The nearest railway station is located at Kathgodham which is at a distance of 34 km, at the foothills of the Kumaon hills. This railway station has good connectivity with all the major cities nearby like Delhi, Lucknow, and Howrah. Also, daily trains run from Delhi to this place.
As Nainital is a hill station, there is no direct connectivity through air to this place, however, there are many airports at a minimal distance to take you to Nainital. The nearest airport is located at a distance of 65 km from Nainital at Pantnagar. This is to note that only private chartered plane services are operational to and from here, no commercial flight service is available. The second nearest airport is in New Delhi which is at a distance of 290 km from Nainital. There are daily flights to Delhi from almost all the cities round the globe. You can hire private taxis from the airport to reach Nainital which will charge you around INR 4000 - 4500.
Nearest Airport: Dehradun
- 180 kms from Kumaon
Tentative return flight prices to Dehradun from major cities in India.
|Starting city||Return price (approx)|
|Mumbai||₹ 8,357||View Details|
|New Delhi||₹ 4,924 Non-stop||View Details|
|Bengaluru||₹ 19,889||View Details|
|Chennai||₹ 9,515||View Details|
|Hyderabad||₹ 8,059 Non-stop||View Details|
|Kolkata||₹ 10,071 Non-stop||View Details|
Nainital offers excellent bus connectivity to mostly all the prominent destinations in North India. There are many buses running from Delhi to Nainital on a regular basis. Many tour operators offer you with buses having flexible timings as well. There are many bus coach options available to travel as per your requirements like air-conditioned, non-air-conditioned, Volvo buses and sleeper buses. The best option is to board the bus overnight and reach the destination by early morning. Most of the tourists prefer to reach Nainital by the road itself.
The nearest railway station is located at a distance of 34 km at Kathgodham, it enjoys good connectivity with all the important places such as Delhi, Kolkata, and Lucknow. There are daily running trains from Delhi to Nainital. Some of the popular trains that you can take to reach Nainital are Kranti Express, Bagh Express, Ranikhet Express, Uttar Sampark and Dehradun Kathgodham Express. Outside the railway station, you can take a taxi to the hotel.
Commuting within Kumaon will require you to haggle a bit with the cab and taxi providers. The terrain is challenging, and on the same behest they may charge you way above the stipulated rates. You can hire smaller buses for a bigger group with comparatively lesser bargaining.
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