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How to Reach Haridwar & Where to Stay in Haridwar

Haridwar or Hardwar is one of the Holy Towns of India. Millions of people from different places visit here. It is also the starting point of the Chardham Yatra. Further in this blog, you will find out how to reach Haridwar by different means and also the best places to stay in Haridwar.

The Kumbh Mela (Kumbh Fair) is the most popular festival in Haridwar and takes place once every 12 years. The meaning of the city Haridwar is: ‘Hari’ means Lord Vishnu and ‘Dwar’ means gate. So, Haridwar stands for ‘The Gateway of Lord Vishnu’. The Holy River Ganga starts from Gaumukh and meets for the first time in Haridwar. Let’s get started on How one can reach Haridwar and the places for accommodations.

How to Reach Haridwar?

One can reach Haridwar by Road, Train and Flight. Haridwar is 210 km from New Delhi and easily accessible from all the major cities of northern India. Also, the national highway 45 passes by Haridwar and connects to the major cities of North India. It usually takes 4-5 hours from Delhi.

By Road

How to Reach Haridwar by Road?

Here is a Distance table showing results From Haridwar. You can travel according to your convenience. Hire Private cars or drive yourself to Haridwar.

CityDistances from Haridwar
Agra403 km
Ahmedabad1087 km
Amritsar429 km
Bengaluru2115 km
Bhopal844 km
Chandigarh205 km
Chennai2077 km
Delhi210 km
Goa1782 km
Hyderabad1587 km
Jaipur380 km
Kolkata1350 km
Lucknow878 km
Mumbai1742 km
Vadodara929 km
Shimla438 km
Surat1146 km

The distance may vary according to the route and the vehicle you choose.

By Train

How to Reach Haridwar by Train?

The Rail Routes are connected to Haridwar from major cities and are very easy to travel by train. Most people prefer to travel to Haridwar by train. Here is a List of some Daily trains of Haridwar.

Haridwar Junction Train Timetable

Here is a list of some daily trains from and to Haridwar. You can plan as per the train availability.

Daily Trains To & From Haridwar

Train Number & TrainDeparture Station(Time)DurationDistanceArrival Station(Time)
#14711 RKSH SHRI GANGANAGAR EXPRESSHWH ARIDWAR JN (2:15 PM)10hr 15mins485 kmSGNR SHRI GANGANAGAR (12:30 AM)
#19032 YOGA EXPRESSHWH ARIDWAR JN (4:35 PM)24hr 35mins1208 kmADI AHMEDABAD JN (5:10 PM)
#04711 BKN BDTS SPECIALHWH ARIDWAR JN (2:20 PM)10hr 10mins485 kmSGNR SHRI GANGANAGAR (12:30 AM)
#09020 HARIDWAR JN BANDRA SPECIALHWH ARIDWAR JN (1:30 PM)32hr 35mins1616 kmBDTS BANDRA TERMINUS (10:05 PM)
#19020 HARIDWAR JN BANDRA TERMINUS EXPRESSHWH ARIDWAR JN (1:30 PM)32hr 45mins1616 kmBDTS BANDRA TERMINUS (10:15 PM)
#12018 DEHRADUN SHATABDI EXPRESSDDN DEHRADUN (4:55 PM)5hr 55mins315 kmNDLS NEW DELHI (10:50 PM)
#12055 DEHRADUN JANSHATABDINDLS NEW DELHI (3:20 PM)5hr 50mins305 kmDDN DEHRADUN (9:10 PM)
#12056 NEW DELHI JANSHTABDIDDN DEHRADUN (5:00 AM)6hr 15mins305 kmNDLS NEW DELHI (11:15 AM)
#14041 MUSSOORIE EXPRESSDLI DELHI (10:25 PM)10hr335 kmDDN DEHRADUN (8:25 AM)
#14042 MUSSOORIE EXPRESSDDN DEHRADUN (9:20 PM)10hr 5mins335 kmDLI DELHI (7:25 AM)
#14114 DEHRADUN SUBEDAR GANJ EXPRESSDDN DEHRADUN (1:20 PM)19hr 15mins863 kmALD ALLAHABAD JN (8:35 AM)
#14119 KATHGODAM DEHRADUN EXPRESSKGM KATHGODAM (7:45 PM)8hr 35mins335 kmDDN DEHRADUN (4:20 AM)
#14120 DEHRADUN KATHGODAM EXPRESSDDN DEHRADUN (11:25 PM)7hr 55mins335 kmKGM KATHGODAM (7:20 AM)
#14266 Dehradun – Banaras Janta ExpressDDN DEHRADUN (6:15 PM)21hr 30mins846 kmBSB VARANASI JN (3:45 PM)
#14609 HEMKUNT EXPRESSRKSH RISHIKESH (4:35 PM)13hr 55mins636 kmSVDK SHMATA VD KATRA (6:30 AM)
#14610 HEMKUNT EXPRESSSVDK SHMATA VD KATRA (4:20 PM)16hr636 kmRKSH RISHIKESH (8:20 AM)
#24887 RISHIKESH BARMER LINKRKSH RISHIKESH (6:05 PM)26hr 25mins1192 kmBME BARMER (8:30 PM)
#24888 BARMER RISHIKESH LINKBME BARMER (6:45 AM)27hr 45mins1192 kmRKSH RISHIKESH (10:30 AM)
#02017 DEHRADUN SHTABDI SPECIALNDLS NEW DELHI (6:45 AM)6hr 5mins315 kmDDN DEHRADUN (12:50 PM)
#02018 DEHRADUN SHT SPECIALDDN DEHRADUN (4:55 PM)5hr 55mins315 kmNDLS NEW DELHI (10:50 PM)

The timetable may vary, Please confirm on the IRCTC Website.

By Air

How to Reach Haridwar by Air?

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun which is 38.2 km from Haridwar. There are some daily flights to Delhi. The Distance between Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi and Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is about 272 km. You can use Taxis, private cars and state road transport buses from the airport to reach Haridwar.

Also, Check Har Ki Pauri Ganga Aarti Timings Haridwar.

Where to Stay in Haridwar?

There are several Dharamshalas as well as Hotels widely available in Haridwar. You can book Dharamshalas and Hotel at your convenience. You can choose your stay according to the distance from Har ki Pauri, the Railway station and nearby places to visit in Haridwar. These Dharamshalas and Hotels provide accommodation, food services and AC as well as non-AC rooms.

1. Shri Chintamani Ashram

Shri Chintamani Ashram Haridwar
Shri Chintamani Ashram Rooms Haridwar

Shri Chintamani Ashram is located Barely 700 meters from the bus stand. The ashram is near Har Ki Pauri. Ashram offers two and four bedded rooms at an affordable price. The rooms are clean and spacious with helpful and friendly staff.

The check-in and check-out time is 12:00 PM. All the rooms come with attached restrooms. They also have other facilities like CCTV which makes it an ideal option for a stay in Haridwar.

  • Har Ki Pauri – 1.5 km
  • Haridwar Railway Station – 600 meters 
AC RoomsNon AC Rooms
2 Bed – Double Beds2 Bed – Double Beds
3 Bed – Double Bed, Single Bed4 Bed – 2 Double Beds

Starting price: Rs.784

2. Hotel Divine

Hotel Divine Haridwar

Located on the riverfront and 800 meters from the bus stand. Hotel Divine offers two and four bedded AC rooms. All of the rooms provided by this accommodation are clean and spacious and come at an affordable rate.

  • Har Ki Pauri – 1.5 km
  • Haridwar Railway Station – 600 meters 
AC RoomsNon AC Rooms
2 Bed – Double Beds2 Bed – Double Beds
4 Bed – 2 Double Beds4 Bed – 2 Double Beds

Starting price: Rs.2000

3. Maharaja Agrasen Agarwal Ashram

Maharaja Agrasen Agarwal Ashram Rooms
 Haridwar Maharaja Agrasen Agarwal Ashram Rooms

Maharaja Agrasen Aggarwal Dharamshala is Located 5.7 km from the Haridwar bus stand. The accommodation offers two, three, four and six-bedded AC rooms. Meals are served in the Bhojanalaya and parking space for vehicles is available here.

All of the rooms provided by this accommodation are clean and spacious and come at an affordable rate including all the facilities.

  • Har ki Pauri – 3 km
  • Haridwar Railway Station – 5 km
AC Rooms
2 Bed – 2 Single Beds
3 Bed – 3 Single Beds
4 Bed – 4 Single Beds

Starting price: Rs.500

4. Leela Yatri Bhawan

Leela Yatri Bhawan Rooms
Haridwar Leela Yatri Bhawan Rooms

Located Only 500 meters from the bus stand, Leela Yatri Bhawan offers two, three and four bedded AC and non-Ac rooms. Meals are available making it very convenient for families and groups.

  • Har ki Pauri – 2 km
  • Haridwar Railway Station – 700 meter
Cooler RoomsAC Rooms
2 Bed – Double Beds2 Bed – Double Beds
3 Bed – Double Bed, Single Bed3 Bed – Double Bed, Single Bed
4 Bed – 2 Double Beds4 Bed – 2 Double Beds

Starting price: Rs.672

5. Gopi Dham Dharamshala

Gopi Dham Dharamshala Rooms
Haridwar Gopi Dham Dharamshala Rooms

Located in a peaceful area away from the crowds at a distance of 8.5 km from the bus stand. Gopi Dham offers AC and NON-AC rooms. Meals are available if preordered. Your stay here is sure to be restful, comfortable and enjoyable.

  • Har ki Pauri – 6 km
  • Haridwar Railway Station – 8.6 km
AC RoomsNon AC Rooms
2 Bed – Double Beds2 Bed – Double Beds

Starting price: Rs.896

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