There are 4 ways to get from Chennai to Rishīkesh by plane, train, bus 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

Fly  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Dehra Dun (DED) MAA - DED

$73 - $320

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Mumbai
  2. Take the bus from Mumbai to Ahmedabad
  3. Take the bus from Ahmedabad to Delhi
  4. Take the bus from Kashmiri Gate to Rishikesh

$40 - $52

2 alternative options

Train  •  42 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Haridwar Junction (HW) Dehradun Exp

$44 - $57

Drive  •  33 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Rishīkesh 1442.8 miles

$230 - $340

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

Jet Airways, IndiGo Airlines and three other airlines fly from Chennai to Rishīkesh hourly. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Chennai to Rishīkesh twice a week. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 41 h 35 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Visakhapatnam, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Goa, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Mumbai
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Mumbai to Ahmedabad
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Ahmedabad to Delhi
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Book at
redbus.in
UPSRTC
Bus from Kashmiri Gate to Rishikesh
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chennai to Rishīkesh?

The distance between Chennai and Rishīkesh is 1904 km. The road distance is 2308 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Rishīkesh is to bus which costs ₹2,600 - ₹3,500 and takes 2 days 18 h.

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

The quickest way to get from Chennai to Rishīkesh is to fly which takes 6 h 56 min and costs ₹4,800 - ₹22,000.

Is there a direct bus between Chennai and Rishīkesh?

No, there is no direct bus from Chennai to Rishīkesh. However, there are services departing from Veppampattu and arriving at Rishikesh via Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kashmiri Gate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18 h.

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

It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Chennai to Rishīkesh, including transfers.