Getting to Rishikesh
Transport Options from the Dehradun Airport and other nearby cities
The closest airport is Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport (DED). From there, it is a 45 minutes taxi ride to Rishikesh. Taxi pick-ups can be arranged for you if needed.
Buses to Rishikesh or Haridwar from Delhi depart from either the Interstate Bus Terminal near Kashmiri Gate in Old Delhi, or from the Ashram bus stop in the southeast part of Delhi. There are few direct buses from Delhi to Rishikesh. Most go to Haridwar.
There is no long-distance train station in Rishikesh. The closest major station is in Haridwar, about 25 km away or a half-hour taxi ride.
Taking a taxi is the recommended way to reach Rishikesh from Dehradun if you have a few people in your group or if you just want to be comfortable. This is the fastest way (about 45 minutes). At the airport you can go to the “Paid Taxi Stands” or you can contact the MVT with your flight details and they will help you reserve your taxi from Rishikesh.