The Rajkot Airport is a domestic airport located at an easily accessible location from the city. Air India and Jet Airways are airlines operating here for the cities of Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. The people travelling from other cities can take a connecting flight for these cities to reach Rajkot. It is the busiest airport in the region of Saurashtra after Vadodara Airport. The nearest international airport is the Ahmedabad Airport located in the capital city of the state of Gujarat. With the urbanisation of the city, there are plans of expansion for the airport to accommodate the growing demand of travellers. There are taxis available from the airport to reach the city.
Nearest Airport: The Rajkot airport is located at a distance of 2.5 km from the city centre. The nearest international airport is the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport at Ahmadabad, located at a distance of 230 km from Rajkot city.
Safety Suggestion: Rajkot experiences cyclone and thunderstorms after the monsoon season. This can result in disruption of the flight schedules.
The bus transport network in Rajkot is managed by GSRTC (Gujrat State Road Transport Corporation) and it has buses plying from Rajkot to various cities within the state and to other states. There are express, luxury, semi-luxury and ordinary type buses of GSRTC available. Buses from Rajkot are available for cities like Ahmedabad, Surat, Jamnagar, Vadodara and Mumbai. There are buses available every hour between Rajkot and Ahmedabad, these are CNG-run non-stop buses. There are private buses run by Neeta Travels, Patel Travels, Mahasagar Travels and others. Online booking for these buses is available with GSRTC and various private companies.
Journey Suggestion: The national highway NH8B and state highways SH 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31 and SH 31A connect Rajkot with different cities. The roads leading Rajkot to various cities are well maintained and this makes the journey comfortable by road.
Rajkot Railway Station is under the Western Railway Zone of the Indian Railways and the division is Rajkot division. There are express, super-fast, passenger trains for various cities of Gujarat and other Indian states. Daily trains are available for major cities like Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Porbandar and Mumbai. Weekly trains are available for other Indian cities like Varanasi, Tirunelveli, Kochuveli, Madgaon, Jaipur, Dehradun, Haridwar, Kolkata, Bilaspur, Tuticorin, Gorakhpur and others. The Rajkot railway station was announced the ‘Cleanest Railway Station’ in India in a survey conducted in 2016.
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