Your plans of visiting the city of Guwahati will probably primarily be preceded by the query of ‘how to reach Guwahati’. Since the transportation access in and around this city is operated very smoothly your itinerary in Guwahati will run well. In fact, reaching Guwahati gets easier with the accessibility of a variety of transportation options.
Following are the various alternatives of transportation access in Guwahati:
The Gopinath Bordoloi Airport is located at 23 km from the city and connects Guwahati to major Indian cities by air. Regular flight services to the city of Guwahati are available from Delhi (2˝ hours), Kolkata (1˝ hours), Agartala, Imphal, Dibrugarh, Aizawl, and Jorhat. Indian Airlines and most private airlines operate early morning flights to this city. The airlines served by this airport are as follows:
Air India IC routes (fomerly operated by Indian Airlines (Imphal,Delhi, Kolkata)
Air India Regional (Aizwal, Agartala, Bagdogra, Dimapur, Delhi, Imphal)
Pawan Hans - Helicopter services (Shillong, Tura, Naharlagun (Itanagar))
Air Deccan (Bagdogra, Bangalore, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Kolkata)
IndiGo Airlines (Imphal, Delhi, Kolkata)
SpiceJet (Kolkata, Delhi)
Jet Airways (Agartala, Bagdodra, Delhi, Kolkata, Jorhat, Mumbai and Bangalore( both via Kolkata))
Kingfisher Airlines (Agartala, Kolkata, Imphal, Hyderabad,Bangalore, Mumbai)
Jetlite (Dibrugarh, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore (via Delhi))
The Paltan Bazar railway station of Guwahati connects various parts of India by several train services. Four trains ply from/to Delhi, and plenty of others to/from cities like Kolkata, Chennai, New Jalpaiguri, Bhubaneshwar, Bangalore, Kochi, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram. It is also well linked to the other important places of the state.
The good road transport system connects Guwahati with Kaziranga, Shillong, Dimapur, Siliguri, Silchar, Bomdila, Hajo and Sualkuchi. The Paltan Bazaar Bus Station offers a number of private and Assam State Transport Company buses linking Guwahati to Kaziranga (215 km), Tezpur (198 km), Jorhat (303 km), Sibsagar (359 km) and Silchar (341 km). Cars on hire can also be availed of from travel agencies.
Ferry services help you cross the Brahmaputra River at nominal rates.
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