Ins and outs
The airport is within the city; a pre-paid taxi to the centre (Ragunath Bazar) costs around Rs 200. There are flights from Delhi and Srinagar. The railway station is in the New Town, across the Tawi River, and a few kilometres from the old hilltop town where most of the budget hotels are located. The general bus stand, where inter-state buses come in, is at the foot of the steps off the Srinagar Road in the Old Town.
Rambagh Airport, 6 km. Transport to town: taxis (Rs 200) and auto-rickshaws. No hand luggage allowed. Indian Airlines, TRC, Vir Marg, T0191-254 2735, airport T0191-243 0449, flies to Delhi and Srinagar daily; Leh (Thu, Sat). Jet Airways, KC Residency Hotel, T0191-257 4312, airport T0191-245 3999; to Delhi and Srinagar daily. Also Spicejet, T1600-180 3333, and Air Deccan, T3900-8888.
Sumos run to Katra from the station cost Rs 750 (Rs 1000 a/c). J&KSRTC, TRC, Vir Marg, T0191-257 9554 (1000-1700), general bus stand, T0191-257 7475 (0400-2000) direct buses to Srinagar (293 km), Katra (for Vaishno Devi), Pathankot and Kishtwar. Punjab Roadways T0191-254 2782. To Delhi (586 km), daily. Srinagar buses leave from the railway station, usually 0600-0700.
Unmetered, T0191-243 3485. Tourist taxis, T0191-254 6266.
5 km from centre; allow at least 30 mins by auto. Enquiries T0191-245 3027. To Delhi (OD): Jammu Tawi Mail 4034, 1545, 14¼ hrs; Jaipur Exp 2414, 1815, 10½ hrs. Delhi (ND): Jammu Tawi Indore Malwa Exp 2920, 0900, 10½ hrs; Jhelum Exp 1078, 2145, 12¼ hrs; Shalimar Exp 4646, 2100, 13¼ hrs; Rajdhani Exp 2426, Sat 2030, 9 hrs. Kolkata (Kolkota): Jammu Tawi Exp 3152, 1915, 45 hrs.