Getting There & Away
During tourist season, J&K SRTC buses make day-return trips from Srinagar (₹420, 2½ hours), departing Srinagar around 7.30am and departing Pahalgam at 4.30pm. However, the service can be cancelled at short notice.
Alternatively, from Srinagar, head first to Anantnag by shared taxi (₹80, one hour) then swap vehicles at the same stand for Pahalgam (₹80, 90 minutes).
There are two roads to Pahalgam; via Anantnag and a less used but shorter route via Bijbehara (₹90 shared taxi from Pahalgam).
A taxi from Pahalgam to Srinagar costs ₹2100.