How To Reach Amritsar
By Air: : Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, located about 11 kilometers northwest from the city is the closest airbase from Amritsar. Placed on the Amritsar-Ajnala Road near a village of Raja Sansi, this international airport is christened after Guru Ram Das Ji, the forth Guru of Sikhism and the founder of the city Amritsar. Presently, over 100 commercial flights a week; both domestic and international are handled at the airport. The airlines operational here include Air India, Air India Express, British Midland International , Jet Airways, JetLite, Kingfisher Airlines, Qatar Airways, Turkmenistan Airlines, Air Slovakia and Uzbekistan Airways. The destinations accessed from here are: Delhi, Dammam, Sharjah, Toronto-Pearson, Bergamo, Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Dubai, Birmingham, Muscat, Bratislava, London-Heathrow, Ashgabat, Tashkent etc. To reach Delhi from Amritsar it takes just an hour via air. From the city to the airport you can reach by auto rickshaws or taxis.
By Rail: Amritsar Railway Station is an important junction which is very well connected with major cities of India as well as with Lahore, the capital of Pakistan via rail rout. Some of the chief trains that can be availed to reach Amritsar include: Shatabdi Express, Shan-e-Punjab Express, Golden Temple Mail, Paschim Express, Akal Takht Express, Howrah-Amritsar Mail, Jan Shatabdi Express, Muri Express, Swarna Shatabdi, Amritsar Shatabdi and so on. Major destinations accessed from Amritsar via rail include Delhi, Mumbai, Howrah, Patna, Varanasi, Haridwar, Lucknow, Jammu and many more.
Amritsar lies on the Grand Trunk Road that connects it with Delhi. Amritsar is well connected by road network with cities and towns in and out Punjab. State Transport Buses as well as other private buses are easily available to and from Amritsar. Daily direct buses to New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu, Katra, Dharamsala etc. are available from here. You can even find Volvo buses from Chandigarh, Delhi and Katra to Amritsar. Amritsar is 65 km from Kapurthala, 80 km from Jalandhar and 100 km from Pathankot.