Flight: Spicejet, Indigo, Air India are some of the airlines running regular flights to Srinagar from Delhi. You can either get non-stop or connecting flights, depending on the airline, which takes around 1 to 3 hours to land in Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport, Srinagar. 

Delhi to Srinagar by Train:  Jammu Tawi railway station is the major railhead near Srinagar, which is located approx. 260 km from Srinagar. Another railway station is Udhampur Railway Station, which receives trains from Delhi and is located 200 km away from Srinagar by road. 

Delhi to Srinagar Trains and Duration - 

Delhi to Jammu Tawi - 

  • Shalimar Express (14645) - 13 hours, 25 minutes 
  • Delhi S Rohilla Jammu Tawi Duronto (12265) - 8 hours, 55 minutes

Delhi to Udhampur Railway Station - 

  • Uttar S Kranti (12445) - 11 hours, 5 minutes 
  • Shri Shakti Express (22461) - 10 hours, 32 minutes

Delhi to Srinagar by Road: The roads between Delhi to Srinagar are well-maintained and offer a smooth ride. NH 44 is the main highway that connects Delhi to Srinagar. You will have plenty of restaurants and attractions en route, which will keep you thrilled throughout your trip. The journey can be tedious as it is 18 hours long, so you can break it and book a hotel halfway, and continue driving to Srinagar. 

  • Route from Delhi to Srinagar- Dr NS Hardikar Road to NH 9 - Samba Mansar Udhampur Road - NH 44 - Rawalpora - Srinagar
  • Distance Covered- Approx. 814 km
  • Time Taken-  Approx. 19 hours
  • Attractions en route- Lake View Point, Panipat Museum, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Fort, UFO Hotspot, Cantonment Church Tower, Sardar Patel Park, Ludhiana Zoo
  • Restaurants en route- Veg Daawat, Newly Opened, Sagar Ratna, Wah Bhai Wah, Pyramid Micro Brewery & Skybar, 99 Restaurant, Haveli

Distance Srinagar to Major cities:

Distance Km   Travel Time
Srinagar to sonmarg  80 km    2 hours 10 minutes
Srinagar to Gulmarg  51 km    1 hours 32 minutes
Srinagar to Pahalgam  88 km    2 hours 18 minutes
Srinagar to Baltal 100 km    3 hours (by car/bus)
Srinagar to Kashmir  166 km 5 hours 10 mintues
Srinagar to Jammu  262 km  7 hours 12 minutes
Srinagar to Delhi  810 km  17 hours 21 minutes

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