Kashmir Taxi Rates 2021 – Taxi Charges in Kashmir

by Vargis.Khan

If you are planning a trip to Kashmir anytime soon and were thinking of renting a taxi for your trip, then mentioned below are some details on Kashmir Taxi Rates that can be of help. The information below covers the major tourist routes like Srinagar City, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam as well as some other tourist spots.

The first question that comes to mind for everyone before going to Kashmir is whether or not it is safe to go. If you were wondering about it then you surely are not the only one. The first time I planned a trip to the valley, I thought for days whether or not to go. Take a look at How Safe is Kashmir for Tourists Now and hopefully this article will help answer your questions.

Kashmir Taxi Rates 2020

Tourist Route Drop Rate Return Rate
Hazratbal Return 700
Airport Drop 700 1200
Airport Arrival 1026
Srinagar Sightseeing Taxi Fare ( 3 Mughal Gardens) 1270
Srinagar Local Sightseeing Taxi Fare (All tourist spots) 2330
Srinagar Old City Tour 1000
Srinagar to Dachigam 1200
Srinagar airport / Hotel to Shankaracharya Temple 600
Parimahal and Chashm-e-Shahi tour 900
Srinagar Airport to Gulmarg Taxi Fare (Drop from airport or hotel) 1800
Srinagar to Gulmarg Taxi Charges (Return) 2000
Srinagar Airport to Pahalgam Taxi Fare (Drop from airport or hotel) 2500
Taxi charges from Srinagar to Pahalgam (Return) 3000
Srinagar to Sonamarg Taxi Fare (Drop from airport or hotel) 2400
Srinagar to Sonmarg Taxi Fare (Return) 2850
Srinagar to Yusmarg Taxi Fare 2000
Srinagar to Verinag Taxi Fare 2400
Kokernag Achabal & Verinag 2900
Srinagar to Aharbal Taxi Fare 2500
Srinagar to Kheer Bhawani Temple 1300
Kheer Bhawani and Mansabal Lake 1500
Srinagar to Naranag Taxi Fare 2000
Srinagar to Wular Lake 2500
Srinagar Airport to Baltal Taxi Fare 3500
Taxi Charge for Baltal for 2 Days 5000
Srinagar to Kargil Taxi Fare (Drop) 6400
Taxi Charges from Srinagar to Kargil for 2 Days 13200
Srinagar to Leh Taxi Fare (Drop) 16000
Srinagar to Leh return Taxi Charge (6 Days Trip) 29000
Srinagar to Doodhpathri Taxi Fare 2400
Srinagar to Tangmarg Taxi Charge 1725
Srinagar to Sinthan Top Taxi Fare 5000
Srinagar to Tangmarg Taxi Charge (Drop) 1400
Srinagar to Baltal Taxi Charge (3 Days) 7000
Srinagar to Kishtwar Taxi Fare 10000
Srinagar to Doda Taxi 11000
Srinagar to Peer ki Gali Taxi 3700
Srinagar to Surankote via Mughal Road 9000
srinagar to Sharda Sharif Taxi 9000
Srinagar to Poonch Taxi Fare 9500
Srinagar to Rajouri Taxi Fare 9500
Srinagar to Jammu via Mughal Road 8600
Srinagar to Gurez Valley Taxi Fare 13000
Srinagar to Uri Taxi Fare 3700
Srinagar to Tangdar Taxi Fare 12000
Gulmarg Pahalgam Sonmarg Srinagar Tour (4 – 7 Days) 6000 – 10000

Where to Hire a Taxi in Kashmir?

There are numerous travel agents and taxi providers that you can contact to rent a taxi in Kashmir. The entire city seems to be in the tourism business. You can, in fact, rent a cab from right outside the airport as well. If you need my recommendation, you can contact Salman Gulzar at 788 953 9008. Give my reference and he will quote you the best possible rates.

How to rent a Taxi in Kashmir?

There are a few things that you should know about renting a taxi in Kashmir. The first is that there are no set or decided rates. There is a rate list for sure but it is not really enforced by the union like in the case of places like Ladakh and Manali. So if you were told that it is a standard rate and the union won’t allow going lower, don’t believe it.

How much you pay for a taxi in Kashmir will entirely depend on your negotiation skills, duration of the trip, and places covered. On average though, a smaller car (hatchback) will cost about Rs. 1800 per day and a Sumo or Scorpio will cost Rs. 2000 per day. If you hired a luxury cab like Innova, it may cost a couple of hundreds more. These charges are inclusive of the cost of fuel and the driver.

The second thing to know is that the taxi you hired in Srinagar will not be allowed for sightseeing in Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Pahalgam. All these three places have their own group of taxi drivers and they do not allow the non-local taxi to ply on their routes.

So for example, if you hired a taxi from Srinagar for Pahalgam, it will only drop you at Pahalgam. For visiting places like Aru Valley, Betab Valley, etc you will have to rent a local Pahalgam taxi.

But the taxi drivers usually coordinate around it. When you are renting a taxi, talk to the driver and operator and they will make arrangements for local taxis as well. The amount usually comes out to be the same that I mentioned above.

Should you rent on the spot from the Airport?

I will not recommend it because then you will end up paying more. Book a taxi in advance, negotiate hard and have the driver pick you from the airport.

Taxi Rates in Srinagar

If you did not book a taxi in advance and wanted to get a cab from the airport to your hotel in Srinagar, it will cost you around Rs. 500 for a drop anywhere in the city.

If you want to rent a taxi from Srinagar for a drop to places like Gulmarg, Pahalgam, or Sonamarg, please take a look at Taxi Rates in Srinagar City where I have provided this information in details.

Is Uber cab available in Srinagar?

No, Uber is not available in Srinagar yet. You will have to hire a local taxi from the airport or your hotel. Not just Srinagar, Uber is not available anywhere in the Kashmir region.

Is Ola cab available in Srinagar?

Like Uber, Ola is also not available in Srinagar or anywhere else in Kashmir.

Taxi Rates in Gulmarg

If you hired a taxi from Srinagar for Gulmarg, it will drop you all the way except for the winter season. During winters, the taxi will only bring you to Tangmarg, about 14 kilometers before Gulmarg. From here on, you will have to rent another 4×4 taxi with snow chains for the final stretch of the journey and pay another Rs. 1000 for it. For more details, please read Taxi Rates in Gulmarg.

Gulmarg is just a small town and you do not really need a taxi for sightseeing here. But if you do, the Srinagar taxi will not be good enough for it. You will have to rent another taxi here to show you around.

Taxi Rates in Sonamarg

For a visit to Sonamarg, you will first have to rent a taxi from Srinagar to drop you at the small town. Then you will have to rent another taxi to show you around locally like towards the glacier or zero point. For more details, please read Taxi Rates in Sonamarg.

Taxi Rates in Pahalgam

For a visit to Pahalgam, you will first have to rent a taxi from Srinagar to drop you here. After your arrival, you will rent another cab for local sightseeing. For more details, please read Taxi Rates in Pahalgam.

Best Taxi Service in Kashmir

If I am to recommend a name, then I will suggest contacting Salman Gulzar at 788 953 9008. Give my reference and he will quote you a discounted rate.

Kashmir Taxi Rates – Conclusion

I hope the information above on Kashmir Taxi Rates was of help. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer.

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Arun Parmar February 22, 2020 - 7:09 am

Hello VARGISji,
planning to visit shrinagar, gulmarg, sonmarg, pehalgam with 04 adult family members in month of May end 2020. please suggest minimum how much days will be required if we want to reach shrinagar by air and further by rented taxi.

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Vargis.Khan February 24, 2020 - 10:28 pm

Hello Arun Ji – I will recommend at least 7 days to fully enjoy the trip.

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Neha February 21, 2020 - 4:20 pm

Jammu to srinagar 7seater Ertiga cost of
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Vargis.Khan February 21, 2020 - 5:20 pm

Please talk to Salman Gulzar at 788 953 9008. Give my reference and he will quote you the best possible price.

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ANAND February 20, 2020 - 5:43 am

Can u share me best route for 6 nights 7days planning to cover Shringaar, gulmarg,sonmarg, pehalgam. Also suggest good hotels for family at pehalgam, gulmarg and srinagar

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Vargis.Khan February 20, 2020 - 2:24 pm

How will you be traveling? Private taxi?

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