Jaisalmer is located at a distance of 570 km from Jaipur. Jaisalmer, known for the 'Sonar Kila', is well-connected to Jaipur by road and rail.
However, the best way to reach Jaisalmer from Jaipur is by train. The time taken for travelling from Jaipur to Jaisalmer by express trains is around 12 hours. The places covered during the journey are Jaipur Jn 207 km -> Merta Road 103 km -> Jodhpur 34 km -> Mathaniya 31 km -> Osiyan 72 km -> Phalodi 46 km -> Ramdevra 10 km -> Pokaran 33 km -> Shribdya Lathi 70 km -> Jaisalmer. These railway stations have many fast food chains and traditional Rajasthani food stalls. The railway canteens at the stations also offer vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine.
Transport options from Jaipur to Jaisalmer
Jaipur to Jaisalmer By Train: Take a direct train from Jaipur to Jaisalmer that takes around 12 hours. The railway distance of Jaisalmer from Jaipur is approximately 575 km. The places covered between Jaipur to Jaisalmer include Delhi - 31 km - > Rewari Junction - 51 km - > Alwar Junction - 75 km - > Bandikui Junction - 135 km - > Jaipur Junction - 83 km - > Merta Road Junction - 207 km - > Jodhpur Junction - 130 km - > Phalodi Junction - 63 km - > Jaisalmer. Ideal for families with kids and senior citizens.
Jaipur to Jaisalmer By Bus: Take a direct bus from Jaipur to Jaisalmer, which takes around 12 hours. Several government luxury buses operated by the State Road Transport Corporation are available. The Jaisalmer bus terminal is centrally located and central city can be reached in 10 minutes. The places covered between Jaipur to Jaisalmer include Delhi - 31 km - > Rewari Junction - 51 km - > Alwar Junction - 75 km - > Bandikui Junction - 135 km - > Jaipur Junction - 83 km - > Merta Road Junction - 207 km - > Jodhpur Junction - 130 km - > Phalodi Junction - 63 km - > Jaisalmer. Ideal for individual travellers and backpackers.
Jaipur to Jaisalmer By Car: Take a cab from Jaipur to Jaisalmer, which takes around 12 hours. The cost of cabs ranges from INR 9 to INR 24 per kilometre, depending upon the type of the car. Travelling by cabs is recommended for families, senior citizens and groups.
There are several petrol pumps of Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and HP, apart from hospitals, ATMs and road-side dhabas on the route.
I prefer to take this train because the journey was of night so no problem comes there and at Jaisalmer it reaches about 12 pm so you can enjoy your full day. Our group enjoyed a lot in train as well as in Jaisalmer. Service was also good and overall, paisa vasool.
The roads are very well-maintained and we got a very good car and a good driver. The view along the road was too good with lots of peacocks to be seen on the roads. The sad part is that you find children on the road asking for drinking water to be donated.
This train almost comes on time, most of the time I found my seat reserved for me. Its departure from Jaipur and Arrival to jaisalmer is also suites to my job profile. Sand dunes during the travelling are also a good view of jaisalmer or barmer. The favorite food of barmer city is found easily in every street, and the taste is superb.