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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.

By Air
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 Airlines
Air India, Jet Airways or Air Sahara.

By Rail
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 the Indian Railways website.

By Road
It is preferable to travel short distances by road as Chandigarh has two prominent highways—National 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 an autorickshaw.

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