Surat is one of the most important cities of Gujarat as it is the main port city of the state. Thus it is very necessary that it should be linked with the other parts of India easily. The large extent of transport systems makes the city easily reachable by the devotees and pilgrims to worship ancient Lord Shiva temples.
Surat is linked with the rest of the country through air routes, as it has a domestic airport at Magdala, which is 11 Km south-west of the main city of Surat. Also Vadodara airport serves as an air link to Surat though it is quite far from this city. All the major airlines which run the domestic airplanes in India like Air India, Indian Airlines and Spice jet operate in Surat air port.
There are cheaper ways to reach Surat for people who cannot afford to board a plane. There are numerous broad gouge train routes linking Surat with all other major cities of India. There are more than one railway stations in and around the city; trains run to North Indian cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Chandigarh from Surat Railway station; whereas trains carry people to and from Central Indian cities of Nagpur, Pune and Amravati from Udhana Railway junction. Trains also run to south Indian cities like Hyderabad and Bangalore as well from Surat. Plenty of express and local trains run the railway stations of Surat.
Roadways are plenty in Surat, as there are numbers of flyovers and highways built to link the city to many nearby locations of Gujarat and other neighboring states. Some of the major highways of Surat are NH6, NH8, NH228, Surat-Ahmedabad Highway and Udhana-Mumbai Highway. These roadways can be availed by private vehicles, also many comfortable public transport like CNG fueled SMSS bus service are available for reaching Surat by road.