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Moving on from Bhuj

The best train services to Ahmedabad are the Nagari Express #9116 (daily; departs 10pm, arrives 5.05am) or the Hazrat Express #4312 (Mon, Thurs, Sat & Sun; departs 11.05am, arrives 6.50pm). Several daily trains travel to Gandhidham, but it’s easier to take the bus. There are state buses to Ahmedabad (8–9hr), Rajkot (6–7hr) and Jamnagar (8hr), as well as Mandvi and Mundra. Less frequent buses serve villages in northern Kutch. Private bus operators are strung along Station Road: Ashapura Travels (t 02832/252491), opposite the bus stand, has a daily bus to Barmer (Rajasthan), which continues to Jaisalmer every other day, as well as a bus to Ajmer (for Pushkar); Patel Tours and Travels (t 02832/657781), 100m west of the station, has two sleeper buses to Ahmedabad. Jay Somnath (t 02832/221919), opposite Green Rock restaurant, has buses to Rajkot. Jet Airways (t 02832/253671, w http://www.jetairways.com) and Kingfisher (w http://www.flykingfisher.com) each have a daily flight to Mumbai.

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