Many people goes to the north-west of India, in the city of Amritsar, to see the magnificent Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) – a beautiful creation of the Sikhs, built in 1604 in the middle of a small pond. Thousands of tourists annually visit this city and its main attraction. If you want to be among them, study the content of this article, which describes, how to get from Delhi to Amritsar, describes the types of transport, time of departure and the cost of tickets.
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Distance between Delhi and Amritsar
Amritsar is located near the border with Pakistan. The direct distance between Delhi and this city is 406 km or 252.8 miles. Amritsar can be reached by train, bus, car. Depending on the way you travel, you will need to overcome a different number of kilometers or miles. So, the journey by car on the NH44 will take 450 km or 280 miles. If you take the NH9 and NH 54, the distance between the cities will be 510 km or 316 miles. The journey by train will last from 6 to 12 hours. During this time, you will cover more, than 500 km or 310 miles.
How to get from Delhi to Amritsar by bus
If you are used to travel by bus, you can use the Golden Temple Service company, in whose name you can find the main attraction of Amritsar. AC Seater buses leave from Delhi several times a day. The v first trip at 13:45. Arrival time – 21:25. You can also go to Amritsar at 22:59, arriving there at 6:39 in the morning. Travel time is 7:40. The starting point of the bus transport is the railway station, located in the satellite city or the suburb of Delhi Rohini, in sector 3 near the Durga Temple. The arrival point is the bus station in Amritsar. The bus fare is 13.92 USD or 975 Indian Rupees (INR).
How to get from Delhi to Amritsar by train
If you did not have time to buy a bus ticket Delhi Amritsar for the date you are interested in, you can use another way to travel to the Sikh city and go there by train. These vehicles are sent to Amritsar from several stations in the Indian capital, and you can choose the one, that suits you.
From the DLI train station, the Indian Railways train leaves at 10:50 and arrives at Amritsar ASR Amritsar Jn station around midnight at 23:55. Ticket prices vary by carriage class. So, travel in a SL – Sleeper Class car will cost 11.03 USD or 709 INR, in a 3A car – AC 3-Tier Sleeper – 17.72 USD or 1177 INR, in second class 2A – AC 2-Tier Sleeper – 22, 24 USD or 1,495 rupees.
From the New Delhi NDLS station to Amritsar, trains depart from 4:20 in the morning. Travel time is 12 hours. Arrival time is 16:30. A ticket to the cheapest class costs 14.89 USD or 980 rupees. The next train leaves at 7:20, arrives at 13:45. Travel time is only 6 hours and 25 minutes. This train has no sleeper cars, only soft chairs.
In the AC Chair Class carriage, you can travel from the capital to a city with a Sikh temple for 18.83 USD or 1256 INR, in a more comfortable sitting EC-Extended Chair Class car for 31.32 USD or 2130 INR. From 16:30 to 22:30 you can ride in a sit-car from Delhi to Amritsar. This train can reach the end point of the route in 6 hours. Ticket price is almost the same as the price of the previous train.
If you prefer sleeping places, you should pay attention to the next few trips. So, from the NDLS station, you can take the Sleeper Class train from 7:50 to 15:35 for 7 hours and 45 minutes, from 11:05 to 16:45 for 5 hours and 40 minutes. From 11:05 to 19:20 to Amritsar there is a train with only first-class carriages. The fare on these trains varies from 11.47 USD or 740 INR (the cheapest ticket to the SL carriage is Sleeper Class) to 33.84 USD or 2307 INR (first class ticket). There are also flights at 12:30 and 14:10. Their length is 7:50 and 6:55.
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If you are not afraid of long journeys, you can go to Amritsar from Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station. From there the trains go at 3:47, 11:52 and 20:35. The journey takes from 8 hours and 8 minutes to 12 hours and 43 minutes. Travel to SL – Sleeper Class costs 15.04 USD or 990 INR, in a second-class car – 24.70 USD or 1667 INR.
How to get from Delhi to Amritsar by plane
For lovers of fast and comfortable travel, there are planes. They allow you to arrive at the desired point in 65-85 minutes. From Indira Gandhi Airport (DEL) to ATQ Raja Sansi Airport of Amritsar fly Air India, Jet Airways, Air Vistara, IndiGo airplanes. The price of tickets in different airlines varies slightly and ranges from 40 to 55 dollars.
The Indian carrier Air India sends its aircraft to Amritsar at 5:00 and 8:00 (travel time – 1 hour and 15 minutes) and at 16:55 (travel time – 1:25). The price of tickets starts from 40.75 USD or 2853 INR. Luggage (25 kg) included in the price. IndiGo air transport departs from Indira Gandhi Airport at 5:15 and 21:30. Travel time -70-75 minutes. The cheapest ticket can be bought for 47 dollars or 3284 INR rupees. The price includes 15 kg of luggage.
Jet Airways aircraft take off from Amritsar Airport at 8:10, 12:15, 18:20, 20:00. The flight lasts 1:20. Ticket price – 45.68 USD (3198 INR) – 56.77 USD (3975 INR). Price includes hand luggage only. Air Vistara carrier at 13:40 sends its transport from Delhi to Amritsar. Travel time is 65 minutes. A ticket for a flight with 15 kg of baggage included in the price is 48.13 USD or 3370 INR.
All of the above types of transport in addition to airplanes can be sent more often. It depends on the selected date and the availability of tickets in the system. We recommend you in advance (1-2 months before the planned trip) to book and buy tickets. Time of departure and fare you can always specify in the search form. We hope, that this article was useful for you and you were able to choose the most convenient form of transport for the trip. Have a nice trip or a flight from Delhi to the beautiful city of Amritsar.