How To Reach Gandhidham
By Air: ‘Kandla Airport’ also reckoned by the name ‘Gandhidham Airport’ and located just 8 kilometers away from Gandhidham provides this satellite city of Gujarat a very efficient and customary air connectivity with rest of the country. Administered by the Airports Authority of India, Kandla Airport grants regular direct flights to Mumbai operated by Kingfisher Airlines. International tourists and the tourists from other states of India can fly to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai and from there board the flight to Kandla Airport to reach Gandhidham via air. For the local Gujarati tourists, air is not the best mode of transport as rail and road would turn out to be more convenient and cheaper means of commuting.
By Rail: Gandhidham Railway Station located in Transport Nagar of Gandhidham very close to the Main Market Road of the city provides very good rail connectivity to other parts of the country. Several major cities of the country that can be accessed from Gandhidham via rail route include Bhuj, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Bareilly, Howrah, and many others. The chief trains that regularly and frequently ply on the Gandhidham route include Gandhidham Exp, Pune Bhuj Exp, Bandra Terminus Bhuj Exp, Kutch Exp, Ahimsa Exp, Howrah Gandhidham Sup Exp, Ala Hazrat Exp, and Palanpur-Gandhidham Pass and so on. A train ticket between Gandhidham and Ahmedabad costs about 155 INR while a ticket to Mumbai costs nearly 288 INR.
By Road: A well established road network of national and state highways connect Gandhidham with other parts of the state and country. NH 8A, NH 15, SH 7 and SH 55 connect Gandhidham with the commercial capital of the state of Gujarat i.e. Ahmedabad via road while NH 48 links Gandhidham to Delhi and NH 8 connects Gandhidham to Mumbai. Gandhidham is easily reachable by road using the handily available state transport and private buses from a number of nearby destinations such as Bhuj, Rapar, Anjar, Bhimasar, Bhachau, Ahmedabad, Anand, Dakor, Ambaji, Patan, Baroda, Vijapur, Rajkot, Mumbai, Delhi, etc. An ordinary bus running between Gandhidham and Ahmedabad costs about 220 INR, while an AC bus will charge about 300 Rs. The bus fairs to Baroda range between 270 Rs and 400 Rs whereas a seat in a bus headed to Jamnagar will cost you about 220 Rs.