How To Reach Patnitop
By Air: Jammu Airport, also known by the name Satwari Airport and located approximately 112 kilometers from Patnitop is the nearest airfield that provides this dandy Himalayan hill resort an efficient air connectivity with rest of the country. The chief airlines operational at the Jammu Airport are Air India, IndiGo, GoAir, Kingfisher Airlines, SpiceJet, JetKonnect, etc. Some of the noteworthy destinations accessible from Jammu Airport via air include Delhi, Leh, Srinagar, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, etc. Buses and cabs are easily available to reach Patnitop from Jammu.
By Rail: Udhampur Railway Station placed at the distance of about 44 kilometers from Patnitop is the nearest railhead that provides this peachy hill resort of Jammu & Kashmir with a very good connectivity to other parts of the country via rail route. Some of the most important trains those start, halt or terminate at Udhampur include Delhi Udhampur Special, Uttar S Kranti, Udhampur Pathankot DMU, Janmabhoomi Exp and Jammu Mail. These trains link Udhampur with a number of major destinations of Northern India including Delhi, Ludhiana, Jammu, Panipat, Ambala, Jalandhar, and many others. Uttar S Kranti is the most convenient train that connects Udhampur and New Delhi. Tourists can easily reach New Delhi or Jammu Tawi from any part of the country by air, rail or road and then board a train to Udhampur. To reach Patnitop from Udhampur state transport buses and rented taxis are easily available.
By Bus: NH 1 A that connects Udhampur and Srinagar passes through Patnitop. Patnitop is very well connected with Udhampur, Jammu, Srinagar and other cities and towns of the state by a well laid road network of state and national highways. To reach Patnitop from Srinagar tourists can avail shared taxis from Ghantaghar close to Lal Chowk in Srinagar and it will charge you around 150 to 200 INR. The journey between Srinagar and Patnitop takes about 5 to 6 hours. Patnitop can be easily reached from Jammu in 2 to 3 hours and a seat in a shared taxi from Jammu to Patnitop will cost you just 100 rupees or so. State transport as well as private buses are also available from Jammu, Srinagar, Pathankot and Udhampur to Patnitop. Patnitop is located about 44 km from Udhampur, 109 km from Jammu, 187 km from Srinagar, 173 km from Pathankot in Punjab and so on.