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

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Fly  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Dehra Dun (DED) KTM - DED

₹10,025 - ₹21,650

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Drive, train  •  24h 54m

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxaul Jn
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Jn to Laksar Jn
  3. Take the train from Laksar Jn to Rishikesh

₹1,359 - ₹1,791

2 alternative options

Bus, drive, train  •  25h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Chitwan Sauraha
  2. Drive from Chitwan Sauraha to Narkatiaganj Jn
  3. Take the train from Narkatiaganj Jn to Haridwar Jn

₹2,386 - ₹3,270

Drive  •  15h 32m

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Rishīkesh 1019.7 km

₹7,000 - ₹11,000

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Rishīkesh is to drive and train which costs $19 - $26 and takes 24h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Rishīkesh is to fly which costs $140 - $310 and takes 3h 58m.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Rishīkesh is 734 km. The road distance is 1019.7 km.

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It takes approximately 3h 58m to get from Kathmandu to Rishīkesh, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kathmandu Airport to Dehra Dun Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Rishīkesh is 15 min behind Kathmandu. It is currently 6:13 AM in Kathmandu and 5:58 AM in Rishīkesh.

Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Rishīkesh is 1020 km. It takes approximately 15h 32m to drive from Kathmandu to Rishīkesh.

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Spicejet, Helitrans, Nepal Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Kathmandu Airport to Dehra Dun Airport.

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There are 587+ hotels available in Rishīkesh. Prices start at ₹888 per night.

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Kathmandu Airport is to drive which takes 7 min and costs $1.

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Map of how to get from Kathmandu to Rishīkesh.
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  • Distance: 734.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 58m

What companies run services between Kathmandu, Nepal and Rishīkesh, India?

IndiGo Airlines, Air India Limited and four other airlines fly from Kathmandu to Rishīkesh every 3 hours.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹9,500 - ₹24,000
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Dehra Dun via Delhi, Pantnagar
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹11,000 - ₹36,000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹11,000 - ₹36,000
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Narkatiaganj Jn to Haridwar Jn
Ave. Duration
19h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₹410 - ₹450
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxaul Jn to Laksar Jn
Ave. Duration
19h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
₹420 - ₹460
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Laksar Jn to Rishikesh
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹80 - ₹90
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Bus Nepal
Website
busnepal.com
Bus from Kathmandu to Chitwan Sauraha
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹370 - ₹470
Schedules at
busnepal.com

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