How to Reach Gujarat

By Air:

There are 17 airports in Gujarat. GUJCAB or the Gujarat Civil Aviation Board was constituted for promoting the growth of air travel network in the state. The Chief Minister of the state leads the Board.
Domestic airports under the Airports Authority of India

  • Bhavnagar Airport — Lies at a distance of 9 km from Bhavnagar city.
  • Surat Airport — Situated on Magdalla Road.
  • Kandla Airport (Gandhidham) — Lies at Kandla, close to Gandhidham (Kutch district).
  • Deesa Airport – Situated at a distance of 5 km from Deesa.
  • Porbandar Airport — Located at a distance of 5 km from Porbandar city.
  • Keshod Airport (Junagadh) — It is situated at a distance of 3 km from Keshod city (Junagadh District).
  • Vadodara Airport – Integrated Terminal Airport.
  • Rajkot Airport — Lying at a distance of four km from Rajkot city.

International airports

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (Ahmedabad).

 Airports under IAF

  • Jamnagar Airport — Civil enclosed territory, situated at a distance of ten km from Jamnagar City.
  • Bhuj Airport — Bhuj Civil enclave airport is also known as Shyamji Krishna Verma Airport.
  • Naliya Air Force Station.

Airports under State Government

  • Mandvi Airport
  • Mehsana Airport — Distance of the airport is around 2 km from Mehsana city.
  • Amreli Airport – Airfield used for training purposes.

By Road:

Public transport
GSRTC or Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation is the principal bureau which has the responsibility of running buses inside the state of Gujarat and the bordering states as well. GSRTC is a public transportation agency, offering bus services and public transportation facilities in the state and other states in the country as well. Besides these, Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation offers a variety of services to the common public.
Intercity Bus Services — It joins key cities like Vapi, Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Vadodara (Baroda).
Mofussil Services — It joins important cities, smaller rural communities and settlements in the state.
Interstate Bus Services — It joins different cities in the state with the bordering states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan.
Parcel Services — This is available for freight movement.
City Services — In addition, GSRTC offers city-based bus services in Baroda, Surat, Gandhinagar, Vapi, and Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

Other than this, the GSRTC arranges special bus services for fairs, carnivals, special events, industrial areas, colleges, schools, and religious sites.
City bus services are available in cities such as Bhavnagar (VTCOS) Ahmedabad (AMTS & Ahmedabad BRTS), Vadodara (VTCOS), Rajkot (VTCOS), Gandhinagar (VTCOS), and Anand (VTCOS).
A common transportation mode in the state are auto rickshaws. The state government is encouraging use of bicycles to cut down pollution.

By Rail:

The state of Gujarat falls under the Western Railway Zone (Indian Railways). The busiest railhead in the state is Vadodara or Baroda Railway Station. It also ranks as the 4th busiest railhead in India. Vadodara lies on the Mumbai – Delhi route of the Western Railways. Other major railheads in the state are Ahmedabad, Surat and Rajkot. Indian Railways is thinking about Delhi-Mumbai out-and-out rail cargo itinerary moving across the state.

Sea Transport:

The state houses the most extensive shoreline in India, spanning 1600 km. One of the biggest harbors catering to Western India is the Kandla Port. Other major ports in the state are Magdalla Port, Navlakhi Port, Porbandar Port, Pipavav Port, and Mundra Port (privately held).

Short trips:

The places given below are ideal for excursions or short trips:

  • Gir Forest National Park
  • Pirotan Island
  • White Desert of Kutch
  • Dholavira (site of Indus Valley Civilization)
  • Rani Ni Vav (A well-known step well)
  • Lothal (a port of the Indus Valley Civilization)
  • Champaner (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Taranga Hills (Jain religious site and wildlife reserve)
  • Polo Forest (Archeological location and wildlife reserve)
  • The Modhera Sun Temple (Sun Temple with a history of more than ten centuries)
  • Diu
  • Saputara (the sole hill station of the state)
  • Dwarka
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