How To Reach Nainital

How to reach Nainital/ By Air / Rail / Road

By Air

Pant Nagar Airport is situated in Uttarakhand state and is one of the two airports of Uttarakhand. Pant Nagar is the nearest airport to Kathgodam and Nainital as well. It is situated 72kms from Nainital and is well connected by motorable roads. Taxis to Nainital and Kathgodam are easily available from Pant Nagar Airport. There are connecting bus services to Nainital everyday at regular intervals. Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi is 300 Km.

By Rail

Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Nainital, situated at a distance of 41kms. Kathgodam is well connected by Railway networks with major destinations of India like Lucknow, Delhi and Kolkata. Trains are frequent to Kathgodam as it is the gateway of Kumaon region. There are two trains that run daily between Delhi to Kathgodam and vice-versa. Kathgodam is the nearest railhead to Nainital. Nainital is only one hour drive 41kms from Kathgodam Railway Station. Buses and Taxis are easily available to Nainital from Kathgodam.

TRAIN NO TRAIN NAME DEPARTURE ARRIVAL DEPATRURE TIME ARRIVAL TIME
15013 Ranikhet Exp Old Delhi Kathgodam 22:40 05:45AM
15035 Uttarakhand Sampark Kranti Express Old Delhi Kathgodam 16:00 21:50PM
12040 Shatabdi Express Anand Vihar Kathgodam 06:00 11:50AM
14120 Dehradun-KGM Express Dehradun Kathgodam 23:00 07:00 AM
13019 Bagh Express Kolkata/Howrah Kathgodam 09:30 AM
15308 Nainital Express Lucknow City Lalkuan 06:10 AM
15311 Kumaon Express Mathura Lalkuan 08:20 AM

By Road

Nainital is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of northern India. Nainital is only one hour drive from Kathgodam which is spread on the hills of the lower Himalayan range. You can take taxi or bus from Kathgodam to reach Nainital. Most number of tourists who visit Nainital commences their journey from New Delhi. The distance between Delhi to Nainital is 320kms which can be covered by 9hour drive, Nainital is connected with NH87. Buses to Nainital are available from ISBT Anand Vihar. Buses and Taxis are available from all major destination of Garhwal and Kumaon region asNainital is one of the frequently visited hill station of India.