How to Reach Kargil

Kargil is connected to the rest of India only by roads. There is no direct flight or rail connectivity, although you can take a flight for Leh / Srinagar, and then jump into a taxi for the same. The nearest railway station is in Jammu, which is around 485 km. from the district.

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How to reach Kargil by flight

The nearest airport from Kargil is in Leh, about 140 Km away from Kargil. Another alternative is the Srinagar airport at a distance of approximately 234 Km.

Nearest Airport: Leh Airport (IXL) - 138 kms from Kargil

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Tentative return flight prices to Leh Airport (IXL) from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 11,012 View
New Delhi ₹ 6,183 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 14,227 View
Chennai ₹ 16,298 View
Hyderabad ₹ 11,789 View

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How to reach Kargil by road

Regular bus services ply to and from Kargil. Buses, in a range from affordable to slightly expensive rates, are available from places like New Delhi, Amritsar, and Jammu. You can also take a shared taxi or cab for the same route.

How to reach Kargil by train

Nearest rail head is in Jammu which is well connected with other states of the country but is 507 Km away from Kargil. You can board a bus or hire a taxi available outside the railway station.

Local transport in Kargil

There are either bus services that run through the city or you can hire a personal or shared jeep for travelling. Parts of it can also be covered on foot.

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