Chandigarh to Dehradun

Chandigarh to Dehradun Road Distance 163 km
Chandigarh to Dehradun Aerial Distance 129 km
Chandigarh to Dehradun Travel Time 4 hours 1 min

How to reach Dehradun from Chandigarh

The Preferred Way of Going from Chandigarh to Dehradun

Travelling by road from Chadigarh to Dehradun is the most preffered way. This is because the road distance is about 163 kms and most travellers cover this distance by bus which is the most cost effective and comfortable option. 

Chandigarh to Dehradun Route

Chandigarh to Dehradun by Flight

A flight journey covering the 172 kilometres of aerial distance can quickly transport you to Dehradun from Chandigarh. This is a convenient way of travelling that saves time and does not exhaust you. if you are still tight on schedule and want a quick peek into the place then fly to Dehradun (Jolly Grant Airport) and hire a taxi for local commuting. State buses are also available throughout the day. The key operators flying from Chandigarh (IXC) to Dehradun (DED) are Jet Airways, Air India, Indigo, Spicejet, and AirGo.There are a total of 25 connecting flights that stream down this route, none of which is direct. There are numerous morning flights flying between Chandigarh and Dehradun; the first flight is one of Air India’s AIATR that leaves the runway at 7:25 AM. While the last flight leaves at 20:30 hrs.- 9W738 operated by Jet Airways. The airport is 30 kilometres outside of the town and can be accessed by taxis.

Chandigarh to Dehradun by Bus

There are ample buses plying between Chandigarh and Haridwar from morning to evening at different intervals. Once you reach Haridwar, you can hire direct cabs or take state transports to reach Dehradun which is approximately 53 kilometres from Haridwar. The road journey from Chandigarh to Dehradun by bus is quite adventurous where for some parts you travel the plains and then the bus scales the mountain roads. You must keep 5 to 6 hours of time on an average if you decide to travel this way.

Available Bus Options
1. HRTC 153: Himsuta AC Volvo/seater (2+2) 

Timing:  Departure -18:00 from Chandigarh
Arrival- 00:20 at Haridwar
Duration: 6 hours 20 minutes

Fare: INR 824

2. HRTC 229: Ordinary state bus 

Timing:  Departure -18:11 from Chandigarh
Arrival- 00:03 at Haridwar
Duration: 5 hours 52 minutes

Fare: INR 289

3. HRTC 1710: Ordinary state bus  

Timing:  Departure -22:00 from Chandigarh
Arrival- 05:30 at Haridwar
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes

Fare: INR 285

4. HRTC Superfast ordinary state bus  

Timing:  Departure -13:56 from Chandigarh
Arrival- 19:00 at Haridwar
Duration: 5 hours 4 minutes

Fare: INR 283

Chandigarh to Dehradun by Car

A road trip in your car will bring forth some unreal mountain landscapes on your drive from Chandigarh to Dehradun.

The Routes That Can Be Taken
Route 1: Via Ambala to Jasmour to Saharanpur

Distance: 195 KM
Duration: 4 hours 5 minutes

Road Condition: This is the most common route taken to travel from Chandigarh to Dehradun. NH7 and NH307 are the two major highways that connect on the route for some distance.

Route 2: Via Panchkula to Shahzadpur to Jagadhri to Saharanpur

Distance: 173 KM
Duration: 4 hours

Road condition: NH7 is a well-paved highway however, the roads are not up to the expectations in some parts of this route. 

Route 3: Via Panchkula to Naraingarh to Nahan to Paonta Sahib to Dehradun to Rishikesh  

Distance: 187 KM
Duration: 4 hours 10 minutes

Road condition: You travel majorly on NH 72. After Panchkula, Kala Amb is the entry landmark into the state of Himachal Pradesh on this route and you exit at Paonta Sahib. Then the road till Dehradun is an hour drive. This route is a mix of plain and hilly terrain which is a bit time consuming but worth a drive. However, the road is in good shape throughout the drive.
 
Tips
If you are taking the Nahan-Paonta Sahib route then make sure you keep buffer time of at least an hour. As the route is very scenic, people tend to take frequent stops while driving to enjoy the landscape.

Do not drive at night, especially on the Nahan-Paonta Sahib route since it is hilly and the truck drivers go full throttle, resulting in unsafe driving.

Other Popular Routes from Chandigarh

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Chandigarh to Shimla 3 hours 24 mins 114 km
Chandigarh to Manali 7 hours 25 mins 309 km
Chandigarh to Haridwar 4 hours 34 mins 199 km
Chandigarh to Amritsar 4 hours 7 mins 229 km
Chandigarh to Mcleodganj 5 hours 9 mins 248 km
Chandigarh to Dehradun 4 hours 1 min 163 km

Most Popular Routes to Dehradun

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Haridwar to Dehradun 1 hour 33 mins 52.9 km
Chandigarh to Dehradun 4 hours 1 min 163 km
Delhi to Dehradun 5 hours 35 mins 245 km
Hyderabad to Dehradun 1 day 4 hours 1,767 km
Kolkata to Dehradun 1 day 3 hours 1,689 km
Chennai to Dehradun 1 day 13 hours 2,392 km

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