Kargil Taxi Union Rates 2022 – Updated Rate List

by Vargis.Khan

Below is the most recent list of Kargil Taxi Union Rates. The list below contains rates for renting a taxi from Kargil for traveling toward Srinagar, Zanskar, and Batalik routes.

The images of the rate list below are not too clear but if save it to your hard disk and zoom in, you will be able to read it clearly. I will also add the rates for some of the common routes here in the post as a quick reference.

The most important thing to remember while renting a taxi in this region is that the local unions do not allow taxis outside of their district to ply their routes.

So any taxi rented from Srinagar cannot be used for sightseeing in Zanskar and Ladakh. Kargil taxis cannot be used for sightseeing in Kashmir and Ladakh.

Similarly, Ladakh rented taxis cannot be used for sightseeing in Zanskar and Kashmir. For example, if you rented a taxi from Kargil, it can only drop you at Leh city and Srinagar but you cannot use the same cab for visiting local tourist attractions in either of these places.

Similarly, if you arrived in Kargil in a Leh or Srinagar registered cab, it is only good enough for dropping you at Kargil. If you want to travel toward Zanskar Valley, you will have to rent a local taxi from Kargil.

I agree that it sounds like an expensive affair and unnecessary hassle for tourists but that is the way it is out here. There is no other option or way to work around this.

Taxi Services in Kargil

There are three types of Taxis available for rent in Kargil and their fares are different.

  • XUV and Innova fall in Category 1 and are the most expensive of the lot.
  • The second category consists of Xylo, Scorpio, Tavera, and Qualis. The fare for this category is slightly less than the first Category.
  • The cheapest taxis available are Sumo and Bolero

There are no hatchbacks and Sedans available for rent. Even though the fares for these SUVs are different, the margin is not really huge and they will cost you almost the same.

Taxi Rates in Kargil

Below are the rates on some of the most preferred tourist routes. I will mention the common taxi fares as a quick reference. For the rest, please refer to the rate list in the images below.

Route Drop Return
Kargil to Padum Taxi Fare (1 Day ) 14,765 19,637
Kargil to Padum Taxi Fare (2 Days) 17,546 23,683
Kargil to Rangdum Taxi Fare (1 Day ) 9,530
Kargil to Rangdum Taxi Fare (2 Days) 12,276
Kargil to Sankoo 1,364 1,818
Kargil to Baltal (1 Day) 5,683
Kargil to Baltal (2 Days) 8,584
Kargil to Drass 2,046 2,706
Kargil to Jammu Taxi Fare 17,050 22,623
Kargil to Pahalgam in 2 Days 10,401 13,867
Kargil to Pahalgam in 3 Days 13,302 16,768
Kargil to Sonamarg 5,445
Srinagar to Leh Taxi Fare (1 Day) 14,834
Srinagar to Leh Taxi Fare (2 Days) 17,727
Kargil to Srinagar Taxi Fare 7,150 9,320
Kargil to Udhampur 14,663 19,550
Kargil to Lamayuru 5,456
Leh to Srinagar Taxi Fare (1 Day) 14,834
Leh to Srinagar Taxi Fare (2 Days) 18,277
Kargil to Leh Taxi Fare 7,843 10,457
Kargil to Mulbek 1,364 1,818
Kargil to Leh via Batalik 8,184 10,912
Kargil to Batalik Taxi Fare 2,046 2,706
Kargil to Keylong 20,415 27,154
Kargil to Manali 23,892 27,154
Kargil to Sarchu 13,001 17,301
Kargil to Tso Kar via Tanglang La 6,751 8,979

Helpful Tips

50% of the total fare must be paid in advance in long routes like Manali, Srinagar, and Padum. If the taxi is used for more than the specified days to the destination, additional charges will be Rs. 2503 for a full day and Rs. 1250 for half day. A full day here means 8 hours and 4 hours as a half day.

Rate List

Below are the images of the entire rate list. It is a few years old but has not been revised much since. The same rates are still in effect. You may be quoted a higher amount but below are the approximate figures that you will end up paying.

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Kargil Taxi Union Rates List – Conclusion

I hope the information above on Kargil Taxi Union Rates was of help. An alternate choice to private taxis in this area is shared cabs which will be less comfortable but will also cost far less.

If you were traveling in a group of 5 or 6 people then rent a private cab or else board a shared cab.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below and I will be happy to answer. You can also follow me on Instagram and chat with me live there or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there.

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12 comments

Sudip Aich June 13, 2022 - 5:45 am

Can you please suggest me the name of a driver who has Innova for Zanskar trip from Srinagar side which we want to do next month. Srinagar to Kargil and next Kargil to Padum,Lamayuru,Leh

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Pradeep May 11, 2022 - 7:06 am

Hello Mr Vargis,
Thank you for your comprehensive posts. Im planning to travel from Kargil to Srinagar by taxi on 20/7/22, and my flight from Srinagar airport is at 430 pm on the same day. Would it be doable in case i leave early, as i have heard that the weather is uncertain and the road after Zojila is prone to jams and landslides which could cause delay and also, Kargil Diwas is a week later on 26/7.

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Vargis.Khan May 11, 2022 - 11:03 pm

Hello Pradeep – This journey will really be a rushed one because you will also have to consider the traffic you will run into after you reach Srinagar. Then you will also have to reach the airport a couple of hours early. My advice would be that you do not keep it on the same day and reach Srinagar a day before.

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Krishna Saravade March 13, 2022 - 6:00 am

Kargil to leh taxi required on 18.05.22 ..

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Manzoor July 11, 2021 - 10:17 am

Ya konsa driver ha joo ladies pasanger ko tang karraha ha zanskar sa kargil road ma pasanger ko ak taxi driver na personal comment karha ha auj 10/07/2021 . ko kohi taxi driver aaraha ha zanskar sa kargil usna pasanger ka sat batamiz kiya ha please is driver ko lesson band kardo

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Aman Deep Singh Randhawa May 10, 2022 - 10:28 am

I am looking for a taxi for tommorow i.e 11/05/22 from kargil to Drass
.drop only for a single person.Please contact me on 9289540077

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Tarun biswas June 5, 2021 - 11:07 am

What would be cost of cab if I go from Padum to manali via sinkula pass/darcha/ keylong and is it possible to go there in early October

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Pramod May 1, 2022 - 10:29 am

What would be the cost of taxi from sonamarg to leh

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Vargis.Khan May 5, 2022 - 8:10 am

Around 10k

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Musa May 6, 2020 - 9:52 am

If we take a taxi from kargil to leh, will we be able to stop at tourist places on our route like lamayuru monastery, alchi, likir etc?
How much extra will the driver ask for?

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Arshad ali June 4, 2019 - 2:38 am

I forget my two shoes in an innova please sms to innova divers group that one passanger of kashmiri forget his shoes in a innova plz call 8494003549

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Somdeep May 21, 2019 - 6:37 am

Hi, from where I can get the shared taxi for Padum at Kargil and when?

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