New Delhi Katra Travel Guide

New Delhi to Katra by Road

The Distance from New Delhi to Katra is roughly 634 km. Drive from New Delhi to katra takes about 12 – 13 hours by car.

DTC AC Volvo buses between Delhi and Jammu

bus3Delhi Transport corporation (DTC) runs Volvo AC bus services for Jammu and Katra from Delhi. The fare is Rs 800 per seat. Bus departs daily at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM from Interstate bus terminus ISBT at Delhi and Reach Katra at 07:00 AM and 08:30 AM respectively the next day morning.

From Katra the Volvo buses departs daily at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM and reach Delhi at 07:00 AM and 08:30 AM respectively the next day morning.

DTC enquiry and reservation numbers at Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate: 011-23865181 011-23868836

Private operators running AC Volvo buses between New Delhi and Jammu Katra

Swagatam Holidays, G-6, Palika Palace Near RK Ashram Metro Station Panchkuian Road New Delhi Phone: 011-64141444, 23360287

busclipJBG Volvo Bus, G-28 Palika Place ,Panchkuian Road, R.K. Ashram Metro Station New Delhi Phone 011-23348581

Rao Travels, 17, Vasant Enclave Market, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi Phone : +91-11-46131313, 26144545, 32554099

Heera Travels, Shop No 33, Azad Hind Market, Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006 Mobile: 09210779079

Libra Travels, Stall No 12, Shivaji Stadium, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001 Phone: 011-65783607

All buses start between 5 to 9 PM and reach Jammu / Katra the next day between 5 to 9 AM. The main pickup points in Delhi are Janpath (Chanderlok building)  and Red Fort ( Azad hind Market)

trainclip1New Delhi to Katra by train

The nearest railhead from Katra is Jammu which is at a distance of 50 kilometers from this place

Jammu Tawi is the last broad gauge station in India in the north, which is served by many important trains and well connected with the rest of the country. Being the last station many trains Originate and terminate here. Now a new rail link is being established between Jammu and Srinagar and few local trains run up to Udhampur. Most people travelling to Jammu are pilgrims who go to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. In the peak season of summer and other holidays, the railways introduce special trains for Jammu for the comfort of the pilgrims.

The travelling Distance from New Delhi to Jammu is about 580km – 600km and takes 12-13hrs to reach Jammu tawi station

Important Trains Between Delhi and Jammu

Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Time Destination Arr. Time
403 DLI UHP SPECIAL Delhi 11:45 PM Jammu Tawi 11:20 AM
405 JAT GARIB RATH Delhi 10:50 PM Jammu Tawi 9:10 AM
2413 AII JAT EXPRESS Delhi 10:35 PM Jammu Tawi 8:00 AM
2425 JAMMU RAJDHANI Delhi 8:40 PM Jammu Tawi 5:40 AM
2445 UTTAR S KRANTI Delhi 8:50 PM Jammu Tawi 6:35 AM
4033 JAMMU MAIL Delhi 9:15 PM Jammu Tawi 9:55 AM
4645 SHALIMAR EXP Delhi 3:50 PM Jammu Tawi 5:15 AM
1077 JHELUM EXPRESS Delhi 9:05 PM Jammu Tawi 9:15 AM
2471 SWARAJ EXPRESS Delhi 4:50 AM Jammu Tawi 2:45 PM
2919 MALWA EXPRESS Delhi 5:20 AM Jammu Tawi 3:55 PM
8101 TATA JAT EXP Delhi 9:35 PM Jammu Tawi 1:10 PM
8601 HTE JAT EXP Delhi 9:35 PM Jammu Tawi 1:10 PM
6031 ANDAMAN EXPRESS Delhi 12:10 AM Jammu Tawi 1:45 PM

Important Trains Between Jammu and Delhi

Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Time Destination Arr. Time
404 UHP DLI SPECIAL Jammu Tawi 11:25 PM Delhi 10:15 AM
406 DLI GARIB RATH Jammu Tawi 8:15 PM Delhi 6:35 AM
1078 JHELUM EXPRESS Jammu Tawi 9:45 PM Delhi 10:05 AM
2414 JAMMU AII EXP Jammu Tawi 6:15 PM Delhi 5:04 AM
2426 JAMMU RAJDHANI Jammu Tawi 7:45 PM Delhi 5:00 AM
2446 UTTAR S KRANTI Jammu Tawi 8:40 PM Delhi 6:25 AM
2472 SWARAJ EXPRESS Jammu Tawi 11:15 AM Delhi 9:30 PM
2920 MALWA EXPRESS Jammu Tawi 9:00 AM Delhi 7:00 PM
4034 JAMMU MAIL Jammu Tawi 4:15 PM Delhi 5:45 AM
4646 SHALIMAR EXP Jammu Tawi 9:00 PM Delhi 10:55 AM
6032 ANDAMAN EXPRESS Jammu Tawi 11:45 PM Delhi 1:15 PM
6032 Muri Express Jammu Tawi 02:30 PM Delhi 04:45 AM

Inquiry phone numbers New Delhi

Railways Enquiry New Delhi Roadways Enquiry New Delhi
General Enquiry 131, 011-23366177 ISBT General & DTC Enquiry 011-22968836
Centralized Enquiry 011-23366101 Haryana Roadways 011-22961262
Reservation Enquiry 1345 Himachal Pradesh Roadways 011-22966725
Automated Enquiry (English) 1330 Punjab Roadways 011-22967892
Automated Enquiry (Hindi) 1335 Rajasthan Roadways 011-22961246, 22919537
Arrivals (Recorded) North/East/West/south 1331, 1332,1333,1334 U.P. Roadways 011-22968709
Departures (Recorded) North/East/West/south 1336, 1337,1338,1339 DTC Head Office 011-23354518
Shahdara Railway Station 011-22285251 Local Enquiry City Office 011-23371745


New Delhi to Katra by Air

New Delhi Jammu Flights
Airline Departure arrival
Goair 8:35 9:45
Jet Airways Konnect 10:20 11:30
Kingfisher 8:05 10:50
Kingfisher 10:40 12:00
Indian 11:30 12:40
Spicejet 8:50 10:10
Jammu New Delhi Flights
Airline Departure arrival
Goair 10:15 12:50
Jet Airways Konnect 14:20 15:35
Kingfisher 12:30 13:45
Kingfisher 14:00 16:55
Indian 15:50 17:10
Spicejet 12:55 14:15

aeroplaneThe nearest airport from Katra is Jammu at a distance of about 55 kilometers. There are daily flights from Delhi to Jammu and vice versa. The flying time is approximately 80 minutes.

The Jammu airport is located at Satwari about six kilometers from the city centre. The airport is at an elevation of 960 feet above MSL. Taxis are easily available outside the airport for Jammu city and Katra. Distance between Jammu city and airport can be covered easily in city buses or taxis. Autirickshaws are also a cheap and comfortable choice for the travellers.

There are stringent checks  and a lot of time is consumed in security clearence process as Jammu airport comes in the category of hyper-sensitive airports and is  hardly 6 kms (aerial distance) away from the Indo-Pak border.

Considering the above travelers must reach the domestic airport at least 2 hours before flight timings to board the flight in time as formalities at the airport may take time.


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1 comment to New Delhi Katra Travel Guide

  • Rajeev Kumar

    I would like to know the likely date of the commencement of Katra Railway Station. I am a frequent visitor to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine and would like to visit the holy shrine in March, 2011. I will be boarding the train at the Delhi Railway Station. Last year when we visited the shrine, I was told that the same will be ready by December, 2010. An early reply will be highly appreciated.