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How to Reach Patiala

How to reach Patiala-
If you are coming by Bus-

  • Patiala has good road connectivity to cities of Punjab and nearby states.
  • Cities like Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Ambala and Delhi have frequent buses plying to and from Patiala.
  • The PEPSU (Patiala and East Punjab States Union) now PRTC (Punjab Road Transport Corporation) operates maximum buses in Punjab state and most of North India.
  • The city of Patiala is the headquarters of PEPSU.
  • There are AC Volvo, deluxe and ordinary buses available of PEPSU for all cities of Punjab and other state cities.
  • Journey Suggestion: The roads leading to Patiala are well maintained, so one need not worry about it when driving in this part of the country. The city experiences dense fog in winters with dismal visibility, needs utmost care while driving.

If you are coming by Train-

  • The Patiala Railway Station is under the Ambala Railway division and in the Northern Railway Zone.
  • The railway station doesn’t have a large number of trains as Ambala Railway Station nearby is a major railway junction with trains from many parts of the country halting here.
  • Some of the trains here are Jammu Tawi -Bhatinda Express, Mumbai CST- Bhatinda Express, Varanasi- Bhatinda Express, Delhi- Fazilka Intercity Express and Shri Ganga Nagar- Haridwar Intercity Express.
  • Ambala Railway Station and Rajpura Junction has better connectivity with other parts of India.
  • Trains connecting Ambala or Rajpura to Patiala on a daily basis are passenger trains like Ambala- Bhatinda Passenger Express, Ambala-Patiala Passenger Express.
  • Journey Suggestion: The city experiences dense fog in winters and that causes delay and cancellation of trains.

If you are coming by Air

  • Patiala does not have an airport of its own, Chandigarh Airport is used for air travel.
  • Nearest Airport: Nearest domestic airport from Patiala is Chandigarh Airport, located at a distance of 63km. The Chandigarh airport is a domestic airport and has flights to some Indian cities. The airline companies offering their services include Air India, Air Asia India, Go Air, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Vistara. These companies offer flights to destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Srinagar, Chennai and Hyderabad.
  • The international airport nearest to Patiala is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, located at 243 km from Patiala. International travellers can reach Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and board a flight for Chandigarh from there also.
  • There are various cab services available by private travels companies from Chandigarh airport to Patiala city.
  • The PEPSU road transport corporation has started direct buses from Patiala to Delhi airport for ease of commuting.
  • Journey Suggestion: The cities of Delhi and Chandigarh experience dense fog in winters and that causes delay and cancellation of flights.