There are 4 ways to get from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Chandigarh (CDG) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) Kalka Shatabdi / ...
  2. Take the train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Rishikesh (RKSH) Hemkunt Exp

$4 - $30

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Chandigarh to Haridwar Volvo AC 49 / ...

$26

Taxi  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh 129.6 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh 129.6 miles

$21 - $35

What companies run services between Chandigarh, India and Rishīkesh, India?

You can take a train from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh via Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) in around 6 h 55 min. Alternatively, HRTC operates a bus from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $26 and the journey takes 7 h 2 min.

Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Chandigarh (CDG) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Rishikesh (RKSH)
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Chandigarh to Haridwar
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 172 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com
Mega Cabs
Phone
+91 90 90 90 90 90
Website
megacabs.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh?

The distance between Chandigarh and Rishīkesh is 160 km. The road distance is 207 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh?

The cheapest way to get from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh is to train which costs ₹250 - ₹2,000 and takes 6 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh?

The quickest way to get from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh is to taxi which takes 3 h 18 min and costs ₹2,700 - ₹3,300.

Is there a direct train between Chandigarh and Rishīkesh?

No, there is no direct train from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh. However, there are services departing from Chandigarh (CDG) and arriving at Rishikesh (RKSH) via Ambala Cant Junction (UMB). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

Is there a direct bus between Chandigarh and Rishīkesh?

No, there is no direct bus from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh. However, there are services departing from Chandigarh and arriving at Rishikesh via Haridwar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 24 min.

How long does it take to get from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh?

It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to get from Chandigarh to Rishīkesh, including transfers.