How to Reach Guwahati

Guwahati is a biodiversity city in the norteastern region of India, it is situated in the state of Assam. It is surrounded by the Himalayas of Meghalaya on one side while on the other side it is bordered by a River called Brahmaputra. Guwahati is referred to as a fast-growing city in terms of education as it it has some of the major institutions in the northeastern state. Guwahati is the gateway of northeastern states like Arunachal, Meghalaya and Mizoram. Guwahati is the only city on the northeastern side which provides the major air, train and road services for travelling across India. Vacationers plus natural lovers visit this city in large quantities to witness some of the best places located in Guwahati. Because it is a famous city, therefore, getting to this city is not a big deal, it has well connected with major cities of India through every medium like Air, rail and road.

Guwahati Travel By Road

The entire city of Guwahati is well attached with major cities of the state of Assam as well as India. If you are planning to visit Assam by road then you are going to enjoy your trip a lot as it has the major road fulcrum in the northeastern region of India. Within Guwahati, a traveller can observe highways and roads that can transfer him/her to almost any major city in India. ASTC (Assam State Transport Corporation) buses join Guwahati city with some of its neighbouring states like Arunachal, Meghalaya and Mizoram. If you are staying within the cities like Tawang, Itanagar, Shillong, Silchar, and many more then you have a direct bus service to Guwahati City. depending upon your necessity and budget you can choose a bus service as many types of bus services are available like Meghalaya then you have then Regular buses are available for travellers Volvo, deluxe, air-conditioned or luxury buses. Apart from Meghalaya and Arunachal ASTC buses also have Tripura, Manipur, West Bengal and Nagaland services. NH 31 and NH 37 are the two national highways which connect Guwahati with the rest of the state of India. Distance between Guwahati and some of the major cities of India are given below, if you are planning to visit Guwahati by road then you must check the list

Distance in kilometers and time durationFrom
100 kilometres and about 3 hoursShillong to Guwahati
906 kilometres and about 21 hoursPatna to Guwahati
1,031 kilometres and about 24 hoursKolkata to Guwahati
2163 kiometres and about 38 hoursChandigarh to Guwhatai
1932 kilometres and about 36 hoursJaipur to Guwahati

Guwahati Travel By Railways

If you are travelling by train then Guwahati railhead which is situated at a distance of five kilometres from the main city of Guwahati. This railway station is well-connected to almost every major city in India. If you are staying within the cities like New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and many more then you are having a straight train service to Guwahati from your living place. After arriving at the railway station you can observe many cabs/bus services the moment you step out from the railhead. Guwahati Junction is referred to as the headquarter of the Northeastern Railway Zone. Therefore, a traveller can get a straight train service from the Guwahati Railhead to every major city in India. It is referred to as the headquarter because states like Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya do not have their own railhead and if you are travelling by train to Arunachal and Meghalaya then unfortunately you have to arrive first at Guwahati Railhead. Thereafter you have to cover your leftover journey to Meghalaya and Arunachal by bus or a cab. Some of the train’s numbers and names are given below which have direct connectivity to Guwahati from their origin Railhead.

Train name and numberFrom
LTT DBRG EXP 15645, LTTGUWAHATI EX 15647Mumbai to Guwahati
SARAIGHAT EXP (12345),AGTL HUMSAFAR (12503),ARONAI EXPRESS (12507)Kolkata to Guwahati
AGTL HUMSAFAR (12503)Bangalore to Guwahati
SC GHY EXPRESS (12513), GHY FESTVL SPL 02513Hyderabad to Guwahati
DBRT RAJDHANI (12424),PORVOTR S KRNTI (12502)Delhi to Guwahati

Guwahati Travel By Air

If you are travelling by air then the nearest airport to Guwahati city you can observe is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport or Guwahati Airport. Which is situated at a distance of 21 kilometres from the main city. Apart from this international airport, there are some more airports like Mohanbari Airport, Lilabari Airport, Salonibari Airport, Rowriah Airport and Kumbhirgram Airport. Guwahati airport is well connected with major cities of India like Kolkata, Bagdogra, Imphal, Delhi, Bangalore, Agartala and Mumbai, among others. From this airport, a traveller can book a taxi or hire a cab to reach the desired destination in Guwahati. Guwahati is termed as the commercial city of the northeast therefore it is well connected with all the massive cities by air and land medium. From Guwahati, a traveller can also opt for helicopter services. They can get helicopter services for cities like Tura, Naharlagun, Shillong, and Tawang from the Guwahati Helicopter services fleet. Some of the famous flight names mentioned below have a direct flight service to Guwahati city from major cities in India.

GO FIRST, Vistara, SpicejetDelhi to Guwahati
Akasa Air, GO FIRSTBangalore to Guwahati
Fly Big, Akasa AirAgartala to Guwahati
Spicejet, IndiGoMumbai to Guwahti
IndiGo, Air IndiaKolkata to Guwahati