Presence of a railway station in Patiala helps in connecting this city with various other destinations and travelling by train is a convenient and economical method of reaching the city. Regular and frequent rail services have made accessing the city easier for travelers coming here from various parts of the country. Different cities, such as Chandigarh, Mumbai, Delhi and others are connected with the help of direct trains. Some of the trains that ply on regular intervals are Barmer Kalka Express, Bathinda Delhi Express, Amritsar Dadar Express and many more.
The Chandigarh airport is the closest air terminal and it takes about two hours drive to reach Patiala from here. This airport is linked with all the major Indian cities, such as New Delhi, Amritsar, Goa, Chennai, Jaipur, Mumbai and Ahmadabad with the help of frequent air service. Jagson Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, Air Mantra and Air India are some of the service providers which help in making the journey comfortable for the tourists. From the airport, travelers can easily hire a taxi or take a local bus in order to reach Patiala.
The royal city of Patiala is linked with other Indian cities with the help of a wide network of motorable roads. Due to the availability of various state government owned and privately operated buses, travelling by bus is one of the most preferred ways of transportation in this region. Punjab Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) buses operate to and from different cities of Punjab and connect them with Patiala.