The National Institute of technology Srinagar(formerly Regional Engineering College Srinagar) is located on the western bank of the world famous Dal Lake near the Holy Hazratbal Shrine, about 8 kilometers from the Tourist Reception Center (where all airport buses and other long route/sight seeing buses/coaches originate/terminate). Hazratbal is well connected with most parts of the city by a dependable road transport service. Srinagar Airport and the nearest railway station(Jammu Tawi) are located about 20 and 300 kms respectively from the institute campus. Srinagar-Jammu highway passes through high mountain passes which are picturesque and enjoyable, and can be covered in about 7-8 hours by a private taxi/car.