Dehradun To Nainital

(Nainital To Dehradun)
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.

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 Dehradun Kathgodam 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
Tata Indigo A/C 15 2550
Hyundai Accent A/C 15 2550
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Road/Route Map For Dehradun To Nainital

Driving directions from Dehradun to Nainital
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Dehradun Kathgodam 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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