How to reach Jammu



The National Highway 1A, which passes through Jammu, connects Jammu city and region to the Kashmir Valley. Apart from this, National Highway 1B connects it to the city of Poonch. Jammu is just 80 km by road from Kathua and 68 km from Udhampur. The nearest stop of Hindu pilgrimage Vaishno Devi is from Katra at a distance of 49 km from here. City bus service is available in the city by mini-bus whose fixed routes provide transportation across the city. Apart from these, matadors are also available. Apart from buses, autorickshaws and local taxi services are also available. Cycle rickshaws are also always available to cover short distances.


There are a total of 11 railway stations in Jammu region, of which the main station is Jammu Tawi. This station is well connected to major cities of India. The old railway line to Sialkot has now been closed since the time of Partition of India and since 1971 there was no railway service in Jammu. In 1985, Indian Railways completed the work of Jammu-Pathankot railway line and Jammu was once again connected to the country by rail. The importance of Jammu Tawi railway station has become double due to the commencement of Kashmir railway. All trains going to Kashmir Valley go through this station. The work of the Kashmir Valley Railway project is progressing fast and its track has reached Udhampur.


Jammu Airport is just 7 kilometers from Jammu city in an area called Satbari. Direct air services are available from here to many big cities like Srinagar, Leh, Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Bangalore etc.