Srinagar to Kargil

Srinagar to Kargil distance is 203 kms and its takes approx 5 hrs by road. Out of the 2 reviews shared by travellers, 33% prefer Bus, 67% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

Kargil does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Jammu, at a distance of 236 kms from Kargil.

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"A good journey with spectacular views"

Posted 8 Jan

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Group

We started for destination Kargil. The first enchanting beauty which made us spell bound is drive through boulevard road beside Dal-lake with haze and foggy environment with colourful Maple leaves scattered on the road. Eventually we took the river side road of the Indus River. Within an hour we left Srinagar and started running on the curves of Himalaya with spectacular Indus. As the time pass on our eyes were experiencing the sparkle of green mountains with snow cap over it. 10:00 AM || The breakfast time || 16°C || 58 KM It was a sunny morning with scattered clouds on blue sky with wind chills flowing outside to welcome the winter on late October we stopped for breakfast on a town called Kullan. We found breakfast menu as Bread and Omelet. Some of us also took Kashmiri bread and ...Read More




"Travel route from Srinagar to Kargil is splendid"

Posted 27 Mar

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Solo

The road from Srinagar to Kargil is very scenic. It's not for the faint hearted that's for sure. How ever the taxi drivers are safe and they know each and every turn of the mountains. The road from Srinagar up till Sonmarg is splendid. Then comes the climb up to Zorilla pass and the views are breath taking. Again if you are easily scared of heights and have feats of road travel you can take a flight directly to Leh and come back to Kargil by road. The Leh Kargil Road is much better and much more safer as well. One highlight of the Srinagar Kargil Road is drass. You can stop over for a cup of tea and experience why it is the second most coldest inhabited place in the world. You could take either route, border road organisation has done a splendid job with maintaining them.




"Bus to Leh Is Worth Taking! "

Posted 9 Apr

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Solo

The buses can be booked from the JKSRTC ticket counter near the Dal Lake. It is best if you can book the tickets a day before. The bus ride takes you through nefarious roads, even the slightest of wrong pedal movement, is a sheer vertical drop. Even with these challenges, the bus ride is definitely worth every \'fearful\' penny though.

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Here's your complete guide on travelling to Kargil from Srinagar. These are your options to reach Kargil from Srinagar. The drive for 203 kms from Srinagar to Kargil is simply magnificent. You can choose either of roadways to reach Kargil from Srinagar. Best way of travelling from Srinagar to Kargil is by taxi.

Transport options from Srinagar to Kargil

Srinagar to Kargil By Bus: The bus route is very nice, you get to see lot of good places on the way. If you are worried about what type of buses are available, worry not. You get to choose from A/C Sleeper (2+1), Non A/C Sleeper, Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semi-sleeper, Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semi-sleeper. Want to book bus tickets for Kargil from Srinagar? Plenty of government and private buses travel between Srinagar and Kargil. On an average, Srinagar to Kargil travel time is 4 hours.

Srinagar to Kargil By Train: Check the train status, schedule, timetable and availability to reach Kargil from Srinagar Go by train to Kargil from Srinagar to reach in 4 hours. Udhampur is the nearest railway station. It is about 200 kms from Leh airport.

Srinagar to Kargil By Car: If you wish to travel from Srinagar to Kargil by road instead, find the complete guide about taxis from Srinagar to Kargil. Take a car or hire a taxi from Srinagar to Kargil. If you're travelling with your family, hiring the car is a better idea. The basic price for hiring a car starts at INR 5 and varies according your choice of the car. The company will not pay the toll tax.

Srinagar to Kargil By Flight: Find flights from Srinagar to Kargil, explore the availability and Book Flight tickets from Srinagar to Kargil. A number of flights fly directly between Srinagar to Kargil. It takes 1 hour to reach by flight. You can conveniently book prepaid cabs from the airport to reach your destination in Kargil. Leh airport is the nearest airport near Kargil. It is about 136 kms from Leh airport to Kargil.

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