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

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Fly  •  6 h 49 min

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

$72 - $319

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Train, bus  •  45 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to New Delhi (NDLS) Mas-Ndls Tamil Nadu Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kashmiri Gate to Rishikesh Volvo

$38 - $55

2 alternative options

Train  •  41 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Haridwar Junction (HW) Mdu-Ddn/Cdg Exp

$41 - $53

Drive  •  33 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Rishīkesh 1442.8 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Rishīkesh is to train which costs ₹2,900 - ₹3,900 and takes 41 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Rishīkesh is to fly which costs ₹5,000 - ₹24,000 and takes 6 h 49 min.

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The distance between Chennai and Rishīkesh is 1904 km. The road distance is 2308.4 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Rishīkesh without a car is to train which takes 41 h 34 min and costs ₹2,900 - ₹3,900.

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It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to get from Chennai to Rishīkesh, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Rishīkesh is to fly which takes 6 h 49 min and costs ₹5,000 - ₹24,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹2,900 - ₹3,900 and takes 41 h 34 min.

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There is no direct flight from Madras Airport to Dehra Dun Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Rishīkesh is 2308 km. It takes approximately 33 h 48 min to drive from Chennai to Rishīkesh.

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Air India Limited, Helitrans, Jet Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Dehra Dun Airport.

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There are 430+ hotels available in Rishīkesh. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Rishīkesh.
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  • Distance: 1189.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 49 min

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

IndiGo Airlines, Jet Airways 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 $35 - $50 and the journey takes 41 h 7 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Coimbatore, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Ahmedabad
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 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
UPSRTC
Bus from Kashmiri Gate to Rishikesh
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs ₹8.

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