Listed below are Srinagar Taxi rates applicable in the year 2023. You can go through the list below to find out how much you will pay for renting a taxi in Srinagar for either local sightseeing in the city, or for visiting other places in Kashmir like Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Pahalgam.
If you are planning a trip to Ladakh, the applicable rates for Kargil, Leh and Zanskar Valley are also included. These are the taxi union rates but depending on the time of travel or your negotiation skills, you may also be able to get a lesser price.
For organizing your trip to Kashmir, booking a taxi, or getting the best hotel rates, you can contact Kunal @ 9910 402 252. Give him my reference and he will be able to get you the best and the lowest rates possible.
If you have any questions related to your upcoming trip to Kashmir, you can contact me on Instagram to clarify your doubts. For all other details on Kashmir like mobile connectivity, public transport, and several other tips, please take a look at How to Plan a Trip to Kashmir – A Complete Travel Guide.
Srinagar Taxi Rate List 2023
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|Airport Pick & Drop||Rs. 940||Rs. 1665|
|Shankaracharya Temple Taxi Fare||Rs. 950||Rs. 1200|
|Mughal Gardens Tour (Complete)||Rs. 2500|
|3 Mughal Gardens Tour (Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Chashm-e-Shahi)||Rs. 1700|
|Mughal Gardens, Parimahal, Shankaracharya Temple, Hazratbal||Rs. 2500|
|Srinagar Old City Tour||Rs. 3000|
|Dachigam Return||Rs. 2500|
|Srinagar to Tangmarg Taxi Fare||Rs. 2300||Rs. 2600|
|Srinagar to Gulmarg Taxi Fare||Rs. 2600||Rs. 2975|
|Srinagar to Yusmarg Taxi Fare||Rs. 2600||Rs. 2975|
|Srinagar to Sonamarg Taxi Fare||Rs. 3000||Rs. 4055|
|Srinagar to Pahalgam Taxi Fare||Rs. 3000||Rs. 4055|
|Srinagar to Pahalgam Taxi Fare Return||Rs. 3000||Rs. 4055|
|Srinagar to Mansabal Lake and Kheer Bhawani Temple Taxi Fare||Rs. 1800||Rs. 2500|
|Srinagar to Wular Lake||Rs. 4000|
|Srinagar to Baltal Taxi Fare (1 Day Trip)||Rs. 5068||Rs. 7100|
|Srinagar to Baltal Taxi Fare (3-Day Trip)||Rs. 9261|
|Srinagar to Doodhpathri Taxi Fare||Rs. 3200|
|Srinagar to Naranag Taxi Fare||Rs. 3200||Rs. 3200|
|Srinagar to Verinag Taxi Fare||Rs. 4506|
|Srinagar to Achabal and Kokernag Taxi Fare||Rs. 4052|
|Srinagar to Daksum Taxi Fare||Rs. 4501|
|Srinagar to Sinthan Top Taxi Fare||Rs. 7200|
|Srinagar to Kishtwar via Sinthan Top Taxi Fare||Rs. 8200||Rs. 12560|
|Srinagar to Doda Taxi Fare||Rs. 9500||Rs. 14600|
|Srinagar to Aharbal Waterfall Taxi Fare||Rs. 4500|
|Srinagar to Peer ki Gali (Mughal Road) Taxi Fare||Rs. 6000|
|Srinagar to Surankote (Mughal Road)||Rs. 8200||Rs. 12500|
|Srinagar to Shahdara Sharief (Rajouri via Mughal Road)||Rs. 9700||Rs. 4500|
|Srinagar to Poonch Taxi Fare||Rs. 9800||Rs. 14700|
|Srinagar to Rajouri Taxi Fare||Rs. 9800||Rs. 14700|
|Srinagar to Jammu via Mughal Road Taxi Fare||Rs. 11200|
|Srinagar to Gurez Valley Taxi Fare (Dawar)||Rs. 9600||Rs. 16500|
|Srinagar to Uri Taxi Fare||Rs. 3200||Rs. 5000|
|Srinagar to Tangdhar Taxi Fare||Rs. 9500||Rs. 16500|
|Srinagar to Kargil Taxi Fare (3 Days Trip)||Rs. 9163||Rs. 16800|
|Srinagar to Leh Taxi Fare (2 Days Trip)||Rs. 21300|
|Srinagar to Leh 6 Days Trip||Rs. 39878|
|Srinagar to Jammu Taxi Fare||Rs. 10500|
|Srinagar to Amritsar Taxi Fare (4 Days Trip)||Rs. 1400||Rs. 25727|
|Srinagar to Jalandhar Taxi Fare (4 Days Trip)||Rs. 19938||Rs. 30229|
|Srinagar to Chandigarh Taxi Fare (4 Days Trip)||Rs. 23979||Rs. 32134|
|Srinagar to Delhi Taxi Fare (6 Days Trip)||Rs. 32000||Rs. 51455|
|Srinagar to Ajmer Shariff Taxi Fare (10-12 Days Trip)||Rs. 23979||Rs. 52217|
Best Taxi Service in Srinagar
The important thing to remember while renting a taxi in Kashmir is that there is no enforced rate list as such. True that there is a union rate list which is mentioned in the image below but it does not always apply.
The final amount you will pay will heavily depend on your own negotiation skills, the type, and condition of the cab you were renting, and who were you dealing with.
If you went via a travel agency or a hotel, then they will charge you slightly more than this. If you spoke directly to a driver, he may settle for a lesser amount to win a customer over. It may also depend on how long you were renting the cab.
During the peak tourist season, if there are a lot of tourists in the valley, these rates get thrown out of the window. At that time, drivers tend to overcharge a lot and will quote just about any amount to the tourists.
If I am to recommend a name, then I will suggest contacting Kunal at 9910 402 252. Give my reference and he will quote you a discounted rate and possibly the next Srinagar taxi rates that you can get.
Srinagar Taxi Rates 2023 – 2024
The Srinagar taxi rates mentioned above are applicable for a pick-and-drop at Lal Chowk in Srinagar. But the same rates will remain applicable from your hotel or the airport as well.
If the person you were speaking with was asking for more than the rates above, you can talk to the contact I provided and see if he can get you a better deal.
The rates above are all for private taxis but shared cabs too are available on some of these routes. These will cost you way less. I have provided information on shared cabs further in the article.
Srinagar Airport Taxi Charges
A private taxi to drop you at the airport in Srinagar will cost you Rs. 940. Pick up from the airport and drop you at your hotel will cost you Rs. 1665.
In the real world though, the charges can be a lot different. I had a driver pick me up from the airport and drop me at my hotel in Srinagar for Rs. 1200. It was only because But it was only because it was the peak tourist season.
In the off-season, do not be surprised if the diver charges you a couple hundred less than the regular charge.
Srinagar to Doodhpathri Taxi Fare
A private taxi from Srinagar to Doodhpathri (or Dudhpathri) will cost you Rs. 3200 for a return journey. There is no drop rate because when you go to Doodhpatri, it will mostly be a day trip only.
Accommodation choices in Doodhpathri are scarce and not a lot of people prefer to stay there overnight. For more information, please read How to Plan a Trip to Doodhpathri.
Srinagar to Gulmarg Taxi Fare
A prepaid taxi from Srinagar to Gulmarg will cost you about Rs. 2600 for a drop. For a return journey, a taxi fare from Srinagar to Gulmarg and back would come out to be Rs. 2,975.
Private taxi operators may charge you more for cabs like Innova but for a Sumo or Bolero, this is what you will pay. If you rented the taxi for two days then it will cost you anywhere between Rs. 4500 to Rs. 5000.
An important thing to remember here is that these rates are applicable only during summer. In winter, the road from Tangmarg to Gulmarg gets blocked and can only be traveled with help of snow chains.
So if you were visiting in the months from January to March, then the rates will be way high. You will first pay about Rs. 2300 for a cab from Srinagar to Tangmarg.
Then you would have to rent another taxi in Tangmarg for reaching Gulmarg. This will cost you an additional Rs. 1600 for a drop at Gulmarg and Rs. 2500 for the same day return to Tangmarg.
If you booked a tempo traveler for Gulmarg, it will cost you about Rs. 4500 for a same-day return trip and Rs. 7000 for a 2 days trip.
Srinagar to Gulmarg Shared Taxi
Shared taxis are available for Gulmarg from Srinagar but you will have to break your journey into parts. Finding a shared cab from Srinagar all the way to Gulmarg will be very tough.
By a shared cab, you will first have to travel from Srinagar to Tangmarg for Rs. 100 and then Rs. 50 for Tangmarg to Gulmarg. Another choice would be to board the Bus which will cost even less.
If you want to read more about how you can travel to Gulmarg by shared cabs and Bus, I recommend that you please read How to Plan a Trip to Gulmarg. If you were visiting in winter, then please take a look at How to Plan a Trip to Gulmarg in winter.
Srinagar to Pahalgam Taxi Rates
A taxi from Srinagar to Pahalgam will cost you about Rs. 3000 for a drop and Rs. 4055 for a return journey on the same day. For a 2 days trip, it will cost you about Rs. 7000 for a return journey. If you booked a tempo traveler for Pahalgam, charges will be Rs. 8500 to Rs. 10000 approximately.
An important thing to remember with Pahalgam is that your Srinagar taxi cannot be used for sightseeing here. It can only bring you to Pahalgam but for visiting other areas like Aru Valley and Betab Valley, you will have to rent another local taxi in Pahalgam.
Srinagar to Pahalgam Shared Taxi
Shared cabs as well as buses are available on the route and will cost you about Rs. 250 for reaching Pahalgam from Srinagar. For this, you will first have to find a shared cab from Dale Gate in Srinagar for Anantnag.
From Anantnag, you will then have to look for another cab to get to Pahalam. There is no direct bus or shared cab available between Srinagar and Pahalgam.
Srinagar to Sonamarg Taxi Fare
A taxi from Srinagar to Sonamarg will cost you Rs. 3000 for a drop and Rs. 4055 for a return journey on the same day. If you hired a taxi for 2 days, the charges will be about Rs. 8000.
If you hired a tempo traveler, it will cost you Rs. 7500 for a same-day return journey. The same rates will also be applicable for a taxi from Srinagar airport to Sonamarg.
Srinagar to Sonamarg Shared Taxi
Shared taxis too are available on the route. But you will not get a shared cab that can drop you straight in Sonamarg. From Hazratbal in Srinagar, you will first have to look for a cab for Kangan.
From Kangan, you will then board another cab for Sonamarg. In total, it will cost you about Rs. 150 – 200 per person to get to Sonamarg.
Srinagar to Drass Taxi Fare
A taxi from Srinagar to Dras will cost you Rs. 8000 for a drop and Rs. 10000 for a return on the same day. The chances however are that no driver will agree to make it a same-day trip because the distance is too great to be covered in a day.
Srinagar to Yusmarg Taxi Fare
A private taxi for a return journey from Srinagar to Yusmarg will cost you Rs. 2,600 for drop and Rs. 2,975 for same-day return.
If you hired a tempo traveler, then the charges would be about Rs. 5000 for 2 days trip. For more details on getting to Yusmarg, please read How to Plan a Trip to Yusmarg.
Srinagar to Baltal Taxi Fare
A private taxi from Srinagar to Baltal for one day journey will cost you Rs. 5,068. If you however booked the same cab for your return journey as well to Srinagar the next day then the taxi will cost you Rs. 7,100.
For a three days trip with a stay at Baltal or Sonamarg or any other place on the way, it will cost you Rs. 9,261. You will have to pay separately for your accommodation though. These are just taxi charges.
Srinagar to Aharbal Taxi Fare
A taxi from Srinagar to Aharbal Waterfall and return will cost you Rs. 4500 for a same-day journey. For more information, please read How to Plan a Trip to Aharbal
Srinagar to Tangmarg Taxi Fare
A private taxi from Srinagar to Tangmarg will cost you Rs. 2300 for a drop and Rs. 2600 for a same-day return.
Srinagar to Gurez Valley Taxi Fare
If you take a rent a taxi from Srinagar to drop you in Dawar in Gurez, it will cost you Rs. 9600. For a return journey of 2 days, it will cost Rs. 16500.
Srinagar taxi drivers do not usually agree to go beyond Dawar due to bad roads. For that, you may have to rent a taxi from Dawar only. Either way, if you plan to go to Chakwali as well, be ready to shed another Rs. 5000 to Rs. 7500 extra.
Srinagar to Leh Taxi Fare 2023
A one-day journey from Srinagar to Leh in a private taxi will cost you about Rs. 18,000. The cab will travel non-stop for about 18 to 20 hours and will drop you at Leh.
If you break this journey into 2 days then the charge will increase to Rs. 21,300. For any more than 2 days and up to 6 days, this journey will cost you approximately Rs. 40,000.
For journeys of more than 2 days, your accommodation at places in between is of course not included. You also will not be required to pay for the driver as well. For a night’s stay, you will have to look for a hotel for yourself and the driver will find his own accommodation.
Please remember that any cab rented in Srinagar cannot be used for local sightseeing in Ladakh. The cab you rented from Srinagar can only drop you at Leh but for visiting other places in Ladakh, you will have to rent a local Leh-registered taxi. For more information, please read How to Plan a Trip to Ladakh – A Complete Travel Guide
Srinagar to Leh Shared Taxi
A shared taxi from Srinagar to Leh will cost you approximately Rs. 3,800 per person. If you are traveling alone or on a budget and do not want to be traveling on the bus then boarding a shared taxi from Srinagar to Leh is a great choice.
The only drawback is that these taxis travel non-stop for about 18-20 hours with very limited breaks and can get uncomfortable. It is not a good option if you are traveling with your family.
Srinagar to Kargil Taxi Fare
A private taxi from Srinagar to Kargil will cost you Rs. 9,163 for a drop. If you want to stay at Kargil for a day and return to Srinagar on Day 3, then a 3 days journey will cost you Rs. 16,800. If you want to make it a 2 days trip, you will get charged around Rs. 14,000.
Srinagar to Kargil Shared Taxi
A shared taxi from Srinagar to Kargil will cost you Rs. 1500 to Rs. 1800 per person. The journey will be completed in one day and the cab will reach Kargil by evening.
Srinagar to Jammu Taxi Fare
For a drop from Srinagar to Jammu you will have to pay Rs. 4,900 for one day journey. If you however boarded a shared taxi for Jammu, it will cost you only about Rs. 700 per person.
The taxi will start from Srinagar in the morning and will reach Jammu by late afternoon. If you hired a tempo traveler, it will cost you about Rs. 9000 for the same-day drop.
Jammu to Srinagar Taxi Fare
A Private taxi from Jammu to Srinagar will cost Rs. 10,500 for a same-day drop via NH44. If you want to travel by Mughal road, you will have to pay Rs. 11,200.
For a shared cab, this cost will come down to Rs. 1500 – Rs. 2000 per person. These taxis are available at Jammu’s bus stand and complete the journey to Srinagar in one day. If you hired a tempo traveler, it will cost you about Rs. 9000 for a same-day drop.
Srinagar Pahalgam Gulmarg Taxi Fare
If you booked a cab from Srinagar to visit both Pahalgam and Gulmarg, it will cost you about Rs. 10000 for a 3 days trip. If you hired a tempo traveler, it will cost you Rs. 12000.
Srinagar Local Sightseeing Taxi Fare
The taxi rates in Srinagar for local sightseeing will entirely depend on what all places you wanted to visit. For example,
- If you booked a private taxi for the Mughal gardens of Chesmashahi, Nishat, and Shalimar, then it will cost you Rs. 1,700.
- A private taxi for an extended trip including the above-mentioned three gardens plus Parimahal, S. Temple, and Hazratbal would cost you Rs. 2,500
- If you just want to go to Hazratbal and come back, it will cost you Rs. 900
- For visiting Parimahal and Chasmashahi gardens, a private taxi will cost you Rs. 1500
- A taxi for taking you sightseeing around the old city will cost Rs. 3,000
- If you wanted to visit Wular Lake and Mansabal, it will cost you Rs. 4000.
- For a day trip to Kheer Bhawani, it will cost you Rs. 2500
I hope the information above on Srinagar Taxi rates was of help. As I mentioned earlier, these rates can vary a lot depending on the time of your travel and negotiation skills. If you have any questions, you can contact me on Instagram and I will be happy to answer. You can also consider subscribing to my YouTube channel and asking a question there.
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