Srinagar International Airport is the key airport serving the area. As of now, mostly domestic flights serve the airport, with Air India to Jeddah being the only international one. It is well-connected to various cities across the country, including Delhi, Goa, Jammu, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, etc. via Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Vistara. People from other cities in India and abroad, can reach any of the major international airports in India, such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, etc. and then board a connecting flight to Srinagar.
Nearest Airport: Srinagar International Airport, also called as Sheikh ul Alam Airport, is located at a distance of 11 km from the main city.
Safety Suggestion: During the winter season, Srinagar International Airport is blanketed by a thick cover of fog. The city also receives heavy snowfall. This leads to low visibility issue which might lead to delays in flight schedules. Hence, you should plan your trip accordingly, depending on the weather conditions.
Srinagar has a good network of highways. The major highways include National Highway 1A, connecting the valley to the rest of India and National Highway 1D, connecting it to Leh. Private buses can be availed from Jammu to reach Srinagar. Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) also operates many buses. Some of the private bus operators are Jamna Travels Jammu, Moon Light Travels Katra and many more.
Journey Suggestion: A road trip to Srinagar takes you to one of the most beautiful and scenic routes in the country, passing through majestic mountain passes and mountains lined with pine trees. However, if you are not acquainted with the terrain, it is better to hire an experienced driver. Also, if you are travelling in winter, make sure you have snow chains handy. The highways might get blocked due to heavy snowfall.
The city is served by Srinagar Railway Station, but it connects only to the cities of Baramulla, Anantnag and Qazigund. It is expected to be linked to the Indian Railway network in a few years. The nearest national airport is Jammu Tawi Railway Station in Jammu. It has frequent trains to cities and towns across India, like Mumbai, Kanpur, Delhi, Lucknow, Udaipur, Pune, etc. Some of the trains that serve the station include Mumbai CST–Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra AC Premium Express, Kanpur Central–Udhampur Special Express, Delhi Anand Vihar–Katra Special Express, Lucknow–Katra Special Express, Udaipur–Jammu Tawi Garib Rath Express, Pune–Jammu Tawi Jhelum Express and many more.
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