Air: Jammu is the nearest airport. Jammu’s civil airport at Ranibagh is 9 km from the city center. Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Indian Airlines, runs flights to and from Delhi, Srinagar and Leh.
Accommodation :At Katra, private hotels, dharamshalas and government accommodation are also available. The accommodation offered by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) is of three types – free accommodation, rented rooms, and rented dormitories. Rented rooms/dormitories are available to the pilgrims against advance reservation.