How to Reach Ahmedabad
Read about the best & quickest Ahmedabad transport routes, travel guide to save time & money.
The state of Gujarat, in general, is well-connected to nearby as well as faraway states in India. Hence, it is quite convenient to reach Ahmedabad. The city can be reached via flight, bus, train and even self-drive or taxi.
The Ahmedabad Airport, officially known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport caters to both domestic and international travel. Roadways are well-maintained as well. Bus options are plenty as the Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service, or the AMTS is an interstate-bus network that has excellent connectivity with all the prominent states in the country.
The Ahmedabad Railway Station also known as the Kalupur Railway Station is efficiently connected with transit lines running across almost every major city in India. There are a bunch of expresses and superfast trains as well. Driving is also another option to reach Ahmedabad. A long drive to the city can be covered from starting points such as Mumbai, Udaipur and Indore.
|By Air||by road||by train|
|Mumbai to Ahmedabad||1.5 hrs||8 hrs||7 hrs|
|Delhi to Ahmedabad||2 hrs||16 hrs||14 hrs|
|Chennai to Ahmedabad||3 hrs||36 hrs||28 hrs|
|Kolkata to Ahmedabad||4 hrs||39 hrs||32 hrs|
Local transport in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is a city with jam-packed traffic throughout the day. However, roads leading to offices and tourist places are the most crowded ones. There are a number of options one can use for commuting within the city such as buses, cabs, rickshaws, car rentals etc.
By Bus: Ahmedabad Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), popularly known as ‘Janmarg’. BRTS was launched as a free service for a quarter year. Later on, it was converted into a paid service with extremely low fares starting from INR 3 for 2 km. BRTS is the main medium of transportation in Ahmedabad and is widely used by working class people, students and even tourists. The bus services ply from 6 AM to 11 PM. Keep in mind that buses are super crowded and not as comfortable.
By Cab: People often prefer taking a cab or a rickshaw for commuting from one place to another. Although, charges are higher as compared to bus fares yet cabs and rickshaws are more convenient for local commuters. Thousands of rickshaws operate in the city everyday carrying passengers back and forth.
By Auto-rickshaws: Autorickshaws are always available.
Car Rentals: A significant percentage of tourists prefer car rentals for traversing around the sites. Car rentals are an excellent choice if travelling in a group.
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