Kathgodam, Photo: Nitin Bhardwaj/ Flickr

How to Reach Kathgodam

Kathgodam is well connected with most of the important towns and cities of Uttarakhand. Getting there guide below provides detailed information about how to reach Kathgodam by Road, Train or Flight.

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Location of Kathgodam

The town of Kathgodam is only 24 km from the lake city, Nainital. It is well connected by road and rail as it features a Railway station. Kathgodam is one of the few railheads in the Kumaon region which connects the area to the rail network. At Pantnagar, you'll find the nearest airport to Kathgodam located only 35 km away from the main city.

Kathgodam Getting There : How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport to Kathgodam is the Pantnagar Airport located at a distance of 32kms from Kathgodam. The airport is connected with Delhi by 4 round flights per week. Taxis are easily available from the Airport to Kathgodam.

By Rail: Kathgodam has its own railway station which is just a kilometer away from the main city. Trains to Kathgodam from the other parts of the country are frequent as it is the Gateway to the Kumaon region. Taxis to various major destination of Uttarakhand are available from the station.

From Delhi take the Ranikhet Express (5014) Dep. Delhi at 10:40 pm arrival Kathgodam at 5:30am (Overnight Journey) or the Uttar sampark kranti (5035) Dep. Delhi at 4:00pm arrival Kathgodam at 10:40pm (6 hrs.40min.Journey). From Dehardun take the Doon Express (4120) Dep. Dehardun at 10:30 pm arrival Kathgodam at 7:10 pm (8hrs.journey).

By Road: Being the gateway to the Kumaon hills, Kathgodam has an excellent railway network connecting  with the other destinations of the state. Buses to Kathgodam are easily available from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi.

Regular buses ply from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar station to Kathgodam. Buses that go to Nainital stops at Haldwani which is a twin town of Kathgodham (8 hrs. Journey). Usually buses drop you at Haldwani bus staiton. From there you have to come to Kathgodham Railway Station which is 4km away.

You can also hire or rent a Cab/ Taxi to Kathgodam. More details about Kathgodam Car Rentals.

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