How To Reach Guwahati
By Air: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, also known as the Guwahati International Airport and located at ‘Borjhar’ at the distance of about 20 kilometers to the west of the city serves Guwahati with proficient air connectivity to a number of domestic as well as international destinations. Some of the important airlines catering their services at the Guwahati Airport include Air India, Air India Regional, IndiGo, GoAir, Jet Airways, JetKonnect, SpiceJet, Kingfisher Airlines, Druk Air, Pawan Hans, etc. The major Indian and Foreign cities linked to the Guwahati Airport via air comprise; Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Goa, Vadodara, Imphal, Itanagar, Agartala, Dibrugarh, Aizawl, Dimapur, Lilabari, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur, Bagdogra, Naharlagun, Tawang, Tura, Shillong, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Paro, etc.
By Rail: The Guwahati Junction situated in the Paltan Bazaar area right in the center of the city and operating under the Northeast Frontier Railway Zone connects Guwahati to numerous major destinations of the country via rail route. Apart from the main Guwahati Junction the city is also bequeathed with two smaller railway stations namely Kamakhya and New Guwahati Railway Stations, those are parked in the western and the eastern sections of the conurbation respectively. The most noteworthy trains plying from Guwahati include, Guwahati Rajdhani Exp, Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Exp, Saraighat Exp, North-East Exp, Guwahati Bangalore Exp, Guwahati Ernakulam Exp, Kamarupa Exp, Guwahati-Jorhat Jan Shatabdi Exp, Brahmaputra Mail, and so on. The chief destinations accessible from Guwahati via rail route are; Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Jammu, Bikaner, Okha, Darbhanga, Dibrugarh, Howrah, Puri, Ernakulam, Trivandrum, etc. However, it is to be noted that Guwahati still falls short of the direct connectivity to some of the major cities of the country such as Bhopal, Indore, Pune, Gwalior, and many other stations on the central and western lines.
By Road: National Highways no 31 and 37 pass through Guwahati whereas NH 40 annexes NH 37 adjacent the Shillong Engineering Management College near the outskirts of Guwahati. NH 31 links Guwahati with various destinations of West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand states while NH 37 running between Goalpara of Assam and Dimapur of Nagaland traverses through the entire Assam state and thus connects Guwahati with all the towns and cities of Assam and surrounding regions. Government operated state transport buses (ASTC) regularly ply from the Paltan Bazaar and Adabari Bus Stations of Guwahati those would reach you to almost all the major adjoining destinations in and around the Assam state. Other than that, even the buses operated by the private traveling companies including the ‘Night Supers’ and the deluxe & luxury coaches are also extremely popular amongst the tourists of Guwahati. The ISBT (Inter State Bus Terminus) positioned on the outskirts of the city provides connectivity to other destinations of Northeastern India. Regular buses from Guwahati ply to Imphal, Kohima, Itanagar, Siliguri, Bomdila, Ziro, etc.
By Ferry: Guwahati is connected to National Waterways No 2 through the Brahmaputra River. The Waterways terminal is stationed at Pandu. Bulk & general cargos and passenger & tourist vessels ply from this route. Luxurious ships with A/C upper deck facilities link Guwahati to Dibrugarh via Kaziranga & Tezpur.