Delux, Volvo, Semi-deluxe and ordinary Uttarakhand State buses depart every hour from ISBT, Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. There is also an overnight deluxe A/C service run by Uttarakhand Tourism. It is a six to seven hour journey from Delhi. However, the bus station is located about 5-6 km from the centre of the town. If you are coming from Delhi side the trains will generally be more convenient.
Jolly Grant AirportIATA: DED ICAO: VIDN - Indian Airlines indian-airlines.nic.in and Jet Airways jetairways.com operate daily flights between Dehradun and Delhi. Further, connecting flights are available to some major cities including Mumbai.
To reach the airport from the city is a bit inconvenient as it is 20 kms from town and there is no direct bus service to reach here. One can avail private taxi service available at the airport US$40, or hotels may provide their own arrangements.
Dehradun IR station code : DDN is a major station and a terminus in Uttarakhand. It is connected by rail to Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kolkata, Gorakhpur, Amritsar, Indore, Ujjain and Chennai. Here are some useful trains to reach Dehradun:
|Train Number||Train Name||You may board at||You may alight at|
|2017 (http://www.indianrail.gov...)||Shatabdi Express||New Delhi||Dehradun|
|2055 (http://www.indianrail.gov...)||Jan Shatabdi Express||New Delhi||Dehradun|
|4041 (http://www.indianrail.gov...)||Mussoorie Express||New Delhi||Dehradun|
|2327 (http://www.indianrail.gov...)||Upasana Express||Howrah Kolkata, Lucknow||Dehradun|
|3009 (http://www.indianrail.gov...)||Doon Express||Howrah Kolkata, Varanasi, Lucknow||Dehradun|
|2687 (http://www.indianrail.gov...)||Chennai-Dehradun Express||Chennai, Nizamuddin Delhi||Dehradun|
|2205 (http://www.indianrail.gov...)||Nizamuddin Dehradun AC Express||Nizamuddin Delhi||Dehradun|
|4632 (http://www.indianrail.gov...)||Amritsar-Dehradun Express||Amritsar||Dehradun|
|4163 (http://www.indianrail.gov...)||Sangam Express||Allahabad||Dehradun|
|9019 (http://www.indianrail.gov...)||Bandra-Dehradun Express||Bandra Terminus Mumbai, Nizamuddin Delhi||Dehradun|
|14256 (http://www.indianrail.gov...)||Varanasi-Dehradun Express||Varanasi||Dehradun|
Also see Rail travel in India
Dehradun is in principle a 5 hour drive from Delhi, but unless you leave Delhi very early in the morning, you will encounter traffic that makes the trip significantly longer. The town is on NH 72A Chhutmalpur to Dehradun. The road is two-laned, but not very wide. There may be many slow-moving vehicles at harvest times, and pilgrims walking on the road in late July and early August.
Important Distances :
New Delhi - 237 km 148.2 mi
Roorkee - 71.4 km 44.6 mi
Haridwar - 53 km 33.2 mi
Rishikesh - 45 km 28.2 mi
Mussoorie - 32.6 km 20.4 mi
Shimla - 231 km 144.4 mi