Chandigarh to Nainital

Chandigarh to Nainital distance is 429 kms and its takes approx 8 hrs by road. Out of the 2 reviews shared by travellers, 33% prefer Bus, 67% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

Nainital does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Kathgodam, at a distance of 17 kms from Nainital.

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Ankit Aggarwal


"Not good but not bad journey"

Posted 10 Dec

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Couple

I took the bus of Himachal Roadways in the night journey & it was Not Good but Not Bad Journey. When I booked the Ticket, the Seat in AC was not available so I took the simple seat in Bus due to which I faced some problem while seating. So from now onwards I will try to avoid the simple seat especially in Himachal Roadways.




"A long journey"

Posted 4 Nov

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

The drive by car is long and you need to take a break at any possible location if along with family. The whole drive is double lane with lots of traffic and passing through UP villages which can be tiring. On way you can also visit Jim Corbett museum. Journey by train till kashipur will be a comfortable option.




"Had a good road trip"

Posted 11 Jun

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

Experience was good by road. We went there by taxi and it took 12 hours to reach the destination. We went from Chandigarh via Yamunanagar Road, but there were lots of traffic at Yamunanagar. I would like to advice that Dehradun via road will be good rather than Yamunagar. It will save you from traffic congestion.

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Journey Overview

The distance between Chandigarh and Nainital, is almost 426 km and it takes almost 10 hours to reach Nanital from Chandigarh, by road. Though rail is an alternative, it is very complicated, as one needs to change trains at least twice. So the best way to reach Nainital, is by driving oneself. Though the roads are mostly well maintained and good, it gets narrow in a few places and takes lots of patience to drive; but is still the best way to reach Nainital. One can take the following route: Chandigarh Ambala Yamunanagar Saharanpur Hardwar Bijnor Moradabad Haldwani Kathgodam Nainital.

Transport options from Chandigarh to Nainital

Chandigarh to Nainital By Car: Take a car or hire a cab from Chandigarh to Nainital, which takes around 10 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR7 to INR24 per kilometre, depending upon the type of the car. Ideal for travelling in groups.

Chandigarh to Nainital By Bus: Take a bus from Chandigarh to Nainital, which takes about 10 hours. The Nainital Bus Depot is located in the city centre. Travelling by bus is economical and recommended for individual travellers and youngsters.

Return: Nainital to Chandigarh

Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 2960
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 3552
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 3552
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 3848
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 3848
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