How To Reach Leh?

Leh has its own airport which operates flights to several major cities of India, and is connected by road to Srinagar, Manali via National Highways. While some travellers prefer to catch a flight to Leh, others prefer a road trip because of the excitement & adventure it offers.

Leh Travel Information

Leh is a popular tourist destination in Ladakh and it is always radiant with enchanting environs. Reaching Leh, you have to pass through grand mountains and overrun roads. There is an airport however but getting to this destination via roadways is accessible from Srinagar and Manali. The best way of reaching Leh by air, rail & road is described below.


By Air

Leh has its own airport called Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, which is the 23rd highest commercial airport in the world. Air India, Go Air, SpiceJet & Vistara are some of the airlines which operate from this airport to the major cities like Srinagar, Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai & Jammu.


By Rail

Jammu Tawi Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Leh, located at a distance of almost 687 kilometers. One can hire a private vehicle from Jammu to reach Leh.


By Road

Travelling by road to Leh is exciting and even counts as an adventure. One can either take the National Highway (NH 1), which connects Leh to Srinagar via the Zoji La Pass. One can also take the Leh-Manali Highway, which, although more difficult, is dotted with high altitude mountain passes & offers you the most loveliest sights.

Distance from Major Cities

  • Srinagar to Leh - 418 kilometers
  • Jammu to Leh - 681 kilometers
  • Manali to Leh - 473 kilometers