There are 6 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.

Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  11 h 12 min

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

$38 - $58

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

$5

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala 285.5 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala 285.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Dharamsala  •  4 h 12 min

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

$102 - $434

Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  16 h 43 min

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

$558 - $874

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala is to bus which costs ₹300 and takes 11 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala is to fly which costs ₹7,000 - ₹31,000 and takes 4 h 12 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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It takes approximately 11 h 12 min to get from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala, including transfers.

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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 best way to get from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala is to bus which takes 11 h 18 min and costs ₹300. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ₹7,000 - ₹31,000 and takes 4 h 12 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala.
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  • Distance: 187.9 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 12 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, Spicejet, Helitrans and two other airlines fly from Rishīkesh to Dharamsala every 4 hours.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Dehra Dun to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Dehra Dun to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Dehra Dun to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Train operators
Bus operators
UPSRTC
Bus from Haridwar to Dehradun
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
$5
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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