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How To Reach Bikaner

Explore the majestic charm of the heritage city
Bikaner Tourism

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How To Reach Bikaner

For those wondering how to reach Bikaner , this is the perfect place to know it all. Bikaner is a major tourist destination of Rajasthan, popular among solo travelers, families, honeymooners as well as groups of friends, due to its diverse range of activities and sightseeing options. Tourists are sure to find something or the other to interest them in the city, such as a desert safari or a trip to the amazing Kote Gate for a bit of shopping. The city is well connected to all parts of the country via trains and roads. Bikaner currently does not have an airport, but Jaipur International Airport and Jodhpur International Airport are used by travelers to get to the city.

How to reach Bikaner by train: Bikaner is well connected to all major cities of the country, as well as to almost all large cities of Rajasthan. There are two railway stations that serve the city, namely Bikaner Junction and Lalgarh Railway Station. Both of the stations are located within the city and lie nearly 6 kms away from the city center. Direct trains from Bikaner to cities such as Delhi, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata and Guwahati among others are easily available. Trains such as Sampark Kranti Express and Chandigarh Express connect the larger junctions. Intercity Express and other passenger trains connect the cities in the state.

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By Air

There is no airport in Bikaner, and the nearest one is located in Jodhpur, which is almost 251 kms away from the city center. If you are planning to travel by flight, then your best bet would be to disembark at Jodhpur International airport and board a bus to Bikaner. You can also opt for hiring a private taxi to get to the city. Both buses and taxis are easily available right outside the airport. It will take no more than 4 to 5 hours to get to your destination from the airport. Jodhpur International airport offers direct connectivity to Indian cities such as Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jammu and more, apart from international destinations such as Frankfurt, Paris, London and Bangkok, etc.

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By Train

Bikaner is well connected to all major cities of the country, as well as to almost all large cities of Rajasthan. There are two railway stations that serve the city, namely Bikaner Junction and Lalgarh Railway Station. Both of the stations are located within the city and lie nearly 6 kms away from the city center. Direct trains from Bikaner to cities such as Delhi, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata and Guwahati among others are easily available. Trains such as Sampark Kranti Express and Chandigarh Express connect the larger junctions. Intercity Express and other passenger trains connect the cities in the state.

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By Road

Reaching Bikaner via surface transfer is a good idea since the roads are well maintained and offer beautiful views of the desert at some points. There are plenty of bus services, including luxury buses and the state-run general buses. Comfortable sleeper buses are also available from a few destinations within the state as well as from outside the state such as Delhi. Some of the most popular routes are Delhi to Bikaner and Jodhpur to Bikaner. You can opt for the one that best suits your preference and budget.

If thinking of enjoying a road trip to Bikaner, it is definitely a good idea. The highways that connect the city to others are mostly in great condition. Hotels and resorts are strewn all the way to the destination, thereby giving you a chance to halt and then restart your journey as you fancy.

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From-To Distance By Air By Train By Road
New Delhi to Bikaner -8.0 hours11.0 hours
Kolkata to Bikaner 15.0 hours31.0 hours22.0 hours
Pune to Bikaner 15.0 hours26.0 hours29.0 hours
Bangalore to Bikaner 13.0 hours36.0 hours17.0 hours

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What events can I be part of in Bikaner?

The Camel Safari of Bikaner is a must do. Also try to attend the Camel Festival at the Junagarh Fort .

Is it possible to get Internet connection in Bikaner?

While WiFi is available at almost all central parts of the city, connectivity is sketchy at best when in the desert area. Plan accordingly.

What should I pack for Bikaner?

In terms of clothes, if you are visiting in summer, light cottons and such are recommended. In winter, warm clothes are a good idea as it tends to get quite cold. Shoes are a necessity as there is a lot of walking to be done and similarly, sunscreen is a perennial necessity. A camera, with a cover to protect it from the desert sands,  is always a good idea to have around as there are many instantly snappable areas.

Are there any ATMs in the city?

Yes, ATMs are spread all over the city and finding them is easy.

Is rock climbing safe in Bikaner?

Rock climbing in Bikaner is safe only when you are with registred and expert guides who are trained enough to take tourists with them. Make sure that you choose the right guides.