At a distance of 734 km, the nearest railway station is situated at Jammu therefore travelling by train is not a good idea. As Leh does not have a railway station of its own, therefore tourists need to hire a cab or take a bus to reach Leh from Jammu but the time taken by both the vehicles are 2 days. Tourists can also take a bus from Manali to reach Leh however due to bad weather condition this route is open only for a small period of time.
Regular air services from Delhi and Srinagar are provided so that the tourists can reach Leh faster and the fare charged for this journey can be easily afforded by anyone. Jet Airways operate its flights from Delhi to Leh, 6 times in a week and 1 flight during the week is available from Srinagar to Leh. A person can easily hire a cab to reach the town from the airport.
Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) provides bus services that help the visitors to reach Leh from Srinagar in two days. The bus services provided by Haryana Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) help tourists to travel between Manali and Leh. The total distance between both the cities being 474 km is covered in a time span of 20-24 hours.