Are you planning a trip to Gulmarg in the near future? Were you wondering how much it will cost? If the answer to the questions above is a yes then the information below can help you in determining that. Listed below are the most recent Gulmarg taxi rates for reaching Gulmarg, local sightseeing and for moving from Gulmarg to other nearby towns.
Please note that the rates I am listing below are for the taxi service in Gulmarg only. These are not the taxi rates for Srinagar or any other town of Kashmir. If you wanted to get the rate list for Srinagar, Please read Taxi Union Rates in Srinagar.
One important thing you should know is that the taxi rates in Kashmir are not strictly fixed. What this means is that there are set rates for popular tourist routes but how much you will pay will depend on the driver, your time of the trip and negotiation skills. If you were referred to a known driver, you will pay a few hundred bucks less than what I am mentioning below.
For more details on Gulmarg, please read How to Plan a Trip to Gulmarg – A Complete Travel Guide
Srinagar to Gulmarg Taxi Fare
Let us first talk about how much you will pay to get to Gulmarg from Srinagar. There are two sides to it; in summer and winter.
From April to November, taxi Fare from Srinagar to Gulmarg will be about Rs. 1850 for a drop. For a return journey on the same day, it will be around Rs. 2,200. For a 2 days trip, the total fare would come out to be anywhere between Rs. 3000 to Rs. 3500. Private taxi operators may charge a couple hundred more for cabs like Innova but for a Sumo or Bolero, this is what you will pay. You will rent one cab from Srinagar for all the way to Gulmarg.
If you booked a tempo traveler for Gulmarg, it will cost you about Rs. 3000 for a same-day return trip and Rs. 5000 for a 2 days trip.
Taxi Fares for Gulmarg in Winter Season
In the winter season, from December to March, you will have to hire two different cabs. The first cab will drop you from Srinagar to Tangmarg and from Tangmarg; you will have to rent another cab. Tangmarg is about 14 kilometers from Gulmarg. The drive from Srinagar to Tangmarg is mostly in a plain area with very gradual and little incline. But after Tangmarg, for the entire 14 kilometers, the road climbs up steeply all the way to Gulmarg.
During winters, this entire stretch between Tangmarg and Gulmarg remains buried under snow. Due to this, it becomes impossible to drive on it in a 2×4 car and without snow chains.
So in these months, you will first rent a cab to drop you at Tangmarg which will cost anywhere between Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2000. This will depend on the driver, how well you negotiated and if you were referred to him by someone known. At Tangmarg, there is a taxi stand from where you will rent another cab for Gulmarg. This will cost you Rs. 1000 for a drop and Rs. 1600 for a return journey the same day.
For more details, please read How to Plan a Trip to Gulmarg in Winter.
Srinagar to Gulmarg Bus
If you do not wish to pay 1000 bucks, then ask for the bus stand at Tangmarg and board a Bus for Gulmarg. The Bus fare is merely Rs. 30 per person. There are buses available on an almost hourly basis. These are short canter type buses with snow chains.
You can also board a Bus from Srinagar to Tangmarg if you do not want to hire a cab at all. This will cost you another 50 bucks and your entire trip from Srinagar to Gulmarg will cost just about a hundred bucks.
What you must remember though that these are poorly maintained, private, short and highly uncomfortable buses. Opt for this only when you are traveling solo, with a couple of friends and are on a shoestring budget.
During winters, another mode of transport available is shared cabs from Tangmarg. These are known locally as “Service Gaadi” or “Service Cabs” in Tangmarg. Just go to the Tangmarg Bus stand, ask for a service gaadi going towards Gulmarg and grab a seat. A shared cab will charge you Rs. 50 per person.
You can also board a shared cab from Srinagar to Tangmarg but it will be extremely difficult to find.
Gulmarg to Srinagar Taxi Rate
A taxi from Gulmarg to Srinagar will cost you Rs. 2000 for a drop anywhere in the city. This will remain applicable in both summers and winters.
Srinagar Airport to Gulmarg Taxi Fare
The rates I explained above will remain applicable for a cab from the airport as well.
Gulmarg to Pahalgam Taxi Fare
Pahalgam is at a distance of about 145 kilometers from Gulmarg and the journey takes around 5-6 hours to complete. An Innova for a drop to Pahalgam will cost Rs. 4000. A Scorpio will cost Rs. 3500 and a Tata Sumo will cost Rs. 3200.
Gulmarg to Sonamarg Taxi Fare
Gulmarg to Sonamarg is about 123 kilometers and the journey takes around 5 hours to complete. An Innova for a drop to Sonamarg will cost Rs. 4000. A Scorpio will cost Rs. 3500 and a Tata Sumo will cost Rs. 3000.
Gulmarg to Bota Pathri
Bota Pathri is a tourist spot about 30-40 minutes of a drive from Gulmarg. It is like a meadow but the sights from here are definitely very scenic. It has recently been opened for tourists a couple of years ago. If you are staying in Gulmarg for a day, you must venture in this direction. You will need a local guide with you for getting permission. There are a couple of Army Check posts on the way and you may get turned back.
An Innova for a return trip to Bota Pathri will cost Rs. 2000. For a Scorpio, you will pay Rs. 1800 and Rs. 1400 for a Sumo.
Gulmarg to Baba Reshi
Baba Reshi is a shrine, a ‘mazaar’ located about 10 kilometers from Gulmarg. It is a greatly respected shrine and hundreds of people visit here each year to get blessings. Please read The Life and Legend of Baba Reshi to get more information about it.
A return trip to Baba Reshi from Gulmarg will cost Rs. 2000 by Innova, Rs.1500 by Scorpio and Rs. 1200 by Tata Sumo.
Gulmarg to Yusmarg
Another amazing tourist spot, Yusmarg is located at a distance of 100 kilometers from Gulmarg. An Innova for a drop or return to Yusmarg will cost Rs. 4000. For a Scorpio, you will pay Rs. 3500 and Rs. 3000 for a Sumo. For more details, please read How to visit Yusmarg and What to See.
Katra to Gulmarg Taxi Fare
A taxi from Gulmarg to Katra (or Katra to Gulmarg) will cost you about Rs. 5000-7000 for a cab like Innova and Rs. 5000-6000 for a Sumo.
Jammu to Gulmarg Taxi Fare
Taxi fare from Jammu to Gulmarg (or Gulmarg to Jammu) for a same-day drop will cost you about Rs. 5000-7000 for an Innova and Rs. 5000-6000 for a Tata Sumo. If you were breaking the journey in Patnitop and made it a 2 days trip, then the cost will increase to Rs. 8000 for an SUV and Rs. 7000 for a Sumo.
Gulmarg Local Sightseeing Taxi Rates
If you hired a cab for a full day to show you around all the nearby places, you will pay Rs. 4000 for an Innova and Rs. 1800 for a Sumo. A Scorpio will cost about Rs. 2000.
For sightseeing in Srinagar City, you will pay Rs. 2000 for Innova, Rs. 1800 for Scorpio and Rs. 1500 for Sumo.
For a drop from Gulmarg to Dal Gate or the airport in Srinagar, you will pay about Rs. 2000 for a Sumo and Rs. 2500 for an Innova.
Gulmarg Taxi Rates – Conclusion
I hope the information above on Gulmarg taxi rates was of help. If you have any questions; or need any other details; please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer.