Rajasthan Travel Guide

How To Reach Jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer is located in the western part of Rajasthan state of India. It is in the largest district of India, Jaisalmer. It shares its border with Bikaner on the north, Barmer, and Jodhpur on the South. West and south-west border of Jaisalmer is shared by Pakistan which is of length 431 km. The best way to reach Jaisalmer is via Jaipur. One can come to Jaipur via air and from here tourists can take either train or book the taxis to Jaisalmer.

How to Reach Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer By Road – Jaisalmer is well connected from major cities like Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, and Delhi. State govt buses are also available from other neighboring cities.

Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) operates a daily bus from Jaipur to Jaisalmer.

Many tour operators in Jaipur and other famous cities of Rajasthan offers chauffeured car-taxi services to Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer Road Distance Chart

Udaipur 552 km
Barmer 159 km
Pokhran 137 km
Ajmer 491 km
Nagaur 319 km
Delhi 768 km
Jodhpur 269 km
Bikaner 331 km

Jaisalmer By Train – Jaisalmer Railway Station is an important railway station as it is a railhead in the western railway zone.

It is well connected to Jodhpur and other major cities. From Old Delhi, Delhi-Jaisalmer Express is a direct train to Jaisalmer that departs at 17:30 from Delhi and reaches Jaisalmer at 11:30 next day.

List of Trains to Jaisalmer

  • Ranikhet Express
  • Jaisalmer – Jodhpur Weekly Special
  • Corbett Park Link Express
  • Jaisalmer – Howrah SF Express
  • Jaisalmer Jodhpur Express
  • Jaisalmer Lalgarh Express
  • Malani Express
  • Jaisalmer Jodhpur Passenger
  • Jaisalmer – Bandra Terminus SF Express
  • Jaisalmer-Bikaner Express

Jaisalmer By Air- Presently there are no airports in Jaisalmer City. Nearest airport is Jodhpur airport about 285 km away from jaisalmer.

Pre-paid taxis are available from the airport to Jaisalmer. A new Airport was planned in 2011 but still, it’s not built and opened yet. If you are traveling by air than Jodhpur Airport is the nearest.

The best way is to get to Jaipur International Airport and than catch either train, bus or private taxi from Jaipur. One can easily reach Jaisalmer from Jaipur.

Gadisar lake, Jaisalmer

Gadisar lake, Jaisalmer

Photo Credit- Smijith Balan

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