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Jalandhar is well connected by road and rail as it is on main Delhi-Amritsar route and is an important railway junction with lines going to Jammu, Amritsar, and Delhi . The city is very well connected with daily or weekly trains to most places in India including the major cities of Jammu, Amritsar, Ludhina, Pathankot, Kanpur, Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Closest airport is Ludhiana which is connected by air with Delhi. Air India and Kingfisher fly daily between New Delhi and Ludhiana Airport. The government is looking at purchasing another 500 acres (2.0 km2) of land to construct the new international airport. Ludhiana's status as a large industrial hub is cited as a reason for another international airport in Punjab after Amritsar.
Closest International Airport is at Amritsar which provide connectivity to European and North american countries.
Moving inside the city is done mostly by mini-buses, auto-rickshaws, and pedal rickshaws, loosely licensed by the Municipal Corporation.
There are initial discussions about designing a metro connectivity for local transportaion. It is at very preliminary stage and no plan is approved as of yet.
Jalandharis well connected with other cities of Punjab and also with other states by Bus service. The transportation services are provided by state owned Punjab Roadways and private bus operators. Moving inside the city, now there are state of the art Tata Marcopolo low floor buses for local travelling inside the city.The Jalandhar City Bus Services Limited(LCBSL) is the company which operates these buses in the City
Auto Rickshaw is a three-wheeler drive, which is way to travel in city. These Auto Rickshaws has capacity of three to six passengers. It can be hired individually or on sharing basis.
Cycle rickshaws are widely used in Jalandhar.The Rickshaw or a tricycle is pulled by a person and is relatively cheaper mode of transport.
Radio taxis are also available quite easily. It is also quite used means of transport by the people of Jalandhar and tourists.