As of now, international flights to Chandigarh International Airport are not operational. However, tourists from abroad can make use of Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, which is just 262 km away. Whether you are boarding from San Francisco, New York, Melbourne or London, you can fly to Delhi quite comfortably through various international airlines. Domestic flights have credible connectivity to Chandigarh from cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Goa, etc., through airlines such as IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir, Jet Airways and so on.
Nearest Airport: Chandigarh International Airport which is around 12 km away from the city downtown, serves both international and domestic passengers. Plenty of taxi services are available to from the airport.
Safety Suggestion: Reaching Chandigarh via air is generally considered safe but during torrential downpours in monsoon and foggy times in peak winter season, chances are there for the flight schedules to get delayed.
The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) ply buses from Chandigarh to the neighbouring states like Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan, and Jammu and Kashmir. The buses operate from Inter State Bus Terminals in Sector 17 and 43 in the city. There are also private bus operators like Maharaja Travels, Guardian Travels, etc., who run buses from the neighbouring states to Chandigarh.
Journey Suggestion: The scenic routes to Chandigarh make it a wonderful choice for a road trip. The roads are in great condition and the drive is known to be very smooth. However, driving in the nights can be dangerous since street lights are not sufficient and in winter time, foggy conditions are prevalent.
The Chandigarh Junction Railway Station makes sure that the city is well-connected to the rest of the country. Some of the popular trains stopping at this station include Paschim Express to Mumbai, Kalka Mail to Howrah, Dehradun-Chandigarh Madras Express to Chennai, Chandigarh-Lucknow Express to Lucknow, Kerala Sampark Kranti to Kochuveli (Kerala) and so on.
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