Kashmir is located at a distance of 842 km from New Delhi. Renowned for its natural beauty, Kashmir is well-connected to New Delhi by airways, roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Kashmir from New Delhi is by a direct flight that takes around 2 hours. New Delhi Airport is located at a distance of 20 km from the city centre, which can be travelled by cabs, buses, metro or autos. Srinagar Airport is located at a distance of around 13 km from the city centre that can be covered by buses and cabs. There are several ATMs and book stalls at the airport.
Transport options from New Delhi to Kashmir
New Delhi to Kashmir By Flight: Take a direct flight from New Delhi to Srinagar, which takes 2 hours. Srinagar Airport is located at a distance of 13 km from the city centre and can be covered by buses and cabs. Expensive but recommended while travelling with seniors, kids and families.
New Delhi to Kashmir By Car: Hire a cab or drive down to Kashmir from New Delhi, which takes 14 hours. The areas covered during the journey include New Delhi-91 km-> Panipat-139 km-> Patiala-156 km-> Hoshiarpur-98 km-> Pathankot-128 km-> Udhampur-231 km-> Srinagar. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges from INR15 to INR90, depending upon the showtype of car. Ideal for group travellers.
New Delhi to Kashmir By Bus: Take a direct bus from New Delhi to Kashmir, which takes 14 hours. The bus stop of Srinagar is located at a distance of 10 km from the city centre and can be covered by autos or buses. Ideal for individual travellers and backpackers.
New Delhi to Kashmir By Train: Take a direct train from New Delhi to Jammu Tawi, which takes 12 hours. Jammu Tawi railway station is located at a distance of 297 km from Srinagar that can be travelled by cabs, buses and flights. Not recommended as there are no direct trains from New Delhi to Kashmir.
Travelling by train to Kashmir is the next best option after air travel for Kashmir. Train can be boarded from Sarai Rohilla Railway Station nearly at 10 pm and ends at Udhampur. An hour prior reaching Udhampur, train travels from many tunnels and from many mountains. The outside view is really mesmerizing during this period.
It was a beautiful experience of flying over mighty Himalayas. Scenic views and a little bumpy ride but overall a wonderful experience altogether but loved it. Air India has a good in-flight service. Delhi airport is exceptionally good and so are the Air India crew. They did not serve meals but did offer water and refreshments during the flight.
My father being a govt. employee is LTC entitled. So we chose Air India. The service from Delhi to Srinagar was perfectly on time. The journey by economy class was comfortable as well. The connectivity is not direct as the flight halts at Jammu it took 2 hours. We boarded at Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3, which is beautifully made. The Srinagar airport is also fine but not that attractive. There were ample number of shops at the Delhi airport but the quality and number of shops available at Kashmir airport was not sufficient and better quality needs to be maintained keeping in mind the tourism value of the place. The connectivity of Delhi airport is good. At Srinagar is also fine. But security checks by army men anytime can be conducted. Taxis and buses were available too. Air India service is simple and I like it. Food was fine. Only I would wish if the journey be slightly smoother, but it can be ignored.
It's a cool place and I visit mostly in summer days, very good place to go and most importantly Jhell and Gulmarg is a very beautiful place for one to visit. One of the best place I have ever visited in my life for sure. I travel to Kashmir by train and it is good.
The Indira Gandhi International Airport is an awesome place. The service, atmosphere was awesome. The SpiceJet Flight was on time and reached the destination on time. The air over the Kashmir Airport was just amazing and the in-flight food was economical and fresh.