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There are 8 ways to get from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, taxi  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Rishikesh (RKSH) to Mukerian (MEX) Hemkunt Exp
  2. Take a taxi from Mukerian (MEX) to Dharamsala

$37 - $57

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Haridwar to Dehradun Volvo
  2. Take the bus from Dehradun to McLeod Ganj 912

$10 - $20

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Taxi  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala 285.5 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala 285.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Dehra Dun to Kulu, taxi  •  17 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Dehra Dun (DED) to Kulu (KUU) DED - KUU
  2. Take a taxi from Kulu to Dharamsala

$552 - $869

Fly Dehra Dun to Dharamsala  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Dehra Dun (DED) to Dharamsala (DHM) DED - DHM

$391 - $614

Train to Delhi, fly to Dharamsala  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Haridwar Junction (HW) to New Delhi (NDLS)
  2. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Dharamsala (DHM) DEL - DHM

$73 - $356

Fly Dehra Dun to Amritsar, train, taxi  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Dehra Dun (DED) to Amritsar (ATQ) DED - ATQ
  2. Take the train from Amritsar Junction (ASR) to Pathankot (PTK)
  3. Take a taxi from Pathankot (PTK) to Dharamsala

$83 - $314

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The cheapest way to get from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala is to bus which costs ₹750 - ₹1,500 and takes 11 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala is to fly which costs ₹28,000 - ₹46,000 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala. However, there are services departing from Rishikesh and arriving at McLeod Ganj via Haridwar and Dehradun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 18 min.

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The distance between Rishīkesh and Dharamsala is 301 km. The road distance is 456.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala without a car is to train and taxi which takes 11 h 17 min and costs ₹2,700 - ₹4,200.

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It takes approximately 11 h 17 min to get from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala is to bus which takes 11 h 18 min and costs ₹750 - ₹1,500. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ₹28,000 - ₹46,000 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from Dehra Dun Airport to Kulu Airport. The quickest flight takes 13 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala.
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  • Distance: 187.9 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 17 min

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

You can take a bus from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala via Haridwar, Dehradun, and Dehradun in around 11 h 18 min. Alternatively, IndiGo Airlines, Helitrans and two other airlines fly from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala twice daily.

Airlines
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Dehra Dun to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Flights from Dehra Dun to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Delhi to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $400
Flights from Dehra Dun to Amritsar via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Dehra Dun to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Flights from Dehra Dun to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Delhi to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $400
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Dehra Dun to Amritsar via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Dehra Dun to Amritsar via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Dehra Dun to Amritsar via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dehra Dun to Amritsar via Lucknow, Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Delhi to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Rishikesh (RKSH) to Mukerian (MEX)
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Haridwar Junction (HW) to New Delhi (NDLS)
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Amritsar Junction (ASR) to Pathankot (PTK)
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
UPSRTC
Bus from Haridwar to Dehradun
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
HRTC
Website
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
Other operators
Taxi from Mukerian (MEX) to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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Yes, the driving distance between Rishīkesh to Dharamsala is 457 km. It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to drive from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala.

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IndiGo Airlines and Helitrans offer flights from Dehra Dun Airport to Kulu Airport.

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There are 383+ hotels available in Dharamsala. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rishīkesh to Dehra Dun Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs ₹500 - ₹650.

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