Jaisalmer Fort - How to Reach?


The city of Jaisalmer is situated in the heart of the Thar Desert and is well-connected to various Indian cities by road and railways. Jaisalmer has only military airport and there is no terminal for passengers. Jodhpur is the nearest airport of Jaisalmer. The cities nearby Jaisalmer with their approximate distance are as follows −

  • Jaisalmer to Udaipur

    • By rail – 843km (via Jodhpur, Jaipur as there is no direct train)

    • By road – 488km

  • Jaisalmer to Jodhpur

    • By air – 205km

    • By rail – 291km

    • By road – 235km

  • Jaisalmer to Bikaner

    • By air – 268km

    • By rail – 316km

    • By road – 331km

  • Jaisalmer to Jaipur

    • By air – 481km

    • By rail – 665km

    • By road – 568km

  • Jaisalmer to Ahmedabad

    • By air – 463km

    • By rail – 743km

    • By road – 533km

  • Jaisalmer to Mumbai

    • By air – 893km

    • By rail – 1204km

    • By road – 1061km

  • Jaisalmer to Ajmer

    • By air – 375km

    • By rail – 530km

    • By road – 494km

Jaisalmer Fort Location

By Air

Jaisalmer has only military airport and only chartered planes are allowed there. The airport nearby Jaisalmer is Jodhpur that is around 331km away if one comes by road. Jodhpur is connected to various cities by air so tourists can come to Jodhpur by air and take a taxi for Jaisalmer.

By Train

Very few trains arrive to and depart from Jaisalmer but they connect the city to other major cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Delhi, etc. Only superfast trains, mails and express train start from and terminate at Jaisalmer. There are no Rajdhani, Shatabdi, or Garibrath from this station.

Jaisalmer Fort By Train

By Road

Jaisalmer is connected to many nearby cities in Rajasthan and cities like Mumbai and Ahmedabad by bus. Tourists can catch buses or book taxis from Jaisalmer to go to these places. Tourists can get buses from

  • Jaisalmer Border Security Force Railway Station

  • Main Bus Stand

  • Private Bus Stand

  • Touring Bus Stand

  • Dedanasar Gramin Bus Stand

Local Transport

Tourists can visit Jaisalmer locally through auto-rickshaws and bicycles. Besides these, government and private cabs are also available to visit the city. At some places, roads are very congested so taking an auto or a bicycle will be the right choice.