How To Reach Chandigarh

Chandigarh is one of the well-designed cities of India and boasts of its architectural beauty. It is a Union Territory which is the common capital of Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh is popularly known as "The City Beautiful" due to its immense beauty. Chandigarh accommodates some of the most beautiful lakes, well-maintained gardens, and lush greenery. Boast of colonial history, this well-planned city of India is one of the major tourist destinations of India is being thrived by the tourists throughout the year. Being a prominent tourist destination of India, Chandigarh is well-connected to all major Indian cities by air, road, and rail. Tourists will not have any trouble in finding out how to reach Chandigarh.

By Air By Air

Nearest Airport to Chandigarh is Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport which is at a distance of 13 km from the city center. It is located in Mohali and boasts of an eco-friendly international terminal while catering to passengers from across the continents with an extensive network of flights.

There are regular flights from Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Srinagar, and Ahmedabad to Chandigarh. From Chandigarh Airport, tourists can hire a taxi or catch a bus to reach their destination. However, tourists can also make use of Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, which is just 262 km away and well-connected with Chandigarh through airways.

By Road By Road

Tourists who prefer road trips can easily access Chandigarh from neighboring cities via a well-maintained network of highways and expressways. Chandigarh is well-connected with the neighboring cities and has direct buses for the cities like Delhi, Manali, Mussoorie, Shimla, Mcleodganj, and Dharamshala. Delhi is situated at 244 km from Chandigarh and buses from the national capital ply on the daily basis for Chandigarh. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach Chandigarh.

Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) have regular buses from Chandigarh to the neighboring states like Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, etc. The volvo and ordinary buses of CTU runs from Inter State Bus Terminals in Sector 17 and 43 in the city to the other cities. There are several private bus operators who operates buses from Chandigarh to the neighboring states. People can hire a taxi from the bus stand to the place where they wanted to go or catch a local bus to roam around in the city.

By Rai By Rail

Chandigarh railway station is situated about 8 km away from the city center. The Chandigarh Railway Station is well connected with the national capital, Delhi and several trains are plying between these two places regularly. Chandigarh is connected by railheads from neighboring cities like Ambala, Panipat, Shimla and many more. Jan Shatabdi, Shatabdi, Himalayan Queen, Paschim Express, and Chennai Express are some of the most famous trains runs for Chandigarh from Delhi. The two important trains that run daily to Chandigarh are Shatabdi Express and Himalayan Queen. From the railway station, people can catch a bus, hire an auto or taxi to reach any place in the city.

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