Jaisalmer is located 575 kilometres (357 mi) west of the state capital Jaipur. This Golden city is located near the international border close to Pakistan. Despite being one of the most important tourist places of Rajasthan tourism, Jaisalmer is physically distant from the other cities that tourists typically visit. It is, nonetheless, well connected to the rest of the state due to its prominent geography. It is quite easy to reach Jaisalmer and there are a lot of travel options for the same.
TRAVEL OPTIONS mentioned below are mainly within the state of Rajasthan or from the capital city, Delhi. If you are from any other part of India or the world, it’s a safer bet to reach Delhi first (unless you are from around Ahmedabad) , and then plan accordingly to reach Jaisalmer.
By Air : Because the city currently lacks an airport where civilian flights may land, it is not easily accessible by air. Jodhpur Airport is the closest domestic airport, and it operates all year. Regular flights to Jodhpur are available from major cities including as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Udaipur. The city is around a 5- to 6-hour journey from the airport. To reach Jaisalmer, you can take a prepaid or private cab from the airport. The nearest international airport is Delhi, which has flights to nearly every country on the planet.
By Train : Jaisalmer is well connected by train to most of India’s major towns, including Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaipur, and others. The Delhi Jaisalmer Express, Jodhpur Jaisalmer Express, Howrah Jaisalmer Express, and Lalgarh Jaisalmer Special are some of the most popular trains. In terms of railways, there’s also the luxurious Palace on Wheels tour, which starts in Delhi and travels through Rajasthan’s major cities, including Jaisalmer.
By Road : If you’re driving yourself or hiring a taxi to get from Delhi to reach Jaisalmer by road, it’s definitely a good idea to stop in Jaipur or Ajmer along the way. Jodhpur is 235 kilometres away, Jaipur is 559 kilometres away, Delhi is 768 kilometres away, and Mumbai is 1065 kilometres away from Jaisalmer. Driving from Jaipur and Jodhpur is OK, but coming all the way from Delhi and Mumbai should only be attempted by experienced drivers or motorcyclists.
By Bus : All major cities in Rajasthan, such as Jodhpur and Jaipur, have bus routes to Jaisalmer. There are no direct buses from Delhi to Jaisalmer since the 17-18 hour journey is far too long and demanding. However, you can change buses at Jaipur, where a state-run sleeper coach runs on a regular basis. Tickets must be purchased in advance due to a limited number of available seats. From Jodhpur and Udaipur, sleeper buses are also available.