If planning to visit Auli, your most probably you will be reaching from Delhi or Badrinath.
The best way to reach Auli is to take a bus from Delhi to Rishikesh. This is an overnight journey.
From Rishikesh, either you can take a private cab direct to Auli (9 hours) or a shared taxi till Joshimath (8 hours). A more fun way would be to take a shared cab till Joshimath and from there, get on the Second Longest Cable Car in India from Joshimath to Auli. This cable car is 16 kms long, takes 22 minutes and blesses you with breathtaking views of the Garhwal Ranges of Himalayas and then take a cab from Rishikesh to Joshimath.
Do remember that cab/bus operators do not drive after sunset on the roads between Rishikesh and Joshimath, they might promise you but it is risky.
Many cabs carry passengers from Badrinath to Auli. The Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the closest airport. You can also drive the 16 km roadway from Joshimath to Auli.
The nearest airport to Auli is Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun. From Dehradun, it is most convenient to travel by taxi or catch a bus to Auli. The bus takes you to Joshimath only, from Joshimath you are required to reach Auli by ropeway or by road. Travelling by ropeway is time-saving and more exciting.
Nearest Airport: Dehradun - 149 kms from Auli
Tentative return flight prices to Dehradun from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|New Delhi||₹ 6,530 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 12,647 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 13,112 Non-stop|
You are required to catch a bus or taxi to Joshimath in order to reach Auli. Joshimath is well-connected from the major cities of Uttarakhand such as Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar. Buses are also available from Delhi to Joshimath. From Joshimath, Auli lies at a distance of 10 km and you need to cover this distance by ropeway or by road.
The nearest railway station to Auli is Haridwar railway station which is situated 273 km away from Auli. Dehradun and Rishikesh railway stations are also considered as the nearest railway heads to Auli. From Haridwar, you can catch a bus plying to Auli or you can hire a cab to Joshimath, from where you need to take the cable car or a bus to Auli.
Cable cars are one of the most popular means of transport in Auli. Otherwise, buses are also available, but irregularly. You can also book cabs from other cities to travel around Auli.