Pahalgam, being an integral part of Kashmir tourism, is well-connected by road with both state capitals, Jammu and Srinagar. While the distance between Jammu and Pahalgam is 254 km, which can be covered in 8-10 hours, the distance between Srinagar and Pahalgam is merely around 88 km.
The nearest airport to Pahalgam is situated in Srinagar. From there, one has an option to book a cab to reach Pahalgam.
Road connectivity between Pahalgam and many important destinations in Jammu & Kashmir is decent. The best way to reach Pahalgam would be to reach Srinagar, and then hire a cab to Pahalgam. Don’t forget to stop in Pampore en route, which is famous for its apple orchards.
Jammu is the nearest railhead to Pahalgam which is some odd 254 km away. A cab can be hired from Jammu to reach Pahalgam in around 8-9 hours.