Chandigarh to Rishikesh

   Chandigarh to Rishikesh Road Distance 210 km
   Chandigarh to Rishikesh Aerial Distance 160 km
  Chandigarh to Rishikesh Travel Time 5 hours 12 mins

How to reach Rishikesh from Chandigarh

Rishikesh is at a distance of just 216 kms from Chandigarh and the best way to reach here from Chandigarh is on a road trip. As you start the journey, you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic vistas and hillscape views in the backdrop. And as you near the journey, the sweet scent of the river fills up and you can watch the river trailing alongside you. Rishikesh is not just the adventure capital of India but is also one of the important pilgrimage sites of the Hindus. We have covered all the important details that you need to know about travelling from Chandigarh to Rishikesh. Have a look!

Knowing The Details

1. Chandigarh to Rishikesh in Flight
2. Chandigarh to Rishikesh in Train
3. Chandigarh to Rishikesh in Bus
4. Chandigarh to Rishikesh in Car
5. Popular Routes to Rishikesh
6. Popular Routes from Chandigarh
7. Places to Visit in Rishikesh
8. Hotels in Rishikesh

1. Chandigarh to Rishikesh in Flight

Chandigarh Airport
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Although Chandigarh does have an airport, there is no airport in Rishikesh. Hence, there is no possibility of a direct flight to Rishikesh. However, there is an airport in Dehradun that is the nearest to Rishikesh. Jolly Grant Airport is only 35 kms from Rishikesh and major flight operators on the route are Vistara, Indigo and Air India. 

Starting Price: INR 4729
Departure Airport: Chandigarh Airport
Arrival Airport: Jollay Grant Airport
Travel Time: 8 to 24 hours (1+ stops)

2. Chandigarh to Rishikesh in Train

Rishikesh Railway
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Although there is a railway station in Rishikesh but unfortunately there are no direct trains from Chandigarh to Rishikesh. The next nearest railway station is in Haridwar which is just 20 kms from Rishikesh. Once you reach Haridwar, there are public buses, shared transport options and autos that can take you to Rishikesh.

Train Name: UHL HW LINK JSHT (12064)

Frequency of Trains - Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Departure Time - 7:43 AM
Arrival Time- 1:50 PM
App Train Duration - 6 hours 7 minutes
Tickets Starting from - INR 135

3. Chandigarh to Rishikesh in Bus

There are very few direct bus options available from Chandigarh to Rishikesh.The best option is given below-

Bus Name - Laxmi Holidays (A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2))
Departure Time From Chandigarh - 1:45 AM
Arrival Time at Rishikesh - 7:45 AM
Duration - 6 hours
Fare Starting From - INR 1000

In case, you cannot find the tickets or this option is not suitable for you, there are interconnecting buses that you can opt for. Few options are-
  • Chandigarh to Rudki and then from Rudki to Rishikesh
    Duration - 12 hours
  • Chandigarh to Baddi, Baddi to Rudki and then from Rudki to Rishikesh
    Duration - 13 hours

4. Chandigarh to Rishikesh in Car

Shimla Chandigarh Highway
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The best way to travel from Chandigarh to Rishikesh is considered in a car when you can enjoy a road trip. The highways are gorgeous and super smooth and besides, the enchanting landscape views on the way are worth it. You can spot the hills in the initial part of the journey and then the hills will be replaced by the river. There are three routes that can take to reach from Chandigarh to Rishikesh.

Route 1: Via Highway SH1

Chandigarh - Panchkula - Khairi - Haridwar - Rishikesh
Distance Covered : 230 kms
Trip Time : 5 hours and 23 minutes

Route 2 : Via Highway NH344

Chandigarh - Ambala - Jagadhri - Saharanpur - Haridwar - Rishikesh
Distance Covered : 219 kms
Trip Time : 5 hours and 30 minutes

Route 3 : Via Highway NH7

Chandigarh - Panchkula - Paonta Sahib - Doiwala - Rishikesh
Distance Covered : 210 kms
Trip Time : 5 hours and 34 minutes

Popular Routes to Rishikesh

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Delhi to Rishikesh 5 hours 37 mins 242 km
Dehradun to Rishikesh 1 hour 21 mins 45.9 km
Chandigarh to Rishikesh 5 hours 12 mins 210 km
Bangalore to Rishikesh 1 day 11 hours 2,334 km
Jaipur to Rishikesh 9 hours 36 mins 500 km
Mumbai to Rishikesh 1 day 3 hours 1,634 km

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