How to reach Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is well-connected to major cities in India by various means of transportation. Here are the different ways to reach Jaisalmer:

  1. By Air: The nearest airport to Jaisalmer is Jaisalmer Airport, also known as Maharana Pratap Airport. However, it has limited connectivity, and flights may not be available from all major cities. The nearest major airport with better connectivity is Jodhpur Airport, which is approximately 285 kilometers (177 miles) away from Jaisalmer. From Jodhpur, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Jaisalmer.

  2. By Train: Jaisalmer has its own railway station, which is well-connected to various cities in India. Several trains operate to and from Jaisalmer, including the famous Palace on Wheels luxury train. You can check the train schedules and book tickets through the Indian Railways website or other reliable travel portals.

  3. By Road: Jaisalmer is well-connected to major cities in Rajasthan and neighboring states by a network of roads. You can reach Jaisalmer by private car, taxi, or bus. The National Highway 15 (NH 15) connects Jaisalmer to cities like Jodhpur, Bikaner, and Jaipur. The roads are generally in good condition, and the journey offers scenic views of the desert landscape.

If you are traveling from Jaipur or other major cities, it's advisable to break the journey and take rest stops as the travel time can be long. Several private bus operators and Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) buses ply between Jaisalmer and other cities in Rajasthan.