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Best way to get to Jaisalmer

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Best way to get to Jaisalmer

I am thinking of including Jaisalmer in my trip and would like to spend the least amount of time to get there. here are the options I do see right now:

1- Take a train from Jodhpur (5:30 hours?) and take a nightly train to Udaipur.

2- To optimize time, and take advantage of night trains, get there from Udaipur (12-14 hours?), and then take a train to Jaipur (7-8 hours?). I assume both are night trains.

Any advice? I am not sure if the night trains are all that convenient, even in 2 berth?

Where could I find the timetables?

Thanks for any advice

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1. Re: Best way to get to Jaisalmer

for Jaisalmer you can take train from Jodhpur*There are day and overnight trains available.

from jaisalmer one can take train* late afternoon for Jaipur arrives early around 4;30am.

Jodhpur to Udaipur(or other way round) best to travel by road via Ranakpur Jain temple* there is not good train connections'. yes Udaipur to Jaipur one can take trains.For Jaisalmer to Udaipur one must go via Jodhpur.

For train timetable here is official link.

www.indianrail.gov.in/inet_srcdest_names.html

Cheers.

Guidedesert.

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2. Re: Best way to get to Jaisalmer

erail.in is also a good site to find trains. Easier to use also.

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3. Re: Best way to get to Jaisalmer

erail.in is also a good site to find trains. Easier to use also.

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4. Re: Best way to get to Jaisalmer

Jusr read on a website that there is airport open in Jaisalemer now. It didn't sound like they were referring to the military airport.

Anyone knows anything about this?

Thx

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5. Re: Best way to get to Jaisalmer

Yes there is an air force airport which is open to civilian flights. However no flights operate as of now. Overnight trains will be the fastest way to get in and out. There is no train Jodhpur to Udaipur, you will have to drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur

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6. Re: Best way to get to Jaisalmer

We travelled by bus from Udaipur to Jodhpur( not very good roads around 5 1/2 -6 hours) and by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer ( excellent roads around 7 + hours-appx-don't remember exactly).

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7. Re: Best way to get to Jaisalmer

How about a bus from Jaisalmetr to Jodhpur? I usually try not to got for the bus (not recommended in Frommers) but I did read in Rough Guide that there are about 10 buses a day and timetable might be more convenient than train. And the time did sound reasonable (about 5.5 hours?)

Any comments on that and recommended bus company?

Thx again.

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8. Re: Best way to get to Jaisalmer

Hello,

The bus at 6.30am takes 4 or 4.30 hr ,this bus has less stop . other buses takes 5/6 hr .

The first bus is at 5.30am then 6am., 6.30am ,7.30am ,830am, 10.15am ...all most every one hr. til 5pm.

the last bus 10pm at night .

Bus to udaipur at .3.30pm takes 12 hr .you can get birth to sleep.

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9. Re: Best way to get to Jaisalmer

all buses either govt. or private Jodhpur to Jaisalmer or other way round takes atleast 5 and half hr.

there is no superfast bus, all buses stops nearly 6-8 places in route.

Cheers.

Guidedesert.

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10. Re: Best way to get to Jaisalmer

For Guide desert .

My self travel at 6.30am bus many time both way and it has never take more them 4and half hr. please travel your self then you will know better .

Please do not miss guide .

Dev