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Ahmedabad to Ludhiana Flights

Since the airport in Ludhiana is not yet fully functional, there are no flights that directly connect Ahmedabad to the city of Ludhiana. The best option is to take a flight from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh, and then travel to Ludhiana by road. Ahmedabad Airport is officially known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (IATA: AMD), and the airport in Chandigarh is called Chandigarh International Airport (IATA: IXC). The fastest means of transport from Chandigarh Airport to Ludhiana is by car, and it takes approximately 2 hours to cover the distance of about 118 km.

As of now, there are over 30 flights from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh every day, of which 3 of them are direct flights. The connecting flights on this route can take anywhere between 4 hours and 20 hours to reach the destination and have layovers in cities like Jaipur, New Delhi, and Lucknow. The shortest flight from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh is operated by IndiGo and takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach.

Flights from Ahmedabad to Ludhiana


About Chandigarh Airport

Chandigarh Airport, also known as Chandigarh International Airport (IATA: IXC), is located approximately 118 km from Ludhiana. It is a customs airport majorly serving Chandigarh, Mohali, and Panchkula in the states of Punjab and Haryana. The airport runway is in Chandigarh's union territory, whereas the terminal is in the village of Jhiurheri, Mohali, on the southern side of the runway.

It has a single integrated terminal that handles both international and domestic flight operations, and the various facilities available at the airport include luggage trolleys, ATMs, currency exchange counters, restaurants, information desks, shopping outlets, child care rooms, passenger lounges, medical facilities, wheelchair assistance, lost and found baggage services, radio taxi, car rentals, and city bus service. To reach Ludhiana from Chandigarh Airport, you can hire a taxi or rental car, which is easily available just outside the airport.

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COVID-19 Information

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As the world gradually opens up amidst the COVID-19 situation, several rules and protocols have been defined for air travel. Various state governments have specified certain regulations that passengers arriving in their cities/states must follow. Before making your travel plan, please read the following guidelines:

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At all times, a mask must be worn.

Most airlines have specific security guidelines for passenger luggage. These include a list of items passengers are allowed to bring on board a flight, packing tips, and other relevant baggage-related information. Follow these guidelines while packing to avoid delays during boarding. You can drop off your check-in baggage at the airline's counter before boarding the flight. Usually, the permissible weight of your check-in baggage depends on the airline you have chosen to fly and the class of travel. On most domestic flights, the standard baggage weight allowed per passenger is 15 kg (1 piece only). In some cases, additional baggage may attract extra charges that must be paid according to the rates set by the airline. Read the airline's baggage allowance policy before your flight.

Hand Baggage Information

One handbag weighing up to 7 kg and measuring not more than 115 cm (L+W+H) is allowed per passenger. The dimensions of your hand baggage must not exceed 55cm x 35cm x 25cm. For safety, handbags must be placed under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin. In addition to the one piece of hand baggage permitted, you are allowed another personal item such as a purse or a small laptop bag (weighing up to 3 kg).
Things to Keep in Mind for a Hassle-free Flying Experience
  • Do not carry any items classified as prohibited or dangerous during your travel from Ahmedabad to Ludhiana.
  • Put all the carry-on liquids in 100 ml or smaller containers.
  • Keep medicines, important documents, cash, and valuables in your handbag. If required, please carry a medical prescription.
  • Reach the airport in time to avoid any last-minute rush. Usually, reaching the airport two hours before your flight's scheduled departure for domestic flights is recommended.
  • Keep your laptop, spare lithium batteries, power banks, etc., handy, as these items must be taken out for security screening. Remember to carry such items in your hand luggage instead of your checked-in baggage while travelling from Ahmedabad to Ludhiana.
  • Carry a printed copy of your air ticket or an e-ticket along with a photo ID; both will be checked at the airport entrance.
  • Bring a doctor's letter/certificate for any metallic medical implants in your body, as these might set off the alarms at the security check.
  • Stay alert, and if you notice suspicious activities or unclaimed objects around you, promptly notify airport security.
About Ludhiana

Ludhiana, a significant industrial city in Punjab, holds a special place in Indian history because it was the birthplace of Sukhdev Thapar, one of India's prominent freedom fighters. Many tourists travel to Ludhiana to visit its historical and religious sites, and famous markets.

The Lodhi Fort situated beside the Sutlej River and the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum are two of Ludhiana's most noteworthy tourist attractions. The city is also home to a number of temples and gurudwaras such as Gurudwara Charan Kanwal Sahib Machhiwara, Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib, etc.

Ludhiana's hosiery products are in high demand across the world, including America and Russia. The city is also considered India's textile and engineering centre. Woollen garment machine tools, dyes, cycle parts, mopeds, sewing machines, and motor parts are manufactured here and exported worldwide.

There are numerous hotels in Ludhiana that cater to various types of visitors, whether they are coming to explore the city or conduct business.

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Deer Park

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Nehru Planetarium

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Lodhi Fort

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Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum

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Hardy's World Amusement Park

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Govind Godham

Best Time to Visit Ludhiana

The winter season from October to February is the best time to visit Ludhiana, as the minimum temperature during this period is about 5-6°C. The weather is quite pleasant during these winter months, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. February is particularly a good time to visit Ludhiana because of the famous Rural Olympics, usually held in the city's Qila Raipur region.


About Ahmedabad Airport

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (IATA: AMD) is located in Hansol, approximately 11 km to the north of the city centre of Ahmedabad. It is named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India's first Deputy Prime Minister. To reach the airport, you can take a taxi, bus, or rental car available everywhere in the city. The airport has two terminals – Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 – Terminal 1 takes care of domestic flight operations, while Terminal 2 manages international operations. The various amenities available at the airport include Wi-Fi services, ATMs, smoking rooms, child care rooms, wheelchair assistance, medical facilities, lounges, restaurants, cafes, mobile charging ports, postal services, shopping outlets, etc.

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Health and Safety Measures at Ahmedabad Airport
  • For passenger convenience and safety, RT-PCR testing is available at the airport. The RT-PCR test is mandatory for international passengers. Domestic passengers who wish to get themselves tested can do so in the designated testing area at the airport.
  • You must wear a face mask at all times inside the terminal. Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board your flight.
  • Passenger temperatures are recorded before they enter the terminal as part of temperature screening for safety.
  • An enhanced cleaning regime has been implemented in every terminal, with the airport sanitising teams working 24x7 to ensure hygiene on the premises.
  • For passenger convenience, hand sanitising booths have been set up at various points on the airport premises.
  • Protective screens have been installed at various points across the terminals, including check-in desks and security checkpoints.
  • Digital signage across the airport reminds passengers to comply with the basic COVID-19 guidelines, such as observing the social distancing rules and wearing face masks.
About Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, a city with a storied past and architectural marvels, is a must-see for any traveller. Being one of Gujarat's largest cities, it has developed into a thriving metropolis. Situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad is located approximately 27 km from Gujarat's capital, Gandhinagar.

The city is a foodie's paradise, where you can sample some of the best Gujarati delicacies. Apart from local cuisine, numerous restaurants cater to a diverse range of tastes. Traditional fabrics and handicrafts, as well as terracotta toys and woven rugs, are all available for purchase in the city.

There are numerous historical sites and significant landmarks in the area. For young and elderly alike, each neighbourhood has its own unique appeal. Due to tremendous development, Ahmedabad has changed the most in the last decade.

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Sabarmati Ashram

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Adalaj Stepwell

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Sabarmati Riverfront

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Kankaria Lake

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Sidi Sayyed Mosque

Frequently Asked Questions

Since there is no functional airport in Ludhiana as of now, the best option is to take a flight from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh, and then travel to Ludhiana by road. There are approximately 30 flights from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh that operate on a daily basis. Of these, 3 of them are direct flights.

IndiGo, Go First, Air India, and Vistara are the most preferred airlines that operate flights from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh.

The IATA code for Chandigarh International Airport is IXC, while the same for Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is AMD.

The shortest flight from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh is operated by IndiGo, and it takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the destination. Unfortunately, this is not a daily flight.

Ludhiana is located about 118 km from Chandigarh Airport, and it takes around 2 hours to reach the city from the airport. You can hire a taxi or rental car from the airport to reach the city of Ludhiana.

Yes, most domestic flights allow passengers to carry food on their flights. However, you may need to ensure that the food items are adequately packed. Some airlines may have a different policy, and therefore, it is best to check with the airline before packing your food for the flight.

The aerial distance between Ahmedabad and Chandigarh is approximately 953 km.

A minimum of 2-3 days are required to visit all the places in Ludhiana. If you want to explore some of the nearby places, keep an extra day or two in hand.

Yes, two days are usually enough to explore Ahmedabad as a tourist. However, it is recommended that you keep a few extra days to visit nearby locations that may require day trips.

Ludhiana is called the Manchester of India because it is a hub of the textile industry in the country.
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Airport Information

Ludhiana Sahnewal, Punjab 141120

Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport Hansol, Ahmedabad Gujarat 380003