Jodhpur to Jaisalmer

   Jodhpur to Jaisalmer Road Distance 286 km
   Jodhpur to Jaisalmer Aerial Distance 224 km
  Jodhpur to Jaisalmer Travel Time 4 hours 56 mins

How to reach Jaisalmer from Jodhpur

The Preferred Way of Going from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer

The most preferred way of travelling from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer is by train, which is both time and cost effective.

Knowing The Details

1. Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by Train
2. Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by Bus
3. Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by Car
4. Popular Routes to Jaisalmer
5. Popular Routes from Jodhpur
6. Places to Visit in Jaisalmer
7. Hotels in Jaisalmer

1. Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by Train

The rail distance between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer is only 291 kilometers, and there are numerous trains that connect these two royal cities. In fact, several trains connect Jaisalmer to various other parts of the country, and most of these trains pass via Jodhpur on their way. It will only take you around 5 to 6 hours to complete this journey, and thus traveling from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer via train is indeed a viable option.

There are numerous direct trains that are available from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer. These include the Ranikhet Express, JU JSM Express, DLI JSM Express and BDTS JSM Express among others.

The pickup points to catch the trains in Jodhpur include the Jodhpur Railway Station (JU), Basni Railway Station (BANE), Gohpur Railway Station(GPZ), Bhagat Ki Kothi Railway Station(BGKT), Raika Bagh Railway Station(RKB), Mahamandir Railway Station(MMC); while the de-boarding stations in Jaisalmer are the Jaisalmer Railway Station(JSM), Jajiwal Railway Station(JWL) and  Thalyat Hamira Railway Station(THM).

Available Train Options

1. DLI JSM Express (14659): Goes from Old Delhi to Rajasthan, with Jaisalmer as an intermediate station.

Timing: Departure: 05:20
Arrival: 11:45
Duration: 6 hours and 25 minutes

Fare: Sleeper- Rs 205, AC 3 tier - Rs 550, AC 2 tier- Rs 780, First Class AC- Rs 1300

Availability: All days of the week

2. Ranikhet Express (15014): Goes from Kathgodam in Nainital to Jaisalmer.

Timings: Departure: 18:00
Arrival: 23:25
Duration: 5 hours and 25 minutes

Fare: Sleeper- Rs 195, AC 3 tier - Rs 495, AC 2 tier- Rs 700, First Class AC- Rs 1165

Availability: All days of the week

3. JU JSM Express (14810): This train travels from Jodhpur to Jaipur.

Timings: Departure: 23:40
Arrival: 06:10
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes

Fare: Sleeper- Rs 185, AC 3 tier- Rs 550

Availability: All days of the week

2. Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by Bus

There are numerous government as well as private bus operators, whose buses operate within the two cities. The time taken to complete this bus journey depends on various external factors, such as traffic conditions and the weather, but typically this journey would not take you more than 6 hours. Since these bus operators ensure that they adopt all possible safety measures while driving, buses have proven to be a comfortable and convenient option for people who wish to travel from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.

A lot of buses operate between the two cities and the fares for the trip start at INR 300 per person. The various operators that run these buses include Jakhar Travels, Kalpana Travels, Kamlesh Travels, Laxmi Travellers, MR Travels RLPS and RSRTC. All of these buses have different seating options available, that the passengers can choose from, such as AC Seater and Sleeper Seats.

 Most of these buses that travel from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer pass through the major boarding terminals of Jodhpur, so that passengers can board the bus from their nearest location. These boarding terminals include Paota, Barvi Road, Check Post, Riktiya Bheruji Circle and Kalvi Pyau in Jodhpur. The drop points in Jaisalmer include Air Force Circle, the Railway Station and the bus stop opposite the Railway Station, near the Ashoka Hotel in Jaisalmer.
Available Bus Options
1. Laxmi Travellers (AC Seater)

Timings: Departure: 07:00 a.m.
Arrival: 12 noon
Duration: 5 hours

Fare: INR 300

2. Amar Travels (AC Seater and Sleeper Seats)

Timings: Departure: 05:55 a.m
Arrival: 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 5 hours and 35 minutes

Fare: INR 300 to INR 500

3. Jakhar Travels (AC Seater and Sleeper Seats)

Timings: Departure: 06:00 a.m
Arrival: 11:00 a.m.
Duration: 5 hours

Fare: INR 300 to INR 600

4. VK Jain Travels (Non AC Seater and Sleeper Seats)

Timings: Departure: 06:45 a.m
Arrival: 11:35 a.m.
Duration: 4 hours and 50 minutes

Fare: INR 300 to INR 600

3. Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by Car

The distance between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer via road is just 282 kilometers, and it will take you approximately 4 to 4.5 hours by road to reach your final destination. Of the different modes of transport from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer, roadways are the most preferred means of transportation. Not only is the travel time much lesser as compared to other options, but you also get to enjoy the beauty of Rajasthan on the way. Thus, you can either drive yourself, or book a cab or taxi, but only from a trusted cab operator. The fare would depend on the kind of car you choose (depending on your budget, you can opt for economy car rentals, luxury car rentals and even rent coaches and vans), the number of passengers, and also if your package includes sightseeing, etc.  Normally, fares range between INR 6 to INR 12 per kilometer. On an average, booking a cab would cost you around INR 4000 to INR 5000.
The Routes That Can Be Taken
Route 1: Jodhpur to Jaisalmer via Balesar Dechu Pokaran

This is the shortest route with well-maintained roads, but there are a lot of risky turns in between. As a bonus, you also get lots of good midway resorts and eateries to relax at. 

Route 2: Jodhpur to Jaisalmer via Phalodi Ramdevra

This route has four tolls on the way, but riding on this route is easier as compared to the first option. On the way, you could visit resorts, and also visit the ancient fort at Phalodi and Ramdevra, which is a popular spot amongst worshippers.

Route 3: Jodhpur to Jaisalmer via Barmer Highway

This is the longest route, but it gives you the golden opportunity to explore the beauty of Rajasthan on the way.

Popular Routes to Jaisalmer

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Delhi to Jaisalmer 13 hours 17 mins 764 km
Udaipur to Jaisalmer 8 hours 23 mins 489 km
Jodhpur to Jaisalmer 4 hours 56 mins 286 km
Ahmedabad to Jaisalmer 9 hours 9 mins 535 km
Jaipur to Jaisalmer 9 hours 4 mins 567 km
Mumbai to Jaisalmer 17 hours 8 mins 1,058 km

Popular Routes from Jodhpur

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Jodhpur to Udaipur 4 hours 29 mins 259 km
Jodhpur to Jaisalmer 4 hours 56 mins 286 km
Jodhpur to Delhi 9 hours 40 mins 605 km
Jodhpur to Jaipur 5 hours 19 mins 335 km
Jodhpur to Mount Abu 4 hours 18 mins 270 km
Jodhpur to Agra 9 hours 17 mins 574 km

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