At a distance of 120 km, lies the nearest railhead which is in the city of Pathankot. Major cities in India such as Ahmadabad, Delhi, Jammu, Bathinda and many such similar cities are connected via train to Pathankot. Visitors can hire a taxi from the Pathankot railway station to reach Palampur. Different trains that help the tourists to reach Pathankot are Dhauladhar Express, Ravi Express, Delhi Pathankot Express, Jammu Mail and many more.
Travelling by air is the fastest way to reach Palampur. Daily flights are available from Dharamsala Kangra Airport which is the nearest domestic airport and is situated at a distance of 40 km. This airport is well linked with Delhi and Mumbai. The nearest international airport is the Delhi international airport which is situated at a distance of 565 km. This airport is well connected with different cities of India and abroad. Tourist taxis are easily available from these airports to reach Palampur.
This hill station is well connected with all the neighboring regions by a huge network of roads. Different state owned buses connect Palampur with all the cities of India such as Mandi, Dharamshala. Various AC buses are provided by Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) for connecting Palampur with Delhi and Chandigarh.