How To Reach Gandhinagar
By Air: The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport located at Ahmedabad at the distance of about 24 kilometers from Gandhinagar connects this capital of Gujarat to almost all the major domestic and international destinations via air. Being the 8th busiest airport of the country, this airfield handles over 250 airliner movements and around 6 million passengers everyday. The most worth mentioning airlines that cater services at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport of Ahmedabad include Air India, IndiGo, GoAir, JetLite, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Kingfisher, Air Arabia, FlyDubai, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines etc. Domestic flights connect Gandhinagar through Ahmedabad Airport to Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, Indore, Bangalore, Kolkata, Goa, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Coimbatore and other Indian cities & towns. International destinations like New York, London, Australia, Frankfurt, Paris, Dammam, Shanghai, Kuwait, Dubai, Muscat, Doha, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bangkok, and Kabul and so on are accessible via air from this airstrip. To reach Gandhinagar from Ahmedabad tourists can either avail the local city buses or hire a special cab.
By Rail: Ahmedabad Railway Station located at Kalupur approximately 25 kilometers away from Gandhinagar serves as the main railway junction to reach Gandhinagar via rail route. Acknowledged as the biggest as well as the busiest railway station of the state, Kalupur Railway Station happens to be an important stoppage on the Western Railway Line of the Indian Railways. Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad are linked to various major cities of the state and country such as Bhuj, Bhavnagar, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Okha, Bikaner, Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Indore, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Delhi, Jammu, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, etc. via train. Some of the worth mentioning trains that halt at Ahmedabad Railway Station include Bandra Exp, Kutch Exp, Dadar Exp, Karnavati Exp, Gujarat Exp, Shatabdi Exp, Garib Rath Exp, Saurasthra Exp, Aravali Exp, Duronto Exp, Gorakhpur Exp, Sabarmati Exp, Guwahati Exp, Lucknow Special, Gandhidham Puri Exp, Okha Howrah Triweekly SuperFast Exp, Ahmedabad Puri Superfast Exp, Indore Shanti Exp, and many more. The MetroLink Express - Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad has been recently registered and it will provide the local transport service between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.
By Road: Gandhinagar, located 23 kilometers to the north of Ahmedabad on the western banks of the Sabarmati River is connected to major cities of the country like Anand, Vadodra, Surat, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi etc. through a well established network of National Expressway 1 and National Highways no. 8, 8A, and 8C. Gujarat State Road Transportation Corporation abbreviated as GSRTC connects Gandhinagar with all these and many more cities through its state transport bus service. GSRTC Intercity buses daily ply from Gandhinagar to several district headquarters of Gujarat such as Mehsana, Patan, Navsari, Junagadh, Jamnagar, Rajkot, etc. Other than that, private bus services are also available from sector 28 of Gandhinagar and also from Sarkhej and Paldi. For the local transportation within Gandhinagar tourists can use the VTCOS eco-friendly city buses; also known as ‘Green bus’. Presently VTCOS serves around 11 routes of Gandhinagar. The main ST Bus Depot located at Pathik Ashram is the center for all the buses to and from Gandhinagar. Gandhinagar is situated at the distance of 23 kilometers from Ahmedabad, 134 km from Vadodra, 247 km from Rajkot, 332 km from Junagadh, 547 km from Mumbai, 650 km from Jaipur and 911 km from Delhi.