How To Reach Vadodara
By Air: Vadodara Airport, also known as the Civil Airport Harni is located in the northeastern section of the city in the Harni suburb. This domestic airport provides regular flights from Vadodara to various major destinations of the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad and so on. The chief airlines operational at the Vadodara Airport are; Air India Regional, IndiGo, Jet Airways and JetKonnect operated by JetLite. The nearest international airport from Vadodara is located at Ahmedabad at the distance of about 118 kilometers. The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport of Ahmedabad efficiently provides very good air connectivity with numerous important domestic and international destinations. Foreign tourists headed to Vadodara can land at the Ahmedabad International Airport and then reach Vadodara by road, rail or plane.
By Rail: Vadodara Railway Station (or Vadodara Junction); the busiest train station of Gujarat serves as the major stoppage on the western railway zone of the Indian railways and happens to be a foremost Junction on the Western Railway Main Line. Located right in the heart of the city and quite close to the Vadodara Bus Station, this giant railway hub equipped with 7 platforms in total provides Vadodara with extremely good rail connectivity. This train station functions as a junction for the trains arriving from Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Kota and nearly 150 trains halt or originate at the Vadodara Junction every single day. Tourists can travel to and fro almost all parts of India to Vadodara by train. Apart from the main Vadodara Junction, the city is bequeathed with four other railway stations namely Pratapnagar, Makarpura, Vishwamitri and Bajwa. Some of the noteworthy destinations reachable via train from Vadodara include Ahmedabad, Bhuj, Surat, Bhavnagar, Veraval, Pune, Mumbai, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Ajmer, Indore, Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu, Howrah, Puri, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Trivandrum, Chennai, Bangalore, Madurai, Ernakulam, Goa, etc. Some of the worth mentioning trains plying from the Vadodara Railway Station are; Rajdhani Exp, Shatabdi Superfast Exp, Avantika Exp, Garib Rath, Vadodara Exp, Karnavati Exp, Suryanagari Exp, Gujarat Exp, Golden Temple Mail, Saurashtra Exp, Firozpur Janata Exp, Gujarat Mail, Navjeevan Exp, Kerala Sampark Kranti Exp, Dehradun Exp, Gujarat Sampark Kranti Exp, Maharashtra Sampark Kranti Exp, Ahimsa Exp, Avadh Exp, and many others.
By Road: National Highway No 8 that connects Delhi to Mumbai via Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad passes through Vadodara. Moreover, the quadrilateral National Expressway No 1 also links Vadodara to Nadiad, Anand and Ahmedabad via road. Vadodara Bus Station is located very close to the Vadodara Railway Station from where Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh state transport buses are regularly operated. Almost all the major cities of these four states can be reached by bus from Vadodara Bus Station. Intercity Buses; both AC and Non AC connecting Vadodara to Ahmedabad ply from here every 15 minutes. Apart from the governmental buses, private luxury buses are also available from Vadodara to a number of destinations of Gujarat and other neighboring states. Vadodara is located 114 km from Ahmedabad, 149 km from Surat, 197 km from Bhavnagar, 411 km from Mumbai, 441 km from Veraval, 740 km from Jaipur and 1003 km from Delhi.