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

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Train, taxi  •  12 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Rishikesh (RKSH) to Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) Hemkunt Exp
  2. Take a taxi from Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) to Dharmsāla

$38 - $58

5 alternative options

Bus  •  14 h 42 min

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

$40 - $60

Taxi  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rishīkesh to Dharmsāla 324.9 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Rishīkesh to Dharmsāla 324.9 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Dharamsala, taxi  •  7 h 6 min

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

$123 - $461

Fly to Jammu, taxi  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Dehra Dun (DED) to Jammu (IXJ) DED - IXJ
  2. Take a taxi from Jammu to Dharmsāla

$147 - $394

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rishīkesh to Dharmsāla is to bus which costs ₹2,900 - ₹4,300 and takes 14 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rishīkesh to Dharmsāla is to fly and taxi which costs ₹8,500 - ₹34,000 and takes 7 h 6 min.

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The distance between Rishīkesh and Dharmsāla is 339 km. The road distance is 519.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rishīkesh to Dharmsāla without a car is to train and taxi which takes 12 h 13 min and costs ₹2,700 - ₹4,200.

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It takes approximately 12 h 13 min to get from Rishīkesh to Dharmsāla, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Dehra Dun Airport to Dharamsala Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rishīkesh to Dharmsāla is 520 km. It takes approximately 8 h 54 min to drive from Rishīkesh to Dharmsāla.

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IndiGo Airlines, Helitrans, Jet Airways and Spicejet offer flights from Dehra Dun Airport to Dharamsala Airport.

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There are 141+ hotels available in Dharmsāla. Prices start at $19 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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Map of how to get from Rishīkesh to Dharmsāla.
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  • Distance: 211.8 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 13 min

What companies run services between Rishīkesh, India and Dharmsāla, Himachal Pradesh, India?

You can take a bus from Rishīkesh to Dharmsāla via Haridwar, Dehradun, Dehradun, and McLeod Ganj in around 14 h 42 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Dehra Dun to Jammu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Dehra Dun to Jammu via Delhi, Srinagar
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Dehra Dun to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Dehra Dun to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $600
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Dehra Dun to Jammu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Dehra Dun to Jammu via Delhi, Srinagar
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Train operators
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 Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) to Dharmsāla
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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