There are no direct trains to Ladakh, whereas the nearest rail head is Jammu Tawi, which is about 680 km away from Ladakh. Though it is a long and tiring journey, the reward is the amazing sights of the mountains and the alluring blue river, which takes you to your destination without any halt. You can hire taxi from Jammu Tawi to Ladakh, it takes nearly 2 days to travel but can be bit expensive as well.
The best mode of transportation to Ladakh is by flight. Its capital Leh is very well connected to Srinagar and Jammu. There are regular flights that operate from Delhi, thus making it more feasible for international tourists to reach Ladakh. Weather conditions can be erratic in Leh and flights get cancelled at short notice. The airport, shuttle bus services and shared jeep-taxis which can help you reach into the town.
Ladakh is connected via road to Srinagar by Zoji La Pass and Manali by Rohtang Pass. The highway across the Himalayas to Leh in Ladakh is incomparable because of its altitude and scenic landscape. The highway opens in early June, just as the summer traffic to the region is at its peak and closes down by November. JKSRTC and HRTC provide very cheap and comfortable bus facilities to its tourists.