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There are 6 ways to get from Nepal to Rishīkesh by plane, car, train or bus

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Recommended option

Fly from Kathmandu  •  4h 22m

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

₹8,522 - ₹19,646

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  25h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Gongabu Bus Park to Krishnanagar
  2. Take the train from Barhni to Barabanki Jn
  3. Take the train from Barabanki Jn to Yog Nagari Rishikesh

₹872 - ₹937

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Drive to Darbhanga, fly  •  5h 18m

  1. Drive from Janakpur to Darbhanga
  2. Fly from Darbhanga (DBR) to Dehra Dun (DED) DBR - DED

₹3,846 - ₹9,259

Drive, train  •  22h 37m

  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 Yog Nagari Rishikesh

₹1,301 - ₹1,707

Bus, drive  •  27h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Gongabu Bus Park to Krishnanagar
  2. Drive from Krishnanagar to Katra
  3. Take the bus from Katra to Mohan Nagar
  4. Take the bus from Mohan Nagar to Rishikesh

₹1,722 - ₹3,337

Drive  •  14h 58m

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Rishīkesh 1001 km

₹7,000 - ₹11,000

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Conditions of entry into India from Nepal

  • 14 day mandatory self quarantine
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering India from Nepal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rishīkesh is 1800118797.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rishīkesh is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Rishīkesh is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800118797.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Nepal from India.

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Last updated: 10 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nepal to Rishīkesh is to bus and train which costs $12 - $13 and takes 25h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Nepal to Rishīkesh is to fly which costs $110 - $280 and takes 4h 22m.

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The distance between Nepal and Rishīkesh is 606 km. The road distance is 1001 km.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Nepal to Rishīkesh, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kathmandu Airport to Dehra Dun Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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Rishīkesh is 15 min behind Nepal. It is currently 11:17 PM in Nepal and 11:02 PM in Rishīkesh.

Yes, the driving distance between Nepal to Rishīkesh is 1001 km. It takes approximately 14h 58m to drive from Nepal to Rishīkesh.

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Spicejet, Helitrans, Air India Limited and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Kathmandu Airport to Dehra Dun Airport.

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There are 160+ hotels available in Rishīkesh. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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The best way to get from Nepal to Kathmandu Airport is to drive which takes 6 min and costs $1.

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Map of how to get from Nepal to Rishīkesh.
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  • Distance: 605.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 22m

What companies run services between Nepal and Rishīkesh, India?

IndiGo Airlines, Air India Limited and two other airlines fly from Kathmandu to Rishīkesh every 4 hours.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,500 - ₹15,000
Flights from Darbhanga to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,900 - ₹8,000
Flights from Darbhanga to Dehra Dun via Ahmedabad
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
₹4,200 - ₹11,000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹8,000 - ₹19,000
Flights from Darbhanga to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,900 - ₹8,000
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
₹8,000 - ₹19,000
Flights from Kathmandu to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹8,000 - ₹19,000
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Raxaul Jn to Laksar Jn
Ave. Duration
17h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
₹420 - ₹460
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Train from Laksar Jn to Yog Nagari Rishikesh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
₹80 - ₹90
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Train from Barhni to Barabanki Jn
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
₹130 - ₹150
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Train from Barabanki Jn to Yog Nagari Rishikesh
Ave. Duration
12h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹270 - ₹300
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
Holiday Adventure Tours & Travels (P) Ltd.
Phone
977-01-4700559
Email
info@holidayadventurenepal.com
Website
holidayadventurenepal.com
Bus from Gongabu Bus Park to Krishnanagar
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹437
Schedules at
holidayadventurenepal.com
UPSRTC
Bus from Katra to Mohan Nagar
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₹440 - ₹1,300
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Mohan Nagar to Rishikesh
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
₹310 - ₹800
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in

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