Though Bathinda’s own airport is still under construction, the city is at a reasonable distance from metropolitan cities like Chandigarh and New Delhi, where flight connectivity is very extensive. Chandigarh International Airport is around 225 km (140 mi) from Bathinda and Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is around 320 km (155 mi) away. Airlines like Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir connect these airports to other cities across the country like Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Goa etc. The Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is connected to cities across the world like San Francisco, New York, Melbourne, London etc. Further, most of the major airlines like Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways and Qatar Airways fly to and from Delhi. Trains, buses and taxis are also available for travelling from Delhi to Bathinda.
Nearest Airport: Though Chandigarh International Airport at Punjab, which is 225 km (140 mi) away from Bathinda, is the nearest airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport at Palam in New Delhi, is better connected via air to reach Bathinda. It is around 320 km (155 mi) away from the city.
Safety Suggestion: Travelling via air is indeed safe whether you are choosing Chandigarh or Delhi to reach Bathinda. However, during peak winter, appearances of fog may delay flight schedules. If you are wary of the same, milder winter months or start of summer season would be great for your air travel.
Bus operators running to/from Bathinda to other cities are limited since the train connectivity is very wide in Bathinda, Mercedes Benz Bus Service is the operator providing buses on the route to Chandigarh. If opting to travel from Delhi, Quality Cabz provides SUVs for your transport and Indo Canadian Transport. Co offers bus. Also, the Patiala and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU) transport connects Bathinda to few cities like Ludhiana, Amritsar, Faridkot etc.
Journey Suggestion: A road trip to Bathinda can be planned from Delhi. The route passes through NH-10 and the road is noticeably good, though traffic can be expected from time to time. You need to be alert to the massive speed-breakers in this route.
Bathinda has one of the largest railway junctions in India and is well-connected with all the major cities of the nation. New Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Lucknow, Jaipur, Patna, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Jammu etc. are a few to mention. Six rail routes extend from the railway station in Bathinda.
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