Lucknow To Nainital

(Nainital To Lucknow)

Best way to travel from Lucknow to Nainital

Total distance 374 km
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The distance between Lucknow and Nainital, is almost 385 km and it takes more than eight hours of driving, to reach Nainital from Lucknow. There are also many buses that run between these two places, but they can be very uncomfortable, owing to the hilly terrain. The best way to reach Nainital from Lucknow, is to take a train from Lucknow till Kathgodam. There are many trains everyday, but the best train to take, is the KGM Garib Rath. It leaves Lucknow at 08:05 hours in the morning and reaches Kathgodam at 15:10 in the evening. The fare for a traveller is Rs. 336. From Kathgodam there are many buses and taxis that are available till Nainital. Kathgodam is just 33 km from Nainital and it takes only one and half hours to reach it.

Transport options from Lucknow to Nainital

Lucknow to Nainital By Train: Take a direct train from Lucknow to Kathgodam, which takes about 7 hours. Kathgodam Railway Station is located at a distance of around 34 km from the Nainital city centre and can be reached by auto-rickshaw, bus or cab. This mode of transport is ideal for travelling in groups and with families.

Lucknow to Nainital By Car: Hire a cab or take a car from Lucknow to Nainital, which takes around 8 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR7 to INR24 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Travelling by car is recommended for families, kids, seniors and group travellers.

Lucknow to Nainital By Bus: Take a bus from Lucknow to Nainital that takes around 8 hours. The Nainital bus depot is located in the city centre. Travelling by bus is economical and recommended for individual travellers and youngsters.

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Chetan  Shrivastava
  • Chetan Shrivastava
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 4 Reviews
5/7 Posted 1 week ago
Mode of Transport:Taxi
1) Journey was good as we had the GPRS, which helped us to find entire route without ever getting a detour
2) As we travelled by taxi so we stopped at our own wish making the experience more pleasurable
3) There are not much dhabas or restaurants which was a drawback, but thankfully we took few items to munch during the journey
4) Its better to leave early in the morning from either place so that you may reach your destination on time, safely.
This route has:
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  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Sedan
Route Taken:Sitapur Rd
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Lucknow to Nainital By Train (319 Km)

Lucknow ––› Kathgodam
By Train 301 Km
Kathgodam ––› Nainital
By Taxi 17 Km
Lucknow to Kathgodam by Train (301 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Luc... Nai... M T W T F S S
13019 Bagh Express Badshahnagar 22:45 09:30 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Lucknow to Nainital By Car/Taxi (319 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 3190
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 3828
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 3828
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 4147
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 4147
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Road/Route Map For Lucknow To Nainital

Driving directions from Lucknow to Nainital
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Bagh Express (13019)
    • Last station:Kathgodam
    • Total distance:319 km
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:319 km
    • Duration: 5 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:319 km
    • Duration: 5 Hrs by Bus
  • Flights
    • Total distance:319 km
    • Nearest Airport:New Delhi
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