How To Reach Surat
By Air: Surat Airport, located approximately 11 kilometers towards the south-west of Surat City in Magdala is the domestic airport that connects Surat with other destinations of the country via air. Presently two airlines namely Air India Regional and Spicejet are operational at the Surat Airport and they provide connectivity with Delhi, Mumbai and Mangalore. A new Surat Airport Terminal building was inaugurated on 27th February 2009 and it is expected that the new Surat Air Terminus will soon start catering services to the public.
By Rail: Surat Railway Station located close to the Ayurvedic College along the Lal Darwaja Station Road in the heart of the city provides Surat with very good rail connectivity with rest of the country. This railway station that falls on the Ahmedabad – Vadodara – Mumbai railway line comes under the Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways. Surat is linked via rail route with almost all the major destinations of the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mysore, Ahmedabad, Bharuch, Jamnagar, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Indore, Bhopal, Lucknow, Amritsar, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Puri, Howrah, Varanasi, Goa, Coimbatore, and many others. Some of the important trains that halt at Surat include Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Exp, Ahmedabad-Mumbai Shatabdi Exp, Paschim Exp, Surat-Bandra Exp, Karnavati Exp, Indore - Pune Exp, Indore - Mumbai Avantika Exp, Indore - Surat Exp, Jaipur Superfast Exp, Valsad - Kanpur via Bhopal Exp, August Kranti Rajdhani Exp, Gujarat Exp, Valsad - Sonpur via. Jabalpur Exp, Mumbai-Porbandar Saurashtra Exp, etc. The noteworthy fact about the Surat Railway Station is that the railway platform here is located on the first floor of the railway station and the train gets to the platform through an inclined slope. Surat Railway Station happens to be the highest leveled railway station in India.
By Road: According to the survey undertaken by the Business Today Magazine, the city Surat has an excellent road network and the Surat Municipal Corporation is trying to further improve the road infrastructure. The Surat City New Expressways, the Outer Ring Road and the Middle Ring Road are under construction and they are expected to be completed by 2013. An interesting detail is that Surat is known as city of flyovers as it has the highest number of flyovers in India. Udhana-Mumbai Highway (Udhana-Navsari Highway), Surat-Ahmedabad Highway (Varachha Main Road), Surat-Kolkata Highway (NH 6 or Dhulia Highway) are some of the highways that pass through Surat. The Golden Quadrilateral highway also passes through Surat and the city is annexed to the National Highway No 8 through a 16 km interjecting highway. NH 6 connects Surat with Dhule, Amravati, Nagpur, Raipur, Sambalpur, Kharagpur and Kolkata. The NH 228, also known as Dandi Heritage Highway starts from Sabarmati in Ahmedabad, passes through Anand, Kheda, Ankleshwar, Surat, Navsari and finally terminates at Dandi. Surat is located about 25 km from Dandi, 72 km from Bharuch, 149 km from Vadodara, 268 km from Ahmedabad, 286 km from Mumbai, 878 km from Jaipur and 1138 km from Delhi.