Getting Around

Free yellow buses run between the train station and the Golden Temple from 4am to 9pm. Otherwise, from the train station to the Golden Temple, a rickshaw/autorickshaw will cost around ₹50/100, but you’ll have to haggle hard for a fair price. Taxis loiter around the station and at the prepaid taxi booth to the east of Golden Temple, while Ola Cabs has smart and swift radio taxis plying Amritsar round the clock.

To the airport, an autorickshaw costs around ₹350 and a taxi about ₹500 to ₹600. There's also a free airport shuttle bus that runs between the airport and the Golden Temple three times a day; from the airport at 6.15am, 9.15am and 1.15pm, and from Fuwara Chowk to the airport at 6am and noon.

Taxis taking you to the Golden Temple area will often drop you at Fuwara (Fountain) Chowk or the Town Hall (aka the Partition Museum), from where you can walk the last few hundred metres through a recently renovated pedestrianised tourist corridor and souvenir market, flanked by graceful red-sandstone shopping arcades on both sides.