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Annual Meeting of Instructional Course in Spine
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August 09th – 11th, 2018 | Hotel Radisson Blu, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Reaching Amritsar


Amritsar is well-connected to other major Indian cities by air, road and rail. The international airport in Amritsar makes it easily accessible from most major cities across the world.

By Air

Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar, located about 11 kilometeres away from the city-centre, is well connected to other cities in India and also to a number of international cities. There are daily flights to and from Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu, Srinagar, Dubai, London, Toronto and Tashkent, among other cities.

Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport (IATA: ATQ) is about 11km and a 15-20 minutes drive from the city centre. It's one of the modern airports in India and quite adequate if not exactly exciting. Most flights are to Delhi, an hour away, but there are an increasing number of international connections: Air India flies to London, Birmingham, Melbourne and Sydney via Delhi. Air Slovakia used to fly to Bergamo, Barcelona and Birmingham via Bratislava but the flights have been discontinued since the airline ceased operations in 2010. There are also surprising numbers of flights to Central Asia (eg. Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan). Qatar Airways now flies to Doha. Malindo Air offers flights to Kuala Lumpur and Scoot to Singapore besides daily flights to Dubai by Air India Express and Spicejet. Besides, there are daily connections to Mumbai and Srinagar.

According to the airport website, both city buses and car rentals are available.

By Bus

There are bus services available that connect Amritsar with cities like Delhi, Dehradun, Shimla, Jammu and other towns in North India. These include both government-run buses and coaches operated by private companies.

By Train

Amritsar Railway Station is the main station in the city and is well connected to almost all major cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Agra, and Chandigarh, among others. A train journey from Delhi to Amritsar takes a little over 6 hours.

Road/Self Drive

One can easily self-drive or hire a car to reach Amritsar from neighbouring states and cities such as Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu. Driving to Amritsar is one of the most popular and convenient ways of travelling and there are several options en route to stop for refreshments.

Traveling from Delhi to Amritsar takes an average of eight to nine hours. However, the journey is worth it. The distance is approximately 500 km from Delhi and there are three ways of reaching the city by road, especially if you take up driving yourself.

There are buses available at intervals of almost an hour and a half from Delhi to Amritsar and back. Yes, the travel time is longer while traveling by bus but if you enjoy looking out of the window from a height then you’re in for a visual treat.

Get Around

An auto-rickshaw from the train station to the temple should cost around INR 100/-, while a cycle-rickshaw will run about INR 50/-.

There is a free bus service from the train station to the golden temple run by Golden Temple trust.