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How To Reach Nainital

By Air: Pantnagar Domestic Airport, located approximately 65 kilometers from Nainital grants this hill station air connectivity with rest of the country. Jagson Airlines and Kingfisher Airlines are operational at this airport that ply the aircrafts between Pantnagar and New Delhi. Reaching Nainital from Pantnagar calls for an odyssey of nearly two hours. One can opt for the easily available taxi service to reach Nainital from here that would cost you around 1500 INR. The nearest international airport from Nainital is located about 300 kilometers away at New Delhi that provides very good air connectivity with all the major airports of the country and globe.
By Rail: Kathgodam Railway Station, positioned roughly 35 kilometers from Nainital is the nearest railhead that can be used for reaching this ‘Lake city’ via rail route. Some of the trains that stop at the Kathgodam Railway Station include Ranikhet Express, Uttarakhand Sampark Kranti Express, Bagh Express, Dehradun-Kathgodam Express, Kathgodam Garib Rath etc. Kathgodam is directly connected with Delhi, Lucknow, Agra, Bareilly, Howrah, Gorakhpur, Haridwar, Dehradun, Jammu, Bilaspur, and so on. To reach Nainital from Kathgodam you can avail taxis that would charge around 300 Rs. or ask your hotel to arrange a pickup. You can even board a bus to Nainital from Kathgodam which will cost just 34 Rs per seat.

By Road: Nainital is also accessible through a well established road network of northern India. Reaching Nainital from Delhi via road takes about 7 to 8 hours. National Highway no 24 links Delhi to Rampur. At Rampur NH 87 will intersect which will lead you directly to Nainital. Uttarakhand State Transport Buses daily ply between Delhi and Nainital. You can board a bus bound to Nainital from ISBT at Anand Vihar of Delhi. Nainital is also connected to other cities by general, deluxe and semi deluxe luxury buses operated by state public transport service. Nainital is located about 35 km from Kathgodam, 60 km from Ranikhet, 70 km from Almora, 144 km from Jim Corbett National Park, 340 km from Badrinath, 350 km from New Delhi and so on.