Dehradun to Nainital Distance

Dehradun To Nainital

(Nainital To Dehradun)

Best way to travel from Dehradun to Nainital

Total distance 270 km
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The distance between Dehradun and Nainital, is almost 300 km and it takes more than eight hours by road, to reach Nainital from Dehradun. There are several buses that run between these two places every day, but the best way to reach Nainital, is by train. The closest railway station to Nainital, is Kathgodam. The Dehradun Kathgodam Express leaves Dehradun at 10:50 pm and reaches Kathgodam at 07:10 am. From Kathgodam, Naital is just 33 km and there plenty of taxis and buses available, to reach Nainital. It takes about one and a half hours to reach Nainital from Kathgodam.

Transport options from Dehradun to Nainital

Dehradun to Nainital By Train: Take a direct train from Dehradun to Kathgodam (nearest railway station to Nainital) that takes around 8 hours. Kathgodam Railway Station is around 33 km away from the city centre of Nainital. You can take a taxi or a bus in order to reach the city centre that takes about half an hour. It is recommended for families with kids, seniors and group travellers.

Dehradun to Nainital By Bus: Take a bus from Dehradun to Nainital, which takes about 8 hours. Nainital Bus Stand is approximately 2 km away from the city centre. You can take a rickshaw to reach the city centre. It is recommended for individual travellers, backpackers and youngsters.

Dehradun to Nainital By Car: Rent a car or hire a cab from Dehradun to Nainital, which takes over 4 hours. Cost of cab ranges from INR9 to INR65 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. This mode of transport is recommended for families with kids and group travellers.

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Vikas singh

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  • 5 Reviews
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Vikas singh
6/7
Posted Feb 27, 2016 Feb 27, 2016
Mode of Transport:Train
Overall train journey is comfortable. Train departure at right time and and arrival on time. Comfortable and good journey. Also food is available in this train so no need to worry for food during travel. Also train stations are cleaned and food was available there.
Train name (Train no): Ddn Kgm Express (14120)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
Boarding Station: Dehradun
 6.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Kathgodam
 5.50/7
This station has
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  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  | Nainital
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Divya kant

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  • Lives in Nainital
  • 2 Reviews
  •  47 helpful votes
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Divya kant
4/7
Posted Nov 18, 2014 Nov 18, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
The road from Haldwani to Nainital is good but the stretch between Kashipur to Haldwani is horrible, prefer taking Ramnagar route, it takes extra time but it is pretty good to drive.

The biggest problem in whole route is there are no midway restaurants, you will find dhabas but no proper toilets. All the dhabas have horrible toilets, govt should look into this. The only decent dhaba is dream restaurant near Nagina. Food is great out there and also for cheap and tasty veg food in Haldwani visit Bharadwaj Restaurant in railway bazaar just below hotel Park Land which is again a good place to stay.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:NH 74
Trip Includes:  Happy Home Hotel
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  • 43 votes

Ganga

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  •  63 helpful votes
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Ganga
4.9/7
Posted Oct 16, 2014 Oct 16, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
Its a place worth visiting once in a life. The city is surrounded all round the beautiful Naini Lake. The best place of this hill station is the pleasant temperature range in summers, the green mountain ranges surrounding the town, along with the gushing Koshi and Suyal Rivers makes the scenic beauty of this hill station incomparable apart from the natural beauty.
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Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
Trip Includes:  Aroma Hotel
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  • 59 votes

Prosenjit Patra

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  • Lives in Dehradun
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  •  53 helpful votes
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Prosenjit Patra
5/7
Posted Aug 11, 2014 Aug 11, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
It was a pleasant experience as the train was on time and the journey was enjoyable. We travelled by third AC and we reached early morning the next day on time. Kathgodam is a small station and from there we took a taxi to Nainital.
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Train name (Train no): Kgm Ddn Express (14119)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Dehradun
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Last Station: Kathgodam
 3.50/7
This station has
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Dr. vickram Sahai

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  • Lives in Dehradun
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Dr. vickram Sahai
6/7
Posted Jun 17, 2014 Jun 17, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
Haridwar can be congested but if you have plotted the map well, it's a good drive and very good roads toenjoy your drive. Take the Bazpur - Kaladungi road either via Haldwani or to Nainital direct. Although Kaladungi to Nainital drive is isolated. Be careful and don't take the bypass from Najibabad, else you might land in Bijnor. Avoid Haridwar on Sunday afternoon-evenings, the place has bad traffic.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 74
Trip Includes:  Ashok Hotel | Nainital
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Dehradun to Nainital By Train (170 Km)

Dehradun ––› Kathgodam
By Train 187 Km
Kathgodam ––› Nainital
By Taxi 17 Km
Dehradun to Kathgodam by Train (187 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Deh... Nai... M T W T F S S
14120 Ddn Kgm Express Dehradun 22:55 07:10 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Dehradun to Nainital By Car/Taxi (170 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 9 1530
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 12 2040
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 2040
Ford Ikon A/C 15 2550
Hyundai Accent A/C 15 2550
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  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Ddn Kgm Express (14120)
    • Last station:Kathgodam
    • Total distance:170 km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:170 km
    • Duration: 3 Hrs by Bus
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:170 km
    • Duration: 3 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:170 km
    • Nearest Airport:New Delhi
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