Punjab has a well-connected air, rail and road network. You
could plan your trip better with the help of the information
furnished in this secion.
There is an international airport at
Amritsar located in Rajasansi which is about 11 kilometers
from the main city. Outside the aiport, you would find cabs
that are not necessarily painted yellow and black. The word
Taxi would be written on each cab.
There is also a car rental facility available in front of
the International Arrival Hall.
Other domestic airports are located at Chandigarh (12 kilometers
from the city), Ludhiana, Pathankot. For more information
on flight schedules, availability and book tickets online,
go through websites of Indian
The Chandigarh railway station is about 8 kilometers from
the city center in sector 17. If you are planning to come
via Delhi, you can take Shatabdi Express and Himalyan Queen
that run everyday between Delhi and Chandigarh. For more information
of various trains and availability schedules, click through
It is preferable to travel short distances by road as Chandigarh
has two prominent highwaysNational Highway No. 21 (Ambala-Kinnaur)
and 22 (Chandigarh-Leh) that link Chandigarh with the rest
of the country.
ISBT, Sector 17 and Bus Stand, Sector 43 are 2 main bus stands
in Chandigarh wherefrom the
buses ply to all the major cities. Other services at the ISBT
include a post office, tourist offices, a rail reservation
centre, a 24-hour cloakroom and several eateries.
Another transport unit called Chandigarh Transport Undertaking,
a part of Chandigarh Administration provides both inter-state
and local transport services. The CTU buses connect important
destinations like Delhi, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Manali,
Katra (J&K) and major towns of Punjab and Haryana.
For commuting within a city, you could also take a cab or