How to Reach Dharamshala


  • By Air: Flights to Dharamsala land at the Gaggal airport. There are two flights daily but are prone to cancellation due to weather or lack of passengers.
  • By Bus: Travelling by bus is most popular way to get to Dharamsala, but can be a very slow journey through the winding roads. These trips take you to lower Dharamsala. You can book then for your return trip back down.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is at Pathankot. From there, you can either hop on a bus or private taxi. People who love travelling by train can climb aboard the slow but picturesque Kangra Valley Railway from Pathankot. 


  • By Auto rickshaws: Auto rickshaws are a preferred and cheap mode of travelling around.
  • By Private Taxi: Many tourists who travel to Dharamsala book a private taxi for a fixed number. If you plan on hiring one, ensure you discuss the rates with the taxi driver in advance. 
  • On Foot: Dharamshala is small enough to be travelled on foot.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Dharamshala. The most preferred mode of transport in Dharamshala is Car.

Average distance: 40 km Average time: 120 min

  • Car 100%
    Driving 120 min Overall average time for 40 kms 120 min
Route Distance Time
Palampur to Dharamshala 23.45 km 23 mins
Dalhousie to Dharamshala 42.82 km 42 mins
Bilaspur to Dharamshala 53.78 km 53 mins
Ludhiana to Dharamshala 63.13 km 1 hour 3 mins
Chandigarh to Dharamshala 63.56 km 1 hour 3 mins
Ambala city to Dharamshala 69.28 km 1 hour 9 mins
Panchkula to Dharamshala 71.45 km 1 hour 11 mins
Sangrur to Dharamshala 75.13 km 1 hour 15 mins
Ambala cantt to Dharamshala 75.43 km 1 hour 15 mins
Ambala sadar to Dharamshala 75.47 km 1 hour 15 mins
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