The nearest airport to Ladakh is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh. The cabs are available outside the airport; by which you can get transferred to the heart of Ladakh easily. This is one of the highest commercial airports, that is directly connected to the major cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Srinagar and Jammu. The flights operating in this airport are Air India, GoAir and Jet Airways. The International travellers can directly board a flight from the major cities like Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi to reach Leh Airport by air and then ultimately to Ladakh, by a cab.
Nearest Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is just 3.8 km away from the main city.
Safety Suggestion: Due to the presence of mountain winds in the afternoon, all the flights take off and land during the morning in Leh Airport. The terrain is high and challenging. No and bags are allowed on flights. As it is a military airport, the security checks are stringent than the usual ones. Do not forget to carry the print-out of your e-ticket before entering the airport, or you might be denied entry owing to high security purposes.
Ladakh can be reached via road by the two main highways. One is the Manali – Leh Highway, covering 473 kilometres from Manali. The other highway is Srinagar – Leh Highway, covering a distance of 434 kilometres. The highways are mostly open from mid- June to early – October and between July and November, respectively. The Himachal Pradesh Tourism (HRTC) and Jammu and Kashmir State Tourism (SRTC), operate the daily deluxe and ordinary bus services between Manali-Leh and Srinagar-Leh. The bus journey between Manali – Leh and Srinagar – Leh, takes approximately 19 and 17 hours respectively, with an overnight halt.
Journey Suggestion: If you are planning to reach Ladakh via road, get ready to experience an adventurous ride, for the lifetime, through the rigorous bumpy undulations.
Jammu Tawi is the closest railhead, located at a distance of approximately 708 Km from Ladakh. In order to reach Ladakh, you have to hire a taxi or can board a bus from outside the railway station. It will take around 15 hours to reach the heart of the city, Ladakh. This station is directly connected to the railheads of the major cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Chandigarh. Chandigarh and Pathankot are the two other railway stations closest to Leh as well.
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