Indian Railways
Refundable Recommended
16:45
JSM Jaisalmer
6h 40m ride in train #14660
3+
23:25
JU Jodhpur Jn
Indian Railways
Refundable Recommended
07:00
JSM Jaisalmer
6h ride in train #14809
2.5+
13:00
JU Jodhpur Jn
Instant Recommended
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Jaisalmer Hotel Transfer
9h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Jodhpur Hotel Transfer

From Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by Trains

Indian Railways
Refundable
00:55
JSM Jaisalmer
5h 20m ride in train #15013
4
06:15
JU Jodhpur Jn
Indian Railways
Refundable Recommended
07:00
JSM Jaisalmer
6h ride in train #14809
2.5+
13:00
JU Jodhpur Jn
Indian Railways
Refundable Recommended
16:45
JSM Jaisalmer
6h 40m ride in train #14660
3+
23:25
JU Jodhpur Jn
Indian Railways
Refundable Fastest
19:20
JSM Jaisalmer
4h 40m ride in train #22932
00:00
+1
JU Jodhpur Jn

From Jaisalmer Hotel Transfer to Jodhpur by Taxis

Instant Recommended
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Jaisalmer Hotel Transfer
9h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Jodhpur Hotel Transfer
Instant
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Jaisalmer Hotel Transfer
9h 30m taxi ride in Van 6pax
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Jodhpur Hotel Transfer

Jaisalmer to Jodhpur Schedule

Jaisalmer to Jodhpur Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Indian Railways SL - Sleeper Class 00:55 - 06:15₹ 627
TravelODesk India Comfort 00:00 - 09:30₹ 6,336
Indian Railways SL - Sleeper Class 07:00 - 13:00₹ 637
Indian Railways 2S - Second Sitting Class 16:45 - 23:25₹ 552
Indian Railways SL - Sleeper Class 19:20 - 00:00₹ 732

How to get from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur

Cities of Rajasthan, the northwestern Indian state, are well connected by means of national highways and rail network. Buses and trains are the main means of transport travellers choose to get from Jaisalmer, the westernmost frontier town of India, to Jodhpur, the Sun City.

As both cities sit in the immediate vicinity of Thar Desert, temperatures can be extreme all year round what means you’d better opt for air-conditioned means of transport to make your travel bearable.

While there are airports in both Jodhpur and Jaisalmer with the latter is operational again after a two-year hiatus, there are no direct flights between the two cities.

What is the distance from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur?

The shortest route connecting Jaisalmer and Jodhpur is via a combination of national highways 11 and 125 – 285 km. Travelling via national highway 11 and state highway 61 is slightly longer – 310 km.

How long does it take to get to Jodhpur from Jaisalmer?

You need six hours in media to get to Jodhpur from Jaisalmer. There is a superfast train which covers the distance in four and a half hours and driving in a private car can take a bit under five hours if you do not stop en route. But if you take a bus or an ordinary fast train, expect to spend between 5 and 7 hours.

What is the best way to travel Jaisalmer–Jodhpur route?

Both buses and trains are totally ok. The choice depends on your budget and flexibility as far as the departure time is concerned.

Trains have fewer departures but are generally more comfortable while buses are cheaper and leave for Jodhpur any time of the day.

If you think of flying, it is definitely not the best way to travel between these destinations. Your options are limited to connecting flights via Ahmedabad or Jaipur – a considerable detour from your route though it will not necessarily make the whole journey longer – but will make it more expensive for sure – than if you travel overland.

How to get from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by train

There is a direct railway line between Jaisalmer and Jodhpur with daily train departures. While the choice is not too wide as there are only three daily trains – schedule-wise they are all very convenient.

Which trains ply the route between Jaisalmer and Jodhpur?

There is the morning JSM JU Express 14809 at 7 am and the afternoon JSM DLI Express 14660 at 4.45 pm.

The only daily night train from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur is Ranikhet Express 15013. It leaves at 1 am.

The superfast BDTS JSM Express 22932 offers an evening departure but runs once a week on Saturday.

How long do train need to reach Jodhpur?

The fastest trains are BDTS JSM and Ranikhet Express, both taking under five hours to reach Jodhpur.

The two remaining options travel slower and need six hours.

What is the price of railway tickets to Jodhpur?

All the three daily trains have the cheapest second class seats and non air-conditioned Sleeper Class tickets priced between INR550 and INR650 and third class air-conditioned berths at INR1,000.

Second and first class air-conditioned berths are available in Ranikhet Express and JSM DLI Express. They normally cost INR1,200-INR1,800.

We recommend travelling in an air-conditioned carriage; even third class will do if you need to save some rupees in your pocket.

How to get from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by bus

Buses offer regular departures from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur and from this point of view they are the most convenient way to travel. There are buses of different classes – from ordinary to air-conditioned 2+1 coaches allowing you to choose the level of comfort you require.

Which bus company to choose?

The state-owned Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) runs 11 daily buses from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur from 4.45 am till 4 pm.

Private bus companies also serve the route with around two dozens of departures a day. The most popular of these include M.R. Travels and Chouhan Travels with the latter alone offering about a dozen of buses daily.

When do buses from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur leave?

While there are departures throughout the day from 3.30 am, the majority of them are morning departures leaving before noon.

There are fewer buses in the afternoon and there is normally only one late evening departure at 10.15 pm arriving to Jodhpur rather inconveniently by 4 am though it is a sleeper bus.

How much are bus tickets?

The cheapest seats do not normally cost over INR300 while the most convenient ones in luxury coaches go for INR600 and up.

Jaisalmer to Jodhpur destination reviews

3.1
9 customer reviews
5
22%
4
22%
3
22%
2
11%
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CM
5
train #14809 SL - Sleeper Class, Indian Railways, Nov 13, 2019
I loved my trip on the day train sleeper class Jaisalmer to Jodhpur. And so easy to organise with 12go.
MO
5
train #14660 1A - AC First Class Sleeper, Indian Railways, Nov 10, 2019
Very comfortable train ride and great service and communication with 12goasia
AL
4
train #15013 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways, Oct 16, 2019
Train was at time, our A2 tier car was ok and I had good night sleep. Toilets are as they are in India, or even a bit cleaner. Was offered breakfast, what we did not take, as we were nearly arriving. I would use this sort of transport again
CH
3
train #14809 2S - Second Sitting Class, Indian Railways, Oct 1, 2019
We booked and payed for seats only to find out that seats are not booked, we were crowded with people who had not payed
MB
2
train #14809 2S - Second Sitting Class, Indian Railways, Sep 30, 2019
Was not sitting class was sleeper class and seats were not together on was on floor and one was under roof.
JV
4
train #14809 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways, Nov 7, 2019
Train clean and on time. Good service

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