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How to Reach Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is one of the most exciting holiday destinations in the country, which offers a bundle of incredible experiences. From the sacred Chhota Char Dham Yatra to facing the thrill in the national park, tourists can create everlasting memories in their style.

This state has connectivity with other major destinations in India through its developed transport modes: roadways, railways, and airways. This beautiful state welcomes tourists from different places throughout the year. Moreover, Uttarakhand has efficient connectivity with intra-state and inter-state roads. Apart from this, this state has two major airports and several railway stations.

Here are the complete information about how to reach Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand by Flight

Uttarakhand has two domestic airports that have connections with major cities in India. One of them is Jolly Grant Airport, located in Dehradun. And it is also considered the centre point to reach anywhere in this state. This airport also provides non-stop flights from  Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, and Chennai.

The following airport is Pantnagar, which is located near the Nainital. However, this airport has limited flights, and it is better to check the flight details before planning your Uttarakhand tour. 

Travel by Flight

Travel Time

Aerial Distance

Boarding Airport

Delhi to Dehradun

55 min

202 KM

Indira Gandhi International Airport

Mumbai to Dehradun

2 hours, 10 min

1349 KM

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Bangalore to Dehradun

3 hours

1924 KM

Bengaluru International Airport

Jaipur to Dehradun

1 hour, 15 min

440 KM

Jaipur International Airport

Chennai to Dehradun

8 hours, 20 min + 1 stop

1929 KM

Chennai International Airpor

Uttarakhand By Train

If you’ve been wondering how to reach Uttarakhand by train, you must know that the rail network offers convenient traveling to places in Uttarakhand. Some major Junctions of Uttarakhand include Haridwar, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Nainital, Kotdwar, Kathgodam, Pauri, and Udham Singh Nagar. These stations are well connected to other cities such as Delhi, Varanasi, and Lucknow. In addition, express and passenger trains run from different parts of the country.

Travel by Train

Train Name

Travel Time


Boarding Railway Station

Delhi to Dehradun


5 h 50 min

305 km

New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS)

Kolkata to Dehradun


1 d 5 h 5 min

1587 km

Howrah Junction (HWH) 

Jaipur to Dehradun


11 h 53 min

551 km 

Jaipur Railway Station (JP)

Varanasi to Dehradun


19 h 43 min

807 km

Varanasi Junction (BSBS)

Lucknow to Dehradun


7 h 38 min

483 km

Lucknow Nr Railway Station (LKO)

Uttarakhand By Road

There is a vast road network that covers the entire state. The roads are well-connected with Delhi and major state highways. These highways are linked to tourist destinations and important places like Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Corbett National Park. It is easy to reach these places via road. Also, bus services operate daily to different destinations in Uttarakhand.

So, it is easy to reach Uttarakhand via all the modes of transportation. But, be it any holiday season, arrange your bus/train/air tickets beforehand to avoid reservation issues later.

Travel by Road

Travel Time


Delhi to Dehradun

5 h 12 min

243 km

Jaipur to Dehradun

9 h 10 min

515 km

Shimla to Dehradun

6 h 14 min

227 km

Agra to Dehradun

7 h 8 min

443 km

How to Reach Auli Uttarakhand from Delhi

  • By Road - Take a bus from Delhi to Rishikesh. The distance between the two is around 504 km and takes about 12 hr or more to reach (overnight). Once at Rishikesh, private cabs are available directly to Auli (8-9 hours). Shared taxis are available only till Joshimath, and from there, you can take a cable car to Auli.
  • By Flight - Flights are available from Delhi to Dehradun. Further, you have to hire a cab or bus to Joshimath.
  • By Train - Trains can be booked till Haridwar railway station (273 km away). Cabs or buses can be hired from there.

How to Reach Uttarakhand from Mumbai

  • By Flight - Direct and indirect trains from Mumbai to Dehradun (Jolly Grant Airport) are available. From there, buses or cabs can be hired to your desired destination.
  • By Train - You can take a Haridwar Express or Dehradun Express directly from Mumbai to Haridwar from Bandra Terminus to reach Uttarakhand.

How to Reach Uttarakhand from Chennai

  • By Flight - Many airlines like SpiceJet, Vistara, and Air India offer direct and indirect flights between Chennai and Dehradun. 
  • By Train - Unfortunately, no trains are connected directly from Chennai to Uttarakhand. However, you can take a train from Chennai Central to Dehradun via Hazrat Nizamuddin. The journey will take you approx. 40 hours

For more information, you can contact us and also select your customizable Uttarakhand tour package for a fantastic holiday.


FAQs about How to Reach in Uttarakhand

Q: How can I go to Uttarakhand?

Ans. Uttarakhand is easily accessible by flight, train, and bus/car. Jolly Grant in Dehradun is the primary airport to enter the Garhwal region by flight. Pantnagar Airport is a domestic airport on the Kumaon side.Many railway stations in Uttarakhand in cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Kotdwar, Rudrapur, Kathgodam, and Dehradun make traveling easy in the state and other parts of India. Moreover, government and private buses and taxis are available from major cities like Delhi to different places in Uttarakhand. Else, you can drive your car.

Q: Can we go to Uttarakhand by train?

Ans. Yes, there are many railway stations in Uttarakhand in major cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Pantnagar, Dehradun, and more. They are connected to cities inside the state and other parts of India.

Q: Which is the best time to visit Uttarakhand?

Ans. March to June and September-October are the best times to visit Uttarakhand for pleasant weather. However, if you wish to see snowfall, December to February is the ideal time to plan a trip to Uttarakhand.

Q: How can I plan my trip to Uttarakhand?

Ans. Uttarakhand has plenty of opportunities for tourists - hill stations, sacred temples, colonial buildings, and endless adventure activities. You can pick whatever piques your interest and plan a trip to Uttarakhand for a memorable experience. For a hassle-free tour, Indian Holiday offers Uttarakhand tour packages, which can be customized as per your needs and budget.