The nearest airport in Jalandhar is the Sree Guru Ram Das Ji International Airport in Amritsar. There are flights connecting to several Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Srinagar etc. as well as foreign destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Doha, Dubai, Birmingham etc. The Amritsar airport experiences heavy fog during the winter season, from December to January. This may cause delays in the flight schedules.
Jalandhar is well connected by road to major Indian cities. It is also well connected to several towns across Punjab and the surrounding states. Government buses, as well as private buses, ply frequently to Jalandhar. Punjab Roadways Road Transport Corporation is the major public sector transport organisation responsible for government-run buses. Private players in this space include Prince Travels, Arora Tour and Travels, Amritsar Volvo Bus Service etc.
The primary railway station serving Jalandhar is the Jalandhar City Railway Station. It is well connected to major Indian cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Guwahati, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur etc. Some of the prestigious trains that make a stop at the Jalandhar station are Paschim Express, Golden Temple Mail and the Howrah Mail.
The local transport system of Jalandhar is fairly well-developed. The Jalandhar City Transport Service Limited (JCTSL) is run by the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar. It offers a fleet of buses connecting various parts of the city, with good frequency. These bus services are quite economical and are preferred by locals and tourists alike. In addition to the buses, there are cycle rickshaws, auto-rickshaws, city cabs and car rentals. The autos do not run on a meter so travellers might end up haggling about the prices. Bharat Taxi is a major player in the car rental service space, along with Savaari and Clear Car Rental. Other options for taxi hire include Ola Cabs, Taxi for Sure, HippoCabs, MyTaxiIndia and Citi Cabs.