How to Reach Ranikhet - The Easiest Way to Reach Ranikhet


  • By Air: Pant Nagar airport (rarely serviced) is 112 km away.
  • By Train: Nearest is Kathgodam.
  • By Road: NH87 climbs up to Ranikhet from Kathgodam, 85km in the South. A shorter and more scenic, if bumpier route is through Bhimtal, Almora - 44 km, Nainital - 61 km, Kathgodam - 85 km. Taxis charge around 1200-1500 Rupees. Government buses of UK Road transport take around 4 hours, Pithoragarh - 161 km and Delhi - 350km. 8 hours by car; 12-14 hours by bus.


  • By Foot: Ranikhet is hilly, and spread over several levels. It’s the best way to get around.
  • By Cycle: So long you don’t mind lugging them from one level to the other (and it’s easy), this is the best way to get around.
  • By Car: SUVs and buses run between villages.

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How to Reach Ranikhet from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Naini tal to Ranikhet 4.63 km 4 mins
Roorkee to Ranikhet 171.67 km 2 hours 51 mins
New delhi to Ranikhet 246.01 km 4 hours 6 mins
Delhi to Ranikhet 261.18 km 4 hours 21 mins
Gurgaon to Ranikhet 268.66 km 4 hours 28 mins
Chennai to Ranikhet 336.18 km 5 hours 36 mins