Jodhpur is the nearest airport, about 300km. From there, one can take the train. Jaisalmer is connected well via railways to all major cities. One can also reach Jaisalmer by the famous 'Palace on Wheels'. The city is well connected to rest of the cities in the state by well maintained roads too.
If you are taking a journey by a bus, all of the buses to Jaisalmer operate from the cities of Rajasthan like Jaipur and Jodhpur. If you decide to drive all the way to Jaisalmer (which can be quite strenuous), then it is advisable to stop at either Ajmer or Jodhpur, as they almost fall somewhere in the middle of the journey (if for instance, the journey is between Delhi and Jaisalmer).
There are regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore to Jodhpur. One can take connecting flights to this place from the other cities. It is advisable to take a cab from the Jodhpur airport to Jaisalmer. The picturesque view will make the 4-5 hours journey worthwhile.
Nearest Airport: Jodhpur Airport (JDH) - 225 kms from Jaisalmer
Tentative return flight prices to Jodhpur from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 11,861 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 9,635 Non-stop|
Jaisalmer is well connected via a network of roads to most nearby cities. Buses are also easily available since it is such a popular destination among tourist.
Jaisalmer is really well connected in terms of the railway network. Especially with cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur, with major trains like “Delhi Jaisalmer Express”, “Jodhpur Jaisalmer Express”, and “Howrah Jaisalmer Express”. Rickshaws and autos are easily available outside the railway station. It usually takes about INR 40-50 for an auto ride to the centre of the city from the railway station.
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Autos and tongas are the most widely used mode of transport within the city. Bargaining is the key to tackle the auto-rickshaw drivers. Autos only ply between 8 AM to 8 PM to go inside the fort area.
Rickshaw pullers might not be as friendly as you would expect them to be, but it's the best way to beat the bottlenecks in the city. Bikes are available for rent too.
Bicycles, however, are much more recommended as they can be manoeuvred easily in congested areas (the fares of the bicycle being borrowed varies according to the model one borrows).
Hiring cabs for the entire day can be an expensive affair. But if you are willing to make this investment, a cab for four people can cost around INR 3000 for the entire day. If you are looking forward to booking a bike, the starting price is usually INR 1000 per day.
|Route Name||Distance||Time||More Information|
|Delhi to Jaisalmer||764 km||13 hours 17 mins||View Details|
|Udaipur to Jaisalmer||489 km||8 hours 23 mins||View Details|
|Jodhpur to Jaisalmer||286 km||4 hours 56 mins||View Details|
|Ahmedabad to Jaisalmer||535 km||9 hours 9 mins||View Details|
|Jaipur to Jaisalmer||567 km||9 hours 4 mins||View Details|
|Mumbai to Jaisalmer||1,058 km||17 hours 8 mins||View Details|
|Chandigarh to Jaisalmer||816 km||14 hours 2 mins||View Details|
|Bangalore to Jaisalmer||2,032 km||1 day 7 hours||View Details|
|Pune to Jaisalmer||1,196 km||19 hours 32 mins||View Details|
|Gurgaon to Jaisalmer||759 km||12 hours 30 mins||View Details|
|Hyderabad to Jaisalmer||1,786 km||1 day 6 hours||View Details|
|Kolkata to Jaisalmer||2,078 km||1 day 10 hours||View Details|
|Chennai to Jaisalmer||2,385 km||1 day 12 hours||View Details|
|Agra to Jaisalmer||807 km||13 hours 6 mins||View Details|
|Varanasi to Jaisalmer||1,408 km||22 hours 11 mins||View Details|
|Amritsar to Jaisalmer||789 km||13 hours 33 mins||View Details|