How To Reach Patiala
By Air: The nearest major airport from Patiala is Chandigarh Domestic Airport which is located about 67 kilometers away. The major airlines that are operational at this airbase include Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways, GoAir, Air Deccan and MDLR. Directs aircrafts from Chandigarh ply to Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar and Jammu. Goa, Kolkata, Ranchi, and many other cities can be accessed from here through connecting flights. The Chandigarh Domestic Airport will shortly be upgraded as an International Airport. Tourists can either avail a rented cab or board an easily available state transport bus from Chandigarh to reach Patiala.
By Rail:Patiala Railway Station, located about 3 kilometers from the Qila Mubarak provides connectivity to and from Patiala via rail rout. The major trains that run on this rout include: Dadar Amritsar Exp, Delhi Bhatinda Express, Shri Ganganagar Intercity, Barmer Kalka Exp, Barmer Haridwar Link Exp, Haridwar Shri Ganganagar Exp, Ambala Intercity and so on. The chief destinations covered by these trains include Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Ambala, Amritsar, Barmer, Bhatinda, Haridwar, Kalka, Shri Ganganagar, Roorkee, Barnala, Nagpur, Jodhpur, Jwalapur, Bikaner, Jhansi, Gwalior, Panipat, etc.
By Road: Patiala is well connected with rest of the country by NH 1 that runs between Delhi and Amritsar. PEPSU buses run by the state government provide bus service in Patiala. Regular buses, as well as deluxe, luxury and AC buses can be availed from the Patiala City Bus Stand. Patiala lies 39 km from Fatehgarh Sahib, 50 km from Ambala, 68 km from Chandigarh, 76 km from Ropar, 105 km from Ludhiana, 153 km from Hoshiarpur, 155 km from Bhatinda, 165 km from Jalandhar, 228 km from Faridkot, 243 km from Amritsar, 260 km from Delhi and 1,585 km from Mumbai. Patiala is annexed with Chandigarh via NH 22 which passes through Zirakpur and Rajpura. Reaching Delhi from Patiala via road consumes about 5 to 6 hours. A taxi from Delhi to Patiala costs about 3500 to 4500 rupees.