Chandigarh is well connected city with good network of road, railway and airport. Get details on traveling to Chandigarh.
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How to Reach Chandigarh
How to Reach Chandigarh - Chandigarh is a world class city both in terms of transportation and infrastructural development. Located just 248 km from Delhi, it offers a pleasure road journey as the highway roads are in very good condition. There is direct super fast as well as general train for Chandigarh available from Delhi. Direct Trains to major cities and states of India are available from Chandigarh railway station. The airport is also ideally located just 11km from the city.
Airport in Chandigarh
Location: The airport is ideally located on the road to Ambala, 11 km from downtown.
Services: Air India, Jet Airways and Air Deccan from to Delhi, Amritsar, Goa, Jammu, Leh, Mumbai
Transfer: Tourist taxis are easily available from and to the city.
Railways (by Rail)
Railway Station: Chandigarh railway station
Location: The railway station is located in northeastern part of the city, 8 km from city center, en route Kalka and close to Mani Majra and IT Park.
Services: Two Shatabdi expresses, #2005 (Delhi-Chandigarh-Kalka, dep. Delhi 5.15 pm, arr. Chandigarh 8.20 pm) and #2011 (Delhi-Chandigarh-Kalka, dep. Delhi 7.40 am, arr. Chandigarh 11 am) and #2057 Jan Shatabdi Express (dep. Delhi 3.50 pm, arr. Chandigarh 8 pm) provide best link to the city. Himalayan Queen is another important link.
Transfer: Auto-rickshaw and tourist taxis are easily available to and from Railway station in Chandigarh.
Highways (by Road)
Chandigarh is well connected with a wide network of roads via highways and single roads. The roads leading to Manali, Amritsar, Delhi, Ambala and Shimla are very well maintained and offers a cool ride.
National Highway No 21 between Chandigarh - Manali.
National Highway No 22 (along Panchkula, Ambala-Zirakpur-Shimla-Kaurik).
National Highway No 64 (Chandigarh-Patiala-Bhatinda-Samkhiali, Gujarat).
Ambala-Chandigarh section being broadened to 4-lane double carriageway.
Road distances to some important centers in the area are:
Delhi - 245 km,
Nangal - 116km,
Shimla - 107km,
Chail - 102 km,
Kurushetra - 90 km,
Anandpur Sahib - 80 km,
Kasauli - 70 km,
Patiala - 70 km,
Morni Hills - 45 km.
Not being along any trunk route, either of the railways or air routes, road transport has been the mainstay for Chandigarh. Bus services are a major component of this access option. There are now two major bus stations in the city.
ISBT, Sector 17 - This bus station used primarily to service destinations to the south (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur etc) and east (Dehradun, Haridwar, etc) of the city.
ISBT, Sector 43 - for northern destinations like Kangra, Dharamshala, Kullu, Manali, etc.
Services: Quite frequent deluxe (both air-conditioned and non-A/c) and Volvo coach services from/to Delhi, Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Jaipur, etc. Private deluxe coaches to Amritsar, international airport, Delhi and other destinations are also available for tourist.
Transfer: Auto-Rickhaw and Taxis between these stations and to other parts of the city is easily available here.
Cars, Radio Taxis and Auto-Rickhaw are widely available for tourist throughout Chandigarh.
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