There are 6 ways to get from Kanpur to Dharamsala by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  21 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Kanpur Central (CNB) to Chandigarh (CDG) Unchahar Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chandigarh to Dharamsala 945

$17 - $31

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Bus  •  28 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Kanpur to Lucknow Charbagh Station
  2. Take the bus from Charbagh to Dehradun
  3. Take the bus from Dehradun to McLeod Ganj 912

$14 - $25

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Train, taxi  •  23 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Kanpur Central (CNB) to Pathankot (PTK) Tata Muri -Hte - Jat Exp
  2. Take a taxi from Pathankot (PTK) to Dharamsala

$53 - $69

Bus via Mathura  •  25 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Kanpur to Mathura
  2. Take the bus from Mathura to Noida Depot
  3. Take the bus from Delhi to Dharamshala

$19 - $33

Drive  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Kanpur to Dharamsala 618.2 miles

$100 - $150

Fly  •  22 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Kanpur (KNU) to Dharamsala (DHM) KNU - DHM

$80 - $356

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The cheapest way to get from Kanpur to Dharamsala is to bus which costs ₹950 - ₹1,900 and takes 28 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kanpur to Dharamsala is to drive which costs ₹7,000 - ₹11,000 and takes 13 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kanpur to Dharamsala. However, there are services departing from Kanpur and arriving at McLeod Ganj via Charbagh and Dehradun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 14 min.

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The distance between Kanpur and Dharamsala is 750 km. The road distance is 989.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kanpur to Dharamsala without a car is to train and bus which takes 21 h 58 min and costs ₹1,200 - ₹2,300.

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It takes approximately 21 h 58 min to get from Kanpur to Dharamsala, including transfers.

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Kanpur to Dharamsala bus services, operated by UPSRTC, depart from Kanpur station.

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The best way to get from Kanpur to Dharamsala is to bus which takes 25 h 40 min and costs ₹1,300 - ₹2,400. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ₹5,500 - ₹26,000 and takes 22 h 57 min.

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There is no direct flight from Kanpur Airport to Dharamsala Airport. The quickest flight takes 22 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Kanpur to Dharamsala bus services, operated by HRTC, arrive at McLeod Ganj station.

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Map of how to get from Kanpur to Dharamsala.
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  • Distance: 468.4 miles
  • Duration: 21 h 58 min

What companies run services between Kanpur, India and Dharamsala, India?

You can take a bus from Kanpur to Dharamsala via Mathura, Noida Depot, Sector 16, Rajiv Chowk, Kashmiri Gate, and Delhi in around 25 h 40 min. Alternatively, Spicejet and Helitrans fly from Kanpur to Dharamsala 3 times a day.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kanpur to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
24 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Kanpur to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $550
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kanpur Central (CNB) to Chandigarh (CDG)
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kanpur Central (CNB) to Pathankot (PTK)
Ave. Duration
22 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Chandigarh to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Bus from Dehradun to McLeod Ganj
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
UPSRTC
Bus from Kanpur to Mathura
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Mathura to Noida Depot
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Kanpur to Lucknow Charbagh Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Charbagh to Dehradun
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Other operators
Taxi from Pathankot (PTK) to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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Yes, the driving distance between Kanpur to Dharamsala is 989 km. It takes approximately 13 h 46 min to drive from Kanpur to Dharamsala.

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Helitrans and Spicejet offer flights from Kanpur Airport to Dharamsala Airport.

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There are 388+ hotels available in Dharamsala. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kanpur to Kanpur Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs ₹80 - ₹100.

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