How to Reach Kargil

Kargil is a beautiful town located in Ladakh and from here one can see dramatic landscapes and snow-clad mountains. Kargil is a famous tourist destination mainly for its war history with Pakistan and the only way to reach here is by road. However, we have mentioned below detailed means of transport for clearer understanding.

By Air

The closest airport to Kargil is Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport which is located in Leh. This airport receives domestic flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar, Jammu and Chandigarh and it is 219 kms from Kargil, India. Srinagar airport is also closer to Kargil at a distance of 234 kms.

By Train

The closest railway station to Kargil is Jammu Tawi which is around 739 kilometres away. You can get taxi services from Jammu Tawi to Leh. This railway junction receives trains from places like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai.

By Road

Kargil can be easily reached by roadways via national highway 1D. (Srinagar to Leh route cuts through Kargil and the Kargil military airport). You can get taxi services to reach Kargil from other places in Ladakh, Srinagar and Manali. Deluxe buses by JKSRTC Srinagar are available on daily basis. And HRTC Buses and HPTDC Semi Deluxe Tourist buses are available from Manali.

Distance Chart
City Distance
Delhi to Kargil 1038 km
Mumbai to Kargil 2424 km
Srinagar to Kargil 204 km
Leh to Kargil 234 km
Pahalgam to Kargil 287 km
Kokernag to Kargil 281 km
Anantnag to Kargil 282 km
Jammu to Kargil 494 km

Ladakh Tourism at a Glance