DOMESTIC TRANSPORT TO JAISALMER
There are mainly 4 ways for going to Jaisalmer.
by domestic airplane : There is no airport in Jaisalmer for now. The nearest airport is in Jodhpur, 300km to Jaisalmer. Many domestic airlines from Indian major cities drive into Jodhpur. It takes about 1 hour from Delhi to Jodhpur.
▶Air India : https://book.airindia.in/
▶Jet airways : http://www.jetairways.com/
●Acting Book Tickets : ticket fare + commission 250 Rs/1 person
by train : To Jaisalmer, about 18 hours from Delhi, 12 hours from Jaipur, 6 hours from Jodhpur. Indian railway system is very complicated and vague. The main Indian railway berth ticket type is :
AC1 : 1st class with large 2 tier berth and air conditioner, there are originally few berth.
AC2 : 2nd class with casual 2 tier berth and air conditioner, many tourists and Indian high class people use this.
AC3 : 3rd class with casual 3 tier berth with air conditioner, recommend for an economizer.
SLEEPER : 3 tier berth without air conditioner, not recommend for traveler specially for ladies.
You can check and reserve the ticket by following site (Credit card needed) :
▶India Rail Info : http://indiarailinfo.com/
●Acting Book Tickets : ticket fare + commission 170 Rs/1 person. At the time of booking, you will need : 1.Name on Passport 2.Date of birth and age 3. gender. Please send them by e-mail.
by bus : There are several bus route between Jaisalmer and the main cities. Internet booking is not available, you have to get the ticket after the arrival in the city (But normaly you can get a seat without ticket booking. HOTEL TOKYO PALACE can book the ticket only the bus depart from Jaisalmer). Many tourists use the bus from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer. The distance is about 295km, it takes about 5~6 hours, the fare is 250Rs. The departure time is : 06:00, 07:30, 08:30, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30, 15:30, 16:45, 18:15, 19:45, 21:00, 22:00 (2013.04).
●Acting Book Tickets : ticket fare + commission 100 Rs/1 person
by courtesy car : The car can give a ride for 3~4 person/1 car. The one way fee is :
●For the group more than 8-10 person, we can arrange a bus. Please contact us in advance.